[Homestead] Bull riders and Wranglers question
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 30 17:05:06 EDT 2008
I'm not a cowboy or an AZ native. I grew up with levi's. But, when I made friends out here, it didn't matter if they were 16 or 60, if they were in the bull riding / cowboy type group, they wear/wore wranglers.
It might be primarily a western or an AZ thing, I don't know. But, if you run into an old grizzled, tough-as-nails, beat-to the-earth ,jack-mormon cowboy, out here; he's wearing wranglers, boots, and a hat, usually ....bobford
--- On Thu, 10/30/08, Jerry W. Shepperd <shepperd at mail2.pvco.net> wrote:
> From: Jerry W. Shepperd <shepperd at mail2.pvco.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Bull riders and Wranglers question
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 2:10 PM
> According to the company's advertising materials, Blue
> Bell, who
> owned Wrangler at the time, designed the Cowboy Wrangler in
> consultation with rodeo cowboys in the 1940s, who wanted
> pants that
> would be tough, but would not bind in the crotch and knees.
> my Grandfather, who was an old-time cowboy, wore nothing
> but Levis as
> far back as I can remember. Many of his friends, of the
> same age,
> wore khakis. Don't know if khaki was the pants of
> preference, or if
> they had gotten into the habit of wearing left-over WWI
> pants, as
> Levis didn't start making pants until the 1920s. Some
> of the old
> pictures show cowboys wearing what look to be duckin pants.
> guessing they wore what was available and what they could
> Jerry Shepperd
> At 02:18 PM 10/30/2008, you wrote:
> >I've known Tom for about seven years. We used to
> own and live in
> >condos in the same complex. He became my main mortgage
> broker guy
> >during my real estate years here. One wall of his
> dining room is
> >covered with black and white photos of his bull riding
> years. He's a
> >great guy.
> >Begin forwarded message:
> > > From: <trwhiteley at cox.net>
> > > Date: October 30, 2008 12:08:18 PM GMT-07:00
> > > To: Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> > > Subject: Re: Bull rider question
> > >
> > > ..."kind of"....used to be that
> way...there are different "styles'
> > > of Wranglers, but for the most part, yes...that
> is they preferred
> > > "attire" of most rodeo cowboys...
> > >
> > >
> > > ---- Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> > >> Tom, you are the only bull rider I know. Is
> this true?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Begin forwarded message:
> > >>
> > >>> From: bob ford
> <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> > >>> Date: October 30, 2008 11:00:24 AM
> > >>> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> > >>> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Sarah, the
> Neiman Marxist...
> > >>> Reply-To: bobford79 at yahoo.com,
> homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> > >>>
> > >>> Depends on the area of the country.
> 'Real" cowboys (cowgirls) wear
> > >>> 'only' wranglers. Ask any bull
> rider. .....bobford
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