Cowboy Hats and Westerns

Hartford York - Men's Milano Handwoven Straw Western Dress Hat - The El JefeCowboy hats and western accessories, touted the next big fashion trend after the Brokeback Mountain movie phenomenon, have some numbers rolling in to back up the claim.

Western apparel retailers report sales of western shirts are up 25 percent over the past year, and even eBay (that pulse of the nation’s shopping interests)is reporting a 25% jump in sales of western hats and accessories — in one month alone.Hartford York - Women's Scala Raffia Shapeable Western Hat - The Lucinda

It’s not a surprising resurgence, really – the western lifestyle of rugged independence and individuality has always been attractive to the American psyche. The very physical nature of the life is alluring too; there’s a lot of strength, a lot of hard work (and some hard playing too).

Okay, I’m off now pardner. Riding lesson, you know.

Thanks for reading,
Steve (McQueen) Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on March 14, 2006 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  

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