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The Dish About Durango

Southern Styles & Steeds | Photo By Jerel of (www.jcolesstudio.com)

Not too familiar with Durango’s legacy in the country Western world? Well, thank goodness Cowgirl Candace likes hayfield-related history. The authentic Western footwear inspired by the Old West actually celebrated its 50-year anniversary last year. And exciting for me, I’m able to contribute to a brand I actually grew up wearing hardcore on the family farm during the 1980s and ’90s. Since 1966, Durango has fashioned collections of stellar styles — from bold-hued boots and classic colors to its popular American flag and boot band-dressed ones. Other notable events that happened the year Durango entered the equine industry:

  • The “Batman” TV series starring Adam West debuted on ABC;
  • The popular TV show “Star Trek” debuted as well;
  • The mini skirt became fashionable;
  • Heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (popularly known as Muhammad Ali) defeated Henry Cooper in two London title fights;
  • Bands The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel were global sensations; and
  • Celebrities Mike Tyson, Adam Sandler, Gordon Ramsay and David Schwimmer were born.



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