How to Take Care of Your Favorite Jeans

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Finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans is one of the most challenging feats when it comes to completing your wardrobe. However, once you finally do, chances are that you will want to rock them for as long as you can.

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In order to make sure that the perfect pair of jeans from Sheplers lasts as long as you want them to, check out these tips on how to take care of your favorite jeans.

Don’t:

  • Forget to add a cup of vinegar when you wash them in order to prevent fading.
  • Dry your jeans in the dryer.
  • Forget that you can simply put your jeans in the freezer to freshen them up.
  • Neglect to have your jeans hemmed if they are too long.
  • Wash your jeans too much, this will only make them fade and get worn out faster.

Do:

  • Wash them inside out.
  • Rotate through at least three pairs of jeans so you don’t wear out your favorite pair.
  • Wear them at least three times before washing them.
  • Fold your jeans instead of hanging them in order to prevent stretching out the fibers.
  • Wash by hand instead of in a washing machine.

How to Tell When it is Time to Replace Your Jeans

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Some wardrobe staples are appropriate at any time of the year, no matter if it is fall, winter, spring or summer. You have probably already guessed it, but jeans are permanently on that list.

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There’s only one problem – finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans can prove to be one of the hardest tasks for women. For this reason, many end up wearing jeans for much longer than their shelf life. In order to avoid this happening to you, check out these three tips from Sheplers on how to tell when it is time to replace your jeans.

  1. They are too worn in. When you first bought your favorite pair of jeans, were they a dark denim color? Are they currently a distressed light-shade of blue with holes in the knees? If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, then it is time to invest in a new pair of jeans.
  2. Your jeans are too short. If your jeans were long enough when you bought them and they are all of a sudden too short after one too many go-arounds in the washing machine throughout the years, then it is time to check out one of these jean options from Sheplers.
  3. The zipper is basically useless. If you can get your jeans on and off without undoing the zipper, then it means that they are worn out from years of use. Unfortunately, it also means that it is time to invest in another pair of jeans.

What to Wear to a Spring Rodeo

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Regardless of whether or not it is your first rodeo or your 101st, who says that anyone has to be able to tell the difference?

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Now that spring is finally upon us, that only means one thing: spring rodeo season. Whether you are there to cheer on the team roping, barrel racing, or watch how long each cowboy makes it on the back of a bull – you are going to want to make sure you dress the part.

For guys, never underestimate the power of a great cowboy hat, pair of cowboy boots, and perfectly-fitted jeans. These three essentials will take you from the rodeo to real life – and luckily, you can find the best quality of all of these items right here at Sheplers. Just pair them with a brightly colored plaid shirt or your favorite button up and consider yourself ready for a spring rodeo.

For girly girl cowgirls – go with a simple day dress that you don’t have to worry about getting dirty. For the tomboys, pair your favorite colorful tank with a pair of jeans or jean shorts and a leather belt. The best part about both of these looks is that they each come together with a classic pair of cowboy boots. For the ladies who want to show that this (literally) is not their first rodeo – throw on a cowboy hat and call it a day.

Which Jeans are Right for You?

One of the most common staples in the wardrobes of men and women are blue jeans. While we all love denim, we generally don’t gravitate towards the same brand, wash, or cut. So how do we know what jeans are right for us? As a major denim destination, Western Wear has decided to share some tips to make sure you buy the perfect pair of blue jeans.

Simple and classic are always a good idea. Don’t feel the need to try the latest denim trends and designs, because a classic pair will really suit you well in the long run, plus you’ll get a lot of wear out of them. While it may go without saying, blue jeans should fit you well. They shouldn’t be too tight, but they shouldn’t be falling off of you either. Go for comfort, but also keep style in mind. Trendier pairs are slimmer cut, and they also will compliment your figure better than a baggy pair of shapeless denim.

Keep the wash in mind. If you are going to be outside, on a farm, and getting dirty, you probably want to stick with darker washes so that stains are less prominent. Additionally, darker denim is a little more sleek and stylish, and can easily be worn at night as well as during the work day.

Then let’s look at the fly—button or zip, it’s up to you. They look the same, but generally a zipper is more convenient and easier to take on and off. Usually the fly simply boils down to personal preference.

The cut should be based on your body type as well as your intended use. Slim cut legs fit easier into cowboy boots, which a looser fit can rest over your boots and probably provide more all around comfort.

Keep these expert tips in mind next time you are searching for the perfect pair of jeans. Whether you are shopping in store or online, these are criteria that you can use to measure if a pair is perfect for you.

 

Helping Your Cowboy Pick out Jeans

Sometimes you can look at a man and wonder, “What on earth was he thinking when he decided to put that on?” It’s no secret that men are not the best at fashion, and that sometimes they need a little bit of a push in the right direction. When it comes to a pair of jeans, they can be a man’s best friend. They can be worn to work, out with the guys, and if they are nice enough, maybe even out on a date. There are few things to keep in mind when looking for men’s jeans.

There are tons of different styles and cuts and washes of jeans. Different colors might be appropriate for different occasions, but for the most leverage you should be looking for a pair in a medium dark to dark wash. They by no means need to be skin tight, but they don’t need to be flapping in the wind. They should be nicely fitted, with not too much extra room. Comfort is key, but there needs to be a difference between the bagginess of your sweatpants and your jeans.

A few things to keep in mind when looking for that perfect pair: There is a big difference between slim and skinny. Skinny is typically what women wear, and slim cut could go either way. Men look good in slim cut, not necessarily in skinny jeans. Mid-rise jeans are typically the best way to go. They aren’t all the way up to your belly button, and aren’t showing your underwear either. And one more tip, cuffs make you look shorter. So keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not it’s a good idea to roll those bad boys up. Looking for the perfect pair of jeans? Sheplers has what you need!

