5 Pairs of Cowgirl Jeans You Won’t Want to Take Off, Even After Fall is Over

  • Ariat – From trendy, low-rise jeans with retro details and a great fit, Ariat has great cowgirl jeans that are perfect for riding. This specific brand offers a variety of different cuts, pocket, and stitching details. Sheplers currently has over 30 different types of jeans available in Ariat, including the beautiful Turquoise Impression Bootcut jeans, with unique stitching designs on the back pockets.
  • Miss Me – These cowgirl jeans are cut to be comfortable and figure flattering. Miss Me jeans are known for their unique embellishments on the pockets, front and back. From bootcut to skinny, these jeans are great for riding, or a night out. The Relaxed Embellished Bootcut jeans at Sheplers have exceptional stitching and rhinestone placement, showing that as a cowgirl, you work hard and play harder.
  • Silver Jeans – Made out of good quality denim, Silver cowgirl jeans are all about the perfect fit. These jeans are designed with different body types in mind, because denim is not “one size fits all”. These riding jeans are vintage inspired, with a modern edge. Sheplers agrees that the Suki Bootcut are the perfect indication of such.
  • Wrangler –Wrangler has been a source for comfortable jeans and real western gear since the 1940s. As an American classic, these cowgirl jeans have been shown to withstand the test of time. With a handful of different styles, such as riding or relaxation, Wrangler will never disappoint. Q-Baby Ultimate Riding Tuff Buck jeans are a popular favorite for cowgirls all over.
  • Stetson Jeans – Stetson offers thousands of different kinds of cowgirl jeans for each and every occasion. At Sheplers, there are over 30 types of jeans to choose from that will fit your style, with different size fits. A popular fit for cowgirls is the 818 Fit, which is a contemporary fit jean. These jeans come in different washes and are stitched to deliver a slim silhouette.

Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Work

Shoes may not seem as critical to a hazardous work place as protective eyewear is, but it truly is important to invest in safety footwear if there is any possibility of getting hurt on a job site. Safety shoes, such as steel toe boots, have many other functions other than just protecting your toes from injury. There are many reasons as to why you should probably be wearing steel toe boots at your workplace, and Sheplers is here to share the information.

Wearing steel toe boots may be mandatory at your job. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Department for Labor may require that your workplace requires its employees to wear steel toe boots or other safety shoes.

Steel toe boots help prevent injuries other than just falling objects. They can help prevent injury when there is a slip and fall. Sturdy safety shoes, like Ariat work boots, can certainly prevent crushing injuries.

Safety boots with steel toes can also help alleviate the discomfort that comes with standing for long periods of time. Many of the work boots in the Sheplers catalog come with comfort technology, so you can still keep your feet safe without having to sacrifice comfort.

Steel toe safety boots can also protect from electrical hazards. Chances are if you work in a facility that requires steel toe boots, electricity poses risks. Non-conductive footwear made out of leather, rubber, or other materials that do not conduct electricity can prevent static electricity build-up, which better prevents from static electricity shock.

Steel toe boots do not only serve extreme functionality, but certain styles are also very fashionable. Some brands, like Justin Original Work Boots, have many different colors and styles for men and women. Aside from being steel toe, comfortable, and stylish, most Justin boots are waterproof.

Check out the wide selection of steel toe boots and other work wear essentials in the Sheplers catalog today!

Your First Rodeo: What to Wear When It Comes to Western Wear

Is it your first rodeo? Break out your boots and saddle up. Putting together a comfortable outfit is no sweat with the help of Sheplers. We have compiled a western wear guide for you to follow when getting ready for your first rodeo.

Jeans
Rodeos are timely and often outdoors. The temperature can get hot during the warmer months of the year, so opt for jean shorts instead of jean pants. A pair of boot-cut jeans are a popular choice amongst women who attend rodeos.

Tops
Long sleeve tops are essential, you cannot go wrong with an all-time classic. Roll up the sleeves for a more casual look or keep them long for a traditional rodeo look. If it is still too hot to wear a long sleeve, opt for a light-weight, cotton V-neck or a short sleeved button down.

