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Uummannaq, Greenland
Dolomites, Italy
Sydney, Australia
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Across the Atlantic ocean in the Italian countryside, there’s a strong chance that you’ll find a motorcyclist zipping through the hills of Tuscany wearing boots almost identical to Helm’s Pablo boots. That’s ‘cus the brilliant designers at Helm Boots fashioned their Pablo boot after vintage Italian moto boot styles that have stood the test of time in both function and style. The full-grain Balthazar leather upper and antique brass side zipper appropriately highlight the beauty of the leather with a minimalist design that’s built for anything from dinner with good company to hopping on the back of a ‘60s Ducati and blazing through a dirt road.

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On September 24th, 1980, a man wearing cowboy boots and carrying two brown suitcases entered Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas. One suitcase held $777,000 in cash; the other was empty. After converting the money into chips, the man approached a craps table on the casino floor and put everything on the backline. This meant he was betting against the woman rolling the dice. If she lost, he’d double his money. If she won, he’d lose everything. Scarcely aware of the amount riding on her dice, the woman rolled three times: 6, 9, 7. “Pay the backline,” said the dealer. And just like that, the man won over $1.5 million. He calmly filled the empty suitcase with his winnings, exited Binion’s into the desert afternoon, and drove off. It was the largest amount ever bet on a dice roll in America.

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