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A Vote For Ladies Western Wear

January 21, 2013 9:00 am
posted by Dave

Ok all you city slickers, I can certainly appreciate nice looking ladies all dolled up in thousand dollar gowns too. However, a good looking cowgirl in ladies western wear will get my best-dressed vote every time. There’s just something wholesome about the rodeo queen as she comes charging into the rodeo arena on her favorite horse.

It’s not just the queen either, the entire mounted drill team is eye-catching. Call me old-fashioned if you will, but I appreciate wholesomeness. Surely that doesn’t have anything to do with the aging process…do ya think?

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Women’s Western Shirts Have Changed…Again

January 1, 2013 4:13 pm
posted by Dave

Does anyone remember watching a western movie where the male star and the female star were dressed the same? I don’t remember ever seeing anything like that. As I recall, the male star usually wore something pretty plain, and the females mostly wore gingham dresses…and bonnets.

I personally appreciate the nice patterns and colors of western shirts now. I also like the fact that I can wear the same shirt as the ladies except that my buttons will be on the correct (right) side of the shirt. Just a while back, we discussed the fact that women’s western shirts (as well as most women’s shirts/blouses) have the buttons on the left side…because long ago, someone else dressed the ladies.

I’m not sure why I even started this discussion again, because most western shirts now have snaps instead of buttons, and the snaps are on the right side for the ladies and the left for the guys. You just get to the point you think you have something figured out, and someone comes along and changes it. What a way to start the new year…confused.

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Ladies Western Wear – Worn Well

December 15, 2012 12:19 pm
posted by Dave

If you just watched western movies, you could get the impression that ladies western wear consisted almost entirely of very long, mostly unflattering, rather drab dresses. That would be the wrong impression. The ladies get to wear shirts/blouses that match the men’s.

The major difference, of course, is that the ladies look much better in them than the men. That statement could cause me to lose some favor with the guys, but any fool could see that would be much better than losing favor with the ladies.

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Women’s Western Shirts For Miss America

November 21, 2012 9:00 am
posted by Dave

I think we should petition the Miss America pageant folks to include a competition in women’s western shirts. It could include goat tying and barrel racing too. I’m guessing that would increase the odds of gals west of the Mississippi becoming Miss America.

Ok, I’ll admit it, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for cowgirls. They just look so dog-gone cute when they come riding into the arena at the beginning of a rodeo. But one of the best things about western shirts is that guys and gals can have matching ones. Swimming suits…not so much.

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Ladies Western Wear…Is It For Everyone?

October 31, 2012 9:00 am
posted by Dave

It just occurred to me that I had never seen a cross-dresser in ladies western wear…or have I? If western wear makes ladies look as good as it does, why wouldn’t ladies western wear make a cross-dresser look like a really fine woman? Have you ever seen a guy cross dressing in ladies western wear? How do you know?

I’ve got you wondering now haven’t I? Unless you know them, I’d bet you look differently at the next 10 persons in ladies western wear than you did before. Now I’m curious, so after you’ve done your research, leave me a comment and let me know what you learned, OK?

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Who Started The Women’s Western Shirts Thing?

October 8, 2012 8:12 pm
posted by Dave

Ok, so I have a wierd curiosity…but I really wonder. Who was the strong willed woman who said “Ok, that’s enough already with the stylish shirts for only the guys”. “After all, we’ve been making them for you bozos, we’re gonna make ourselves some women’s western shirts.”

So it probably didn’t happen that way. But if you don’t buy my story, send me your own explanation. Why can we now enjoy seeing the fairer sex all dolled up in those gorgeous shirts. Maybe we’ll have a contest for the best story…

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“Cowboy Up” With Western Apparel

September 4, 2012 9:00 am
posted by Dave

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.

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Western Leather Purses Are Distinctive

August 28, 2012 10:05 pm
posted by Dave

Why do women have several purses? Is it because they just enjoy transferring things from one to the other? I don’t claim to understand the female mind, but I seriously doubt that is the reason. What is it then? My guess is that one reason is they are in constant search of a distinctive look.

I think western leather purses are very distinctive. I love the unique tooling, fringes and conchos on each purse. The craftsmen and women are truly creative. And…the chances you are going to run into another lady with exactly the same purse are pretty slim. Now that’s distinctive.

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When I say…Saddle Purse

August 23, 2012 9:00 am
posted by Dave

Ok, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  For me, I guess it would be a purse to carry with you when you’re in the saddle…  The next thing is…would you need a saddle mirror?  For my wife it was “Ride ‘em Cowboy”.  I’m not sure whether she was thinking the cowboy would have a purse, or would be riding the purse.

That may have been more realistic than you would think.  There really is such a thing as a saddle purse, and if you’re feeling like your purse collection is a bit shy of perfection, you really need one, I guess.  The purse is actually built like a saddle, stirrups and all.  Imagine the bottom of the purse being the belly of the horse.  And now you know.

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Ladies Western Wear Is Hot

August 21, 2012 9:00 am
posted by Dave

I love rodeo time.  Ladies in western wear look fine!  I’m not saying they don’t look good the rest of the year, but ladies western shirts do them proud.  A family in western apparel is a good looking family.  Sure, a family in formal wear would be a good looking family too, but a family in western wear looks fun too!

Ok, I’m biased, but you know it’s true…ladies western wear is Americana.  You just naturally think wholesome.  I make no apologies for a bias towards wholesomeness.

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