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I used to buy wrangler PBR jeans at Shepplers in Wichita in the late 90s and bring them back East with me. I remember being told that real cowboys wear baseball caps and t-shirts, Mexicans dress up like cowboys.
I'd phrase this a little differently (why are Mexicans described as "dressing up"? A vaquero isn't a real cowboy?), but it's pretty accurate. The last surviving "western wear" shops around here catered almost entirely to Latinos, but even those have been going out of business over the last decade or so.
 

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I'd phrase this a little differently (why are Mexicans described as "dressing up"? A vaquero isn't a real cowboy?), but it's pretty accurate. The last surviving "western wear" shops around here catered almost entirely to Latinos, but even those have been going out of business over the last decade or so.
I didn’t mean any disrespect in that statement, and it’s they way it was said to me. Most of the Mexicans (and I mean Mexicans, not a catch all for Central Americans) that Ive met in Wichita are in the food or construction business. There are “Honkey-Tonks” that have Mexican Country nights, and my understanding is that is where they get all duded up in the “cowboy” outfits. I’d hazard any vaqueros are dressing in t-shirts, carhart jackets and ball caps just like the “American” cowboys. It’s the same issue with workwear, it’s a costume.
 

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Personally I don’t see anything wrong with anyone wearing work or western gear if they’re not in construction or a ranch hand. The world is so small now, inspiration from past decades is easier than ever to find, and things have been repurposed so many times that unless you have serious imposter syndrome, go ahead and introduce a little something different in your wardrobe. I sincerely doubt anyone is going to ask you for your dues receipt if you’re wearing Carhartts.
 

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Personally I don’t see anything wrong with anyone wearing work or western gear if they’re not in construction or a ranch hand. The world is so small now, inspiration from past decades is easier than ever to find, and things have been repurposed so many times that unless you have serious imposter syndrome, go ahead and introduce a little something different in your wardrobe. I sincerely doubt anyone is going to ask you for your dues receipt if you’re wearing Carhartts.
I once wore a chore coat to a grocery store. A Latino in what I can only assume was a genuine pair of paint-splattered coveralls (meaning, they were genuinely paint-splattered and not Margiela replicas) looked at me while we were both in the checkout line. He smiled and said "hard day at work?"
 

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I once wore a chore coat to a grocery store. A Latino in what I can only assume was a genuine pair of paint-splattered coveralls (meaning, they were genuinely paint-splattered and not Margiela replicas) looked at me while we were both in the checkout line. He smiled and said "hard day at work?"
I’ll give you mine. It’s got fire caulking and cutting oil stains.
 

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True story at work today, 10 minutes ago:

I bumped a 5 gallon bucket of standing water from the drywallers, and it spilled everywhere. Suddenly the room was filled with the worst stench I have ever experienced, and I saw the bucket had floaties and crusted poo in it.

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True story at work today, 10 minutes ago:

I bumped a 5 gallon bucket of standing water from the drywallers, and it spilled everywhere. Suddenly the room was filled with the worst stench I have ever experienced, and I saw the bucket had floaties and crusted poo in it.

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Honestly, this photo looks like one of those "fillers" in a Margiela lookbook that's designed to give you a MOOD in-between photos of models.

The perfectly spilled liquid, the slightly offset ladder, the combination of bright blue set against a cold grey concrete background. Very artisanal.
 

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Honestly, this photo looks like one of those "fillers" in a Margiela lookbook that's designed to give you a MOOD in-between photos of models.

The perfectly spilled liquid, the slightly offset ladder, the combination of bright blue set against a cold grey concrete background. Very artisanal.
The poo is most definitely artisanal. Not terribly exotic, but definitely not machine-made. Not that it’s a signal of quality, but still.
 

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The story and visuals really help amp up the copy that Taylor Stitch has for their western shirts, especially: "You’ve gotta ask yourself one question… stripes or solid?"
 

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Personally I don’t see anything wrong with anyone wearing work or western gear if they’re not in construction or a ranch hand. The world is so small now, inspiration from past decades is easier than ever to find, and things have been repurposed so many times that unless you have serious imposter syndrome, go ahead and introduce a little something different in your wardrobe. I sincerely doubt anyone is going to ask you for your dues receipt if you’re wearing Carhartts.
Agreed. While I very much care about the history of certain items of clothing, it never really occurs to me why I should (or shouldn't) wear it. I don't really need a rational as to why I'm choosing to wear something. Life too short and as you say, the world is too small to have to gatekeep my sartorial preferences to myself.

I once wore a chore coat to a grocery store. A Latino in what I can only assume was a genuine pair of paint-splattered coveralls (meaning, they were genuinely paint-splattered and not Margiela replicas) looked at me while we were both in the checkout line. He smiled and said "hard day at work?"
Sometimes when I wear my Penfield windbreaker in bear and feather camo I get a "thank you for your service". How ridiculous is that? I mean on what planet would bear heads and feathers be appropriate for military camo?
 

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