Reel Style: Dusty Western Style Inspired by “True Grit”

High style goes to the high plains this Christmas with "True Grit," the Coen brothers' remake of a 1969 John Wayne classic.

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High style goes to the high plains this Christmas with "True Grit," the Coen brothers' remake of a 1969 John Wayne classic. Aside from our preoccupation with all things cowboy, it just so happens that the film looks "mighty" inspiring for some Wild West chic.
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Jeff Bridges plays Rooster Cogburn, a part originally acted by John Wayne. Rooster's "signature aesthetic" consists of a billowing overcoat, mud-soaked hat and mysterious eye patch.
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Jean Paul Gaultier looked to the wild west for his final collection at Hermes. The straight brimmed hat reminds us of Maddie Ross', and surely those gloves would come in handy for revenge-related activities.
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There's no way to leave Ralph Lauren out of a conversation about western style: fringe suede pants and a tobacco leather overcoat make this model ready roam the range.
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Anna Sui's fall 2010 collection was oozing with old west references: Take, for example, this pretty petticoat and pouf-sleeve blouse. If the hemline were a little longer, the look might have been straight out of 1860.
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For prettier prairie fare, a nude pleated skirt and printed blouse by Karen Walker conveys just enough Laura Ingalls Wilder without looking costume-y.
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Despite Oscar de la Renta's natural knack for ladylike tea-length dresses, the studded collar and palette give have an upscale frontierswoman vibe.
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Our own spin on a "gritty" ensemble borrows from both Rooster and Maddie: a prim polka dot dress by Boy by Band of Outsiders ($506 at LaGarconne) gives a feminine spin to J.Crew's tie-waist mens' jacket ($130 at Net-a-Porter) . A tooled leather satchel is perfect for stashing adventure-having necessities ($40 at Amazon), and lace-up leather boots by Rachel Comey are frontier essentials ($330 at Farfetch). A big floppy hat by Rag & Bone gives the look a cowgirl kick ($140 at Net-a-Porter).
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