Hipsters versus cowboys: When fashion worlds collide

When Westword staff writer Melanie Asmar called out the announcer and rodeo clown at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo yesterday for using Brokeback Mountain references to make gay jokes (personally, I'm more offended they haven't updated their material since 2005), causing the NWSS to promise never to do it again, we wondered what else they could mock in lieu of the gays. Editor Patricia Calhoun suggested "hipsters in skinny jeans (here's looking at you Jef)."

Nice one, Patty. But flawed, because cowboys also wear skinny jeans -- in fact, if you break it down, the similarities between hipster style and cowboy style are pretty striking.

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