Stay Warm this Winter with Sheplers

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It is almost that time of year again when the temperatures drop, the wind starts to blow, and the snow starts to fall! Regardless of where you live in the U.S., when it gets cold, it is necessary to bundle up! Get ahead of the weather, dust off all of your old coats, or take a look at some new ones. Sheplers has all kinds of leather and outerwear for men, women, and children to stay warm this winter.

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For Women – Sheplers has several jackets for you to stay warm this winter. If it is not excruciatingly cold,check out the women’s fringe jackets to add some flare to your winter outfits. If it is cruel and freezing outside, a Carhartt jacket is sure to help you stay warm this winter!

 

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For Kids – It is very important to keep children warm when it gets cold outside. We have an extensive selection of coats and jackets for boys, as well as winter coats for girls. It is crucial for children’s feet to keep warm, so getting a new pair of warm, kids cowboy boots can benefit them extensively.

 

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For Men – Aside from the duster coats at Sheplers, we also have a ton of hunting gear to help the men stay warm this winter. From our men’s camo jackets to our hats and pants, there is no doubt that your body will stay toasty when it gets chilly.

 

Do not miss out on the amazing sales this season. Make sure to stay warm this winter with Sheplers!

Cowgirl Gifts for Your Lovely Lady

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Sheplers understands that it can be tough shopping for the holiday season for the woman who has everything. One thing a woman can never have too much of is jewelry! Jewelry and other accessories make for the perfect cowgirl gifts this holiday season. Here are a few, exclusive pieces from Sheplers that can aid you in making the final decision on the perfect cowgirl gifts for your lady.

Turquoise – Anything with turquoise is the perfect touch to every cowgirl outfit. Whether she is going to the rodeo, taking the horse out for a walk, or you two are going to dinner, western turquoise jewelry is sure to make her happy.

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Jewelry Sets – If you want the one stop shop, jewelry sets make for great cowgirl gifts. You can go for the dainty, elegant look that Montana Silversmiths provides, or you can go for the perfect jewelry set by Blazin Roxx that she will wear for a night out on the town, after the rodeo, or to your favorite country concert.

Cowgirl Boots – If your woman is a true cowgirl, chances are she needs new cowgirl boots! Boots make great cowgirl gifts, even if she does not necessarily need a new pair. Sheplers suggests getting her some embellished cowgirl boots so she can sparkle this holiday season!

If you are still unsure of what to get your cowgirl for the holidays, Sheplers has plenty of options to decide from in the catalog. Do not delay your shopping any longer; check it out today. Happy holidays!

Western Gifts for the Holidays

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Sheplers is excited about the holiday season, are you? It is the time of year again to give thanks, show some love, spend family time, and celebrate another year under your belt. If you are procrastinating on holiday shopping because you are unsure of what to get for everyone, you are in luck! Get started right now! Sheplers has a few western gifts for you to consider when picking out gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

  1. For the cowboy in the family, a men’s western-style leather wallet will do the trick. A trusty, durable wallet like the ones in our Sheplers catalog is the perfect for your favorite cowboy to organize his money. There are several superstitions regarding purchasing a wallet for someone as a gift. Make sure to put some money in the wallet before gifting it for good luck!
  2. Being one of our favorite western gifts for the couple next door, the delighted home wine gift basket is a perfect holiday greeting. There is just something so warming about spreading the love to your neighbor with gifts for the holidays.
  3. For the entire family, the most versatile and durable of our western gifts is the Yeti! With plenty of gifts for the holidays to choose from, you can get the entire family a set of Yeti tumblers or even the entire Yeti cooler to fit all of the drinks and food for your next family gathering!

If you take our advice, you will never run out of ideas this holiday season. There are tons of western gifts to choose from in our Sheplers catalog. Good luck, and happy holidays!

Cowboy Hat Anatomy

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Cowboy hats are an icon to a true American man, and are known as the defining piece of attire for the North American cowboy. There are plenty of different shapes and sizes of cowboy hats, made from different materials, but there is one thing that is the same about cowboy hats: the cowboy hat anatomy. Cowboy hats resemble each other, but they are all different in their own special ways. Sheplers has compiled an informative list regarding the most important parts of cowboy hats.

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The Crown – Starting at the top with cowboy hat anatomy, literally! The crown of the hat is the top. A crown can be rounded or pinched. A crown that is pinched with a dip in the center is the typical hat for ranching and rodeo. This style is called a cattleman cowboy hat.

The Pinch – The shape of the crease in the crown is called the pinch. There are different names for different shaped pinches, such as the Monterey, shown to be a square pinch.

