Your First Country Concert Outfit

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Your first country concert is a big deal! Memories, friends, and hit tunes from your favorite country singers are all great things to look forward to! While you might have planned your ticket purchase and how you’re getting there, you may be wondering what your first country concert outfit should be! At Sheplers Western Wear we offer so many different styles to choose from, but if you don’t know where to start, our staff share what to wear to a country music concert. - Levi's Women's Sea Daisy Drive Classic Crop Jeans

Levi’s Women’s Sea Daisy Drive Classic Crop Jeans – Cropped Leg

Denim – The Classic Choice

Denim shorts or pants are the classic choice for a country concert outfit. Whether you like a skinny or flared fit, high-rise or low-rise, you can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans. The rule of thumb at a country concert, though, is to go for a lighter wash jean as opposed to a dark wash like navy or black. For women we recommend the Levi Women’s Sea Daisy Drive Classic Crop Jeans – Cropped Leg to show off your cute boots and for men we recommend the classic Wrangler jeans in light blue.

Jackets – To Keep Warm

Your first country concert outfit should include a leather jacket in the winter so you can bundle up and stay warm. For milder weather, try a denim jacket with a beautiful embroidery. If you want to really add some pizazz, go for a fringe jacket! Aside from the style factor, just think of all the Boomerang possibilities.

Accessories – Less is More

Accessorize your first country concert outfit to take it to the next level. If you’re going to an outdoor country concert, a great watch or the perfect sunglasses are all you need. Keep a small fragrance in your purse to stay refreshed. If you’re going to an arena concert, style it up with a statement necklace or statement earrings with a little sparkle. Add a pretty silver hairclip to manage those lochs.

Saddle Up – Cowboy Boots Are a Must

At any country concert, you can never go wrong with a fantastic pair of cowboy boots. They are the classic choice and the ultimate must-wear when rocking to your favorite songs. Cowboy boots tie your first country concert outfit together, which is why they are the last thing to put on before you have the time of your life.

One Last Thing

Each outfit is unique to each person. Your first country concert out is worth a splurge, so go big on your outfit, but also go big on hair and makeup. Doll yourself up with a classic red lip like Taylor Swift or poof the hair like Dolly Parton. A country music concert is a time to enjoy yourself and sing along to all your favorite tunes. Just make sure to stay hydrated, snap a few pictures, and get ready to fall in love with the live country music concert experience.

Cowboy Boot Buying Guide: Your First Pair of Men’s Cowboy Boots

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Country and western wear has become increasingly popular in men’s fashion. Country icons such as Garth Books and Alan Jackson love a good, sturdy pair of cowboy boots while country singer Luke Bryan likes something a little more extravagant. At Sheplers Western Wear, we’re sharing a cowboy boot buying guide with some tips you can keep in mind as you purchase your first pair of men’s cowboy boots.

Lucchese Handmade Lonestar Calf Cowboy Boots - Medium Toe

Lucchese Handmade Lonestar Calf Cowboy Boots – Medium Toe

What Looks Good To You

When searching for you first pair of men’s cowboy boots you want to go with the pair that catches your eye. There will be hundreds of cowboy boots as you scroll through the website, and you might begin to feel overwhelmed, but just breathe. Look for the pair that you have in mind and if you do not find a match, then aim for a pair that is easy to style with your wardrobe such as our Lucchese Handmade Lonestar Calf Cowboy Boots – Medium Toe.

Watch Out for Your Toes

Cowboy boots tend to be pointy and tight. When you are buying your first pair of men’s cowboy boots, take the style of the toe into consideration. If you are not used to pointed boots, go for a more rounded style cowboy boot. Ariat Men’s Sport Stratton Western Boots – Round Toe is a great starter pair of cowboy boots if you have never owned one. Made with full-grain leather with an 11-inch shaft and round toe, these boots are stylish, comfortable, and will complete your western look.

Go with a Smaller Size

Usually when buying shoes, we aim for a bigger size, but when buying cowboy boots it’s the complete opposite. Cowboy boots tend to run larger, so aim for a size smaller than your shoe size. They are meant to be fitted, snug, it should fit like a glove.

