Choosing your family photo outfits.

Spring is here! It’s that time of the year when we’re all over the colder weather and the spring forward time change, while it makes us sleepy for about a week, gifts us with plenty of daylight to enjoy some outside time after work and school. This is also the time when flowers start blooming and grass gets greener. If you’re lucky enough to live in Texas then you know this means blue bonnets galore.

With multicolor blooms all over to serve as a background, spring time is a perfect opportunity to take family photos and today’s blog post will help you with two ways on how to pick out your whole family ensemble.

Matchy Matchy

Identical mother daughter and father son outfits may be a little 90s, but they’re also adorable, so we suggest you just go for it. Cinch and Roper are two brands that offer matching shirts for adults and kids.

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Color scheme

Another way to outfit your family for photos is to choose a color scheme and work around it. Not everyone has to wear the same color. The point is for everyone to match as a whole.

For example, in the photos below the boy’s solid shirt brings out the red in the men’s shirt. The men’s shirt colors match the woman’s skirt, and the little girl’s dress soften’s everyone’s look by adding a solid piece in a lighter color.

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For another example below, the man shirt and little girl’s dress match the little boy’s main color, and the woman’s dress brings out the small colored details of the man’s shirt.

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Regardless of what you pick for your family, the most important factor is to stay true to who you are as a family. Don’t dress up super formal if you’re more laid back people. Don’t force smiles or poses that don’t reflect you. These photos should reflect who you are. After all their main objective is to create memories, and those memories should be true.

Bridal Boots

Wearing cowboy boots with your wedding dress is a trend that has stuck for a while now. It’s no longer a novelty like it used to be, but it is still a gorgeous and smart choice for many women. Below we suggest some options for the big day.

Your Something blue

Wearing boots that are all blue or just have small blue details are a really fun way to incorporate your something blue into your bridal ensemble. The color can be as strong or soft as you’d like to match the style of your dress or wedding.

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Delicate and Romantic

If you’re looking for a more delicate or romantic look, you can always opt for elegantly embellished boots, or boots in softer materials or colors, like white, cream, light pink . The Corral boots below are very soft and would be a good compliment to a wedding dress.

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Fun & Girly

Some girls just want to WOW all their guests with really pops of fun here and there. If you’re looking for your boots to scream “OMG I’m getting married today and I’m so excited!!!!” then we suggest you go with some really fun options, like glitter! You can choose multicolor glitter or all white and silver for a more bridal look.

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Patriotic

Perfect for a girl getting married on 4th of July weekend, or maybe the girl marrying a groom who is in a military branch, there are a couple of patriotic themed boots that would go great with a wedding dress.

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Christian

There are brides who love to express their love for God at every opportunity, and for these brides Tin Haul has the perfect boots. They can choose from 3 different designs that scream their faith at every step. Bonus points to I Believe and Between Two Thieves, who give you the chance to match your groom on your wedding day. Nothing says I love you forever like matching boots.

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Rocker

Maybe you are a bit more edgy and would like your boots to be a bit more Rock and Roll. Corral has a few designs that are edgy, plus a couple of them also sport hearts in the design. How perfect is that? Oh yeah, and a couple of these also have matching ones for the groom!

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Match any color scheme

For the bride who would like to find a pair of boot that matches your wedding color scheme, then you can opt for some Dusty Rocker Boots. As we’ve explained before, Dusty Rocker boots allow you to change the inlays for whatever colors you may want. This would be perfect for a wedding. You could wear a different inlay on each boot or maybe different colors between the front and back. The possibilities are endless!

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Tin Haul’s Top 4 His and Hers Boots

Tin Haul has mastered His and Hers boots, in our humble opinion, of course. Ever since the inception of the original sharky boot, Tin Haul has done an excellent job in listening to their consumer and delivering exactly what they ask for. Below we’re reviewing the top 4 His and Hers  boots that Tin Haul has offered us.

