Sometimes all it takes is just hearing someone's voice to know how very special and unique they are. I had an encounter like this during my first year at Paul Bond Boots while I was exploring the question, why us? Why do people love Paul Bond and what does Paul Bond mean to them. It was at this point that I came across a man by the name of Kent Clark. He was the proud owner of over 50 pairs of Paul Bond Boots and was sweet enough to chat with me for a bit about his life and his love of custom cowboy boots. Mr. Clark was a tried and true collector of our boots, and one who never deviated outside of our custom catalog styles. I distinctly remember getting off the phone with Mr. Clark, and thinking to myself, what a great conversation. It was one that stuck with me, so when I heard the news that Mr. Clark had recently passed away, I was very saddened.
However, shortly after, his son, Kurt, sent me an email with his father's obituary along with several photos. To commemorate his father, the family pulled out some of his favorite boots to celebrate his life. Seeing these photos made my heart sing, as they did for everyone at the shop who saw them! We can't describe how happy it makes us to see someone who enjoys their boots as much as Mr. Clark did. So while we are sad to see him leave this world, we know, he is up there in heaven in his good ole' cowboy boots having one heck of time! Mr. Clark, please know - you are remembered and forever missed by Paul Bond Boots.