National Day of the Cowboy: Cowboy Duds

Posted on July 20, 2022 by Christopher Winfield in

Join us in celebrating that classic Western icon — the cowboy — at the Museum’s commemoration of National Day of the Cowboy! Honor cowboy culture and pioneering heritage while embracing your inner-cowboy/girl. Enjoy performances by a traditional Western music band and family-friendly activities and crafts while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities are available while supplies last.

It’s hot out there. Know what’s cool? All of the indoor activities the Museum has planned for National Day of the Cowboy! It’s always cool at The Cowboy. And there’s nothing cooler than dressing in your best Western duds to celebrate the day.

Here are a few fashion ideas to inspire you!

It’s so cool at The Cowboy, you might want to throw on some Angora Chaps made by Visalia Stock Saddle Company around 1915-1920. They were often called “woolies” and were made from two colors of Angora goat hair.

Sometimes cowboys mean business. So, they need a Western business suit.  This one was made by Nudie’s of Hollywood around 1955-1960. This suit was made for Glenn Randall who trained horses for Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and other Hollywood stars. Our National Day of the Cowboy event is casual, but feel free to throw on your Western business suit. Why not? Live your West life.

 

There’s going to be lots of family friendly activities at the event, so you may be wondering what the kids should wear. We’ll have the A/C on. Just have them throw on their Hopalong Cassidy Child’s Sweater. They grow up so fast. They may not even be into Hopalong Cassidy in a couple of years. “Mom, Hopalong Cassidy is for kids. I’m into Tom Mix now!”

 

It’s a special occasion, so feel free to dress up like Robert Redford did in The Electric Horseman. This unstated suit was made by Nudie’s of Hollywood in 1971. It has hand-embroidered eagles with gold lamé thread, silk embroidered flowers and trimmed with sparkling rhinestones. Perfect for a weekend at The Cowboy. Any weekend. Become a member and come as often as you want.

If you’re worried that The Cowboy is too cool for you. We recommend a Winter Overcoat by Gordon & Ferguson from 1890. The lustrous karakul lamb’s wool accented by sheered beaver hair on the collar and cuffs that wealthy eastern sport hunters would wear on the Northern Plains or Rocky Mountains will be sure to keep you warm in the 100 degree OKC weather while inside the Museum which is kept very cool. This coat has got you covered for all the music, fun and festivities this Saturday the 23rd!

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