Shark Boots

Of course this is our top 1. The men’s version of this boot was so successful that a women’s version was soon under planning. This style features a slightly darker leather, and a more feminine, but equally edgy shark. Beyond that, the only other difference is the soles. While the men’s version displays an attractive woman in a dirndl offering up a beer, the women’s version ready “Man Eater” in a pink background.

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Patriotic

Perfect to show your American Pride, Tin Haul created Freedom and American Woman. The design is almost identical with a United States of America Flag motif on the top, which the women’s version has a tint of pink on it. The boot’s soles are different with the men’s showing tags that read “Fredom isn’t Free” and the women’s “Shoot like a Woman” but despite this difference, both boots scream “I Love America.”

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Christian Themed

One of the all time favorite boots is Between Two Thieves. This are the only boots, as of now, that are identical for both men and women, and we can see why. This boot’s design is simply perfect, so there was no reason to make any changes at all. The tan and white top design features some crosses and the soles read “John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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Last year Tin Haul launched the men’s boot “Ichthys Aroundus” and it became instantly popular. Tin Haul listened to its consumers as many asked for a women’s version of it and has now released “I Believe” coming out in June of this year. While both styles read “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” on the sole and have a very similar design, the women’s version color is a tad deeper.

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I Love Vegas

Tin Haul has relaunched a new version of their famous Vegas Boots and now in matching men and women’s styles. Both styles feature the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on the soles, and a set of card on the toe. The women’s version has a metallic sheen to it with some swirly design on the shaft, and the men’s design is a bit more subtle, but they’re still a great match. They’re loud, they’re fun, and they will hopefully bring you some luck 😉

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Dusty Rocker Boots, taking versatility to a whole new level.

Have you ever spent a long time trying to come up with your outfit and thinking you really want to wear this one shirt, but it only goes with those other boots, when you really wish you could this pair because it is so incredibly comfy, but you want your outfit to match? You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? Well, we may have your solution.

We have recently introduced to our selection Dusty Rocker Boots, a collection of all leather cowboy boots with interchangeable inlays. Dusty Rocker boots usually come in either black or brown, but have cutout designs throughout that give you a peek at the easily interchangeable inlay that allows you to change for whatever color you may be feeling that day.

It’s super easy. Each boot has a small zippered pocket on both, front and back shaft. To change out the inlays you simply open a zipper and slide in whichever inlay you want at that time. Heck, they don’t even have to be the same color!  You can mix and match and be as creative as you’d like. We’ve seen some awesome combinations to show school spirit or support for professional sports teams; just a good tip.

From the same company that produces Dusty Rocker we have also introduced Broken T Boots. While this brand doesn’t offer the option to change out the colors in your boots, it does offer men,  women, and kid’s styles in high quality leathers and fun designs. For men, this brand includes some exotics at great prices. For women, aside from the traditional cowboy boot, Broken T also offers a line of more fashionable boots ranging from riding boots to booties. Regardless of what style you pick, all Broken T Boots are incredibly soft. It’s like they’re already broken in. Get it?

Just like Urban Western Wear, Dusty Rocker and Broken T Boots are a small, family owned company based out of Texas. Their hearts and souls go into the brand to ensure you receive a high quality and affordable product that you will be satisfied with.

4 Romantic Western Movies to Watch This Weekend.

Happy Valentine’s Week!

In honor of the love celebration taking place on Sunday, we’re giving you 4 romantic western/cowboy movies we love. I’m sure you have already purchased your significant other their gift, and if you have not then hop over to our website and get them a gift that will keep on giving for a few months.

We’ll give you a tiny synopsis just to peak your interest, but no worries, we promise no spoilers!

Giant

I mean, just a classic. The movie covers the story of two generations in a ranch in Texas, therefore it spans through decades and lasts over 3 hours. There’s love, there’s conflict, there’s death. You really can’t ask for much more.

The Man from the Snowy River

Maybe it’s the awesome theme song of the movie, maybe it’s that scene where Jessica runs to the fence in excitement in her full skirt and boots when she hears the horses coming, maybe it’s the fact that my dad and brother watched this movie over and over and over again while I was growing up in the 90s, but this movie is just good. Predictable? yes, but really what movie isn’t.