Breaking in the Boots

Your first pair of men’s cowboy boots might feel strange. Stiffness and tightness are common in the sole. How do you break them in? Wear your cowboy boots as much as you can. Wear them to work, church, or a concert. There are plenty of styles that can be worn to all three events such as our Justin Men’s George Strait Twang Waterproof Cowboy Work Boots – Round Toe, which are waterproof and slip resistant for safety.

Return and Exchange

Now that you have read our cowboy boot buying guide and you’ve purchased your first pair, you’re happily anticipating their arrival. However, if you find that they don’t quite fit your style after all, Sheplers will be more than glad to accept the boots in exchange for store credit within 60 days of purchase as long as the boots are in as-new condition and the soles are unscratched. Be sure to walk on carpeted areas when you’re trying on boots for the fit to ensure you don’t scratch the soles.

How to Dress Like Kenny Chesney

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Sleeves off and leather cowboy hats on! Summer is here and Kenny Chesney styles are perfect to rock during the hot months. Known for hit songs such as “Don’t Blink” and memorable duets with the likes of Time McGraw and even P!nk, Kenny Chesney is not only a legend in country music, but a style icon as well.

Stetson Men’s Apache 4X Buffalo Felt Cowboy Hat

Stetson Men’s Apache 4X Buffalo Felt Cowboy Hat

Kenny Chesney’s Style

While you may not be able to travel the world and sing famous songs, you certainly can rock the Kenny Chesney style. Known for a laid-back masculine beach look, Chesney’s style is certainly unique. At Sheplers Stampede Western Wear, we have got the complete guide on how you can dress like Kenny Chesney.

Cowboy Hat

The quintessential staple in Kenny Chesney’s wardrobe: a leather cowboy hat. It’s the first step in completing your Kenny Chesney style. He is frequently spotted rocking either a white, tan, or black coboy hat. These cowboy hats are perfect to pair with any sleeveless shirt or blue jeans.


No matter the season or the place, Kenny Chesney often wears denim blue jeans of all kinds; even on the beach. Strumming his guitar and staying cool, men’s blue jeans are a must if you are trying to dress like Kenny Chesney. Just make sure they aren’t to tight, Kenny Chesney prefers a relaxed fit compared to more form-fitting styles preferred by Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan.


Comfortable and stylish, Kenny Chesney is always seen wearing a sleeveless shirt. While his laid-back style of cut off sleeves is not suitable for everyone, Kenny Chesney frequently sports a casual T-shirt on stage. He sticks to an almost neutral color palette, choosing colors such as gray, white, and navy blue. His simple style choices make it easy to recreate and usually pairs well with just about anything you can find, just keep it casual and skip the jacket for this one though.

Last, But Not Least – Boots

Of course, the country icon’s look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of cowboy boots to tie it all together. If you are trying to dress like Kenny Chesney, go for tan and rugged style country boots to complete the look. When Kenny Chesney is not touring though, he’s just barefoot on the beach.

Kenny Chesney is a great style inspiration if you want to keep it simple, you just need to know where to get all the country and western wear. Our affordable and stylish men’s styles will have you singing and rocking tunes as if you were country legend, Kenny Chesney, himself.

Top 10 Casual and Formal Work Boots for Men

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After a long day of work followed by a date night or a birthday celebration, you may be thinking “darn, I do NOT have enough money for two pairs of boots, one for each event, nor enough time to find one pair of boots that will be appropriate for both.” Well, at Sheplers Western Wear we have casual and formal work boots that are stylish and affordable!

Ariat Men's Groundbreaker 6" Lace Up Work Boots - Round Toe

Ariat Men’s Groundbreaker 6″ Lace Up Work Boots – Round Toe

Ariat Men’s Groundbreaker 6″

These masculine boots are comfortable and strong, made of genuine leather and durable construction. Ariat men’s groundbreaker 6” is great for doing chores, working on the farm, or going a tailgate. These six-inch boots are also oil resistant and lightweight for extra protection in any environment.

