I Ordered This Skirt, Then Cancelled!

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Supreme Member
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    All of the rodeo competitors I knew, like myself, wore Wrangler jeans. You know, the ones with the Wrangler patch on the right rear and big "W" on each rear pocket. When I was skinner, I wore Wrangler Slim Fit, but now it Wrangler Cowboy Cut type. Neither wife nor I tuck our jeans inside our boots. I wear nothing but Wrangler brand jeans. Tried wearing Levi's in the saddle, but Wranglers fit much, much better. Today, many rodeo competitors wear either Wranglers or Cinch jeans. Wrangler and Resistol has been sponsoring pro-rodeo for many, many years.

    I knew a couple of working cowboys and both wore Wrangler jeans. One was from Montana and the other was a ranch foreman from here in Colorado.

    Movie star, Sam Elliott, in some movies that he is in, is wearing Wrangler jeans.
     
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    Well, depending on what part of Florida you'd live in, especially during a so-called "Florida winter", you sure wouldn't be wearing what you have listed. When we lived in Jacksonville, we seen December/January lows of 23 and daytime highs of 45.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh Wrangler does make some ladies high rise, but not to my liking. I wore Wranglers for many years, but when the low rise style took over, it seems their sizing and fit changed. I can't remember the name of the USA company that made great ladies high rise jeans, with back pockets or without, your choice, and slanted front pockets. For many years they were a cowgirl favorite. They were my all time favorites. Expensive, but long wearing and comfortable, yet very flattering. Wranglers lost my support when they closed their last USA factory in 2005.
     
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  4. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, I have to agree with the others, BUY what you like! Most things that are expensive are made of great quality and definitely last.

    Oh, one other thing, Faye, I no longer wear snap Western shirts. All of my Western style shirts are button-down collar and buttons. I use to have a couple of very flashy looking Brooks & Dunn shirts, but got rid of both. Just not into flashy stuff anymore.

    And, Faye, believe it or not, I have owned a pair of men's Jordache jeans back in the 80's. That was before my rodeo days started also.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh I remember it was Lawman jeans when they were USA made. I had the high rise style both with high mounted large back pockets and also the bareback or pocketless. Also had USA made Rockies in the bareback high waist style. Loved them also. I think Rockies became Cinch. I loved that high waist bareback style as it was very feminine but yet tough as any for work. I hate the women's low rise with back pockets wrapping around the buns especially for long torso gals like me. Looks dumpy to me.
     
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    Wife use to wear Roper brand jeans, then she couldn't find them anymore. That's when she switched to Wranglers.

    I do remember seeing a few ladies wearing Lawman and Rockies, years ago.
     
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    My late husband had a Davy Crockett-like hat (except I think it was fox instead of raccoon) that we picked up in a Turkish bazaar, of all unlikely places. It had a quite luxurious tail hanging down.

    He loved that hat and wore it often. It really came in handy when our daughter was a teenager: "You're going to wear that???" "Yes, Dad, what's wrong with I'm wearing???" "Hey, no problem! Hang on a sec, I'll just get the hat...…" It was amazing how quickly she could change clothes.

    If the threat of the hat didn't do the trick, then I had a back-up...…a purse made out of an actual rolled-up armadillo. And if that wasn't embarrassing enough, I also had a purse made out of an actual Amazonian frog, a really big one.

    The hat and the frog purse have been passed on, but I still have the armadillo purse in case I ever have the need to embarrass my great-granddaughters. Their mother, my granddaughter, was impossible to embarrass; she delighted in the macabre.
     
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    Going to try to make this reply generic. As far as what we choose to wear, been it high fashion or casual or just comfy, it is our own choose. A choice of wearing hardly there attire, reminds me of what is tried to instill to young people that what you may choose to wear, may attract the wrong kind of attention. " Attacks towards females, males do experience this somewhat too. " Many women live for their fashion, absolutely nothing wrong with that, as long as stigmas are not forced on anyone else unless wanted. Not saying dress like our mothers, grandmothers, just do tastefully. we all chose differently, that makes our world. There probably isn't a man that doesn't like the skimpy attire and who's wearing it, I'm sure us women are just as interested, and guilty of the same thing. Attention getters sometimes do attract the wrong kind of attention. Hope i didn't ruffle any feathers, was not my intention. Happy fashion.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh The ladies Ariat Roper boots have little or no arch support for my very high arched narrow feet. I tried them for working, with insoles, but they still killed my feet, so back to higher heel boots. I tried the ARIAT Women's Heritage Rt Paddock Paddock Tie Boot and it was better with arch insoles, but still not as good as a boot with 2 - 2 1/2" riding style heel. The best boots for me are always custom made, but those are getting out of my budget these days. My current ones for getting out and about, are Lucchesse similar to these. 2 1/2" heel with round toe. I love the bootie style.

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    I think I have this thing finally figured out.
    @Cody Fousnaugh was on some rodeo circuit that required a certain dress code. The first thing before getting on a horse, I think the competitor had to show the judges his butt to see if the word, “Wrangler” was imprinted. If not, then I think they lost a few seconds.
    And, God help the rodeo guy if he wore Tony Lama boots or a Stetson because they were probably escorted off of the lot. :).

