Go West

Men's modern western wear

Go West

A rugged style that is cool enough for everyday

We’ll just put this out there ... Western style is seemingly everywhere at the moment. But that doesn't mean you need to wear it head to toe like the second coming of the Marlboro man. This isn't about actually trying to dress like a cowboy, but it is about pulling in some of that frontiersman energy. It's tough and it's practical, but it's also just flashy enough to garner a little attention. When you're wearing your favorite jeans and a plain sweatshirt, but you pair it with a Western-style belt with silver-tipped hardware? It gives an otherwise simple fit a subtle, knowing wink.

Of course, this isn't the first time that fashion has wandered into the frontier. Every couple of years, the rustic charms of the Great American West rear up and you can get your hands on a quality snap-button denim shirt. And that's when you should buy one, because these shirts, along with a sturdy pair of boots with just a hint of heel, will always look good on a guy. And they present countless ways to wear them. After all, look at all the ways that Ralph Lauren the man has incorporated them into both his personal wardrobe and his Double RL collections. Here, we've got just a few examples of your best options to buy right now.

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Shirts

Cut from hardy denim, these shirts are typically decorated with cowboy detailing like pearly stud snap buttons, dual flap chest pockets and those signature pointed yokes. Wear them on their own or layer them over a tee as a light jacket.

Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

Bone button Western shirt,
$128 by Flint and Tinder

RRL Japanese Indigo Denim Shirt

Japanese indigo denim shirt,
$265 by RRL

Levis Barstow Western Shirt

Barstow Western shirt,
$69.50 by Levi's

Belts

Whether you're looking at old school photos of Harrison Ford or current fit pics of tastemaking podcasters, you'll notice that a Western-style belt—with its exaggerated buckle and tipped hardware—makes a subtle but distinct statement.

Madewell Three-Piece Belt

Three-piece belt,
$42 by Madewell

Johnston & Murphy Lizard-Train Calfskin Belt

Lizard-grain calfskin belt,
$69.50 by Johnston & Murphy

Anderson's Italian Leather Belt

Italian leather belt,
$195 by Anderson's

Boots

Somewhere between rugged lace-up boots and the chunkier Blunderstone Chelseas guys have been wearing as of late, are these rugged, not-quite-cowboy boots. They're tough yet refined and are ready to take on any climate.

R.M. Williams Whole-Cut Leather Boots

Whole-cut leather boots,
$495 by R.M. Williams

Rhodes Roper Boot

Roper boot,
$210 / $179.98 by Rhodes

Tecovas Stockton Boot

Stockton boot,
$215 by Tecovas

NEIGHBORHOOD x Matt McCormick Suede Jacket

FYI

Japanese streetwear brand NEIGHBORHOOD has collaborated with LA-based artist Matt McCormick for a capsule collection, incorporating elements of The Old West—including references to Townes Van Zandt's immortal “High, Low and in Between.”

Suede jacket, $1,045 by NEIGHBORHOOD

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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