Daisy from Keep Shop asked if we would like to be featured back in August for a trial run, and we couldn't wait to be a part of downtown, having our boots in a location that is walkable to the honky tonk scene. Months later, we’re still there! Shop a curated selection of Planet Cowboy’s Psychedelic Collection, Rose Boot Collection, and Classic Cowgirl Collection.
This month, due to its success, we were invited to participate in a collaborative event featuring internationally renowned Stetson Hats, along with our local Planet Cowboy brand. We were so excited, of course, to do an event with Stetson and to highlight the Western Wears of Nashville locally and internationally! Who doesn’t think of Stetson when you hear cowboy hats? One day maybe people will think Planet Cowboy when they think of cowboy boots. Until then, founder Jaylin Ramer keeps coming up with inventive new designs to showcase Planet Cowboy’s adventurous colorways and traditionally made boots.
On Friday, November 4th, 20022 Keep Shop brought together Stetson, Planet Cowboy, Olena Noelle (who paints and embellishes beautiful vintage leather jackets) and musician Sacha together. It was a smash, and we are SO deeply honored to be a part of this collaboration.
CJ, where did your obsession with cowboy boots come from?
Old western movies and old photos of ranchers ignite this obsession of mine. I have always loved the silhouette of a western boot. One of my favorite things is to see a beautifully worn pair of boots. I know they mean the world to that person wearing them. Those boots they are wearing have a great story.
Tell me about your first pair of boots?
I had a brown pair of cowboy boots as a kid. My mom bought them in New Mexico where we lived for a spell. As an adult, my first pair of western boots were the Lucchese Ropers in Olive suede.
Do you ever wear anything other than Ropers?
The only time I am not in ropers is when I am on set or wearing a specific shoe for an audition.
What has compelled you to share your boot love with the world?
There are TOP bootmakers in the U.S. who are making absolutely stunning boots by hand which will last many, many years. I love sharing my love for boots simply because I think people have become too casual. I see cheaply made sneakers everywhere. When I travel, I see men wearing slides/flipflops at the airport. A pair of pull-on western boots are just as easy to get on and off and will have you looking first class.
Which colors do you have left to make?
I really want to make a pair of hair-on western boots. If I could I would make a new boot every week...No exaggeration. I LOVE boots!
How many pairs of boots do you own?
I have 100 pairs of western and work boots combined. I have sold many of my work boots. I prefer to wear a pull-on boot. It seems unfair to have so many boots just sitting in a closet at this point.
I have so many favorites...Oh man!
I have a YouTube channel (CJ Cook) and you can see all my boots and how I style them! You could also see my boots on my Instagram @givecjaminute.
This collection for men was inspired by the styles of the old Acme boots from the 1950s and 60s!
Back then, peacocking for the gents was familiar and admired. Between the Rhinestone Cowboy amd Elvis, the sexy low shirts, shiny fabrics and bling on their outfits were cool and copied.
This season Planet Cowboy’s nostalgic white pythons and colorful shafts will give the men a retro swagger and sway to turn the heads of all ladies and gents alike!
Here is a display of five colorways and five toe shapes. We can mix and match whichever you desire in form and color! And, because it’s such a classic look and handmade in Texas with the best materials, it’s a boot to treasure and walk in for many years to come...and we can make it for the gals too!
Please contact us for the handful in stock that are readily available, or to customize your own distinguished pair!
A round of applause, please, for the classics!
Planet Cowboy has been carrying these classic men’s cowboy boots for over ten years. Formerly only sold at our previous store, Space Cowboy Boots in NYC, the Classic Cowboy boot has been the best selling men’s boot to date.
We’ve updated it with our own super cool lookin’ modern wing stitch pattern that was inspired by owner and designer, Jaylin, while looking out the window at the ‘wings’ of Southwest airplane.
The Classic Cowboy boot comes in basic tan, chocolate, and black colors. The leather is nubuck in tan or chocolate, while the black is a supple and strong smooth leather. This handsome boot comes 13" tall with a pointy X-toe. With a 1 3/8" stacked leather heel, all leather lining, a heel cushion insert for comfort, this boot is like no other: it truly is a to die for, solid boot.
If you are looking for an everyday comfortable and durable cowboy boot, the Classic Cowboy could be your everyday staple boot and a must for any mens closet! With a little love and care, Planet Cowboy’s Classic Cowboys should be walked in for years...So go ahead walk the walk and talk the talk in Planet Cowboy classic Marlboro-man modern retro vibes!
They’re back! It’s been a while since mules have been popular...
Mules are a style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the heel. They were especially popular during the end of the 1990s in the realm of high-fashion as elite designers put their own touch on the mule. Get ready for mules to become your fall staple. Watch as you start to see them everywhere; from your favorite department store to the editorial photoshoots of your favorite drool worthy high fashion house.
There’s no doubt you’ll be able to find mules everywhere, but at Planet Cowboy we put a spin on this amazing shoe! Did someone say exotic? We have some insane silver snakeskin, and beautifully dyed ostrich. Of course, in addition to our crazy exotic mules we have smooth leather and a few with tooled inlay...
Come on in to Planet Cowboy on 12 South in Nashville TN or shop online with us at PlanetCowboy.com! We carry several sizes and styles! You better get yours as soon as you can, these mules might slither right off the shelf...
FUN FACT: The shoe's history goes all the way back to Ancient Rome when senators would wear a red-hued version to court. The shoe itself was very different from what we envision now, but its name stuck, with mulleus calceus shortened to mule. In the 17th century, the Mule gained popularity in Europe as a boudoir shoe.