Anyways, in this Australian film Jim is forced to find a job to help him get his father’s ranch back on its feet, and during him and the girl he wishes to marry become involved in a 20 year old family feud. Kinda like Romeo and Juliet but with cowboy hats and hot Australian accents.

The Horse Whisperer

This sort of seems like your typical city girl meets country boy movie, but there is definitely more than that. Though there is a sort of love story in this plot, I would say that the bigger love story is that between the family and their horse. After a traumatic accident a family is encouraged to put down a horse that will likely never recover, but they refuse to do so without trying every last resort. Be prepared to feel the strong urge to run out to your barn and give your horse the biggest hug.

The Last Ride

This is a Nicolas Sparks movie and I feel like saying that is spoiler enough because most of his movies are the same, so I’ll leave it at that.

Now you have some good titles to cuddle up to on the couch after dinner this Sunday.

Pig Man, Boots and Valentine’s Day

If your significant other likes hunting, chances are you’ve heard of Pig Man. If you don’t hunt, chances also are that you pretend to know what he or she is talking about and nod a lot while he or she tells you all about it. There’s no better gift than to be able to share in something your significant other likes, except maybe some kickass boots but we’ll get to those later. With Valentine’s around the corner, our gift to you today is a quick guide to Pig Man and his greatness, so you can stop nodding along and feigning interest.

Pig Man? What?

His real name is Brian Quaca, but Pig Man is catchy and really cool. He’s been Pig Man photo shoot - March 2014 Brian Quaca. For TV.hunting his whole life, but since a young age showed a passion, talent and concern for the issue that were non-indigenous pigs in central Texas, where he grew up. Despite being an avid hunter of many species, pigs became his forte and as neighbors began enlisting his help with their pig problems, he earned the nickname of Pig Man.

Is that it? 

No, not even close. It was his concern for this problem plaguing his hometown that led him to become a rifle smith. He was pretty good at it. Are you noticing a pattern yet?

His excellent skills as a riffle smith led people to ask him to lead their hunts, where they witnessed first hand yet another thing he was great at. Eventually, leading hunts became his primary job and his popularity earned him guest spots in a few tv shows before he was offered his very own show.
The popularity of his own tv show stretched throughout industries, from hunting gear to ready to
wear. He famously wore Tin Haul’s best selling boot “Gnarly Shark,” which sent the boot’s demandthrough the roof!  So much, that Tin Haul made and named the “Not Boaring” boot after him. Seriously, how cool is that?! (These boots are still available and are the perfect gift to any Pig Man aficionado, by the 41257_10395disp14238_30535dispway.)

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of 2014 Pig Man was critically injured in a car accident that left him with multiple skull fractures, severe facial lacerations, cracked ribs, a broken wrist, bleeding on the brain and major damage to his right eye. Despite what some would consider career ending injuries, Pig Man managed to make a come back, like a real one not like the Backstreet Boys’ kind, and is back on top. In June 2015 a two episode special “Pigman Rising” aired on the Sportsman Channel narrating his road back to recovery.

What does this have to do with Valentine’s day?

Oh yeah, that’s where we were going with this. A lot.

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First, if that special one is a Pig Man fan we have the
perfect gift for them. You can choose from the Gnarly Shark, the Not Boaring, or any other Tin Haul Boots really, since Brian does wear the brand regularly. What about for women? The Gnarly Pink Shark!

 

 

Most importantly, all new Pig Man episodes premiere on February 14th on Sportsman Channel, so make that a part of your Valentine’s Day plans and surprise them with all you’ve learned about Pig Man with this quick guide. During commercials, of course.

Want to learn some more? Catch up with Brian on the official Pig Man Facebook, twitter, or watch some of his videos on his YouTube Channel.

Garth Brooks Sevens by Cinch

Garth Brooks and Cinch are teaming up! Actually, they already have.

Last week, during the WESA Market in Denver, buyers had the first chance to get a sneak peek at Cinch’s new line “Garth Brooks Sevens by Cinch” debuting in stores this fall.

