You don’t need to own a ranch or ride off into the sunset to appreciate the sleek comfort of western fashion. Made for durability and comfort, these outfits have a timeless look and will serve you well.
Contrary to popular belief, men wear western style clothing in a variety of settings. In the southwest, the western style gets worn to work, social functions, and even religious ceremonies and services. So, regardless of your lifestyle, you’ll find a space and place to wear these classic looks.
But if you want to look your best, it’s important to know which pieces go well together. That’s why we’ve written this guide. Let’s take a look at the best ways to incorporate western styling into your repertoire. And if you want your partner to match you, take a look at these outfits for women.
Wear a Button-Down
If you want to look like you just stepped off the set of a John Wayne movie, start with the traditional basics: the button-down.
Not every button-down will serve you equally well. If you’re looking to fit in with the best western fashion legends, opt for toned down colors, like brown or beige. White also still holds its own as a versatile choice that matches with everything, regardless of the color of your cowboy boots.
If you want to go all the way country, add a denim button-down to your western inspired wardrobe.
Invest in Denim
That’s right; we’re encouraging you to add more denim than just button-downs. Here’s why: denim jeans surged into popularity in the United States in the 1920s and became a staple among the working-class western people. Since then, it’s become a mainstay in western fashion, particularly among men.
If you want a traditional western look, focus on finding jeans that give you enough room to move without flooding your legs. Pair this with the denim button-down mentioned above or throw a denim jacket over your favorite shirt.
Choose Your Boots
Yes, it’s true that people in the west still wear cowboy boots every day. In fact, boot manufacturers have created a variety of comfortable styles to choose from. However, these shoes often cost upward of $150, so having what you want in mind helps you get the most out of your money.
First, you’ll want to think about color. Most boots for men come in either white, black, or light or dark brown. Sometimes, the designers add embroidery to the boot, while others leave it plain.
Next, think about the height. Some boots go up your shins while others stop just above your ankles.
Add the Hat
And finally, top the outfit off with a cowboy hat. The well-known wide brims provide protection from the sun and make any outfit undeniably western.
If you’re the type of man who wants to get more compliments on your style, take a look at the capsule wardrobe system. It will help you put together more comprehensive outfits, whether in the western fashion genre or not.
Writer: Brittany Goodrich, Beyond Publisher