The Brim – This part of the cowboy hat anatomy is the part that offers sun coverage. The brim is the overhanging material coming from the bottom of the hat’s crown, and runs around the entire hat. Some hats have shapeable brims that can be bent downwards in the front and rolled up on the sides.

The Band – The hat band is the decorative piece that sits on top of the brim at the base of the crown. Band can also be called ribbons. For most cowboy hats, the bands are made in leather, ribbon, feathers, beads, or some of these elements combined.

Famous Cowboys from the West – Part Two

The untamed territories noted for their lawlessness were home to plenty of cowboys and bandits. As an addition to last week’s list of some of the famous cowboys from the west, Sheplers is here to further educate you about more outlaws of the past and how their attire created the standard for western wear apparel.

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Doc Holliday – Doc’s legend lives on as people continue to debate about all the crimes that Doc Holliday committed. Before becoming a renowned gambler and gunslinger, he had earned a DDS degree in dentistry. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 15, so of course, becoming a deadly gunman was his next best profession. No other one of the cowboys from the west has a mustache like Doc Holliday’s.

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Cherokee Bill – Not Buffalo Bill – do not get these two famous cowboys mistaken. Cherokee Bill was a 19th century outlaw who was known for having a quick trigger finger. After shooting a man for beating up his brother, this cowboy gained his reputation at 18 years of age. He terrorized Oklahoma his entire living life. In his last known photo, Cherokee Bill is wearing a crushable cowboy hat and a scarf tied in a knot around his neck.

 

Sam Bass Being one of the famous cowboys from the west whose life inspired Wild West ballads, Sam Bass was an American train robber who started his career after running away from home. Good ol’ Sam was part of the largest robbery of the Union Pacific, thieving $60,000 from the gold train and splitting it with one of his cowboy buddies. He passed away a few days after a gun wound from a Texas ranger at 27 years old. A famous photo of Sam shows him to be in a duster drover coat with his hair slicked to the side.

Famous Cowboys from the West – Part One

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There were many legendary gunslingers, outlaws, and lawmen of the Wild West that play a great part in history of the American Old West growing into what the United States of America is today. Sheplers has compiled a list of some of the most famous cowboys from the west to educate you about the outlaws of the frontier era.

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Billy the Kid – This famous cowboy is a legendary outlaw of the American Old West whose life has become sensationalized in movies, songs, and books around the country. This cowboy has one famous photo in a cowboy hat, a scarf, and a comfortable vest. Billy the Kid was one of the cowboys from the west who lived a short life of only 21 years before being shot by a sheriff.

Jesse James – Becoming even more legendary after death, this famous member of the James-Younger Gang robbed banks, stage coaches, and trains for a living. Unfortunately, Sheplers is sad to say that he was shot in the back of the head by one of his friends hoping make some fast cash.

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Butch Cassidy – Another one of the famous cowboys on Sheplers’ list was the leader of the Wild Bunch Gang, who robbed banks and trains just like Jesse James. He changed his name to Cassidy as a tribute to a fellow cowboy buddy who taught him how to shoot and hold a gun.

 

Bonnie and Clyde – No list of cowboys from the west is complete without Bonnie and Clyde. These outlaws lived fast and died young and take the cake for being the most famous cowboys. They went on a robbing a killing spree across Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, eventually to be killed in Louisiana by police rangers.

The History of the Rodeo

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Have you ever wondered where the rodeo came from? Here at Sheplers, we have a lot of friends who are part of the rodeo scene; thus, the history of the rodeo is nothing new to us.

Rodeoing is a competitive sport that involves horses and other livestock, designed to test the skills and speed of cowboys and cowgirls. However, the history of the rodeo is different than what it is today. The rodeo was vital to cattle-ranching in areas where the Spanish culture had a great influence. The term “rodeo” actually comes from the Spanish word “rodear”, which translates to “round up” or “to surround”, which would refer to the act of gathering cattle.

During the 1800s, land in America opened up, and raising cattle was perfect for landowners. Entrepreneurs began to organize events, similar to the rodeos we know today, which allowed for cattlemen to put their skills to work. Over time, these cattlemen and cowboys made their money through competitions that were held in front of a paying audience. The joining and gathering of all of these people turned into what we know as the rodeo today; where spectators pay to see a competition of cowboys and cattle.

The history of the rodeo turned into a competition because as human beings, it is natural to compete, especially if you have mastered a specific skill. The working cowboy is also a reason that rodeos exist. Cowboys needed work, and the expansion of land in the United States was diminishing that. From everything that we know today, the history of the rodeo grew from Spanish roots, and the Prescott Rodeo in Arizona during the 1800s.

Today, both males and females are able to compete in the rodeo. It is tradition in competition for men to wear western shirts, and of course, cowboy boots. As a female spectator, it is normal to wear a cowgirl hat in the stands, as well as comfortable cowgirl boots to kick the dust up and watch your favorite cowboy compete!

