Since the year 2000, handcrafted leather boots have been Ernie Tarut ("the Old Gringo") and Yan Ferry's passion. The result of this collaboration combined Ernie Tarut's 30 years of leather manufacturing experience and Yan Ferry's 30 years of European design and boot making mastery under one roof creating footwear of superior and unique style and quality.
It is from this passion that Old Gringo pushes the traditional western envelope with artisan handcrafted boots and outer wear that captures vintage charm and contemporary styles.
Old Gringo's domestic and international customer base consists of women and men who are fashion focused and career minded. They demand unique footwear and luxury leather goods that represent Vintage, Contemporary, Rock Star and European style.
100% of our boots are HANDCRAFTED in our own factory in Leon, Mexico. Currently the Old Gringo factory employs over 250 people and covers over 40,000 square feet.
Our distinctive style makes us a life style brand with a vast following unlike the average "cowboy boot" company. This distinctive style cultivates the cross pollination of fashion and western markets. "It is and always will be about making the right pair of boots. You know those boots you always turn to and never want to take off?" commented Tarut.