The RRR® western shirt range by Sneum®, represents the culmination of years of in depth research into the history and into the anatomy of the western shirt, with the goal to identify its key distinguishing design elements. Or put short, what makes the western shirt standout vis-à-vis conventional shirts. Only by clearly establishing these key design elements paired with the historical perspective, are we able to re-propose our own contemporary interpretations of this cultural icon.
Consequently the range of shirts have all been done with the scope to accentuate the quintessential design elements of the western shirt such as the signature pointed yokes on the front and on the back, longer tails, duel chest pockets with pointed flaps, pearl-snap closures down the front placket, pearl-snapped cuffs, etc. By doing so we hope to add a stronger impact, edge and renewed contemporary appeal to the western shirt, while at the same time honoring the rich heritage on which they are based.
Pockets in western shirts are like the grill on a car: they define the Western shirt more than any other element. That is why the naming of Western shirts most commonly links to the pocket type.
Generically speaking pockets in western shirts can be boiled down to two types; 1) the snapped flap pocket or 2) the smile pocket version. In addition there is the Bib-front shirt which has no pockets.
We have attempted to come up with our own classification based on our research breaking down the western shirt into three overall categories that can be further broken down into subclasses. Although myriads of variations of western shirt style have existed in the course of time, we regard these as the main pillars, meaning that the lion share of the other styles conceptually originates from one of the below generic classifications:
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The Sneum RRR range of western shirts are all made using original Scovill® Gripper® snap buttons. Founded more than 200 years ago in Waterbury, Connecticut. USA,
Scovill® is a pioneer within snap buttons and accredited for being the first to apply snap buttons to western shirts back the mid 1940s. Their groundbreaking methods has made them into an industry icon synonymous with highest quality, durability and style.
This is not just a snap button. This is a piece of history.