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This is a fantastic vintage western shirt from the pioneers of western shirts Rockmount.Western Wear. This shirt is in great vintage condition and is from the 1960s. The size is 17 M which is a large. The color is a gorgeous colbolt blue and is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. This shirt would be great for musicians and cowboys alike.

Rockmount is a 3 generation business started by Jack A. Weil (1901 - 2008) who worked daily until age 107 years old. His secret was he loved his work. A true pioneer, he introduced the first western shirts with snaps, and also made the first commercially produced bolo ties. Many of his innovations are standards in the industry. Western fashion is worn all over the world.
Jack A. was motivated to develop a distinctive look for cowboys, ranchers and farmers living in the American West. They had special boots and hats but wore ordinary work shirts. Jack A's special shirt styles have many features different from conventional shirts. His ROCKMOUNT shirts are slim fitting to accentuate the body, whereas conventional shirts were boxy. A better fitting shirt is less likely to get caught or snagged while riding the range. The shirt yokes broaden a man's shoulders. The flap pockets fasten to better hold their contents. The snap fasteners have a break away function to let loose if the shirt got caught, and hold more permanently than buttons. Can you imagine a cowboy who likes to sew?
ROCKMOUNT's signature "Diamond" snap and "Sawtooth" pocket designs are individual and different, the same driving force behind so many of their distinctive features.
ROCKMOUNT's magic in popularizing western wear was an appeal to vanity. Cowboys have a strong independent identity and want to be different. Jack A. offered them a special fashion statement. Not so much to be worn while they worked the ranch but to make them stand apart from city slickers when they come to town. These western shirts are dress-up finery, to be worn on Saturday night in town or at the rodeo.

1960s Rockmount Western Colbolt Blue Snapfront Shirt

Overview

  • Vintage handmade item from the 1960s
  • Materials: western shirt, cotton, blend, vintage
  • Feedback: 27 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Virginia, United States.
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