They grow ’em funny in Iowa

December 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Jake Johannsen

The Vintrowear Family is going to see Jake Johannsen this weekend at Gotham Comedy Club.  Can’t wait!

I think he likes cowboy shirts!

Cyber Monday deals for the hipster in your life

November 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Authentic vintage cowboy shirts for a bohemian-friendly price of $15:

Mens XL western shirt, Ely Plains, vintage, teal and magenta plaid, pearl snaps Mens LARGE western shirt, vintage, well-loved, mauve with silver embroidered horseshoes and yellow flowers, pearl snaps Mens XL cowboy shirt, Williams Bay Trading Company, vintage, blue and beige plaid, pearl snaps Mens MEDIUM cowboy shirt, short-sleeved, Authentic Western ATB, vintage, blue and white gingham, pearl snaps

Available from our Etsy store and the Vintrowear site.

City slickers in western wear

October 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pearl snap shirts on hipsters: do you look hotter than a two-dollar pistol? Or are you just a Monkey Ward cowboy?  If the only thing you’re wrangling is a seat on the subway, do you have the huevos to wear one of these fine shirts?

Blogger Showdown: Can Any Man Pull off Cowboy Gear?

James Fox is probably on to something:

But those shirt snaps are just so damn practical. Your cuff wont snag on machinery (or a corkscrew) but rather pop apart. To replace a broken snap, you have spiked interlocking pieces and a form that you have to hit with a hammer. That’s how a man should be replacing his buttons.

Be a man.  Buy a cowboy shirt.

Orange plaid vintage western from

Western apparel where you least expect it

September 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s safe to say I’m a little behind on movies.  So while on vacation, we’re doing a little catching up.  I have embarked on an educational journal through all the classic westerns (more on that later), but Tivo didn’t have any queued up for us before the trip, so we went with an eclectic grab bag of current (so to speak) movies instead.  So it was to my surprise that cowboy apparel should prevail when cowboy movies weren’t even on the agenda.  First up we had “Rachel Getting Married,” which was pretty gut-wrenching yet visually stunning.  So beautiful in fact that it was no surprise to find that (a) a friend of mine, Susan Lyall, was the costume designer, and (b) that one of the scenes prominently featured a fancy red cowboy shirt.  I was only able to find one photo of the scene, which unfortunately doesn’t highlight the shirt to its best advantage, but if you’ve seen the movie this should spark your memory:

Rachel Getting Married - Cowboy Shirt Guest

The cowboy-shirted rehearsal dinner guest toasts the couple with this:

We are gathered here to
celebrate love pure and simple.

Rachel is pure.
Sidney is simple.

May the two of you live and
love for as long as you want,

but never want for as long as you live.
And most importantly,

may all of your ups and downs
come only in the bedroom.

And also lo and behold I found this great interview with Susan Lyall on the costuming of the movie.

We also had the, ahem, good fortune to see Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.  Let’s just say it didn’t pack the same punch I remember getting from the book.  But the cowgirls sported some interesting western wear, even if Sissy Hankshaw didn’t.  I don’t recall her wearing a multi-zippered leather fringed jumpsuit throughout the story in the book, but it’s been many years since I read it.  Rain Phoenix as Bonanza Jellybean is wearing this cool buckskin get-up in the scene where she is unceremoniously shot.  Great argyle cowgirl boots, also.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Finally, last night we watched Zombieland if you can believe it.  Yes, I got scared and was worried about zombies emerging out of the thick Martha’s Vineyard undergrowth in the dark rainy night.  No, there weren’t any cowboy shirts in the movie, despite the Texas setting in the opening scenes.  But Tallahassee did sport an awesome snakeskin blazer that I think he’d supposedly stolen from Bill Murray.  Not a cowboy shirt, but it still looked cool:


Happy trails, until we meet again.

And really, who would look better in a western shirt than Johnny Depp?

August 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Johnny Depp in Cowboy ShirtIt’s just a cryin’ shame that Johnny Depp won’t get to star in “The Lone Ranger,” for a whole passel of reasons, not least of which is that: (a) he would look hot in a cowboy shirt, and more importantly, (b) the sight of People’s 2009 Sexiest Man Alive in western wear would be sure to spark a worldwide trend that would keep Vintrowear in the black for years to come.

Johnny Depp in Western Wear


Sigh.  He sure is a good-lookin’ man.


Johnny Depp looking Western-esque








Vintage cowboy shirt photo spectacular

August 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Montana: the source of all shirts cowboy

July 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have returned to whence I came.  Ok, to whence my forefathers came: Charlo, Montana, home of the Charlo Vikings, the Mission Mountains, and Teckelwood Farms.  And also a lot of people who wear cowboy shirts un-ironically, God love ’em.  Paid a visit to my very favorite boutique, where I spied these beauties:

Montana cowboy shirt at Ronan Sports & Western

Montana cowboy shirt at Ronan Sports & Western

Y’all get on down to Ronan Sports & Western to check ’em out.  Just down the road from the Cenex.  If anyone needs me, I’ll be cooling my heels over at the dachshund ranch.

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