Bedford Cord Pants
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
In the mid-to late 1800s, born from the original Spanish vaqueros, the American cowboy drove herds numbering in the millions along trails like the Western and Chisholm.
He came to personify the romantic hero of the time. A man whose life in the saddle was rife with adventure, danger, some colorful misdeeds, gunfights (not as many as you think), hard drinking (that’s true), and enough dust to offend a coal miner. Fording a river was a life-or-death endeavor. Hailstorms too. Stampedes? Your worst nightmare. On the trail, there was no shortage of pain, sickness, or ways to meet your maker. And if the trail didn’t kill you, the temptations of the town at trail’s end just might. Or at least take the money you’d earned risking your life from Albuquerque to Ogallala.
Barbed wire fencing, trains, regional stockyards, and a few harsh northern winters reduced the need for long cattle drives and in turn the cowboys who drove them. Dime Western authors and Hollywood screenwriters perpetuated the myth of the men who came to “see the elephant” and live a life of raucous adventure.
It’s a time of legends never to be repeated again.
Bedford Cord Pants (No. 6593). More interesting than your jeans. Tougher too. To be worn with or without your Bedford cord jacket (Bing Crosby would wear it as a suit). Classic five-pocket construction. Gutsy double-needle stitching. Antique nickel shank buttons with lattice design. Mid-rise. Button fly. Perhaps too special to be your work pants but have the gumption to get the job done. Spun on vintage looms in Japan. Imported.
*Model is 6' 1" and is wearing a size 32 pant.
Please note that altered items cannot be returned. Take care to provide your accurate measurements when ordering.
- • Classic five-pocket construction
- • Gutsy double-needle stitching
- • Antique nickel shank buttons
- • Mid-rise
- • Button fly