Burns: 145 Years and Going Strong

As 2021 enters its final month, we’re reflecting on our 145th year in business. We’re the oldest, same family-owned western retail business in the world, so we thought it was worth taking a peek into our past with a mindful eye to the future. It’s survived 25 presidents, two world wars, a Great Depression and Recession and much, much more. When it first launched, horses and trains were how people got around and today, people are catapulting into space asRead more

Give Thanks: A Cowboy-inspired Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday that’s managed to escape the mania. Yes – there’s still Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but before all the madness begins, there’s time to savor some quiet time with loved ones and to think about the things that really count. Let this Thanksgiving season be a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Whether you’re getting ready for a feast on the open range or looking forward to a cozier cabin-likeRead more

How to Care for Your Favorite Burns Hat

Whether you’re lucky enough to already own a custom Burns’ hat or are considering buying one, we’ve assembled some tips for how to care for this heirloom product, so you’ll get years of enjoyment to come. Braydan Shaw, 6th generation owner, Burns 1876, shares his expertise here: What’s the best way to clean your Burns custom hat? First, it’s a good idea to brush off any dust with a fine horse hair brush or hat sponge. For more stubborn debrisRead more

Fall Cowboy Fashion: What’s hot? What’s not?

Fashion designers the world over have been influenced by the lure of the range for decades. From the fringed jacket and the pearl-button shirt to bell bottom jeans, prairie dresses and designer boots, cowboys have always added a little panache to the runway. And this fall is no exception. Urban Outfitters is touting cow print jeans, Free People is dripping with felt, wide-brimmed hats and Beyonce even made a recent announcement that she’s launching a line designed for “cowboys ofRead more

Saddle Up with Man’s Best Friend

While we may have missed National Dog Month in August, there’s still time to celebrate this month during it’s condensed, but equally important, National Dog Week which runs annually, the last week of September. This year, it’s September 20 through September 27 and focuses on raising awareness about dog care and helping lost, homeless and abused dogs find good homes. So, if you’re thinking about finding a riding companion, this would be a great time to do it. Here’s aRead more

Farewell Carmel-by-the-Sea

To Our Beloved Burns Fans, With bittersweetness, I would like to share that Burns 1876 has sold our Carmel-by-the-Sea lease to one of our wholesale accounts, Belle Cose, effective September 1st. We’ve had 11 wonderful years on Ocean Avenue and cherish the relationships we have made in beautiful Carmel.  This was a difficult decision, but with California’s new restrictions on exotic leathers, and their plan to remove fur from the state as soon as next year, this made the hardRead more

Back to Nature: Camp Like a Cowboy

Whether you’re looking to unplug alone or plan to take the kids with you for one last summer hurrah, planning a camping trip where you camp like a cowboy can be the ideal way to get back to nature. There’s nothing like a few nights under the stars listening to the crickets to clear the mind and heal the soul. Ready to roll? Let’s go. Back to Basics Quite often, a seemingly simple camping trip can turn into quite anRead more

Throw a Cowboy-themed BBQ

It’s summertime and that means grill time! And now that we’re all able to gather again, why not make this summer a memorable one? Here, we’ll give you some tips for throwing a cowboy-themed BBQ just like they did back in the day. Read on and get inspired to bring your loved ones together for a party they’ll not soon forget. There’s an easy recipe below too. Yee ha! Gather Your Posse Skip the email invites and mail them theRead more

White Buffalo

Some people call it making medicine – the process of following your heart, creating something magical, powerful, and fulfilling. That is what saddle making and leather working is to Lisa and Loren Skyhorse.  The couple has focused their artistic efforts on riding saddles for forty years now which makes them experts in their field. The White Buffalo saddle is just one in their Collection series.  You can see how Lisa’s artwork expands on the over-sized fender and the seamless seatRead more