Greetings from the WESA market in Denver, Colorado. The market officially started today at 8:00 a.m. Yesterday we arrived a little early and we were able to walk around some of the permanent show rooms. We were able to get an early previews of what is coming. The Urban Cowboy is still all over the place and I have a feeling you’re going to continue seeing this trend for a while.
As for the men’s show ring we are seeing a lot of solid colors and stripes. Solid colors look sharp and can really get you to stand out in the show ring due to their simplicity. With that being said, Cinch is going to be offering solid colors for order at any time. Yay! You’ll soon find solid black, white, red, blue, pink, and khaki available at any point. A couple pictures below courtesy of Cinch:
Also many of the younger guys in the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and PRCA are asking for strips again. I know stripes seemed to be quite popular a few years back and then prints took over. Prints are not going away but according to Cinch stripes will be making a return mid-way through the year, probably around August.
Cruel Girl will be tapping in to the next hot color, copper. Copper and other Earth tones seem to be showing up every where in clothing and in jewelry. You’ll be finding some woven shirts and button shirts that will be featuring the copper color scheme quite heavily. Even Montana Silversmiths were showing off some of their jewelry that include turquoise with some Earth tones as well. I’m sure once we see more jewelry we’ll be able to tell you all about the hit colors. Another quick note on jewelry; the bigger the better. Every where jewelry is big. Even Montana Silversmiths has tapped into that area.
Montana is also celebrating Elmer’s 10th Anniversary. This year they will be doing a special run commemorative Elmer limited to 1000 pieces and we will have a few. So get excited, I know we are.
As for the ladies show ring we’ll know a little more once we’ve stopped by Hobby Horse and a couple of other places. We’ll definitely let you know the hot colors from there.
Finally we’ll be getting you an update on the boot trends here this evening. I’m sure it’s something that you’re all dying to know about. I’m hopeful on getting another post written this evening about todays visit at the WESA market, along with some pictures. Check back soon and often.
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