- A Little History of AA Callister
- In 1952, Arthur A. Callister began trading wool with his father in a little shop on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City, Utah. Noticing how many customers were in need of quality tack to outfit themselves and their horses, AA Callister's Western Wear and Tack was born! Over 50 years and many satisfied customers we are still a family owned tack shop still located on the original site. We are proud to represent the traditions and lifestyles that made the West famous. We are also proud to feature some of the finest tack, clothing, and equipment made. Come live part of the American West today!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Most Common Western Wear Choices
Below is our list of western wear items that are popular choices to western wear fans. Western wear started out with complete practicality in mind to protect cowboys and ranchers from the harsh environment. Now western wear fits both a practical purpose and a stylish choice as well.
a.) Jeans: Jeans are sturdy, yet comfortable to wear. Cowboy jeans are close-fitted to protect the cowboy's thighs and knees while riding horses. Denim jeans in particular are a favorite choice.
b.) Chaps: Chaps protect a cowboys legs. Riding can have a lot of wear and tear on pants and legs, and chaps help with that. They are very handy when riding through tall bushes or working with livestock.
c.) Cowboy Hat: This is the most popular choice for western wear items. Cowboy hats are a stylish choice because they come in a variety of styles and colors. It is easy to choose one that fits your taste.
d.) Gloves: When working with a horse or livestock, gloves are a very good choice. Choose gloves that are flexible and made out of soft material to allow you a firm grip. Leather gloves are the best choice.
e.) Cowboy Boots: Cowboy boots work well with any style of clothing. They are still made to help aid cowboys that ride on horses. They also bring a lot of style to your wardrobe if you do not.
f.) Bandanna: A Bandanna was used for practical purposes when it first became a cowboy accessory. Cowboys used it to protect themselves from the elements. Now, most bandannas work well to accessorize and pull together an outfit.
All of these choices can really work well together. You can find all of these items at Western stores. Shop around and find one that fits your style and tastes. You can still look fashionable in practical clothing.