When you hear country wear, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s easy to think of it as something only those in the Wild West used to wear. With elements like long pointed-toe boots made from the most exotic materials and featuring spurs, marking cowboy hats with conchos, belts with huge and flashy buckles, or bright-colored cowboy shirts with fringes, even a true cowboy will be scared off his saddle.
There’s one item, in particular, that’s both fashionable and mainstream at the same time and can help you evoke the true essence of rugged western charm without going overboard to the verge of looking like you’ve come out of a cowboy costume party. Yes, you guessed it – jeans! And, few Western brands have made their name on a global scale as Wrangler did.
What Does Wrangler Have That Others Don’t?
Let’s start with the fact this brand has all sorts of jean designs to suit the varying needs of the modern cowboys today. You don’t have to be a rodeo star, running errands on the farm, or enjoying horseback riding to invite the western charm into your wardrobe.
The versatile Wrangler apparel has much to offer the outback explorer and the urbanite if we consider their more casual collections of tees, shorts, vests, and leggings, besides the jeans with a casual twist in the form of a relaxed fit. It is only part of the brand’s charm as they also deliver on quality. They go to great lengths to provide the most comfortable yet durable and sustainable fabrics, counting on the decades-long craftsmanship to back the manufacturing.
Ever since the 1930s, they began to invest in tough fabrics that could go through anything. In 1936 it was the sanforised fabric they used for their overalls under the name Blue Bell that set a new standard in reducing shrinkage. Later on, in 1947, already known by the Wrangler name, they put their jeans to the test by letting professional cowboys Jim Shoulders, Bill Linderman, and Freckles Brown wear them on their rodeo performances.
1963 was the year that marked the use of the heaviest denim, the Sanford 14 oz. denim that can stand the test of time. In the following decades, particularly the 1990s and 2000s, the brand expanded into more than a globally recognized jeans phenomenon mainly exporting to the European and Australian markets, by offering equally withstanding and stylish Wrangler apparel for modern cowboys and cowgirls of all ages.
Being so comfortable, versatile, and stylish explains why the brand has garnered the attention and affection of many celebrities who’ve more than helped propel it further into a trend immune to going out of style. Famous names like Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Bono, David Beckham, Kimi Raikkonen, and Brett Favre, among others, swear by the Wrangler pieces of quality.
Building Up Your Wardrobe With Wrangler Apparel
Of course, you can start with nothing other than the most classic western element. Whether you’re looking for something durable to wear for your farm chores like the cowboy cut original jeans, something more traditional like the regular fit, or the modern like the slim fit made from stretch denim for the urban cowboy, there’s no denying you’re truly spoiled for choice.
More so, as the jeans are also available in a range of washes. And don’t think the brand doesn’t have your back for the dressier occasions either – the fashionable yet affordable Wrancher dress jeans are a jaw-dropping pick that even the Weeknd loves.
The beauty of these timeless jeans is that they’re enough on their own to capture the western appeal even if you don’t go fully cowboy or cowgirl. Wear that “W” stitched logo with pride!
Finding tops that match the jeans in durability, comfort, and functionality as much as style is one of the crucial aspects of a modern cowboy or cowgirl look. Thankfully, with the array of shirts this brand has, you don’t have to worry about going through a shopping hassle.
From the tough work shirts made for whatever the weather or your work throw at you, and the embellished designs with flap pockets and embroidery for an authentic country look, to the classy polos and casual tees like the branded shirts, blouses, and singlets perfect for layering. There are also patterned kimonos perfect for ladies who like to add that extra top-flattering layer.
In short, you have everything you may need in terms of tops to come up with a country ensemble.
There are times when jeans simply won’t do, like when the weather gets terribly hot here in Australia. That’s when it’s time to show off your voguish Wrangler shorts available in various fits, models, and fabrics, from the perfect blend of denim, cotton, and elastane for flexibility, to the lightweight track shorts made with a dash of polyester. The brand offers fitted and loose-fit cargo shorts too for those looking for breathable bottoms with the perfect storage in the form of roomy pockets.
The brand has your back no matter the weather, so when it gets chilly and you still need to go on with the daily tasks ahead, you can choose from their snug yet breathable hoodies that are the perfect blend of cotton, polyester brushed fleece. From flexible zip-up and drawcord closure models to fashionable pullovers, you’ve got lots of options to stay warm and create a statement.
If you’re looking for that additional top layer that doesn’t look that casual as hoodies, choose one of the up-to-date Wrangler vests with all the right features added to keep you warm. Fully waterproof and seam-sealed, with detachable hoods, convenient zip closure, and side pockets, these vests are exactly what you need to stay stylish and warm on the go.
As the top layer, the functional Wrangler jacket is designed to keep you warm and snug, and it comes in varying models and fabrics depending on the level of warmth and protection from the elements you’re after. From the iconic denim jackets to the durable water-resistant cotton canvas, from the multi-use reversible jacket to the windproof soft shell jacket, you may have trouble singling out a favorite.
If all of the aforementioned options weren’t enough, you’re also in for a surprise with the accessories. They can range from practical and cute like the women’s ebony cosmetic bags with tooled leather design, and cowhide cross leather bags, the statement leather and fabric belts suitable for formal and casual outfits, to the functional and stylish caps and quintessential cowboy hats. Wear them on their own for a touch of country flair, or team them up with other western Wrangler items for a bold country look – it’s your call!