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!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cowboy Hats Create Your Unique Style

It’s so fun to find your inner cowboy! With dozens of western wear styles, accessories, and fashions, the possibilities are nearly endless. But did you know that just by revamping your cowboy hat or by accessorizing your current one you can achieve any western style you want? To learn how, read on.

Your cowboy hat in many ways defines your cowgirl or cowboy style. It’s never been easier to find a cowboy hat that perfectly defines your individual style. For example, the following 5 cowboy styles can be attained just by changing up your cowboy hat.

Rugged Riding Cowboy— Real leather cowboy hats or felt hats with braided leather bands will be your goal if you want a rugged statement. Leather basically is the best way to get a rough and tough cowboy look. An Australian cowboy captures this perfectly with the “outback look.” Raw, natural, and misshapen leather hats display a rugged riding cowboy.

Southwestern Cowboy—to understand this look, keep in mind the South Western States of New Mexico and Arizona. One accessory that sets these states apart from the rest is turquoise. And so, a South Western cowboy hat should be ornamented with turquoise stones. Turquoise adorned hats will catch eyes and turn heads and will surely bring out a South Western or Native American flair.

A Rhinestone Cowboy—does your promenade need a little glitz? Then you may be ready for a Rhinestone Cowboy look. Simply jewel up a cowboy hat with gems, rhinestones, or even pearls for the ladies to get this look. These decked out hats are perfect for rodeos, parades, and shows. Adding glitter or sequins to your hat’s band is an affordable way to add a little extra bling.

Lone Star State Cowboy—don’t you dare mess with Texas! Inexcusable, irrefutable, and still oh-so distinguished are way to describe the Texan look. Hey, that’s why this style has passed the test of time. To start this style, go for a bigger cowboy hat. Make sure to choose a wider brimmed cowboy hat with a taller crown. Adorn your hat with sterling silver (lone star or longhorn Conchos) to complete the look.

The Desperado—this rebellious, heartbreaking, bad boy defines this cowboy style. Recently the Desperado has been called the “Cowboy Casanova.” Either way it’s who men want to be, and women want to be with. To change into this style find a low-profile cowboy hat in black, gray or charcoal tones. This is a simple and subtle style that screams mysterious.

As you chose your favorite cowboy style, have fun! And remember if none of these styles seem to fit your personality, there are a host of other styles out there. You may even want a different look for every occasion.

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