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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?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weSyjouAHnw

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!

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