Western apparel, or western wear, in Ellensburg has never gone out of style, and the reason for this is that it’s never ceased to be useful. One of the reasons that western apparel can make the jump from work wear to fashion wear so easily is that it doesn’t add unnecessary additions to the clothing in order to make it fancier. They can be very informal, with a t-shirt and blue jeans forming a basic ensemble, or it may consist of tailored formal garments with western accents. At minimum, western wear generally incorporates a cowboy hat, a leather belt, cowboy boots (footwear); also included are shirts, skirts, coats, pants, and neckwears. Western wear is typically a category of men’s and women’s clothing which derives its unique style from the clothes worn in the nineteenth century American West.