Western & English Today

SUM 2014

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2 Western & English Today SUMMER 2014 CONTENTS summer Western & English Today ™ , (ISSN 1522-7308) Vol. 18 Issue 4, July 2014. Western & English Today is published 5 times per year: January Source (January), Early Spring (March), Late Spring (May), Summer (July), Fall (September) by American West Media L.L.C., 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 650, Dallas, Texas 75206. Periodicals Postage paid at Dallas, Texas, and additional entry points. Western & English Today is sent free of charge to qualified Western and English industry retailers. Subscription rate for all others is $30 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to Western & English Today, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 650, Dallas, Texas 75206. TM 16 20 Features 20 DENIMania! The ubiquitous all-American wardrobe staple leaps from the saddle and the barnyard into the boardroom and the nightclub — in sizes for every shape and styles for every taste. Corinne Joy Brown 30 NEVER FELT BETTER! Bigger brims, new looks rule as popularity of Western hats continues to grow. Johnny D. Boggs Departments 16 DESIGNER PROFILE: Chacón Belts and Buckles Bruce Erickson and family create handcrafted belts and buckles — with an emphasis on enduring quality, family values and fun. Johnny D. Boggs Regulars 6 PUBLISHER'S FORUM 8 INDUSTRY NEWS 10 NEW PRODUCT ROUNDUP 36 HOT TICKET COVER PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: Studio Seven Productions, studiosevenproductions.com, (505) 268-4582/shelneese@msn.com. MODELS: Kenny Miller and Anna DeSaulniers ON HIM: 500X pure beaver belly hat with Cattleman crown and self-band trim in pecan by American Hat Company; multi-colored "Chimera" shirt with contrast cuff and collar linings, by Robert Graham, courtesy of Allens Boots; belt and buckle by Chacón Belts and Buckles; and low-rise, boot-cut five-pocket jean with grinding/destruction, slim fit through thigh, by Stetson Apparel & Boots. ON HER: The "Caddo," a 4X wool felt hat with tooled and painted leather inlay on the underbrim from Charlie 1 Horse; antiqued Sterling silver earrings with turquoise by Silver Creations of the Southwest; "Reflora" embroidered distressed shirt by Roar; turquoise three-inch tapered turquoise gator and brown leather belt with hand-cut paisley and floral designs by Double J Saddlery; and "Wild Mustang" emerald-topstitched jeans by Cowgirl Tuff Co. ERRATA: On the 2014 Late Spring edition cover, we failed to identify the lovely brown jacket on Jessica, left: It's the sassy and bold ladies' Pawnee jacket from Outback Trading Co., in Canyonland fabric (65 percent cotton/35 percent polyester) with antique brass rivets, stand collar and zipper. The Pawnee is machine washable and water-resistant, and comes in sizes S to 2X with a suggested retail price of $99.95. Western & English Today regrets the error. 30 0714 TOC[1].indd 2 6/20/14 12:26 PM

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