Talk:Western wear

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What is the correct wording for "semi-formal or dress" western wear for parties or dinners? There has to be a wording that tells participants to wear their best boots, jeans, and shirts instead of being uncomfortable in a tie and jacket. Please answer.... For ladies, what is in vogue for women's wear? Thank you for any input, Alexis

Well, I am not familiar with them, but I do recall from the time I spent in Texas that there is a range of high-society type dress codes specific to Texas or at least "Western" culture. For example, there was a catagory "denim and diamonds", but what was required to meet this I don't recall, as I didn't move in those circles. But I guess that invitations to an event would include the type of dress required. Wschart (talk) 00:08, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Derby hats? Really?[edit]

Follow the link to the article on Bowler hats where it states that bowlers/derbies were invented in 1849. I guess Westerners weren't wearing them before that. My guess is that many pioneer settlers, drovers, trappers and hunters were wearing wide-brimmed hats for protection from the weather. No doubt other Westerners wore hats of other styles with narrower brims, but probably not Derbies. Also, photos of real Western farmers and ranchers in the late 19th/early 20th centuries shows many of them wearing high-crowned, wide-brimmed hats, probably for protection from the sun and rain. It was the Hollywood cowboys who curled up the brims so their faces would show up better on film. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:05, 11 June 2013 (UTC)