Tony Lama Waterproof Pitstop 8″

As the Deryl Dodd lyric goes “I love my brand new, spankin’ pair of spankin’ Tony Lamas.” These casual and formal work boots are waterproof and stylish. Take these new shiny boots to church, the rodeo, and even to work and rejoice in your love for your brand new, spankin pair of Tony Lama Waterproof Pitstop 8” Lace-Up Boots.

Justin Men’s Stampede Pulley 8″

Our Justin Men’s Stampede Pulley 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots might just be the toughest boot we have. Slip-resistant, protection from electrical hazards, and built-in comfort tech make these casual boots ideal for a hard day at work but are also stylish enough to lace up for a night out on the town.

Justin Men’s 8″ Drywall EH Waterproof Work Boots

Built for work and so much more! These tough Justin Men’s 8″ Drywall EH Waterproof Work Boots are flexible and feature a round steel toe. After a long day at work, you won’t have to change boots to head to your next event. Throw on a leather cowboy hat or dress it down with a trucker hat. Either way, these work boots for men are durable and chic so you can wear them for both work or date night with your lady.

Chippewa Insulated Waterproof 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots

Trust the Chippewa Insulated Waterproof 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots to protect your feet during work. Proudly made in the USA! These casual and formal work boots are built for both style and safety.

Ariat Cascade 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots

A true American boot for both work and events. Ariat Cascade 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots are the boots you can wear each day at work and your feet will never feel fatigued. Soft on the inside with a gel cushion and advanced torque stability for maximum comfort and more support than a traditional cowboy boot while it’s rugged on the outside with non-slip, self-cleaning soles for maximum protection and style, these casual and formal work boots will last you years for any occasion.

Cody James Men’s 8″ Lace-Up Kiltie Work Boots

Genuine leather and genuine style! Cody James Men’s 8″ Lace-Up Kiltie Work Boots are built with removable polyurethane cushion insoles to let you comfortably stay on your feet while you work during the day or mingle at a party later that night. Electrical hazard protection as well as the oil and slip-resistant rubber outsole make these boots safe while the minimalist style with the right ornamentation on the instep makes this pair of boots fashionable for any event.

Twisted X Lite 8″ Lace-Up Work Boots

As the Twisted X Lite 8″ Lace-Up Work Boot company claims, “We’re making ’em right!” The full-grain leather construction is simple enough for a hard day’s work while with the stitched design makes it stylish enough to wear to your cousin’s wedding. Wear them during work or to church, no one will even know that these are your work boots.

Cody James Men’s Decimator Puncture Resisting Western Work Boots

Cowboy boot? Or work boot? I got the answer for you! How about both! The Cody James Men’s Decimator Puncture Resisting Western Work Boots are casual enough to wear to work but formal enough to get down at a rodeo.

Chippewa Men’s Cognac General Utility Boots – Round Toe

No one will even be able to tell that these formal-looking boots are actually safe enough to wear to work. The Texon Maple leather insoles make them comfortable, the Goodyear welt construction makes them durable, and the genuine leather makes these Chippewa Men’s Cognac General Utility Boots an elegant option for any occasion. These are the ideal casual and formal work boots.

The combination of durability, style, and a comfortable fit make these casual and formal work boots perfect for working and partying. Check out the complete selection of lace-up work boots at Sheplers to find the perfect pair for you! Tough, lightweight, and stylish and comfortable boots – you won’t want to take them off!

How to Make Jeans Last Longer

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A good pair of blue jeans is a staple in everyone’s closet, and when you find a pair that is comfortable, fits well, and looks good, you never want to let them go. Unfortunately, from men’s wrangler jeans to a pair of Levi’s jeans for women, those denim pants will not last forever. Whether you are outside working in your jeans or you throw them on to do your daily errands, your jeans have an expiration date. Luckily, there are some things you can to do help make those jeans last.

Levi's 517 Jeans - Boot Cut Stretch

Levi’s 517 Jeans – Boot Cut Stretch

 Tips to Make Your Jeans Last Longer

At Sheplers Western Wear, we are sharing our secrets on how to make jeans last longer so that when you find that favorite pair that fits just right, you can wear them for a long time to come.