Ropers are the classic gentleman's boot for everyday wear. While continuing to be a staple in many cowboys' closets through the generations, we also think it's a great starter boot! With their low heel and round toe they’re just the perfect amount of cowboy.
We had so much fun doing this photo shoot at the Never Never Bar in Nashville’s Wedgwood Houston. We can’t wait to get these boots out into the world and see all you fine customers in our new line!
Let’s Take a trip to 1875...
Boots have a long tradition as badges of social rank, wealth or occupation...The cowboy boot was born out of necessity before it became a potent symbol.
Tradition credits Charles Hyer as one of the first to invent the cowboy boot. A Colorado cowboy stopped by the Hyer shop on his way home from the Kansas City stockyards in 1875, requesting a new pair of boots that were different from his Civil War-style boots. Way back in the day, farmhands, now known as cowboys, needed affordable and practical boots that they could wear while working.
The original cowboy boots served just that purpose. They allowed the men to transition easily from riding to walking and back again, with equal comfort and support in both. The cowboy boot itself, originating in the plains and desert of the midwest and far western United States in the 1800s, was originally inspired by the vaquero-style boot brought to the Americas from Spain in the 1600s.
The Declaration of Independence of the United States was signed on July 4, 1776. 99 years later the cowboy boot was created. The boots the soldiers wore in the civil war were different. Although, similar they are not the same...
What does the word Dad mean? Someone who always stands by you. Someone who guides you through the most important times in life. Even when he drives us crazy, our dads are always there when we need them most.
Father’s day is coming up and we want to thank all the great dads and father figures out there!
Being a Dad comes with great responsibility. He is strong and dependable, and your friend when others are not.
Father figures also come in many different forms and times in your life. Maybe you have a grandfather who has always been there for you? I bet he has some great stories. Do any include a story about a farm, or some cowboy boots he walked miles in each way to get to school everyday? Maybe he has a pair in his closet from the 80s when cowboy boots were the hottest look in town! Maybe there’s a really cool inlay handmade pair of boots that you hope he’ll pass along to you, that his dad passed down to him.
Would it be nice for him to have another go-to western boot as a reminder of how much you appreciate him?
Why not buy him a brand new pair of cowboy boots from Planet Cowboy that he can give to you and you can pass down to your kids one day!
Give dad or the father figure in your life a new pair of cowboy boots for father’s day. They deserve it!
If you're local to Nashville, come on down to our western store, Planet Cowboy, on 12 South across from Whites Mercantile and Epice Restaurant. Bring the family, try on some boots and head next door to our neighbors Frycream and end your day with a perfect ice cream swirl. It's the ultimate Father’s Day event!
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It may be our First year in Nashville
…but it’s the 80th Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase.
HISTORY OF STEEPLECHASE...
The Iroquois Steeplechase event is held in Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning in 1941, with one year off during World War II, the race has been run continuously at Percy Warner Park on a course inspired by Marcellus Frost and designed by William duPont. The Queens Cup Steeplechase is held annually on the last Saturday of April at Brooklandwood, a farm and estate in Mineral Springs, North Carolina, about 20 miles (32 km) from Charlotte. The Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (formerly known as the American Grand National) is held each October at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, New Jersey and draws about 50,000 spectators for a single day race-meet. It is the richest event in American steeplechasing with a purse of $500,000. During the 1940s and 50s, the Broad Hollow Steeplechase Handicap, the Brook National Steeplechase Handicap and the American Grand National were regarded as American steeplechasing's Triple Crown.Kentucky Downs near Franklin, Kentucky (original Dueling Grounds Race Course) was built in 1990 as a steeplechase track, with a kidney-shaped turf circuit. At its inception, the track offered some of the richest purses in the history of American steeplechase including a $750,000 race. The track has undergone numerous ownership changes, with steeplechase races playing an on-and-off role (mainly off) in the track's limited live race meets.
Just like the Kentucky Derby, everyone dresses up. Men wear wild colored suits. Woman wear their Sundays best and fancy hats!
A steeplechase, also known as “Jump Racing”, is a horse race over fences combining the raw power of the flat racing Thoroughbred with the precision and impulsion of high speed cross country jumping, creating a sport that is both thrilling and exciting to watch to fans and the uninitiated the world over.
7 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE
- Did you know a horse lover created the official painting for this 75th year anniversary of the race? It will be sold during the online auction.
- The race started 7 decades ago in 1941 and is still considered Nashville’s rites of spring.
- The Iroquois has had a cross- Atlantic rivalry throughout its history
- This year a winning horse could earn more than $850,000 by crossing the finishing line first in both races, considering their individual purses and the Brown Advisory Cheltenham Iroquois Challenge.
- The thoroughbred horses in the race are all 4 years old or older.
- Box seats are already sold out for 2016 Steeplechase
- The Steeplechase is named after the winner of the first race—Iroquois, the first American-bred thoroughbred to win the prestigious British Epsom Derby . A confidant of FDR, as in former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, helped start the race.
WHERE TO FIND US...
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We couldn’t be more excited to be featured alongside a few other Nashville boot shops (Tecovas, Music City Leather, and Ariat Nashville) in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine.
Owner Jaylin Ramer sat down to chat boots with Margaret Littman to chat about the origins of Planet Cowboy, covering everything from her first ever pair of red boots at age 12, to the big move from New York City to Nashville.