This week in cowboy shirt news
August 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
Big Tex gets all dressed up – Dallas Morning News – Western wear writ large.
In May, more than 22,000 Facebook users whittled down three shirt designs to one, opting for a red and navy blue Western-style shirt adorned with stars. Big Tex’s wardrobe changes every three years. Last year, he sported a canary yellow and blue button-down shirt. Designers strategically chose material that could withstand most of Mother Nature’s wrath, including hurricane-strength winds and, of course, extreme heat.
Big Tex’s shirt is made from nylon awning fabric, and the jeans require 72 yards of denim. A Dickies belt buckle, 75-gallon hat, bandana and cowboy boots complete the Texas giant’s garb….“We have done a lot of vintage shopping at stockyards and Western stores to study what is the traditional style,” said Yu Tan, who designed for teen-oriented Abercrombie & Fitch before joining Big Tex’s team at Dickies.
Even Big Tex wears vintage!
Cowboy Filmmakers – Euro Weekly News – Hollywood’s lack of authenticity in western shirt portrayal – shocking!
And another thing; next time you watch a Western, take a good look at the clothes the men are wearing. Nineteenth century, and yet they have ‘collar-attached’ shirts, sometimes even ‘button-down’. In the 1930s, when I was at school, shirts for both men and boys were almost invariably of the separate-collar variety, requiring back and front collar-studs, and certainly did not un-button all the way down the front. It was necessary to draw them over one’s head to get them on or off, but, apparently, not if you were a cowboy.
POW-MIA Holds Motorcycle Rodeo – Local News 8, Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming’s #1 News Source – Cowboys ride hogs instead of horses in Pocatello, Idaho at the POW-MIA Awareness Rally.
Cowboy hats and western shirts switched for bandanas and black leather at this weekend’s motorcycle rodeo.
I was trolling the POW-MIA Rally’s fb page for photos of motorcycle dudes in cowboy shirts having some good clean fun, but all I came across were some very moving images of people supporting a tremendously important cause. Thanks, POW-MIA, for remembering our vets.