This article was produced in partnership with Tecovas
True Western clothing is much more than just apparel. It is the epitome of a better lifestyle – one that breeds authenticity and instills the confidence to live long, no matter where life takes you.
If you’re an urbanite, Tekova may be a new name, but they’re already building quite a reputation. A pioneer in creating authentic western apparel that is still accessible to a wide audience, Tecovas has become one of the most respected names in the industry.
Founded in 2015 by Paul Hedrick, the company was born out of a love for cowboy boots and they represent everyone. From time-honored craftsmanship to the unmistakable style they bring to any outfit or occasion—it’s all about the details.
Designed in Austin, Texas, and handmade in León, Mexico, Tecovas cowboy boots are made in the traditional way—artisan bootmakers hand-make each boot with premium materials. In fact, it takes over 200 steps to handcraft each boot. From the soft leather and hand-laid cording to the cork bed lining and hand-hammered lemonwood pegs—every detail enhances the beauty, comfort, and durability of the Tecovas Cowboy Boots.
While the build quality is undeniable, their value is even better. In order to cut out the middleman and sell directly to consumers, Tecovas exclusively offers shoes at significantly lower prices than other high-end boot companies. With more money in your pocket, you can splurge for a classic western pearl snap shirt to complete the outfit, or another pair of boots for a different occasion.
Ultimately, choosing the right cowboy boot to match your personality and lifestyle can be difficult. To step you in the right direction and dial in your western look, we’ve handpicked five premium options from Tecova—from hard-wear ranch boots to stylish urban boots that pair well with suits. Whatever the occasion calls for, Tecovas delivers.
This premium romper boot is designed to provide optimum comfort and performance on both farm and urban roads. Ideal for all weather conditions, the oiled, full grain bovine leather features waterproof seams for longevity. The one-inch Vibram wedge outsole with shallow lugs provides the double benefit of maximum stability and traction, without the mud and dirt. The 360° Goodyear Welt construction combined with reinforced pull tabs further enhances durability, while the dual footbed with removable shock-absorbing polyurethane insole provides excellent cushioning that’s tough to rival. Extremely comfortable, reliably durable, and forever stylish–Knox is the real deal.
While long-time boot wearers take it as a matter of pride, the art of taking a boot on and off can be daunting for casual or first-time wearers. Roy makes western wear a little easier thanks to its modern cut and all-access versatility. The handy side-zipper delivers an “easy on, easy off” feel, while the slim-cut shaft allows these to be worn with any pair of jeans—not just the boot-cut variety. Water-resistant suede – available in both honeycomb and granite – grabs instant attention with its clean and rugged look. Meanwhile, the stacked leather heels with rubber cap help you walk tall and confident. Overall, the Roy is a perfect choice for those looking for a first pair of shoes, or those in search of maximum versatility and style.
An urban boot that adds confident Western style and all-night comfort to almost any outfit, the Chance is a shoo-in. With a trendy design and authentic Western roots, it just might become your boot for weddings, business meetings, or a night out on the town. The Chance features elastic gourds on each side for easy access and a comfortable fit, while the slim cut design fits snugly under trim jeans or even slacks. Goodyear welt construction, stacked leather heels and lemonwood pegs add to the Western authenticity. The choice between calfskin or 100 percent water-resistant roughout suede is tough, but you can’t go wrong with either.
[ $225; tecovas.com]
If you’re looking for a more traditional cowboy boot, the Cartwright is the right call. The original Tecovas cowboy boot, it has a rounded toe and 12-inch shaft with hand-laid cording—a timeless look that never goes out of style. While staying true to its values, Tecovas’ attention to detail is evident. The Cartwright features signature toe stitching on the vamp, while the angled, stacked leather heel is hand shaped for maximum comfort. Lastly, you can get these shoes in ultra-soft calf, bovine, or goat leather—the latter is ideal for looking aged.
denim pearl snap
Nothing pairs well with an authentic pair of cowboy boots like a traditional Pearl Snap Western shirt. Offering a timeless style, it is made from 100 percent cotton denim that offers natural stretch and breathability. Reinforced stitching on collar, cuffs, and pocket flap enhances durability. The traditional Western yoke, triple-snap cuffs, and brass-accented pearl snaps create a tasteful yet unmistakable Western vibe. Pre-washed to ensure minimal shrinkage, this shirt will become a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.
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