True West Magazine is print and electronic publication that is the brainchild of Bob Boze Bell. Bob is an expert on the history of the Old West. He can currently be seen on ‘Gunslingers’ on the American Heroes Channel. He’s written nine books on Old West characters in addition to his work on True West, which has been publishing since 1999.

Each year, True West Magazine and its readers pick the Best of the West. Once again, Recollections has been chosen as the Readers’ Choice for the Best of the West for 2017 in Western Wear. Best in Western Wear for 2017. We are so honored to be chosen as the Best in Western Wear by the readers of True West!

We are in good company, too! Here are the other Best of the West winners:

  • Best Western Clothing Store: Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg, Texas
    This store pays homage to John ‘Texas Jack’ Omohundro. It sells 1870s cowboy gear and apparel and resides in a former 1889 livery stable.

    • Readers’ Choice: Miller Ranch, Denver, Colorado
      Phillip Miller was restoring his health and selling hats for his family’s New York City hat company when traveled the American West in 1918 and fell in love with Denver. Today, the company that bears his name “reflects a western lifestyle that is uniquely American.”
  • Best Western Hat Maker: Catalena Hatters, Bryan, Texas
    Catalena Hatters make custom felt hats the old-fashioned way, one at a time! They also restore damaged cowboy hats.

  • Best Western Bootmaker: Lucchese Boots, El Paso, Texas
    Lucchese boots have been in San Antonio since 1883. They feature a wide range of styles that are high quality and affordable.

    • Readers’ Choice” Corral Boots, El Paso, Texas
      Hand-crafted western boots for men and women made from the finest leathers.
  • Best Period Western Clothing Maker: Classic Old West Styles, El Paso, Texas
    Classic Old West Styles features coats, vests, jackets, dusters, shirts, and pants in classic vintage stylings.

    • Readers’ Choice” Recollections, Hawks, Michigan
      Recollections is a history-inspired fashion house that designs and manufactures clothing, hats, and more. We thank the readers of True West Magazine for choosing our Western wear as Best of the West for 2017! Congratulations to all the winners.

– Donna Klein