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Starting the new year in style

Matthew and I ended our year watching a wonderful film. Down By Law, created by Jim Jarmusch was filmed in 1986, starring a young Tom Waits as a down on his luck d.j. named Zack.
In the opening scene his girlfriend kicks him out. Along with it, his most prized boots. These boots reserve a special place in Matthew's heart.
Therefore it intrigued me to learn more about them. What happened to the boots?
From what I can decipher, the boots were made by a designer named Lloyd Johnson who started his first shop in Kensington Market. This shop over time became host to a slew of celebrities and rockers: Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, The Cramps, David Bowie, Eddie Kidd, The Scorpions, The Sexpistols, The Clash, The Specials, John Galliano, and Tina Turner, to name a few.
So without further adieu, the boots!