"No one really knows about us," said Scott Wayne Emmerich
office on South Cotton Street."We're just a little shop in El Paso.We haven't really tried to be known."Emmerich is owner of Tres Outlaws Boot Co., one of the high-end cowboy boot and belt makers in El Paso that cater to Hollywood celebrities, Washington officials and influential people.
"El Paso is the boot-making capital of the world," Emmerich
The $700 to $50,000 price range excludes many El Paso customers, said Emmerich
, although he
counts some local doctors, attorneys and ranchers among his
17-person staff also occasionally crafts low-priced boots for New Mexico ranchers.
said the appeal of his
boots for non-cowboys is the personal touch of handcraftsmanship and custom designs.He
and Black take customers' ideas and develop them, he
At a modest 130 pairs a month, Emmerich
keeps the process as authentically Old West as possible, he
said."All these sewing machines are from 1900 to 1910," he
said."They're beautiful for my business.