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Western Wear

Laurel Wilson

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada 2010

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North American Western style is known by some familiar materials and details, including embossed or fringed leather, silver conchos used to prevent leather ties from pulling through leather garments, and patterns woven in bright earth tones or primary colors. These materials and patterns did not rise spontaneously but developed over a five hundred–year period. The history of Western style began in Salamanca, Spain; picked up influences from non-Western frontiersmen such as Davy Crockett and Danie

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