What does Cowboy Cut mean?
Cowboy Cut is a style of jean made only by Wrangler. Designed and wear-tested by real cowboys, the jean features high-back pockets, a tapered leg from knee to bottom to fit over boots, a wide space between front belt loops to accommodate a western belt and trophy buckle, smooth round rivets and extra room in the seat and thigh to make riding easier and more comfortable.
Cowboy Cut is available in original, slim, classic and relaxed cuts for women and in original, slim and relaxed for men. Each style is cut to fit over boots. To find the fit that fits you, there’s no substitute for grabbing a few pairs and heading to the dressing room. But you can get a head start here by browsing our online catalog for sizes and colors.
Heddels explains Cowboy Cut
Wranglers’ “Cowboy Cut” jeans, introduced in 1947, were originally designed by Bernard “Rodeo Ben” Lichtenstein, a Philadelphia tailor well-known for designing the clothes of rodeo stars and singing cowboys such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.
During the jeans’ formation, he worked closely with actual cowboys and rodeo stars to develop a line of jeans that would be the most useful for them, including features such as higher hip pockets that could hold more while on horseback and wider belt loops for wider, western-style belts.
Rodeo stars Jim Shoulders and Freckles Brown both had endorsement deals for the jeans, helping to instantly popularize the line in rodeos and with working cowboys. Today, Wranglers continues to sell Cowboy Cut jeans for both women and men in a variety of fits.
Wranglers Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jeans