Those of you who don’t hail from the Lone Star State might be surprised to know that the majority of Texans don’t strut about in 10-gallon hats and snakeskin boots.That said, if a trip to the Dallas–Fort Worth area is on your agenda — say, around Feb. 6 (cough, Super Bowl, cough) — you can easily add a little cowboy couture to your closet with these picks:
Bull-hide felt “Cactus Jack” hat, $75, at Cowboy Cool.
3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, (214) 521-4500, www.cowboycool.com
Store note: Don’t miss the Johnny Cash, Eagles, Rolling Stones and Waylon Jennings memorabilia sprinkled throughout the store.
Two-tone “Boss of the Plains” Stetson hat, $130, at Maverick Fine Western Wear.
100 East Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, (817) 626-1129, http://www.maverickwesternwear.com
Store note: Order up a cold one at the store’s in-house saloon.
Custom men’s American alligator and marble calf with matte-gold inlay boots, from $3,495, at Mercedes Boot Co.
2440 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, (817) 332-2668, www.mercedesboots.com
Store note: They only sell custom-made boots, and there are more than 9,000 outlines of customers’ feet on file at the store.
Women’s blue and brown marbled Ferrini boots, $220, at Luskey’s Western Store.
2601 N. Main St., Fort Worth, (817) 625-2391, www.luskeys.com
Store note: They’ve been family-owned for more than 90 years, and it’s not unusual for one of the Luskeys to be behind the counter helping customers.
Men’s gray stingray custom boots, $1,695, at M.L. Leddy’s.
2455 N. Main St., Fort Worth, (817) 624-3149, www.leddys.com
Store note: Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards since 1941, M.L. Leddy’s carries a surprising variety of merchandise. Chic cocktail dresses hang next to snap-front shirts.