Happy trails, little cowboy dudes. Stay proud of your heritage and pass it on to your own kids. May you never emulate others whose customs are broadcast by the mediocrity that is mainstream media or pc governments. Godspeed.
Thank you so much for this series. I grew up on a ranch in Montana. I have never seen my Dad in anything but a pair of Wranglers, a well-cut shirt, a silk scarf, a custom made hat and handmade boots. Cowboys are very conscious of what they wear and most take pride in it, both for its peculiar beauty and for its very specific practicality. Such details as the gloves slung through the chaps, the work hardened hands and the joy of being physical make me very homesick. Thanks again.
Thank you for the cowboy posts. I have lived in the inter-mountain west my entire life and come from a long line of Ranchers. Western wear is a huge part of American Culture and should be celebrated and respected. For those who think that Western Wear has no place on the Sartorialist blog the should do their homework and discover the fine craftsmanship that goes into the well cut shirts, custom hats, hand made leather boots and metal work. The premium price paid for these incredible goods can rival the tags of any fifth ave shop. PS my dads black tie attire has always been an Armani suit with cowboy boots