Y'all I googled this. I had to know where this little saying comes from. Turns out it boils down to slang and inside jokes of gypsies, thieves, and con-men. Fast forward to the current time and we still do the same thing. We use ice cream flavors to replace personal preferences, we nickname each and every product that comes through our doors, and we most certainly have dozens of inside jokes.
I hope when you wear these distressed black boots you feel like you are thick as thieves with the Broker Leather Herd. I have no doubt that you and your group chat will have all the jokes and interpretive words when you stir up some dust in these punchy concho kicks from Corral.