If you found this article, then stick around because we are about to give you low down on what to wear to a rodeo. And listen, whether it’s your first rodeo or you’ve been to several, we guarantee this rodeo guide will be helpful for everyone!
Best Cowboy Boots to Wear to a Rodeo
If this is your first time going to a rodeo, then we recommend brands like Justin, Ariat, and Durango boots to get you started with a good pair of affordable boots. If you are a more experienced rodeo-goer then we recommend you update your wardrobe to include a pair of Corrals, Luccheses, or Tony Lamas. Of course, you can’t go wrong with any style of boot, just make sure you break them in before the time of your event. No one wants to be breaking in boots on rodeo weekend!
Pro Tip: Leave your spurs at home!
Best Jeans to Wear to a Rodeo
Once again, same with boots you have different tiers of jeans depending on what you need. Almost everyone has the need to wear jeans more than once, so make sure to pick a pair that is stylish and comfortable. Check out the list below on jean recommendations, their price points, and pros/cons.
Wranglers are great for just about anyone! If you’re buying jeans for the first time, then Wrangler might be the way to go. They have several different styles based on your lifestyle, which makes them easy to buy because you will probably wear them again. Wrangler jeans typically start at $29.99 for a pair of women’s jeans and $19.99 for men. Some pros to Wrangler jeans is that they do have a bit of stretch to them, which is helpful if you need that. On the same hand, if you wear them a lot, they also wear out more because of the same reason. A good rule of thumb is that the higher amount of cotton, the less stretch and better quality denim you will get. Listen, we love a good pair of Wranglers, it doesn’t get any more classic than this!
Cinch jeans are a newer company than Wrangler, and they make more modern jeans for both cowboys and cowgirls. Their jeans are organized by “label” and each style has its own name or label name. For men, you can expect to find all the classic styles such as mid and original rise then everything from straight leg to tapered leg. Men’s jeans start at $45.99 and go up to $79.99. Women’s jeans also come in a variety of different styles including low to performance rise as well as relaxed or slim legs. The cost for women’s Cinch jeans starts at $54.99 and goes up to $74.99.
Levi’s is also a classic jean company. The nice thing about Levi’s is that they aren’t just rodeo jeans, you can wear them for several different occasions. If you are the real deal reading through this article, Levi’s aren’t advertised as “ranchy” but to each their own! We encourage you to wear whatever fits best! Levi’s has several styles as well for both men and women. Both lines offer relaxed, loose, skinny, boot cut, and tapered jeans. What we love about Levi’s is that they are really size-inclusive and have styles that fit ALL body shapes. Another plus is that both men’s and women’s jeans start at $59.50 so you won’t see the standard price gap between jeans.
Kimes Ranch Jeans
Kimes Ranch Jeans are the new kid on the block. Having really picked up steam the last couple of years, they offer some of the best jeans on the market, but for a price. Kimes prides itself on the fact that their jeans are 100% US-made which is a rarity in today’s market. So for that reason alone, it’s a good reason to support them. Their jeans are also made of the highest quality, heavy-weight denim, much like the denim of yesteryear they get better with each wear and have a “break-in” period. At the end of the day, you get more “life” from one pair of Kimes Ranch jeans than from others on the market. Kimes is a personal favorite of ours and once you find a style that fits you, it’s consistent every time you get them. Both men’s and women’s jeans start at $99.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget a belt!