Belts,Buckles,Bandanas,Bolos, Chaps, Spurs etc. ..........
BELTS : If you think the cowboy wore a belt to hold up his pants you had better take another look at those pants.In the early West only two types of belts were really important:those that supported the cowboy's back and those that supported his gun.
Today, the Western belt is an ornate accessory that can be fashioned from inexpensive cowhide or from exotic skins costing hundreds of dollars.No matter what it is madeof, however,it is sure to br strong and unusally wide,just as it was in the old days when it carried the weight of cowboy's gun.
BUCKLES : Some men long for solid gold Cadillacs,Emerald Cities,and diamonds as big the Ritz,but the cowboy's passion is silver.Silver bits,silver spurs,silver bands and tips and ties.Especially Silver buckles.Given his environment,his neighbors,and the fabulos silver mines of the West.the cowboy's love of silver was almost inevitable.
BANDANNAS : Working outdoors il all kinds of weather,the cowboy had to protect himself from the elements.One of his most effective defenses was the bandanna,a large cotton handkerchief that he folded diagonally and knotted around his neck.
BOLOS : Bolo tie comes with a sterling and turquoise slide and sterling tips. Today you can find also Bolo tie with different figures.
CHAPS : Needless to say,such rude behavior can be hard on rider's legs,and it does not do his britches any good either.For this reason the cowboy began wearing chaps,or leather leggins,over his pants and boots.They not only cut down his tailoring bill, they cut down his injuries.In fact,they offered protection against rain and snow and cold,against saddle sores,and most particularly against the dense and thorny brush of the Southwest.The word "chaps" itself is a Western abbreviation of the Spanish "chaparreras"(leg armor), wich in turn comes from "chaparro". Down Texas way,the looser,cooler,batwing chaps were the ting.These snapped,or laced,together and opened easily when a cowboy got himself caught on a horse,a fence or a saddle. There are a lot of different Western accessories like Spurs etc. to find at Cowboy Kurt's Western Store.