Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boys to Men, Rodeo Style, Las Vegas


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  1. ricola

    November 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    When do we get to see the cowboys in their absolute finest? A "dressed up" cowyboy is somewhat on par with a fully dressed service man. I think.
    Still, fantastic photos as always.

  2. Lance Miller

    November 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Cool photos Scott!

  3. Camille

    November 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I high recommend going to an AQHA or NCHA event in Fort Worth or Oklahoma City – there is an uncanny combination of professional cowboys and American high fashion. You have to see it to believe it – probably a few names and faces you would recognize too.

  4. Qui

    November 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    These photos highlight why i'm so enthralled by this blog. Your ability to capture not just to clothes, but the personality of the person. Boys to Men indeed!


    November 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I agree, really nice photos Scott! Just for curiosity, did you go to any photography course or you just have a natural touch?

    @ http://MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

  6. Le 21ème

    November 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wow…awesome that they start so young!

    - http://21arrondissement.com


    November 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    PS: the boy looks so angry! Lol

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

  8. Nadia

    November 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Mutton busting… reason #1 not to let dad take the kids to a rodeo alone. When I was 8, 17 years ago, my dad threw me into the rodeo ring on a sheep. ::::shudders:::: At least they are wearing helmets nowadays.
    I love the rodeo pictures!

  9. Danielle

    November 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The poor sheep! Great photos though.

  10. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    so DSQUARED…they have been building their fashion empire off reworkings of this and other rugged blue collar oriented working men's uniforms…albeit the Canadian version… fabulousness is every and anywhere…if you care and are interested to look…what Scott demonstrates so well above the other street photographers out there…gauchos of Argentina next…eh!

  11. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    The leather 'patches' and the fringe detail on the chaps is really great. I think I'll use the idea of it to embellish a pair of jeans this winter.

  12. w.y.

    November 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Heartwarming, the little boy holding the sheep.

  13. Dounia

    November 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Really like the 1st one, he seems so serious yet so cute ;)

  14. Lauren

    November 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    love the mutton busting! so fun to watch.

  15. Barbora

    November 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Scott, those pictures are amazing! Oh man, it feels like I am right there! What camera do you use?


  16. Holly

    November 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    These photos are brilliant good call Scott for your take on the "out west"…Hope there is more to come!

  17. Heather

    November 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    The little ones are absolutely adorable!

  18. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Oh my god please please please argentinian gauchos? That would be beyond amazing – the belts and shoes they wear are just about the most incredible clothing moment ever! So inspiring!

  19. Cody

    November 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Ahhh… Muttin Bustin. America's most entertaining/absurd sport.

  20. jolie jamie

    November 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I love these photos!! They are so clear and crisp! Great post Sart!


  21. Joshua Poteat

    November 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I love the pic of the little boy. He looks ready to tame that sheep again

  22. sofiasophie

    November 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    their look!

  23. kagitsune

    November 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Just watch… come spring, *everyone's* going to want refined cowboy style. You have a gift, Sart… to take something that many American's would consider trite, and through your camera lens, reveal the elegance and class. Maybe next time I visit my home town I'll have to catch rodeo for myself… :3

  24. Jacqueline

    November 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    GREAT photos. Love the action shots.


  25. Dominika

    November 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    little guy looks so cute ^^!

  26. funmegg

    November 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    So fabulous to see you photograph life so far outside Fashion Week or a major metro. I love it!

  27. Into the Fashion

    November 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Rock Hudson in an old universal pictures movie: 'Bravo, as they say in texas….'

  28. Sabine

    November 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    This is how they learn it – on sheep!? My daughter is so jealous (and going to raid the fields now…). Great pictures. Sabine x

  29. Corinna White Charlton

    November 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    i LOVE these! the look of determination on the little boy's face is fantastic. there is so much style- just wait til you see the cowgirls in a western pleasure class! the glitter puts taylor swift to shame!

  30. daniqueconijn

    November 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Were you at the same rodeo as Garance? Looks great, been wearing my cowboyboots a lot myself, lately :)

  31. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Poor sheep? Oh, please!

    Mutton bustin' is my favorite event at rodeos. Most of those kids practice and prepare for weeks. A few do get thrown into the arena, but not many any more.

    Great picture of the bull rider. I'm loving this series.

  32. amalie

    November 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    noway, i love that first picture.

  33. Eden Kennedy Onassis

    November 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Western wear has some of the craziest detailing you'll find anywhere. I'm always impressed by this blog, not just the photography, but your willingness to grow as a person through your vocation.

  34. Joy Mars

    November 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    There's no denying when a photographer is good.

  35. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    it's great to see images from the west for a change. it's a breath of fresh air!

  36. Anonymous

    November 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    refreshing change here. love the black running stitches on the shirt. love the kids.

  37. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Be sure to hit the Calgary Stampede in July. The whole city celebrates by wearing cowboy hats. I mean the WHOLE city dresses for the occasion. It's like a fever.
    So glad to see you catching it.

  38. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I am a great admirer of your photos but these made me so sad. Using scared animals for "fun". I don´t like it!

  39. Rose.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    The first boy seems to be ready for the conquest and the second one has such an amazing look: so brave and so determined !
    I love those photos, they tell so many things !
    Thank you for sharing !

  40. Gidget Bananas

    November 11, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Great action photos!!!

  41. Kathryn

    November 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I love that you're showing different facets of fashion. It's amazing how you've captured to intensity of the moment in these photos. I really enjoy your work!

  42. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Oh, Sartorialist. I saw only two comments that mentioned feeling sorry for the animals used/abused in these (undeniably awesome) shots. I know there were a lot more disapproving comments that for some reason were not allowed to be posted, my comment included. Suck it up, man, and just address them. Nobody expects everyone to agree on everything but simply avoiding a few mild words of criticism speaks volumes…..

  43. A. McNey

    November 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    very cool pictures, nice to see you taking photos away from the 'street' but still with your eye for the details. here are some great cowboy pictures you may enjoy: http://joshmcney.com/projects/cowboys.html

  44. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Mutton busting? I thought it was called "riding woolies?"

  45. Anonymous

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  46. Anonymous

    May 16, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Get on the sheep!

  47. moda

    July 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I high recommend going to an AQHA or NCHA event in Fort Worth or Oklahoma City – there is an uncanny combination of professional cowboys and American high fashion. You have to see it to believe it – probably a few names and faces you would recognize too.

  48. Helen

    September 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Those sheep are really strong and much faster than they look. We used to raise them, and one ewe picked up my father and ran 50 feet with him when Dad was trying to get the worming pill down. He’s not a small guy.

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