in the summer is home to some of the greatest festivals in the nation! You’ve got the big ones, Pitchfork, North Coast, Riot Fest…and of course, the granddaddy of them all, “Lollapalooza!” Then you’ve also got Taste of Chicago, the free concert series in Millennium Park, The Hideout Block Party and oh yeah, a great neighborhood festival every single weekend. To enjoy the festival season as much as possible, however, you’re gonna wanna have the right gear, and as luck would have it, Alcala’s Western Wear is one-stop shopping when it comes to getting the perfect look you wanna rock this summer!
First you have to have a good quality cowboy hat and for those dog days of summer, you’re gonna want this hat to be straw - It’s naturally lighter than a felt hat and breathes a whole lot more giving you shelter from the sun. Alcala’s has Chicago’s largest selection of Cowboy hats featuring Stetson, Resistol, Larry Mahan, Bullhide, and many more! Order online or stop in the store to have your hat shaped just how you want it by one of our experts for a personalized look. Your new favorite summer accessory is just waiting for you.
Next we come to clothing. Summertime festivals are a great place to dance and let your fringe fly free and here at Alcala’s we’ve got a tremendous amount of Western apparel to give you that option. We’ve got a great selection of tank tops, halters, t-shirts and more so you can show as much or as little skin as you see fit - don’t forget that we have a tailor on staff and many of our alterations are free, so take your look one step further with a little extra customization.
Now once you’ve got the top taken care of with a good hat, it’s time to take care of your feet with the perfect pair of Boots. Maybe you’re just at a neighborhood festival and you wanna walk up and down the avenue showing off some Dia de los Muertos embroidery or a wicked pair of exotic pythons, but if you’re out in the open, the weather changes and you find yourself in a rain-soaked field, it never hurts to have a good, solid pair of oiled cowhide on your feet – something that can take the rain and mud, but clean up easy. Whatever the case, if you decide a pair of boots is in your festival future, check out a few fun ideas we’re featuring here…even if you are a flip-flops kind of person,
Finally, you’ve got to make sure that you’ve got the right gear for whatever may come up and perhaps the most important thing you can have with you is a bandana! We could spend forever talking about all the different uses, but we’d rather just let you know that we’ve got bandanas in an array of colors and at a that will make you wanna pick up 3 or 4. As part of a look, piece of first-aid equipment or whatever else you can imagine, a bandana is essential!
We hope that no matter how you spend your summer you get to enjoy some live music, good food with friends and family while looking great doing it!~Alcala's Western Wear ~ For the Bold