THE WHO, WHAT & WHY OF PLANET COWBOY...
We are not about mass-produced boots made with unearthly components. We LOVE all natural leather, slow fashion, and retro vibes. We will never compromise on quality, fit, comfort, or durability. Jaylin hand-selects premium leathers, approves all stages of the boot-making process (all 120+ steps), and personally visits the factories several times each year to ensure both quality and conscientious design. Planet Cowboy boots respect and utilize traditional boot-making practices while pushing aesthetic boundaries. They’re both for statement and everyday wear. They’re completely handmade, and will last you a lifetime -- that’s why we call them Future Vintage!
WHY IT MATTERS?
Because we are passionate about made-by-hand boots, the old school way. Because slow fashion, natural materials, and groove matters, darn it -- to your feet and to the planet.
WHO IT MATTERS TO?
Planet Cowboy was founded in 2013 by Jersey girl entrepreneur, Jaylin Ramer! Planet Cowboy fuses classic styles with retro vibes while maintaining the integrity of traditional bootmaking. This is the core of her brand: handmade quality! When she opened her Soho store in NYC, Space Cowboy Boots, Jaylin noticed that many affordable western boots were mainly being manufactured in China, India, and Mexico with unnatural materials. They look good, but are not nearly as comfortable months (or even decades) later. In short, they were nothing like the vintage boots she grew up with. Many boots for sale these days start to fall apart within months. In 2016, Jaylin decided to travel several times a year to Mexico and Texas to ensure the integrity of her Planet Cowboy boots brand. This includes sourcing high-quality leathers, good conditions for factory workers, and bringing to life her retro designs and colorful ways. “It has taken many years to get the results I am willing to put the Planet Cowboy name on,” Jaylin says. “It’s been an ongoing challenge to have the manufacturers see my vision and carry it through.” Until 2019, Planet Cowboy was exclusive to Jaylin’s Soho NYC Store, Space Cowboy Boots. “It’s time,” says Jaylin, “to show these styles off to the entire planet!” Now you can buy them here online or at several stores around the country.