The Cowboy Boot Book
Tyler Beard at the Book and Saddlemakers Roundup.
This fall, photographer Jim Arndt and Western props supplier Tyler Beard visited the annual event in Burnet to chew the fat with many of the craftsmen featured in The Cowboy Boot Book (Peregrine Smith Books), their pictorial guide to fancy footgear. Arndt and Beard have dressed Western since they were tykes playing cowboy, and both have built livelihoods around their love of the Old West. Beard, through his business, True West, recently provided Western gear for EuroDisney, while Arndt’s mythic images have helped sell everything from Wranglers to Marlboros.