Cowboy Boots
Cowboy boots are an essential part of western wear at your first rodeo. There is no better place to wear the perfect pair of cowboy boots than at a rodeo. Cowboy boots are a great staple to your outfit, as well as practical for treading through the dusty dirt in the arena. You will feel right at home in a pair of cowboy boots from Sheplers.

Turquoise
For the cowboys, that turquoise bolo tie is calling your name. For all of the cowgirls, turquoise accessories like necklaces and rings make for the perfect pop of color in your western wear. If you are adding key pieces to your outfit, make sure to keep the rest of it pretty simple.

Belt Buckle
There will be belt buckles of all shapes and sizes at your first rodeo. A big, silver belt buckle is another great piece for your western wear. Make sure your belt is made from real leather to get the most authentic look.

Country Western Wedding Ideas

Standing in front of your fiancé, or should we say soon-to-be spouse, and promising your love to each other is truly an incredible moment. In order to make your wedding day everything you have ever dreamed of, Sheplers has compiled a list of country western wedding ideas for you to consider when planning your wedding.

Use Hay Bales for Seating
In order to achieve the best country western wedding look, adding hay bales makes for the perfect seating arrangements. You can make them look rustic, yet elegant enough for your special day by adding a nice piece of fabric or burlap to sit on.

Wear Cowboy Boots
Who says a bride must wear heels to her wedding? Opt for beautiful pair of western wedding boots to pair perfectly with your dress! If you still wish to wear heels, have your bridesmaids wear cowboy boots with their dresses. If you wedding did not look like a western wedding before, it sure will now!

Use Horseshoes for Decoration
Adding a few horseshoes to your western wedding décor does not only show your true western sprit, but also adds a little bit of luck! All the way from wedding invitations to table décor, horseshoes will make a great staple to your wedding. Even the ring bearer can carry your rings down the aisle with a ring bearer horseshoe.

Incorporate Burlap
Our favorite part of a western wedding is the burlap. You can add burlap to almost anything to incorporate the country charm. Wrap it around mason jars, use it as a table runner, put it on your flower girl’s dress, give away burlap koozies, and anything in-between!

Ditch the Roses for a Wildflower Bouquet
Roses are a traditional staple to most weddings. If you want to add your country western kick, Sheplers suggests creating your own wildflower bouquet. Add some fresh baby’s breath to your centerpieces for additional decoration.

Wedding Cake Topper and Cake Cutters
The wedding cake topper and the cake cutters are another easy way to add some western wedding flair. Use a country-themed wedding cake topper and tie some tweed into a bow around the cutters.

String Lights Never Get Old
Illuminate your wedding with string lights. These lights easily add elegance allowing your wedding to keep the country feel.

Country Western Wedding Ideas

Standing in front of your fiancé, or should we say soon-to-be spouse, and promising your love to each other is truly an incredible moment. In order to make your wedding day everything you have ever dreamed of, Sheplers has compiled a list of country western wedding ideas for you to consider when planning your wedding.

Use Hay Bales for Seating
In order to achieve the best country western wedding look, adding hay bales makes for the perfect seating arrangements. You can make them look rustic, yet elegant enough for your special day by adding a nice piece of fabric or burlap to sit on.

Wear Cowboy Boots
Who says a bride must wear heels to her wedding? Opt for beautiful pair of western wedding boots to pair perfectly with your dress! If you still wish to wear heels, have your bridesmaids wear cowboy boots with their dresses. If you wedding did not look like a western wedding before, it sure will now!

Use Horseshoes for Decoration
Adding a few horseshoes to your western wedding décor does not only show your true western sprit, but also adds a little bit of luck! All the way from wedding invitations to table décor, horseshoes will make a great staple to your wedding. Even the ring bearer can carry your rings down the aisle with a ring bearer horseshoe.

Incorporate Burlap
Our favorite part of a western wedding is the burlap. You can add burlap to almost anything to incorporate the country charm. Wrap it around mason jars, use it as a table runner, put it on your flower girl’s dress, give away burlap koozies, and anything in-between!

Ditch the Roses for a Wildflower Bouquet
Roses are a traditional staple to most weddings. If you want to add your country western kick, Sheplers suggests creating your own wildflower bouquet. Add some fresh baby’s breath to your centerpieces for additional decoration.

