Vintage gold and silver Montana Western belt buckle

Fun fact:  The decorative belt buckle as men’s fashion accessory dates to roughly the middle of the 20th century.  The trend for unique and visually interesting buckles is said to have been popularized through Western films, so be sure to thank Roy Rogers and John Wayne for making buckles like this one possible!  Fashioned in Montana, which has  genuine Western “cred”, this silver and gold piece includes scrolling and horseshoe motifs to really pull together outfits that need a little cowboy emphasis.   Click here for more views and information.

1960’s sequin-decorated H Bar C black gabardine shirt

Get ready to impress in this rare and stunning combination of stark black and white contrasts.  Somewhere between Hank Williams and Marty Robbins,  this classic Western-cut black gabardine shirt with pearl snaps and sawtooth tab pockets meets just a bit of sequin and bead ornamentation where it counts, and then, the finale:  White fringe down the sleeves.  Have your encore ready.  They’ll be hollering for it!  More views and details here.

1960’s women’s trench coat with suede accents

For a snazzy Western take on the tried and true trench coat, this piece by Margaret Godfrey for the Fox Run label doesn’t disappoint.  For visual contrast aplenty, the shoulders and cuffs of this women’s coat are accented with a warm gingery brown suede.  The khaki fabric is particularly striking against the diagonal line on the sleeve and the rounded tab of the swallow-tail collar.  Dates late 1960’s, mini-length skirt section on the coat.  Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

Square dancer brass belt buckle

Remember how your aunt and uncle or your grandparents used to go to square dances on Saturday night and that was an important way to socialize before texting and Facebook?

Remember those ruffly can-can petticoats the women wore with their outfits?

Remember how you had to learn to square dance in high school?

Yes?  Me too!

No?

Well, either way, now you can own a piece of square dance history with this commemorative square dance convention buckle in the shape of Washington state.  More information and details here.  Swing your partner!

70’s men’s shirt with bandana accent

If you weren’t around for the 70’s, one important thing to know about the really big style back then was that for a while, bandanna kerchiefs were all the rage.  This Western-style shirt does something different with the bandanna craze:  It uses bandanna print on just a bit of this otherwise blue button-down.  If this understated nod to the bandanna appeals to you, click here for more!  Originally sold by the now-defunct Montgomery Ward.  A real salute to mid-70’s sensibilities!