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Forbes Magazine - True Grit: Back at the Ranch's Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

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Forbes Magazine - True Grit: Back at the Ranch's Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

Rugged, durable, and nostalgic are perhaps the best words to describe one of the most enduring pieces in American fashion—cowboy boots. For all those who have watched enough John Wayne and Clint Eastwood films, you understand that these shoes, in essence, were made to tackle the rough, sandy terrain of the Wild West. They were engineered to be the ideal riding boot, corralling cattle on the open range. Then, over time, their practical qualities were eschewed for more fanciful trappings. The heels were made higher, rounded toes became pointed, and the bland cowhide material was replaced with exotic leathers and...

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Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

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Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

Article from Santa Fe New Mexican. As a child growing up in surf-side Florida, Wendy Lane Henry had one ambition: to live out West.  It took her 40 years to attain that dream, and when she did, she opened a cowboy boot store.   She didn’t grow up on cowboy movies or have any particular feel for the cowboy way of life. Her dad was a plumber and her mom was a housewife. But by age 16, Henry was working in the retail business and fell in love with fashion and style. And though she went to college to be...

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Official Sponsor of Rolls-Royce: A Legacy of Driving Excellence

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Official Sponsor of Rolls-Royce: A Legacy of Driving Excellence

Step out in style Back At the Ranch's handmade cowboys boots aren't just true American classics - they're also a mighty fine investment.

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World of DVF Cover

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World of DVF Cover

Click on the link below to read more:   GREAT WIDE OPEN: STYLIST NATALIE JOOS ON SANTE FE  

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The wondrous world of Wendy Henry

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The wondrous world of Wendy Henry

The wondrous world of Wendy Henry starts to unfold when you reach the back door parking lot where her white Mercedes is stationed. The Albuquerque license plate spells the name ‘Wendy’. Simple. Like Cher. Or Madonna. She had been very agreeable and generous in her e-mails; she would lend us whatever we wanted for the shoot. And she would personally give us a tour of Back at the Ranch, the vintage and custom boot store she opened in Santa Fe fifteen years ago. Still I have little as no expectations of this woman’s appearance and character. Until she sticks her...

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