1.     Wash Them Sparingly

If you are washing your jeans after every wear, you are killing that pair of pants. With each wash the denim gets more worn out. Try to wash your jeans as few times as possible in order to make them last. Some experts recommend only washing them once a month, but other people will say ever longer than that.1 Of course, if you are out in the field and your jeans get all muddy, then yes, you should wash them, but avoid doing this on a regular basis. If you get just a small stain, consider hand washing just that area.

2.     Take Care When You Do Wash Them

Just like cleaning your Stetson cowboy hat or washing a load of delicates, jeans shouldn’t just be carelessly thrown in the washer. In order to make jeans last, they should be turned inside out and washed in cold water. Doing both of these will help keep the color from fading. You also only need to use a small amount of detergent, and do not use bleach or fabric softener.

3.     Let Them Air Dry

Do not put your jeans in the dryer. Doing so can damage the material and cause them to lose their shape. Let them air dry instead to avoid this rough heat and keep them lasting longer.

4.     Hang Your Jeans

Instead of throwing them on the floor next to your Cody James cowboy boots or folding them like a t-shirt and stacking them, hang your jeans by the loops instead. You avoid creating creases in places where there should not be a crease. Your jeans should also keep their shape better and for longer.

If you follow these four tips to make your jeans last longer, you should be able to show off your favorite denim pair for a long time to come. But, eventually your jeans will meet their end and when that happens, our western style clothing store can help you restock your closet.


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How to Wear Cowboy Boots in The Summer

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Wearing cowboy boots in the summer – yea or nay? While some people may be quick to jump in and say nay, at Sheplers Western Wear we wholeheartedly disagree. We know that cowboy boots can be worn all year round and still be fashionable. You just need to follow a few simple tips.

Flying Tomato Women's Denim Belted Sleeveless Dress

Flying Tomato Women’s Denim Belted Sleeveless Dress

Summer Outfit Ideas with Cowboy Boots

Whether you are dying to wear your new pair of boots or you just hate wearing flip flops, we have all the summer cowboy boots you need as well as a few outfit ideas to wear with them.

When it comes to summer boots, a shorter boot or bootie may be a good choice. They tend to feel lighter so your feet do not get so hot under the intense summer sun. We recommend the Dingo Women’s Floral Tooled Knotted Strap Booties to start. Because its tan color can match almost any outfit, this everyday boot can be paired with a sun dress, skirt, shorts, or a pair of jeans at night. Once you have an everyday pair, go for a statement pair next.

If you want to break out your standard cowboy boots in the summer, match them with a summer Miss Me dress. These dresses are perfect for a summer night out and a pair of cute cowgirl boots will make you stand out in the best way. Try a plain dress with a fun summer boot that really pops.

For a great casual outfit and a sure way to rock cowboy boots in the summer, throw on a pair of jean shorts and a sleeveless top to draw attention to your boots. Try a pair of boots with fringe, you can never go wrong with fringe. You can wear this for anything from a night out line dancing to a day of running errands. Don’t forget a statement necklace or pair of earrings to really complete the look. You can always swap out those shorts for jeans as well.

Overalls are back in style. If you are daring enough to try out this trend (we recommend it), then you need to finish this outfit with a good pair of summer cowboy boots. Wear short overalls and a cute top and throw on some booties to match. Overalls are denim after all, and nothing goes better with denim than a solid pair of cowboy boots.

For more summer outfit ideas with cowboy boots, shop our country style clothing store. We have everything from dresses to accessories as well as a large assortment of boots that could quickly fill up your closet.

What to Wear on Your Trip: Country Vacation Outfits

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Have you gone on your summer vacation yet? If not, it is probably coming up soon. Besides figuring out activities to do, sights to see, and the best food to eat in the area, you need to think about what you are going to pack. If you are headed off to Nashville or down to Texas, then you need some country vacation outfits.

STS Ranchwear Foreman Garment Bag

STS Ranchwear Foreman Garment Bag

Cute Country Vacation Outfits for Your Trip

At Sheplers Western Wear, we have compiled some country vacation outfit ideas to help you fit in on your western or country adventure.