Cinch has gained it’s good reputation based on their high quality shirts and great fitting denim that offers a wide range of fits and washes, which guarantees everyone can find something they like at affordable prices.

Garth Brook’s line will be up to part with all of Cinch’s quality clothing, but it will bear the country singer’s signature style, for which he has been known for decades.

As described by Cinch, “Designs come from Brooks’ stage-inspired styling and combine his high-energy on-stage presence with CINCH’s commitment to authentic western apparel. High-quality fabrics, ideal fit and unique western taste will be seen in all “Garth Brooks Sevens by CINCH” clothing. The shirts and jeans in the line are geared towards the core western lifestyle audience and all those who love the cowboy way. “

Cinch is not new to endorsements or partnerships. They endorse champs like Cody Ohl and Fred Whitfield, as well as other musicians like Curtis Grimes. And they have partnered with many organizations like All American Quarter Horse Congress and Colorado FFA Foundation.

But this, however, is Garth Brooks’ very first partnership of this nature. After so many years in the music industry, it makes sense for him to have chosen a name as well known as Cinch take on this endeavor.

The Garth Brook’s line “Garth Brooks Sevens by Cinch” will be sold at UrbanWesternWear.com, and it is scheduled to arrive in September 2016. We recommend you sign up for our e-mail list to be one of the first to get your hands on these pieces that will likely be a hit.

Travel in Style

Between the holidays, NFR, and all the upcoming world renowned Rodeos, including our very own Houston Livestock Show, the very last and very first months of the year are pretty busy traveling months for many.

Keeping your clothes and boots looking sharp after spending so many hours in luggage can be challenging. Some people feel limited to the amount of boots they can travel with because boots and hats are not the easiest to pack, but that should never keep you from traveling in style.

Today we’re sharing some of our best tips on how to pack to best maximize your luggage space and ensure nothing stops you from taking your favorite pieces with you.

Packing Clothes:

Nothing dampers your travel spirit like opening your luggage upon arrival and finding your previously neatly ironed shirts and jeans completely wrinkled. The best way to pack clothing to prevent ruining your freshly ironed items is to roll them. Fold shirts and jeans like you normally would, but once they are folded, slowly and carefully roll them and pack them as rolls. This will save space and hopefully help your clothes stay looking sharp.

Packing boots:

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protect them from any scratches or damage, your best bet are boot carriers. Whether you prefer short or tall boots, there are carriers to fill either style. These normally fit only one pair of boots, which guarantees no other items (belts, toiletries, etc) can damage your boots.

If you’re traveling by plane, boot carriers are also a carry on item which can count as your personal item and fit under the front seat.

If boot carriers are not your thing, you can still pack your boots with you. Taking boots inside regular luggage can be tricky because you need to make sure they’re not smashed or they might never recover their shape. A great way to prevent this is to simply pack all your socks and under garments inside your boots. This will guarantee they keep their shape and it will save you some space in your bag. We always suggest you fill your boots up even if in a boot carrier, to prevent them from losing their shape.

Packing hats:

19129Hats are probably the trickiest to travel with. Many people limit themselves to travel only with the hat they’re wearing, but that completely narrows down your options, especially if you’re traveling from a warm climate to a cold climate and viceversa. The best way to pack hats is in a hat carrier. Sure, they’re a little bulky and it might be another piece of luggage to check in, but at least it will ensure your hats will arrive in pristine condition. These are available in single, as well as double capacity, which we prefer because this is one of those situations in which more is more.

Whether you pick some or all of our tips, we hope they help you pack and enjoy your travel, wherever that may be.

Taking Care of Your Jeans

We’ve talked before about how to pick the best jeans for you and what the different fits all mean. Regardless of style or fit, all denim should be treated and cared for properly in order to ensure your jeans last for as long as possible.

