has spent his
adult life keeping alive the age-old tradition of custom handmade boot making.
It's almost a lost art and one only a handful of boot craftsmen worldwide today.
"I have in-house, six of the best master boot makers in the world and four who are older and pickup work and take it home," Emmerich
says with a chuckle.
then sighs and adds, "My master boot makers range in age from 57 to 86.
When we're gone, we're gone.
There's no boot makers like us anymore."
owns and operates The Tres Outlaws Boot Company
in El Paso, Texas.
From tanning their own leather to the finishing polish, Emmerich
team create custom western boots that are not only molded to fit a customer's foot perfectly, but every stitch and detail are meticulously and completely done by hand.
proudly says, "I like the artistic side of me that can create boots that have never been done before.
You have to engineer them because my boots are art that can also be worn."
This fall, Central Oregonians will get a rare treat and opportunity to meet Emmerich
and see some of Tres Outlaws' prize boots at a special one-day event on Saturday, November 8 at Desperado Boutique in the Old Mill District.
As proprietor of Desperado Boutique, Sunnarborg says,"Bringing Emmerich
to the store gives people a chance to learn about boot making and the opportunity to create their own pair of wearable art."
says, "I am very detail oriented.
Scott Emmerich of Tres Outlaws Boot Company will be at Desperado Boutique in the Old Mill District on Saturday, November 8 from 12-8pm. 330 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 120, Bend.