7 Men’s Western Style Pieces to Embrace Your Inner Cowboy

7 Men’s Western Style Pieces to Embrace Your Inner Cowboy

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three product images set against a western-themed background, from left to right: brown cowboy boots, a black, button-front denim shirt, and a black belt with silver buckle

By Team SG | Last Updated: Apr 4 2024 | 5 min read

If you’ve been listening to Cowboy Carter on repeat since it dropped last week like we have, then right now you’re probably thinking two things:

  1. Is “Bodyguard” the song of the summer?!
  2. I want to dress like I’m starring in a spaghetti western, too!

On the first, we’d say: Mmm, it’s only April, so it may be too soon to say (but all signs point to yes), and on the latter? Well, we can help with that.

Because embracing the cowboy aesthetic in 2024 doesn’t mean you need to go full rodeo. With the glaring exception of Ms. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, not everyone can pull off chaps and a cowboy hat in a business casual setting.

Instead, just choose one item — probably not chaps — and keep the rest of your outfit more “city” than “slicker.”

Men’s western style outfit inspiration

Team SG got out our lasso and rounded up men’s western style pieces to add to your wardrobe right now. No, you don’t have to know how to ride a horse or have Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton on speed dial to wear them.

So long as you don’t go overboard, you can pull off cowboy style without looking like you’re in costume.

Check out 7 #SGapproved men’s western style items:

1. western-style belt

SG Says: Add a belt with western detail to any outfit to immediately increase your yee-haw factor.

2. suede workshirt

SG Says: It’s giving Yellowstone. Wear this snap-front shirt closed or open over your favorite tee or thin sweater.

3. cowboy-cut jeans

SG Says: Slip into Buck Mason’s “Cowboy” fit jeans, with a slightly higher rise and a tailored fit through the thigh and leg.

Inspired by vintage shrink-to-fit jeans, the selvedge denim offers up an organic texture that develops more dude ranch character with every wear for a lived-in feel.

4. western-style denim shirt

SG Says: Don’t overthink it when it comes to a denim shirt with western detailing. Wear this like you would your favorite chambray or casual button-down.

5. A colorful bandana

SG Says: What kind of cowboy would you be without a bandana? Roll it up, then tie around your neck for a cool cowpoke vibe.

6. workwear jacket

SG Says: Sure, you could clear brush or herd cattle in this work jacket, but it’ll look just as good on your back at the bar this weekend with your buddies.

SG Says: What, did you think we were letting you out of here without a cowboy boot? Get real.

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The Doc is a down-home dress boot with a classic western profile. It’s got a broad square toe with Tecovas’ signature toe stitching. The 1 ½” heel offers just the right amount of ledge for jean stacking.

From the collective hive mind of the team at Style Girlfriend.