Archive for September, 2012
Real cowboys, I mean the fellers who actually work with cattle on a day to day basis are a pretty independent lot. That means you’re likely to see them wearing any darn kind of shirt they want when they are on the job. What we’re talking about here are cowboy shirts for goin’ to town.
Since I’ve said that, I have to give a disclaimer. Try tellin’ an independent cuss like most cowboys what he’s gotta wear when he goes to town. It’s not likely to be what you would expect. That’s just how they are.
Ok, think back to when you were a child…did you have chaps and a vest for dressing up for wild west play? If now, would you have loved to have them? See, that’s what I thought.
Exercising your imagination is how you did a lot of your learning. That’s not just me saying that, people who study those kinds of things agree. I don’t mean to imply that you are depriving your children of learning opportunities by denying Cowboy Chaps Vest for your child. Wait a minute…that’s exactly what I’m saying…oh well, they’ll probably turn out ok anyway…you did.
I can’t even imagine how incredibly cool I would have felt had I been the proud possessor of an awesome duster as a child. You would have had a tough time convincing me I hadn’t just strolled off the set of a big-time western movie as the star.
It may have, however, caused me to freeze to death. No one could have convinced me that a childs cowboy duster wouldn’t have adequately protected me from what were often blizzard conditions. Fortunately, the well-worn parka really did keep me warm during the harsh winters on the prairie of southeastern Colorado. Oh well, I survived not even knowing that dusters were made in child sizes.
Yeah, I know, you already have a gazillion purses. So why would you need a few western purses? Consider this…you’re all decked out in your finest western shirt, skirt, and hat and the only thing you can find that will go with them are tennis shoes.
That would never work would it? So why would you want to sling a plain, boring purse over your shoulder? You’ve got to complete the picture, right. Let’s assume now that you’ve done the right thing and outfitted yourself with a saddle purse, a purse with some fringe on it, maybe one with a few conchos…each in a different color to match any western attire you have picked out of the closet. Of course you have the boots too, I was just kidding about the tennis shoes. Thank God I’m a guy and don’t have to worry about all that. My wife does the worrying for me about how I look.
I know what you’re thinking…”guys don’t wear bling”. Says who? Check out nature. Which gender of birds are normally the brightest and most colorful? Gocha there, huh? Besides that, cowboy belts with conchos could just as well mean cowgirl belts with conchos. If the gals look better with bling, why wouldn’t the guys look better too?
How boring would it be if all guys only wore grey, for instance? If you’re concerned about over-population, guys in grey would probably go a long way towards a solution for that. Now that’s something to think about, isn’t it?
Ok, Moms, I’m not saying your children aren’t the cutest children in the universe, but I can tell you how to make them even cuter! Even the cutest kid gets cuter when they are wearing children’s western shirts. Sure, that’s just my opinion, but ask anyone.
Seriously, you know that pint sized cow-punchers are just too cute for words. There’s just something about a cowboy outfit that is special. The song that says “don’t let your sons grow up to be cowboys”…what do they know. I don’t want to get into the politics of it, but surely we would be better off with cowboys in charge than with politicians. Now how ya gonna argue with that???
You may remember we discussed how what certainly appears to be a raincoat is actually called a duster. Who cares what it’s called if you’re in the rain? If you feel rain drops a-fallin’ on your head…ok, I just had a flash-back to a Burt Bacharach song…are you gonna take it off just ’cause it’s called a duster?
But whether it’s raining or dusty, I just think a denim duster coat is cooler than a plain ol’ jacket. When I see someone in a nice duster, I’m ready to validate their cowboy card, whether or not they’ve ever been on a broom-tail.
Ok guys and gals, you know you like attention. That ugly business tie your kids got you for Christmas last year may get you ridicule, but that’s not the kind of attention you want, right? Really nice looking western bolo ties will get you the good kind of attention.
I never cease to be amazed by how many comments (the good kind) I get by wearing a nice bolo with my sharp looking western shirt. People you never imagined would appreciate western apparel (mostly of the female persuasion) can’t keep their hands off my attractive western bolo tie. You don’t have to admit you do, but I like that kind of attention.
You may have never led a posse in a cloud of dust through be badlands chasing down the bad guys to bring them to justice…in your mind, but I have! My heroes growing up were Roy Rogers, Gene Autrey and the Lone Ranger. Every kid needs to ride a white stallion – in their imagination – with their favorite cowboy western hero.
Baggy pants, worn showing most of the underwear, and a shabby T-shirt just doesn’t foster that kind of imagination. Kids look good and imagine even better when they’re all decked out in youth western wear. You tell me, which looks more wholesome, low-rider baggy pants or a sharp outfit of western clothes for kids? Oh, and by the way, that needs to be topped off with a 10 gallon hat (well maybe 5 gallon…they are, after all, kids).
I’m talkin’ ’bout the cowboy kind of western apparel here, pardner. If yer just lookin’ at those lines that run North and South on the globe, nothing in the U.S. gets more western than Amatignak Island in the Aleutian chain, but you’ve never seen anyone in an igloo sporting a cowboy hat. Now North Dakota gets about as cold, and cowboys up there are probably tough enough to wear cowboy hats in the winter, but that’s another story.
It’s really hard to “Cowboy Up” if you aren’t wearing cowboy duds. And if you are wearing western apparel, you’ll look like you’ve done the cowboy up thing, whether you actually have or not.