No other garment is as widely accepted and loved all around the world as jeans are; They’re so versatile, comfortable (if you have the right fit for you), and easy to wear. So easy to wear, in fact, that we don’t give them a second thought when we put them in the wash, yet we hem and haw when they suddenly fit us  or look differently without realizing it’s really all our fault. The biggest misconception in clothing care is that jeans are to be treated just like any other garment.

Jeans needing special care does not mean it has to be complex or time consuming though, it just means different. We love our jeans and all the comfort and practicality they provide us, so below are the best 3 tips to keep your denim looking nice for as long as ours:

    • Lock in that beautiful wash. To maintain that nice looking color they had when you first got them you can soak them in vinegar. Yes, you read that right; mix one cup of distilled white vinegar to a cold water bath and soak your jeans for about an hour and then lay them flat to dry. The vinegar smell will go away, we promise. This will lock in that color and keep your jeanslooking newer for longer.
    • Wash them in cold cycle. Always.  If you must absolutely use your washer make sure you wash them in a cold cycle and inside out. Washing them inside out will help in keeping the color of your jeans looking nice and new and using the cold cycle will make sure your jeans don’t shrink, which leads us to our next tip.
    • Don’t ever use the dryer. Very few people actually realize that denim continues to shrink up to as many as 10 washes. Yes, you read that right. Some people size up when buying denim with the anticipation that they will shrink in the dryer, but they don’t realize just how much denim can actually shrink, which probably leads to a lot of confusion about how they feel they’ve gained weight even though the scale says they have not.  For this reason it is always better to just lay them flat to dry or drip dry. We promise you will see a huge difference and will never go back to using the dryer for your jeans.

We all have those “going out” jeans that really barely get dirty since they’re for that date night or special occasion. These jeans are likely also your most expensive ones and for those we would recommend you just freeze them. Yes, freeze them. I know, we were skeptical too but this trick, which is also used by museums for very old garments that can’t stand to be washed, actually works! Freezing your jeans means all the bacteria is killed without you having to damage them with water.

Whichever tip you choose to employ, we just hope your jeans provide you with the same exciting feeling from when you first bought them.

Ready for some great news? Here we go!

After months of work and research we are excited to share some great news. Urban Western Wear is proud to announce the launch of Haul Style, our very own western clothing subscription service.

Through all of our years in business, our customer service has noticed through our live chats, phone calls, and e-mails received, that a lot of our customers want or need help deciding what to purchase or how to style their newly acquired outfits, and that is what Haul Style is here to do.

This new service is an easy way to get the clothes you need without the hassle of shopping for yourself.

  • Tell us what you would like to get (shirt, pants, accessories, or all of the above)
  • Take a quick style quiz telling us what you like and don’t like and how much on average you like to spend on clothing
  • Sit back and wait for your clothes to be delivered to your house

Having a personal stylist is no longer something that just celebrities do. Each member of Haul Style gets a personal stylist who will take the time to closely analyze your style quiz responses in order to find the clothes that best fit you. Your clothes are scheduled to be delivered to you monthly, but you can always change the setting to the amount of time that best works for you.

Once your box is delivered to you, try everything on and decide what you want to keep and send the rest back. When we hear from you about what you have decided to keep or return we’ll charge your credit card (never without your permission) for the cost of what you’re keeping. It’s really that easy.

Haul Style is not the first clothing subscription box, but it is the only one that specializes in western wear. We understand the western lifestyle; we know that a cowboy hat is not a costume and that boots need to be a lot more than just cool looking. We also know that not all cowboys are the same, so all our stylists build each box with a lot care. They are always there to help you with your shopping needs and you can send them an e-mail and request special outfits if you have a specific occasion coming up (weddings, vacation, parties in general).

If you’re not completely convinced to give this a try yet, let us give you the top 3 reasons you should sign up for it today:

1.- There are no contracts. You do not have to commit and you can always send everything back if you are not happy with your box.

2.- Always free shipping. We ship it to you and you ship it back and we’ll never charge you for it.

3.- Convenient and always made specifically for you. Having items picked out for you does not mean you get things that don’t match your style so that convenience doesn’t mean you have to give up style.