2015 marks the 50th anniversary of a Texas western classic. Cavender’s has become the go-to western wear retailer with a reach spanning 8 states. They stand apart from others in the industry in more ways than one. Still owned and operated by the Cavender family, their roots are sunk deep in the western lifestyle. This allows them to get a feel for what their customers want and they have not forgotten their humble beginnings.
In 1957, James R. Cavender opened a little burger joint called the Dairy Hart in the small East Texas town of Pittsburg. After years of this, Oklahoma native James had grown tired of dipping ice cream and flipping hamburgers and decided to open a clothing store “Cavender & Smith’s.” A year later, James bought out his partner and being a farm boy with an agriculture degree from Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M), he bought three styles of Tony Lama boots. History was now in the making at the renamed “Cavender’s.”
Combine a little of the old west with a lot of the new, and you’ll find Cavender’s offering the latest and most affordable styles in western wear. Cavender’s is the world’s largest retailer of handcrafted boots, carrying a selection offered nowhere else. Choose from the finest leathers by brands such as Ariat, Justin, Lucchese, Tony Lama and many others.
Along with the most popular footwear, you’ll find the latest styles in jeans, shirts, outerwear, jewelry and accessories. If you’re looking for a new hat, the symbol of the American West, you are sure to find the perfect one at Cavender’s. They take great pride in supplying a large selection, including felt, straw, and palm leaf styles for folks of all ages, from terrific brands such as Stetson, Resistol, Rodeo King, and more.
Whether you’re looking for mainstream western apparel or just sticking to a traditional look, Cavender’s has you covered from head to toe. Cavender’s Western Outfitter has become synonymous with the well-dressed Oklahoman.
Cavender’s is located at 31st and Memorial at I-44 across from McDonald’s (8035 E. 31st Street). Store hours are Monday thru Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday noon to 6pm. For more information call the store, 918-664-2668 or visit Cavenders.com.
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