A study in dualities: pageantry and function, flamboyance and simplicity, 1960’s country artist style and cowboy workwear.
How would the two clash and manifest into the modern cowboy?
The essence of this duality is best described by Glen Campbell in his song Rhinestone Cowboy, how the simple man longs for something more than his mundane life and attire.
Well, I really don’t mind the rain
And the smile can hide all the pain
But you’re down when you’re ridin’ the train that’s takin’ the long way
And I dream of the things I’ll do
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
There’ll be a load of compromisin’
On the road to my horizon
But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo