Sunday, September 09, 2018

Just When You Think You've Seen It All

September 9, 2018
   We know the dude is lean, mean and looming. He's Purple Rain in a vaquero outfit. Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you, the act you've known for all these months:

"The Mexicali Stud"

   As for his headgear, here's the high pinch sugarloaf I recently got from RJ Preston:


My Own Personal Stash of Sugarloafs


   And, just when I thought I had seen every photo of Tom Mix ever taken, someone sends me this early publicity photo of Tom Mix wearing a high pinch sugarloaf:


High Pinch Sugarloaf on Tom Mix

     And just when I think vaquero style is limited to a narrow range—as in cowboy style—I stumble across an old Frederic Remington painting of the real deal:


Remington vaquero high style


  And just when snotty purists say there are no photographs of tie downs in the Old West, someone finds this little dittie from Arizona Territory, 1872:


The Tie Down

   And just when I think I should leave well enough alone, I go back into an old Daily Whip Out and give it another go:


"Trail of Tears Reprise"

    And just when I think I've seen every frontiersman-mountain man photo there ever has been taken, someone posts this:

"The Frontiersman"

   And just when I think I'm done with today's post, I find this:


Double-belted Amigos


    The moral is, just when you think you've seen it all, you ain't seen nothin', yet.

"Simpler and more specific is always better. People get it."
—Bill Hader


2 comments:

  1. love those sugarloaf hats...where can i get me one of those babies...???

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