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NEW PRODUCT ROUNDUP BANDED LOVE A RUGGEDLY HANDSOME CLASSIC Cowboy lore. The unwritten code of the West. A handshake was a contract; a horse was a trusted companion. Ryan Michael proves that the romance and chivalry of the American West are not lost, but very much alive with their unparalleled Western shirts, rich with vivid color and unique details. Above, Ryan Michael has crafted the perfect, timeless denim shirt that expresses the rugged individualism of the American West. Replete with innovative design elements, this shirt is 100-percent Tencel in a brilliant indigo. It's embellished with hex-wood snaps, contrast threading and copper topstitching, and is available is sizes S-XXL. MSRP: $149. (855) 899-1708; ryanmichael.com WESA MR 3379 INCA BLUES FROM ROJA COLLECTION Western couture meets high fashion with the Roja Collection by Ann Tobias. From a love of travel, adornment and beautiful handicrafts made world over, comes the creation of Roja. To introduce all women to the joyful colors and motifs that inspire, make one smile and feel beautiful, is the goal of the Roja Collection. This original design and color combos are crafted from jacquard knitwear with a sultry, thick texture. Varying shades of turquoise in geometric patterns, along with oversized gold button accents make this ensemble a force to be reckoned with. See this and other stunning new fashions for 2014 in Roja's Denver Showroom. MSRP: Inca Knit Duster, $322.50; Turquoise Blues Short Skirt, $155. (718) 433-0009; rojacollection.biz WESA MR 4589 12 Western & English Today Wear N.E. Wear brings true love to wearable art with its unique "Love Is My Religion" leather cuff. The message of amore is engraved on an oval plate, composed of a zinc-based metal, and is accented with a textured surface. Accessorized with glittering charms of crosses, hearts and pearl and turquoise beads, this jewel of a cuff brilliantly pairs with anything from jeans — riding or chock-a-block with bling — to a sexy little sundress and boots. While love will always reign supreme, fashion, too, can have its worshippers. MSRP: $28.99. (903) 534-1342; wearnewear.com WESA MR 1151 A TROPHY CATCH BlackJack Boots — specializing in American-made handcrafted exotic boots — ups the ante once again in high-end exotics with the introduction of their stunning pirarucu boots. Pirarucu, the largest fish in South America, is native to the Amazon River and has just recently been introduced to the exotic skins market. This fish yields an extremely soft and supple skin and is festooned with textured, mammoth-sized scales. This dramatic skin sparked BlackJack's keen sense of style, and the brand new line has achieved overnight success. Twelve inches tall with a V-toe and a 4-inch heel, these luminous swamp green boots were born to be envied. (915) 598-2668; blackjackboots.net WESA MR 4587 WALL DÉCOR AND MORE Montana West USA has added a brilliant new line of home décor to its existing collection of fab Western-themed offerings. Utilizing materials such as resin, textured metals and beautiful fabrics, Montana has crafted a collection of wall art, including exquisitely designed crosses, book ends, magnets, clocks, mirrors, picture frames, table-top figurines, candle holders, welcome signs, business card holders, pencil holders, vases and boot accents. MSRP: $3 to $90. (972) 241-9998; montanawestusa.com WESA 1531 and 14115