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

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

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

E-I-O = Success

Being 5th Generation Owner of a company my Great-Great Grandfather started in 1876 puts a sense of additional pressure in one’s mind….making sure the 141 year family business legacy continues.  My life, like everyone’s has experienced wonderful highs and devastating lows. There are certainly no new emoticons; we all get to experience them all. One of my lucky obsessions is personal development. I truly love studying, learning and delving into what creates success.  Why are some people extremely successful whileRead more

Name that Luxury Leather

Have you ever strolled down that iconic street in your favorite little town, peering through the shop windows and wondered, “What kind of leather is that?”  For 140 years the Burns family has had their hands in leather.  First generation owner and founder, Miles Lamonie Burns made his dream of owning his own leather harness repair shop a reality and each generation since has become fine leather craftsmen.  Today Burns artisans hand make boots, belts, handbags, wallets, and our latestRead more

Hat Etiquette

The cowboy hat is an item of apparel that can be worn in any corner of the world, and receive immediate recognition as part of North American cowboy culture. At Burns we love our hats!  They embody our personalities and are a symbol of who we are as individuals. If you are looking to be a hat connoisseur you have to be educated in hat etiquette.  Check out our list of tips below and you’ll be well on your wayRead more