From pants to hats to shirts and vests, the ultimate “cowboy look” could never be achieved without the addition of custom cowboy boots. Your cowboy boots are the defining piece of your cowboy look. With an origin stemming from practical work applications, cowboy and western wear has always been made as much for function as it is for style. The cowboy look has a long history with many defining moments and various western wardrobe pieces – but the most defining piece of the cowboy look will always be the cowboy boots.
The most common type of “cowboy” pants nowadays is of course blue jeans. A great pairing with cowboy boots, denim blue jeans have long been the staple of the American west. But before those denim blues, there were Mexican Cowboys sporting wool-woven “vaquero” pants. These pants had a tight waist and wide legs, which may have influenced the modern day “boot cut” jean. Jeans eventually evolved to fit the western cowboy even more with the addition of belt loops and functional pockets.
Beside the cowboy boots, the cowboy hat is probably the second most defining piece of the “cowboy look.” An interesting feature of cowboy hats is how their shape and style can determine what region the cowboy may come from. A shorter brimmed hat may indicate a northern cowboy who needs to keep his hat on in high winds. On the other hand, a southern cowboy that needs to protect his eyes and face from the beating sun might use a wide brimmed hat. Cowboy hats have been worn for function and style for decades, but nearly all hats have a deep crown portion designed to stay on the cowboy’s head during bumpy horseback riding.
Traditional button-up flannel shirts are a great addition to the cowboy look, and an added vest makes the look even better. Heavy coats could get caught in saddles and get in the way during cow herding and bumpy riding – so vests were a great way to keep cowboys warm while still protecting against riding elements. Button-up western shirts may have come in common blue (or other colorful) materials made of wool, cotton, and flannel styles.
To make the cowboy look complete, there is nothing more defining than a custom pair of cowboy boots. Without a sturdy, well-made boot – the cowboy would not have been able to complete his daily chores and riding activities. A traditional cowboy boot boasts a sturdy heel made for western saddles and a durable leather structure built to protect against the elements. With new exotic skins and materials, colorful hand stitching and unique designs, custom cowboy boots are now more of a fashion statement than they are a necessary wardrobe item. While still used for practical applications and built to withstand the day-to-day working cowboy and ranch hand activities, cowboy boots are the fashion items that make the cowboy look complete.
If you are in the market for quality handmade working cowboy boots or custom handmade cowboy boots, Beck Boots is the right choice. With true artisans making your next pair of cowboy boots you are guaranteed to get the best. Our customer satisfaction is extremely important to us so we ensure every customer is happy and that their fit is perfect. If you don’t know your exact size, no problem. Just go online and request one of our FREE sizing kits. We will send it to you right away. Call Beck Boots today 806-373-1600. If you are in the area, visit our showroom located at 723 S. Georgia Street in Amarillo Texas. Shop online our full line of instock cowboy boots and our working cowboy boots special, plan your custom cowboy boots purchase and shop our great line of cowboy boot accessories.