Austin Weekend Pt. II | About Town

Mural on South 1st

Inside Austin's (and one of America's) best men's shops, Stag, at 1423 South Congress.

A taxidermy calf at Uncommon Objects, the terrific antiques mall (1512 South Congress).

The Austin Motel - where I stayed the last time I was in there about seven years ago. Great, but a bit different than the Saint Cecilia.

Boots that need fixin' at Texas Custom Boots at 1601 South 1st Street.

More scenes from the floor at Texas Custom Boots.

Allen Boots - a nice place to go for new boots - some great, some scary, like above-the-knee python/rhinestone numbers that ring in around $1,200 (and Stetsons - see below).

The famous Continental Club at 1315 South Congress.

Customization at Texas Custom Boots.

A seedy, yet amazing liquor option on South Congress. They have booze + mixers + snacks + lemons/limes + styrofoam coolers. All the supplies drunkards and/or football fans need under one roof. Someone should open the organic version of this: Fresh squeezed juices, bitters galore, classic and small batch spirits, high and low beer + cocktail accessories.

Payin' homage to Bud and George Strait at the Broken Spoke.

A key discovery at World Liquors - Twang Pickle Salt! Goes great with Tecate.
(On a totally separate, non-Austin note, check out Diamond Crystal's site - totally cool!)

(Photos by Porter Hovey)


  1. Karena says:

    Wow, boots galore, and I love your image of those waiting for repair! Great photography...

    Art by Karena

  2. fantastic blog, came across it while doing some photo sourcing. Have been stuck in my studio for days, but got to visit Austin via your photos.
    many thanks
    A.Shay Hahn

  3. waaah that taxidermy calf is insane!! love Austen.. I'm dying to visit.. I hear their Whole Foods is out of this world.
    XX fallon

  4. We love living here!
    So glad you had a chance to visit our lovely town..

  5. dulci says:

    Austin rulez.