This is a fairly unique pair of Frye western boots. The Black Label inside the right shaft dates them to the 1970s and produced at the company’s Marlborough Massachusetts facility. The boots are quality constructed of thick split grain leather brushed just shy of a suede texture. Stacked leather heel with black rubber grip and leather sole. Ornate details are slight, there is a dark piping that runs up the sides of the boot and around the top. Unlike the Campus boot one often sees from Frye in this era, these boots have the narrow point toe and an angled, shorter leather heel. Like the campus boots these have the leather lined shaft and cloth lined vamp, leather foot bed and reinforcement in the back of the shaft to reduce pull-on wear.
This striking boot is a model 3572 Frye 12.5″ tall riding boot done in deep chestnut-brown premium Frye leather.
This style is similar to the popular campus boot but with a narrower toe which is slightly rounded (somewhere in between a square toe and a point). This boot also has some nice lines which differentiate it from the campus model. The vamp extends high up the ankle and does not continue to the side seem. Side seems are covered in a strip of leather and the heel panel extends from that a few inches up from the sole. They are lined with very soft white leather and have internal nylon web pulls. The sole is all leather, with 1.75″ stacked leather heel (including rubber heel sole).
These boots are not “black label” but were probably made shortly there after the label switch. This is evident by the heel markings which use the company name as well as the logo. Predating boots with just the twin F logo.
These boots are currently available on the BCV eBay Store.