Cowboys are highly romanticized figures in U.S. history and lore. The lone rancher driving cattle, the marshall keeping law and order in his town, even the daring outlaw, robbing trains but secretly with a heart of gold. Today, real cowboys, and cowgirls, still exist. They work ranches and also compete in rodeos. Some people who have never been on a horse just want to adopt the western look. For this, they need some traditional garb.
Western Wear Accessories
Perhaps the most well-known piece of cowboy clothing is a big Stetson. The iconic cowboy hat is an essential part of the costume. After the hat, is the standard pair of big leather boots. Every bit as important are custom name western belt buckles. Buckles are such a vital part of cowboy attire that they are awarded as trophies at rodeos. By wearing a customized buckle with your name on it, you announce that you are a cowboy and which cowboy you are.
To complete the ensemble, you need western-style clothing. When you’re talking cowboy pants, it’s jeans all the way and not the designer type. You want a rugged brand that looks like it can stand up to roping and riding, even if you’re just an urban cowboy. The classic western shirt has snaps rather than buttons and often is a plaid design like gingham. A little decorative piping and embroidery and you will be styling. Another important piece of clothing is neckwear. The bandana says you’re a tough hombre but a bolo tie adds a touch of class. There are several types of jackets from which to choose. Fringe is a good look or you could channel your inner Clint Eastwood and go with a poncho.
For some people, the cowboy is the ultimate American hero. So much so that they may want to dress like one. Choose the right attire and you may look like you stepped off the set of a western.