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September 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
Step 1: Do your research. An infallible and encyclopedic resource is The Look of the Old West by William Foster-Harris. You should also consult I See by Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains by Tom Lindmier and of course Vintrowear’s own Get Your Old West On: Real Cowboys and the Shirts They Wore.
Step 2: Get in the mood. I find that Cowboys & Longhorns: A Portrait of the Long Drive by Jerry Stanley will do the trick. As will Hillbilly Hollywood by Debby Bull for the bling quotient. Also anything on Wild Bill Hickok.
Step 3: Start building your costume. Refer to your Foster-Harris frequenty. To whit, the big picture:
And don’t forget the details:
Step 4: Get yourself a good shirt.
Step 5: Party down like these people.
Happy almost Halloween month!
August 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
August 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
(aka This Month in Cowboy Shirt News)
Is rodeo, home of the western shirt, the modern, clean sport it claims to be? Or are the rodeo clowns running the asylum? Thank you, Missouri, home of my ancestors, for trying to clean up your act and make things right following this non-funny clown stunt:
And how ’bout those poor kids trying to make a living at falling off horses?
And more sad news on the westernwear front, San Jose’s not the cowtown it used to be:
August 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Lyle Lovett promotes his new line of western shirts on Esquire. A collaboration with Hamilton Shirts, these beauties will be known as the “Lyle Lovett Western by Hamilton Shirts,” available for a whopping $265 this fall. Get this same awesome look from Vintrowear for $25. Looks like his don’t have snaps. Don’t worry, ours do.
July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
But tonight the rain’s pourin’ down on our roof. As long as the damn thing doesn’t start leaking again, we’ll be just fine! On January 29, 2012, Vintrowear began its great southernward migration, camping out along the way, enduring privations and hardship, an arduous months long journey to reach the land of milk and honey: Brooklyn. Take us home, Flat Rate!
A heartfelt thanks to the many friends who hosted these wayward travelers, who gave us a place to lay our heads during our months of homelessness. We made it here, but we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.
Courtesy of American Hobos, by Fran DeLorenzo