Wedding Cake Topper and Cake Cutters
The wedding cake topper and the cake cutters are another easy way to add some western wedding flair. Use a country-themed wedding cake topper and tie some tweed into a bow around the cutters.

String Lights Never Get Old
Illuminate your wedding with string lights. These lights easily add elegance allowing your wedding to keep the country feel.

Wearing and Handling Felt Cowboy Hats

If you have just purchased one of the many felt cowboy hats from Sheplers, you should be aware of how to wear it, and furthermore, how to take care of it. There are a few do’s and don’ts regarding wearing and handling felt cowboy hats, so Sheplers has compiled a short guide for you to consider. Following this list will help you keep your cowboy hat in tip-top shape.

  • Cowboy Hats Have a “Restful Stance”

You never want to set your cowboy hat on a flat surface with the brim-side down. Over time, your hat will start to lose its shape. Sheplers suggests resting your hat with the crown on the bottom. Your hat’s “restful stance” will be it sitting upside down. If you do not have a table to rest is on, hang the hat on a hat stand; thus, supporting the crown and avoiding any stress on the brim.

  • The Bow Goes to the Back

The tiny bow inside of felt cowboy hats indicate the back of your hat, just like a tag would to a shirt or pair of pants. Make sure to wear your cowboy hat correctly on your head.

  • Handle Your Hat by the Crown

In order to avoid causing any flexing or bending of the brim, lightly grasp the crown when removing your hat from your head. If you flex or bend one of your felt cowboy hats, it will lose its natural ability to maintain its shape.

  • Brush Your Hat Regularly

Felt cowboy hats should be brushed regularly with a brim brush. This will keep your hat free of dust and dirt. Make sure when brushing, you are working in a counter clockwise direction. On the underside of the brim, it is ideal to brush in a clockwise motion.

  • Have Etiquette

One of the most important rules of wearing cowboy hats is to have etiquette. When entering a building, make sure to remove your hat. Your hat must also be removed when sitting down at a table to eat. Most importantly, Sheplers warns you to never mess with another cowboy’s hat. Cowboy hats are personal and not something to be passed around.

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Cowboy Boot Anatomy

There are plenty of technical terms considering the different parts of a cowboy boot. If you are a first-time buyer, it is very easy to become overwhelmed when shopping for cowboy boots.  Sheplers has compiled a list of the most important parts to know about, allowing you to become more familiar with cowboy boots and cowboy boot anatomy.

  1. Pull Straps – On the upper portion of western boots, there will be pull straps. These straps allow for you to pull your shoe on
  2. Boot Stitching – Stitching is an important part of cowboy boot anatomy because it is not only for decoration, but also to support and assist with holding the boot up so it does not sag or fall over.
  3. Vamp – The toughest part of the boot that endures a lot of bending, located right on the front, being the part that covers the feet.
  4. Boot Shaft – The upper part of the boot that protects the ankle and lower leg. Shaft sizes vary when it comes to cowboy boot anatomy; however, a classic western boot usually has a 10 to 14-inch shaft.
  5. Heel – There are different style heels available when shopping for cowboy boots, but the slanted “western heel” and lower “walking heel” are found on most traditional cowboy boots. Taller heels are meant to hold your feet in stirrups when riding. Some heel styles are only meant for fashion purposes, and serve no true functionality when it comes to working or riding.
  6. Dip – The V-shape at the top of the boot shaft, located in the front and the back. This part of cowboy boot anatomy is important because its purpose is to prevent the boot from pinching your legs when walking. Cowboy boots without the dip have wider openings and are called “stovepipe” cowboy boots.

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Are Square Toe Cowboy Boots Your Perfect Fit?

Although most modern fashion steers towards the style of a thin-toed cowboy boot, there are a few different styles of cowboy boots that may fit you differently, and may feel better on your feet. Many cowboys and cowgirls focus on the material of their boot, and oftentimes forget how important the shape of the shoe it. If you are looking for a new style of cowboy boots to switch things up in your wardrobe, you may want to try on a pair of square toe cowboy boots.

