Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Modern West

The internet has almost obliterated certain cultural aspects as people aspire to be more alike than different. The great American West has become far more melded with mainstream tastes and aesthetics, and that's forced some artists and companies out of business. However, for long-established and revered Burns Cowboy Shop, the 21st century is an opportunity to expand on what the company has been doing best for more than 140 years: making fine leather goods. Burns has created a line of boots, purses, and accessories crafted from the same high quality leathers and skins as their famous boots and belts, but with a contemporary edge that seamlessly works with high fashion. Bold alligator cuffs in marine blue and turquoise are the perfect accessories with the clean lines of their crisp black and white clutch and tote bags. Mobile phone cases by Otterbox are covered in sophisticated shagreen, melon alligator, or traditional tooled leather. The West was won through sheer determination and ingenuity, and it looks like Burns Cowboy Shop has figured out how to continue selling Western wear well into the 21st century.

St. Andrews from the Cathedral