2022: Your Fall Fashion Guide

Every few seasons, western wear makes its way back to the fashion runway and this year is one of them. The media fashion icon, “Vogue,” advises to “Go west this fall with cowboy-inspired fashions” and “Elle” magazine writes about “How the west won over high fashion.” From cowboy boots and felt hats to stylish hatbands and colorful wild rags, fall is the perfect time to infuse some style into your wardrobe. So, whether you choose just one item – orRead more

Why Choose Fur Felt Hats?

It’s the staple of any self-respecting cowboy or cowgirl’s wardrobe. It makes a statement and packs a punch. It’s the classic cowboy hat. And while there are many choices out there, we believe that fur felt hats are some of the best around. But, before we get into why, let’s talk about exactly what felt is and how it’s made. It’s a material that’s been around for approximately 5,000 years, so it’s really stood the test of time.  What isRead more

5 of the Softest Leathers

When most people think of leather, words like “durability” and “versatility” spring to mind. It’s a material that has a reputation for standing the test of time. However, this classic material has a soft side too. There are many types of leather known for their beautifully supple texture and longevity. Here are five of our favorites: Ostrich Leather: We love this one. It’s soft, durable, ideal for high fashion and very breathable. It has a uniquely bumpy texture (known asRead more

What Does Responsibility Look Like to You?

Burns’ passion is to elevate life experiences through heirloom quality products and in order to execute their passion, they exemplify their core values in everything they do. One of their most important core values is, “We take responsibility.” “It’s important for every member of the Burns’ team to take responsibility for their assignments, mistakes and actions,” Braydan Shaw, Burns’ president says. “By taking responsibility, we gain trust and can move forward faster.” For Shaw, taking responsibility  has been a coreRead more

5 Ways to Honor Military on Memorial Day

This American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military will be observed on May 30 this year. Originally called, “Decoration Day,” it originated in the years following the Civil War, but didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1971. Today, most of us enjoy a day off work and celebrate the unofficial start of summer by boating, grilling, or snapping up some bargains during Memorial Day sales. But, it’s also important toRead more

Earth Day 2022: 7 Ways to Show the Planet You Care

Earth Day is April 22 and there are lots of ways to give back to this big blue marble we call Earth. From planting a tree to picking up trash, small things can quickly add up to great outcomes. Step Up Your Landscape. There are many ways to make small changes right in your backyard – literally. Plant some shade trees to help naturally cool your house in the summer or to break it from the wind in colder monthsRead more

Folktales and Legends. What’s the Moral of the Story?

March actually has a week devoted to World Folktales and Fables. It’s held each year during the third week of March to encourage exploration of the lessons to be learned from folk tales, fables, myths and legends from around the world. The tales vary from culture to culture, but often share common morals, themes and characters. Here, we’ve shares some Old West folktales and legends to tell the next time you’re sitting around the campfire or in the backyard exchangingRead more

A Burns 2021 Recap to Inspire 2022

Now that we’ve had a chance to get used to 2022, we’ve decided to reflect on how things went in 2021 and to think about what we’ve learned, what we’ve accomplished and how we can continue to grow and strengthen. So, let’s go. Here are some of our most notable challenges and accomplishments too: Top Challenges Have you heard of a little virus called COVID? We thought so. And when it comes to the havoc this global pandemic wreaked onRead more

Top 10 Books About the West

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book on a cozy, winter day. With the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, make a little time for yourself to unwind and regroup. Tales of the west are a good place to start. These books are often steeped in history, adventure and intrigue. Here, we turned to Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, for its top five fiction and non-fiction picks. Top Five inRead more

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