I know, I know, you think Southwest styles for men isn’t as developed in modern fashion as it has become for women and you’d be right. However, there are some select modern Southwest fashion styles for men that have an elegant and refined look that works for most people. Throw away your perceptions of blue jeans and a 10-gallon hat and think a little more Vogue.
How to Wear Men’s Southwestern Fashion
When you think about the noble cowboy riding from one town to the next, 6-shooter in hand, you think of that general outfit that I described above, the hat, the bolo, a button-down shirt, and some worn blue jeans that have seen a few sunrises and sunsets in their day.
This might be a nice thought but you really need to embrace what the style and fashion has evolved into in recent years.
One of the most popular looks is the patterned shawl or cardigan with a plain earthen shirt. Boots are also a must, with whatever you choose. Just make sure they’re not cowboy boots. Nice leather boots or leather dress shoes will do the trick.
You might think I’m contradicting myself with this one, but you do need the jeans. Luckily, they come in many different styles and cuts. You should choose either black or dark blue for your outfits to contrast with your lighter Earth-tones in a way that looks cohesive.
Remember, you’re combining two different styles, that of the old west and modern day fashion. You need to embrace the best of both to achieve a good result. I’ve provided a few examples above to show you what I’m talking about.