One of the most emblematic shirts we offer (and, not surprisingly, one of the most popular) is the Rockmount 2-tone floral tan & brown western cowboy shirt. Building upon a long tradition in cowboy clothing that draws influence from the elaborate floral designs in formal clothing of 19th century Mexican vaqueros, as well as the more durable and down-to-earth turn of the century western wear, the Rockmount Western Cowboy shirt is perfect for nearly any occasion. Here a just a few of the features that make this shirt so special.
100% Gabardine Twill Cotton. Gabardine Twill offers two of the most sought-after qualities when it comes to western wear: it is both authentic and durable. In fact, gabardine twill textile weave was used in a great deal of western clothing precisely because twill weaves tend to be so durable. Not a textile expert? Here’s what each of those terms refers to:
Twill is characterized by diagonal ribs in the weaving pattern due to the use of warp threads. This creates a distinctive style that is immediately recognizable. It also makes twill the perfect fabric for work: it is both strong and stain-resistant.
Gabardine is a specific type of tightly woven twill invented in the late 1800s—though the term “gabardine” is actually much older than that. “Gabardine” originally referred to a long smock worn in the middle ages, and then later to waterproof fabric in general. When English outfitter Thomas Burberry invented modern twill in 1879, the fabric became enormously popular among cowboys (as well as adventurers such as Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton) due to its rustic, water-resistant properties.
Hand-Crafted Chenille Embroidery. Chenille, which derives from the French word for “fuzzy caterpillar” refers to “a soft tufted silk, cotton, or worsted cord used in embroidery or for fringing.” Until about 30 or 40 years ago, Chenille was always stitched by hand—making it one of the most refined and revered styles of stitching. Although modern technology allows for Chenille to be mass-produced, we still prefer doing things “the old fashioned way” in order to give our shirts that genuine touch of authenticity that our customers deserve.
No Detail Spared. The Rockmount 2-Tone Floral Tan & Brown Western Cowboy Shirt is designed to emulate the classic look of western dress shirts—and this means going the extra mile to get every detail correct. Featuring embroidery on the front, back, collar, and cuffs; as well as red smile pockets and piping, it’s easy to see why this is one of our most popular shirts.
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Here at Bronco Bill’s, we understand that finding authentic Americana clothing can be both difficult and expensive. That’s why we offer the widest selection of clothing and accessories this side of the Atlantic. Visit our website in order to browse our selection and shop online—or, if you have any further questions, simply contact us through our online form. Either way, we look forward to hearin’ from ya!