The History of the Rodeo

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history-of-the-rodeo

Have you ever wondered where the rodeo came from? Here at Sheplers, we have a lot of friends who are part of the rodeo scene; thus, the history of the rodeo is nothing new to us.

Rodeoing is a competitive sport that involves horses and other livestock, designed to test the skills and speed of cowboys and cowgirls. However, the history of the rodeo is different than what it is today. The rodeo was vital to cattle-ranching in areas where the Spanish culture had a great influence. The term “rodeo” actually comes from the Spanish word “rodear”, which translates to “round up” or “to surround”, which would refer to the act of gathering cattle.

During the 1800s, land in America opened up, and raising cattle was perfect for landowners. Entrepreneurs began to organize events, similar to the rodeos we know today, which allowed for cattlemen to put their skills to work. Over time, these cattlemen and cowboys made their money through competitions that were held in front of a paying audience. The joining and gathering of all of these people turned into what we know as the rodeo today; where spectators pay to see a competition of cowboys and cattle.

The history of the rodeo turned into a competition because as human beings, it is natural to compete, especially if you have mastered a specific skill. The working cowboy is also a reason that rodeos exist. Cowboys needed work, and the expansion of land in the United States was diminishing that. From everything that we know today, the history of the rodeo grew from Spanish roots, and the Prescott Rodeo in Arizona during the 1800s.

Today, both males and females are able to compete in the rodeo. It is tradition in competition for men to wear western shirts, and of course, cowboy boots. As a female spectator, it is normal to wear a cowgirl hat in the stands, as well as comfortable cowgirl boots to kick the dust up and watch your favorite cowboy compete!

4 Must-Have Fall Booties

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Have you been searching for the perfect fall booties to mix and match with all of your outfits this season? Search no more. Sheplers Western Wear has the perfect picks for you. Keep your toes warm while staying stylish with our top five must-have fall booties.

Frye Reina Booties – You can dress up or dress down these fall booties; but either way to wear them, you are sure to create a classic look with these on your feet. The Frye Reina Booties are stylish, and made out of genuine, full-grain leather to keep your toes warm before it gets too cold outside.

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Lucchese Round Toe Catalina Western BootiesThese cognac colored, fall booties are made specially for the stylish cowgirl. They are made by hand with the finest craftsmanship out of soft cowhide leather. The Lucchese Catalina Western Booties make for the perfect cowgirl boot by day, transitioning into a fabulous boot by night to wear out with a nice pair of dark jeans.

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Ariat Round Toe Darlin Booties – If you have been searching for a nice pair of red boots, the Ariat Darlin Booties come in three different colors, with red being one of them. These fall booties are etched with western-inspired, stitching just like traditional Sheplers cowgirl boots. They also made with comfort technology to keep you from feeling any discomfort in your feet when you are wearing them.

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Ariat Unbridled Shayla Booties – If you want fringe, Ariat has it. The Unbridled Shayla Booties are crafted in black leather, with fringe on the outside and a zipper on the inside. The inside zipper has teal beads attached, for a touch of color. Sheplers agrees that these fall booties are perfect for the fashion-forward woman.

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4 Must-Have Fall Booties

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Have you been searching for the perfect fall booties to mix and match with all of your outfits this season? Search no more. Sheplers Western Wear has the perfect picks for you. Keep your toes warm while staying stylish with our top five must-have fall booties.

Frye Reina Booties – You can dress up or dress down these fall booties; but either way to wear them, you are sure to create a classic look with these on your feet. The Frye Reina Booties are stylish, and made out of genuine, full-grain leather to keep your toes warm before it gets too cold outside.

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Lucchese Round Toe Catalina Western BootiesThese cognac colored, fall booties are made specially for the stylish cowgirl. They are made by hand with the finest craftsmanship out of soft cowhide leather. The Lucchese Catalina Western Booties make for the perfect cowgirl boot by day, transitioning into a fabulous boot by night to wear out with a nice pair of dark jeans.

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Ariat Round Toe Darlin Booties – If you have been searching for a nice pair of red boots, the Ariat Darlin Booties come in three different colors, with red being one of them. These fall booties are etched with western-inspired, stitching just like traditional Sheplers cowgirl boots. They also made with comfort technology to keep you from feeling any discomfort in your feet when you are wearing them.

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Ariat Unbridled Shayla Booties – If you want fringe, Ariat has it. The Unbridled Shayla Booties are crafted in black leather, with fringe on the outside and a zipper on the inside. The inside zipper has teal beads attached, for a touch of color. Sheplers agrees that these fall booties are perfect for the fashion-forward woman.

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