First things first. If we are talking about western vacation outfits, you need a pair of cowgirl boots. The last thing you want is to be the only one not rocking a pair. We recommend packing a traditional pair like the Ariat Women’s Heritage Western Boots as you can wear them with almost any outfit, and it eliminates the need to bring a suitcase of only shoes.

You should also bring at least one dress, romper, or pantsuit, especially if this is for your summer vacation. Bring some dresses to walk around during the day and for going out. Shyanne dresses are cute and great for the summer. With the right accessories and your boots in tow, you are sure to get a lot of Instagram likes.

It is important to pack a good pair of jean shorts and jeans if it gets colder at night where you are going. You can build many cute country vacation outfits just by starting with jean shorts and boots. Tops from Johnny Was come in a variety of styles and designs, they have just enough western flair. Pack a few different kinds and match them with your jean shorts to save space.

Do not forget about your western accessories. If you have space, now is the time to pull out those statement pieces to complete your western vacation outfits. You will be amazed to see how just one piece of jewelry can make your whole outfit. It can also help you stand out from a sea of other country outfits.

Closet looking a little bare when it comes to your western wear? Don’t worry; if you are in need of some country vacation outfit ideas, we have everything you need to get started. Shop our wide selection of boots, accessories, and western wear to fill up your suitcase. We also have everything you need to deck out your boyfriend and get him ready for the trip.

Rodeo Lineup 2019: Biggest Rodeos This Summer & Rodeo Outfit Ideas

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For many, summertime means rodeo time. Whether you are seeking out the biggest rodeos in the US this year or you just happen to be in the neighborhood and looking for a good time, check out these upcoming rodeos and get your rodeo tickets. Also, do not worry; we are also answering the inevitable question: “What do I wear?”

Western Moments "Cowboy High" Statue

Western Moments “Cowboy High” Statue

Biggest Rodeos in The US You Can’t Miss

If you are looking for a genuine country experience, then these rodeos are a must see. At Sheplers Western Wear, we have a few recommendations.

Prescott Frontier Days

When: July 1 – 7

Where: Prescott, Arizona

About: Also known as the World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott Frontier Days first started in 1888. The event lasts for eight days, so there is plenty of rodeo to see when it fits your schedule. You will witness numerous events with each performance including bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback, and barrel racing.

What to Wear: Because it claims to be the oldest rodeo in the world, we suggest a more traditional country getup. Think jeans or jean shorts, traditional cowgirl boots, and a cute top for her. Think jeans, a button-down, and of course a cowboy hat. Temperature can also drop a bit at night in this area, so if you tend to get cold easily, bring a jacket or wear sleeves that can be unrolled as the night goes on.


Pendleton Round-Up

When: September 7 – 14

Where: Pendleton, Oregon

About: The Pendleton Round-Up transforms the town into rodeo central. Not only will there be the rodeo itself, but the round-up includes a parade, live music, nightly shows, and a carnival.  It is a week’s worth of fun for the whole family.

What to Wear: While thinking about rodeo outfits, you need to take in to account the weather. Because Oregon is farther north, you will want to dress a little warmer, especially if you are not used to it. We suggest a long-sleeve western shirt for him and a fringe jacket for her so you are both stylish and warm.


Cody Stampede Rodeo

When: All Summer Long

Where: Cody, Wyoming

About: If you are looking for one of the biggest rodeos in the US, then this is the place to go. Known as the Rodeo Capital of the World, Cody is home to nightly rodeo events and attract tourists from around the country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Cody Stampede.

What to Wear: Since this town attracts so many visitors, why not try to stand out? Now might be a good time to break out your attention-grabbing Corral cowgirl boots to add to your cute rodeo outfit. Men can break from tradition with a stylish country graphic t-shirt and a jacket.


Before you head off to the biggest rodeos in the US, you need to have something fitting to wear. As a country clothing store, we have everything you could possibly need. So, browse to your heart’s content and then head out and enjoy.

The Best Summer Cowboy Hats

Summer is a time for barbecues, rodeos, camping, fishing, and outdoor activities in general. But while you are spending all day out in the blistering summer sun, you want to be protected. No one wants to end their day with a painful, bright red head and neck. Luckily, cowboy hats can keep the sun’s rays at bay while also helping you look good.

