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Do’s and Don’ts for Cowboys at the NFR

Too many people try way too hard and still come up short on dress attire and even their beer. Learn cowboy tips on looking fresh at the 2013 NFR in Vegas.

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Don’t Be That Guy!

By: Aaron Kuhl (@aarontkuhl)
At the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, it’s most appealing to be the guy that knows his stuff and basically knows what’s up. In other words my dudes, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach the NFR this year in Vegas. Whether you’re in attendance at the NFR for every rodeo performance from start to end, only during the weekend(s), or even for one day—you don’t want to be that guy!

Guys from around the world flock to Vegas to impress the women during the NFR, but have no clue how to dress like a true cowboy. First off, they are drinking the wrong beer, wearing the wrong jeans and a cheap straw hat from the truck stop on their way to Vegas. And in the end, they wonder why they aren’t getting lucky with the ladies. From the cheap straw cowboy hats when it’s not even in season, to wearing a ugly pair of non-Western jeans— please don’t be that guy.

The NFR Experience is legitimately filled with stuff to do all day and night, you will want to make sure you are looking your best, especially in the presence of the most gorgeous cowgirls on the planet. First things first, its crucial to get the right attire so your looking good at all times.
Certainly, going to Cowboy Christmas to shop at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a definite must. For starters, get yourself a couple pairs of 20X and Retro Wrangler Jeans, a felt cowboy hat such as, look into getting a JW Brooks Custom Cowboy Hat.

Cowboy Fashion

Cotton shirt, $195, by Replay; cotton denim ‘12oz Right Hand Twill’ jeans, $90, by Jeanswest; suede ‘Longhorn’ hat, $170, by R.M. Williams for Akubra.

Meanwhile, get yourself a selection of nice Wrangler Western shirts, look for the big Boot Barn sign at the LV Convention Center—you can’t miss it. You will most likely want to purchase a Wrangler jacket also because it gets pretty chilly at night. I personally recommend getting a nice belt to complete that traditional cowboy look. Last, but definitely not least, don’t forget to pick out your most favorite pair or two of Justin Boots.
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Too many people out there are buying all the wrong brands and making pretty bad first impressions, such as, drinking Bud Light beer when they really should be drinking Coors beer. But the bottom line is that they usually are really just doing all the wrong things—trust me you don’t want to be that guy!

Take note; show some class, in return, you will be confident in your own appearance and most importantly yourself. Being a “cowboy” means being a “true gentlemen,” by opening up doors for women, being humble, showing respect, etc. That’s what it’s all about when your living the cowboy lifestyle, those small genuine cowboy deeds end up going a long way in the end.

Keep yourself tuned into Cowboy Lifestyle Network and follow CLN’s 2013 Super Guide so you are at all the right places at the right time—it’s for your own good! CLN Signing out, Click On’ Hang On’ fellas!

Cowboy Fashion

Cotton shirt, $100, by Wrangler; cotton denim jeans, $815, by Louis Vuitton; loden ‘Rough Rider’ hat, $180, by Akubra, available at Strand Hatters; leather belt, $250, by Paul Smith.

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