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!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Most Popular Cowboy Attire

1. Cowboy western wear attire started out of a necessity to protect cowboys from their environment. Now western wear attire not only fits a practical purpose, but a designer purpose as well. Here are the most popular western wear items currently on the market.

2. Jeans: Denim jeans are a favorite pick for cowboys. They provide protection because of their sturdiness, but are comfortable to wear. Most cowboy jeans need to be close-fitted to protect thighs or knees from blistering when riding on horses.

3. Chaps: Chaps are still a popular item. Chaps protect cowboys legs while they are riding horses. They are especially handy when riders have to ride through harsh conditions, such as working with livestock.

4. Cowboy hat: A cowboy hat is easily identified and one of the most popular western wear items to date. A cowboy hat comes in a variety of styles and colors now to fit everyone's tastes and likes. Plus, it is still very practical for anyone working outside in the sun.

5. Gloves: Gloves are a perfect accessory to a cowboy. They are normally made of soft material that is flexible and easy to work with. Leather is the most popular glove material, though deerskin can be a good substitute as well.

6. Cowboy Boots: Cowboy boots are very popular as well. They can bring a lot of style to any wardrobe. Cowboy boots are still a handy accessory for cowboys out of the field as well.

7. Bandanna: In the past cowboys used a cotton bandanna around their necks. It provided cowboys with a neckerchief that protected them from the sun and dust storms, and also was handy for wiping of sweaty faces. Today bandannas are normally only used as an accessory to a cowboy outfit.

8. All of these items have had a history with cowboys back in older days, but they continue to be a popular choice for western wear attire. Western stores are a wonderful place to look around and shop for these items. It is fun to shop for practical pieces of clothing and fashion items as well.

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