    Bottom line is that very few men have any idea of why women wear what you gals wear nor the specifications that are needed for you to wear whatever it is. Whatever you wear or don’t wear, we guys still look.
    In my most humble opinion, you’re not going to go goat roping (unless it’s a 2 legged goat with a pocket full of fun money) so get the skirt, the boots, hat, vest and whatever style belt buckle you want cause I think you’d look Great!
     
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    Well, my wife absolutely loves her Ariat Lace-Up Roper boots she got back in 2000. I had to get rid of my Lace-Ups, but did get another pair of Ariat Ropers, but they are more of a "hiking" type shoe. Not any good for dancing, because they have a bottom like a tennis shoe (rubberish).

    As far as Rules go in pro-rodeo, Bobby, a competitor can wear any brand of jeans, hat or boots they want to, but MUST wear a long-sleeve shirt and boots in competition in the arena. Since Wrangler, Resistol and Ariat were/are major sponsors of professional rodeo, that's what these guys and ladies wore. But, today, Cinch jeans/shirts are being worn more and more in the rodeo arena.

    There are those folks, whether it be in rodeo competition, PGA/LPGA or any other sport, including snow skiing, certain brands of clothing are much more popular to wear, and fit better, than others.
     
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    I think that you have hit upon two important reasons here, as to why those brands of clothing are so important to you. Sponsorship seems to take precedence over quality, appearance, durability, or any other qualifications, not just in rodeo attire, but in many things.
    An example would be that many vets recommend (and stock in their office) Kennel Ration dog food.
    The reason for this is not that Kennel Ration is actually the best food for your dog, but because that company donates lots of money to veterinary schools.
    Since they help sponsor the vet schools, the veterinarian recommends feeding that dog food to your dog, and then Kennel Ration used to announce that in their ads, that it was the brand most recommended by veterinarians.

    The other thing that you mentioned that helps determine clothing for some people, is popularity.
    Like lemmings, many people just follow the leaders and wear the clothes that are deemed popular. I remember when I was in high school, colored tights were what the most popular girls wore to school, so no matter what outfit they wore, their legs were always bright red, blue, purple, or some other color.
    Pretty soon the other girls were trying to copy that, and no one wore plain black tights to school anymore. At least the ones for whom wearing popular clothes mattered.

    I never cared for what the popular girls wore, and would have worn my jeans (plain old Penny jeans probably) to school if I had been allowed, but school rules were that girls had to wear a dress or skirt to school. I love flare leg jeans and bell bottoms, and so I wore whatever clothes I LIKED, and not what someone said was popular at that time.
     
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    Is There a Bikini version?
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Yes, it was skirts or dresses to the knee except on Friday we could wear pants or jeans, but NOT too tight.. By senior year rules were such that skirts could be 2" above the knee and no form fitting skirts. And yes, I had those lower cost ill fitting JC Pennys and Sears jeans also for barn and field work. I used to use a rope for a belt to hold them up. I made, under my mom's guidance, denim wide leg pants that fit, for Friday school wear. I had a matching denim vest. I just stitched about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the vest, for controlled fray. My mother trimmed it off saying, it was a tacky look and a personal embarrassment. NOW girls pay big money to buy denim that way. All my skirts and tops were homemade. I was in high school in the mid to late 60's, but wore skirts and tops like was popular in the 50's. I still love that style and the American Indian traditional long skirt.
    @Bobby Cole I wore Wranglers when I worked for a few months in a western wear and saddle store that had only Wranglers. When not busy with customers, they had me checking racks or cleaning mirrors against the walls, buffing saddles, etc., so my backside showed those dual big W's.
    @Cody Fousnaugh My favorite belts have always been concho belts. I had one I made for my Colt .22 fast draw holster I keep waist high, and then the silver small Hopi concho style hung lower, just for decoration. I did a few fast draw contest wearing that "get up" (always with skirts) as my dad would call it. Best I placed was 3rd out of 20. I did better on the moving targets with lower penalty for slower draw. I was used to killing barn rats.I sold that old Colt 3 years ago as I hadn't shot it in 20 years and I had a very generous offer for it and some medical bills to pay. Now wishing I had kept it. Before you ask Cody, the holster bottom was tied to the lower hanging concho belt to stabilize it. I am right handed, but always wore my six shooter on the left with handle facing front. At waist high it gave me my best time. I never did the mounted shooting. I wasn't a good enough rider or shooter if I was moving. If the target was moving, I had what they called a dead eye. Many a running barn rat met their end. Belts I like with skirts .....

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    @Lon Tanner Sorry Hun, But no, not on me anyway. My bikinis were always nylon/spandex and my bikinis days came to an end last spring before cancer surgery. I even got rid of all my shorts. It is now full length jeans and skirts to the knee or my favorite full length American Indian style skirts. No more crop tops either. I deleted my Senior Women's Fitness website a couple months ago and I am putting that all behind me. Soon to enjoy my last year in my 60's, so just having fun, getting ready to find my way as the years advance. As one cancer survivor to another, here is a big hug for you Lon, take care dear and enjoy your day.
     
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