Where to round up wild western wear in Calgary

Of course Calgarians love to don our cowboy boots and clothing at Stampede time, but we’re free as the open range to dress for the west year round. These western wear shops located in the city and surrounding frontier towns carry pasture-perfect fashions but also cattle-drive-chic horse tack and serious saddlery for bona fide cowboys. Image credit: iStock.com/Avid Creative, Inc.

Lammle's Western Wear & Tack Head Office

12012 44 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4A2

Lammle’s is Western Canada’s go-to shop for cowboy clothing for men, women and children. Any of its seven Calgary locations (find shops in Strathmore and Cochrane as well) will get you gussied for ranch chores or two-steppin’. These folks carry the latest in high-quality leather cowboy boots as well as jeans, shirts, sweaters, dresses and accessories. You’ll also find horse tack and riding accessories.

Riley & McCormick Western Stores

220 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5

Riley & McCormick has served Calgary, since 1901, prior to Alberta officially becoming a province. This western-wear institution has also been a part of Stampede since 1912, providing equipment for animals and riders. After a century-plus in operation, the business remains family owned, with the grandchildren of its founders now running the show. Belts, buckles, boots and hats are the specialty, but the shop’s multiple locations also carry wardrobe staples that include jeans and shirts.

Irvine Tack & Trailers

PO Box 429, Crossfield, AB T0M 0S0

This family owned and operated business located just a short trail ride north of Calgary takes the impressive title of largest western-wear shop in Canada. Its ample acres of shelving are lined with cowboy clothing, accessories, rodeo gear and home decor items. The place even stocks horse trailers.

Frontier Western Shop Ltd

5111 1 Street W, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0

In the prairie town of Claresholm you’ll find Frontier Western Shop, a quality western-wear shop just a pleasant drive from Calgary. The shop carries cowboy clothing, boots, hats and accessories as well as home decor, saddles and tack. Big-ticket used and consignment items include rodeo saddles. The well-stocked shop also builds custom saddles as well as saddle fittings, repairs and consultation.

Alberta Boot Company

50 50 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5N3

Canada’s only western boot manufacturer since the 1970s, Alberta Boot Company footwear balances comfort and true western fashion. The shop carries top-quality, leather work boots, hiking boots, cowboy boots and other western-style footwear as well as the latest in western clothing and accessories. Alberta Boot also does repairs and renewals.

Jones Boys Saddlery & Western Wear

1959 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4

Whether you’re a show rider, rancher or a townie looking for some cool cowboy boots to rock the Stampede midway, The Jones Boys in Ponoka and Red Deer outfits cowpokes in western wear that ranges from farm-chore sturdy to rodeo chic. The shop features a stack of tack, saddles and riding gear.

Cowboy Country

1607 20 Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0

This store stocks cowboy gear from western clothing, boots and hats to home decor, tack, saddles and ropes. The cowboys who run this Wild West show specialize in custom orders, including custom leather saddles and gloves. Serious riders and ropers can also shop for horses here! Place your order online, or visit the Cowboy Country showroom in the town of Nanton.

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