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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How to Buy Cowboy Boots Online: Tips from the Experts

Whether you are browsing our expansive selection of men’s work boots or checking out our women’s riding boots, when you find a pair you like you want to make sure that they will fit. At Sheplers Western Wear, we understand that incorrectly guessing your size and then having to exchange boots for a different size is tedious and time consuming. To try and prevent this from happening, our online boot store has compiled a list of a few tips to help you determine your cowboy boot size.

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What’s My Boot Size? Is There A Cowboy Boot Size Chart?

There is no perfect cowboy boot size chart out there, but there are few factors to take in account when you are trying to determine your cowboy boot size. Our full boot fit guide will give you a more detailed idea, but here are a few quick tips.

1. In general, start with your normal shoe size. If you are in between sizes or one foot is bigger than the other, go with the larger size.

2. Do not forget about socks. We recommend wearing socks with your boots so take this into account when picking sizes. Thick winter socks to wear under your work boots could add a half size to your foot.

3. Take the width into account. A person with a narrow foot will take a smaller size than someone with a wide foot. Some boots will specify these differences in the sizes.

4. Consider the brand. Not surprisingly, brands can differ in size. For example, Tony Lama boots can be a bit narrow. The company may even have a cowboy boot size chart for their brand. If you already have a cowboy boot pair that fits well, this does not mean this size will be the best fit for every brand. In contrast, if you are buying the same brand as the pair that fits you well, then buying the same size is a good option.

5. Look at the reviews from people who have bought the pair of boots you are interested in. They may give you insight into whether the shoes are true to size or if they tend to run smaller or larger than normal.

Other Cowboy Boot Fit Guides

Cowboy boot sizes can be trickier to determine than other types of shoes. Keep in mind that cowboy boots may not fit perfectly when you first buy them, but our other boot fit guides may be able to help them feel snug and more comfortable.

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