Stetson 10X Grant Straw Cowboy Hat

Stetson 10X Grant Straw Cowboy Hat

Our Picks for 2019 Summer Cowboy Hats

The best cowboy hat for summer should be lightweight, cool, and shield you from the sun. Straw cowboy hats have become a staple in the hot summer months for this reason, but they are certainly not your only choice. At Sheplers Western Wear, we have pulled out a few of our favorite summer cowboy hat options in various styles.

  1. Stetson straw hats are a great choice for the hot summer months. Stetson is a high-quality and popular brand for cowboy hats and their straw options are no exception. Their collection is simple and stylish with a lot of light-colored hats so they can be worn for almost any occasion.
  1. Cowboy hats by Jason Aldean are another good choice for the summer months. Aldean’s hats tend to have a bit of a more rustic look than Stetson, with styles falling mostly into the brown and black color range. His hats look great with a traditional pair of men’s cowboy boots and a sturdy pair of blue jeans.
  1. The summer sun can be killer. If you are consistently outside for long hours, then a hat designed specifically for UV protection is a great option for you. Our selection includes hats of varying styles and colors so you should be able to find something you like easily.
  1. Palm leaf cowboy hats are similar to straw hats. They are lightweight and breathable so that your head can stay cool in the heat. This style has a bit more of a fun design than your traditional brown straw hats.

    Bullhide Country Strong Palm Leaf Straw Cowboy Hat
    Bullhide Country Strong Palm Leaf Straw Cowboy Hat

  2. Just to mix things up, we are adding baseball caps to this list. While this is not your traditional summer cowboy hat, baseball caps are a great alternative when you do not want such a wide brim, but you are still looking for a bit of sun protection. They are stylish too. You can show off your favorite brands for a night out or throw one on when you are having a bad hair day.

No matter the time of year, a cowboy hat can be the perfect addition to your western style clothing. Shop our extensive selection to find your perfect hat for every occasion.

Best Country Groomsmen Attire

Move over tradition. Only about a third of weddings take place in a religious institution anymore.1 Barns are the new popular place for a wedding ceremony, and couples are adding their own personal touches to their weddings, including with their wardrobes. Long gone are the days when tuxedos and black suits were the norm. For couples that want to add a little western flare to their weddings, country groomsmen attire is completely acceptable.

Circle S Lubbock Suit Coat

Circle S Lubbock Suit Coat

Country Style Groomsmen Ideas

Country wedding groomsmen should look the part. If your wedding is filled with country décor and a western style atmosphere, then James Bond black tuxes may not be a good fit. Of course, as the bride you will steal the show in your stunning white dress, but you still want the wedding party to look good. Our online western wear store has some perfect country groomsmen attire to add to the country feel of your special day.

If you aren’t sure where to begin, start by doing some browsing. Circle S dress clothing includes a wide range of great suit coats and sport jacket options. Some are more traditional while others have a bit more of a country flare. You will be able to get a better idea about how you want your country wedding groomsmen to look.

Your man and his friends may live their lives always in blue jeans. The idea of having to wear slacks may be less than thrilling for them, but Wrangler Wrancher dress jeans and Riata Slacks are a great way to change their mind.

Cowboy boots are a must that also allow for some cute wedding photo ideas. At Sheplers Western Wear, we have an expansive selection of cowboy boots for men including formal styles to match your day. You can narrow your search by brand, style, toe shape, and skin to find exactly what you are looking for.

If you want your groomsmen to scream country, then a sleek cowboy hat will top off their attire perfectly. You will be able to find all different styles and color options. You can even choose a different style or color for your groom so that he stands out.

Finally, a cute way to add that subtle trace of country style is with a bolo tie  or country wild rag. This small detail can add that country feel to your wedding without overdoing it. The groomsmen will also be relieved to know that they do not need to wear a traditional necktie or bowtie all day.

At Sheplers Western Wear, we have everything you need for country groomsmen attire to add that subtle country touch to your special day.

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