Considering the contemporary way, toe styles on cowboy boots are less about functionality and more about style. Some may prefer pointed or snip toed boots; however, if you have never considered square toe cowboy boots, Sheplers suggests slipping into a pair. Amongst the many different styles, you never know what fits your foot and your personality the best if you do not try them on!

Square toe cowboy boots give a more casual look than the other toe styles of boots. Perfect for a day out on the farm or to go have a couple of beers at the bar down the street. If worn with darker colors, this style of cowboy boot can give off a more formal look to dress up your outfit.

Square toe cowboy boots came to existence during the Civil War from shoemakers producing shoes for the cavalry. Because the narrow, point toe was more difficult to form by hand, shoemakers began making square toe cowboy boots. These boots continued to fit into stirrups, and further down the road it was noticed that they provided better support and stability than the narrow toed boots.

At Sheplers, you can shop for cowboy boots by toe. We have over 750 styles of square toe cowboy boots in our catalog, as well as four other toe shapes from you to choose from. Check them out today!

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Toe Shape Guide for Buying Cowboy Boots

When buying cowboy boots, it is not only important to pay attention to the material of the shoe, but also the toe shape. Cowboy boot manufacturers have their own specific names for the shapes of the toes on the boots that they produce; however, there is a general toe shape guide that everyone can follow. Sheplers provides you with the information you need regarding the common toe shape guide that can help you the next time you are buying cowboy boots.

Pointed Toe Cowboy Boots
Pointed toe cowboy boots have become increasingly popular in modern day fashion, but have been around since about the 1950s. Although manufacturers take the room requirements into consideration when producing this style of boot, the sharp, narrow tip is not the best style for cowboys and cowgirls with broad feet.

Snip Toe Cowboy Boots
Snip toe cowboy boots are a slightly blunted version of the pointed toe. It is a style right in the middle of the square toe and pointed toe boots. The snip toe has a more formal look than the square toe, but still casual enough to wear with jeans and a t-shirt. This style of boot is most popular amongst females for the versatility, for we call them snip toe cowgirl boots.

Round Toe Cowboy Boots
Round toe cowboy boots are very comfortable boots. Most suitable for a casual boot, round toe cowboy boots allow the toes some extra room to spread out when walking or roping in a rodeo.

Square Toe Cowboy Boots
Square toe cowboy boots are a fashion statement with great functionality. Riding boots and walking boots are found in mostly square toe styles, allowing for perfect placement in stirrups and support when dismounting.

You can find these toe shape styles and more in our Sheplers catalog. We hope this toe shape guide helps when you are buying cowboy boots!

Toe Shape Guide for Buying Cowboy Boots

When buying cowboy boots, it is not only important to pay attention to the material of the shoe, but also the toe shape. Cowboy boot manufacturers have their own specific names for the shapes of the toes on the boots that they produce; however, there is a general toe shape guide that everyone can follow. Sheplers provides you with the information you need regarding the common toe shape guide that can help you the next time you are buying cowboy boots.

Pointed Toe Cowboy Boots
Pointed toe cowboy boots have become increasingly popular in modern day fashion, but have been around since about the 1950s. Although manufacturers take the room requirements into consideration when producing this style of boot, the sharp, narrow tip is not the best style for cowboys and cowgirls with broad feet.

Snip Toe Cowboy Boots
Snip toe cowboy boots are a slightly blunted version of the pointed toe. It is a style right in the middle of the square toe and pointed toe boots. The snip toe has a more formal look than the square toe, but still casual enough to wear with jeans and a t-shirt. This style of boot is most popular amongst females for the versatility, for we call them snip toe cowgirl boots.

Round Toe Cowboy Boots
Round toe cowboy boots are very comfortable boots. Most suitable for a casual boot, round toe cowboy boots allow the toes some extra room to spread out when walking or roping in a rodeo.

Square Toe Cowboy Boots
Square toe cowboy boots are a fashion statement with great functionality. Riding boots and walking boots are found in mostly square toe styles, allowing for perfect placement in stirrups and support when dismounting.

You can find these toe shape styles and more in our Sheplers catalog. We hope this toe shape guide helps when you are buying cowboy boots!