- 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!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Affordable Cowboy Fashion
Change is inevitable in the fashion industry. Fashion styles come and go and sometimes come back again. If someone wants to have the latest in fashion, it can be quit a costly hobby. Western wear is a fashion style that has lasted for years and will continue to last.
A lot of styles branch off of the western wear. They have branched off of western wear things like cowboy hats, western shirts, leather boots, and boot cut jeans. Western wear is a universal style because young, old, male, or female can wear it.
Flannel shirts are the most popular western shirts. In the beginning only farmers and ranchers wore flannel shirts. Men around the world have discovered its warmth, comfort, and durability and now use it too. They also probably enjoy how the flannel shirt makes them look rugged, masculine, and mysterious.
Women might be hesitant to wear western clothing for the fear that it is too masculine, but it isn’t. The western shirt is the same pattern for both male and female, and yet it can be feminine. The female western shirts use a princess seam that makes it more feminine. Another way to make it feminine is to use pastel or floral printed fabric.
Another western wear shirt is the peasant top. This is strictly just for women. The shirt has a tight fitted body with slightly flared sleeves. The peasant top can be casual with jeans or dressed up with a skirt and boots.
Any kind of boot, whether it is with heels or leather, is inspired from the western fashion. Boots that lace up originally came in the 1940’s and 50’s. The practical use of boots was to be worn for horseback riding and ranching, but they were also a fashion statement.
Cowboy hats have followed the role of boots in becoming a fashion accessory. The cowboy hat was originally worn to protect its wearer from the sun, wind, rain, snow, heat, and cold. Cowboy hats still keep out the weather, but they are now worn for just looking cute or tough.
Western clothing is always in style, in stock, and can be worn at every event. This style is for the young, old, male, or female. It is a great style to be in fashion and still be cost effective.