We asked all our local notables what they'd wear to the Stock Show. Greg Williams, co-host of of RAGE with Richie & Greggo on KRLD/105.3 FM "The Fan," gave us such a detailed answer, we gave him his own story.
Greg Williams' Stock Show fashion tips
Let's start at the bottom and go up:
Boots. The Stock Show isn't a "show off" time, so stay away from the exotic-skin boots. I like a simple pair of Ropers. Any color. Lacers are kinda out of style but permissible. Old-school brown are totally cool.
Pants: I say Wrangler cowboy cut. I know that Cinch is kinda the new thing but I still say Wranglers. Stay away from colored. That screams of drugstore cowboy. But as a BIG RULE, never, under any circumstances wear Levi's. That is the biggest fashion mistake of all time and will draw snickers from the real cowboys. Also, jeans must be starched. At least medium, but extra starch is best.
Belt. This is tough. But I am from the belts-must-match-boots camp. Beaded, braided, conchos are OK but not too flashy. No belt with your name on it. If someone wears a belt with a name on back, they should be arrested and barred from the Stock Show for life.
Buckle. I am a fan of the buckle-and-tip set. But plain. I hate when I see a buckle that is adorned in an ostentatious manner. And never, NEVER wear a trophy belt that you didn't win. That's also grounds for arrest and prosecution.
Shirt. I like solids. And just about any color is cool. But given my choice I go with white. Shirt also needs to be 100 percent cotton and starched to the max. Wild and crazy patterned shirts are a no-go. And for gosh sakes, make sure it's tucked in. Shirttails out should land you in jail. Also, if you must have a monogram, make sure it's on the sleeve. Initials on collars, chests or by buttonholes are against Stock Show policy (or they should be). Never, EVER wear French cuffs.
Hat. Most are acceptable. Creases are a personal taste. But wear a hat proportionate to your body. We don't need a small guy wearing a giant hat. That looks like an ant carrying a potato chip. And make sure it's felt. It's January, don't even think straw. Also, be careful on the hat band. No feathers. Remember, simple is best.
Accessories. Neck scarves are OK for rich folks. Unless you make at least six figures, leave the scarf at home. And no traditional bandanas. That's also grounds for dismissal. Be careful on jewelry. Once again, this isn't the '80s. Gold nugget Texas-shaped rings are dead and gone.