Helping Your Cowboy Pick out Jeans

Sometimes you can look at a man and wonder, “What on earth was he thinking when he decided to put that on?” It’s no secret that men are not the best at fashion, and that sometimes they need a little bit of a push in the right direction. When it comes to a pair of jeans, they can be a man’s best friend. They can be worn to work, out with the guys, and if they are nice enough, maybe even out on a date. There are few things to keep in mind when looking for men’s jeans.

There are tons of different styles and cuts and washes of jeans. Different colors might be appropriate for different occasions, but for the most leverage you should be looking for a pair in a medium dark to dark wash. They by no means need to be skin tight, but they don’t need to be flapping in the wind. They should be nicely fitted, with not too much extra room. Comfort is key, but there needs to be a difference between the bagginess of your sweatpants and your jeans.

A few things to keep in mind when looking for that perfect pair: There is a big difference between slim and skinny. Skinny is typically what women wear, and slim cut could go either way. Men look good in slim cut, not necessarily in skinny jeans. Mid-rise jeans are typically the best way to go. They aren’t all the way up to your belly button, and aren’t showing your underwear either. And one more tip, cuffs make you look shorter. So keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not it’s a good idea to roll those bad boys up. Looking for the perfect pair of jeans? Sheplers has what you need!

Tips to Remember When Shopping for Jeans

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As a long-standing wardrobe staple, blue jeans are basically and American pastime. As the 1950s saw screen stars like James Dean and John Wayne often decked out in denim, jeans became a quickly growing trend among frontiersmen, rodeo riders, motorcycle riders, young rebels, blue collar workers, and more. While the initial offerings of denim on the market were a few brands with a couple of styles, now it seems the options for buying jeans are endless. So how do you go about selecting a pair of jeans that meets your needs? We’ve got a blue jeans buying guide that will help you pick out the right jeans for your lifestyle and for your personal style.
Fit. This is a huge part of the process when shopping for jeans. Keep in mind that during regular wear, the fit will relax as the cotton stretches. It’s worth trying on a few brands to find the ones that fit you the best.
Thickness. Fabric weight is a big factor, especially if you’ll be doing intense labor (you’ll want a thicker thread/thicker weight), or if you are going to be in intense heat (you’ll want a lighter thread). Keep in mind that the lighter the fabric, the more likely it is to tear.
Wash. Some people prefer lighter denim, some prefer dark denim. Again, this depends on what you are going to be wearing them for. Also, if you find a brand and style you really love, you might want to grab one of each—a light and a dark wash.

Wrangler Jeans vs. Levi’s Jeans

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Wrangler Jeans Vs. Levi’s Jeans

When it comes to western style clothes, a good pair of jeans are a staple, and every cowboy seems to have their own preferences. So how do you choose between some of the most famous denim brands of all time, Wrangler and Levi’s? While some jeans preferences are based on the brand’s reputation, some decisions are made based on fit. You will need to decide what is most important to you.

Wrangler Jeans Vs. Levi’s Jeans
Wrangler 13MWZ Cowboy Cut Rigid Original Fit Jeans

Wrangler Jeans

We are going to focus specifically on the 13MWZ Cowboy Cut Rigid Original Fit Jeans design, one of our most popular items in men’s western wear.

  • If your western wear includes numerous pairs of cowboy boots, these jeans may be for you as they are specifically designed to wear with cowboy boots.
  • These jeans feature a traditional zipper fly.
  • This specific style has a roomier leg and rear, but there is also a slim version available (Wrangler 936). You will have to decide which fit you prefer.
  • The texture of Wrangler denim tends to be rougher and feels like a thicker thread than Levi’s.
  • Wrangler jeans tend to be more affordable with prices almost half as much as Levi’s.

Levi’s Jeans

A popular pair of Levi’s jeans at Sheplers, the Levi’s 501 Jeans–Original Shrink-to-Fit, are another good choice for men’s western wear wardrobe.

  • Levi’s 501 jeans have a lower rise (about an inch) than Wrangler.
  • This specific pair features a button fly rather than a zipper.
  • The coin pocket is positioned lower on the Levi’s 501 than the Wrangler 13MWZ.
  • If you are not a fan of the Shrink-to-Fit fit, the 501 style also comes in a straight leg fit.
  • Depending on the fit, the 501 collection also comes in a variety of colors including indigo, black, green, light blue, and gray.

Our Sheplers cowboys recommend finding the fit you prefer before buying multiple jeans of the same style.

At the end of the day, jeans are a personal preference. We suggest you try out both brands of denim and see which ones you like the best. Browse our large selection of denim in our men’s western wear collection and find the pair that is right for you.

 

Back to School: Are you ready?

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Back to School
Are you ready to go back to school?

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]uess what? School is right around the corner and before you know it, the kids will all be back learning and recovering from their sunburns. Do your kids have all of their new clothes yet? Well, Sheplers has all of the necessities you’ll need to get them prepared for a new year. Jeans, shirts, dresses, and a new pair of boots are a must for this school year. Your kids love the brands that we carry; Levi’s, Wrangler, Miss Me, Justin and Lucchese. To sweeten the pot, all of our boots and jeans* are on sale right now at Sheplers.

What are you waiting for? Your kids will be so cool with their new Justin or Lucchese boots! Girls need their new Miss Me’s and boys love their Wranglers and Levi’s.

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