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The character Rip Wheeler on the drama series Yellowstone is literally the epitome of cool. Cole Hauser has done an incredible job bringing the character to life on the TV series, and part of the reason we love him so much is he has some pretty spot-on ranch style. Rip is no-nonsense, kind of like his onscreen love Beth Dutton. He's a simple guy who doesn't need much, and his wardrobe reflects that in the best way possible.
In case looking as cool as Rip has been on your 2022 wishlist, you're in luck. We've rounded up some items that will make you look just like John Dutton's right-hand man, on and off the ranch.
1. Cotton Black Jacket
We should probably just call this the Cole Hauser black jacket. This cotton jacket with the shirt-style collar is essential for a Rip Wheeler look. He wears it all the time on the series, one of his go-to looks when he's working on the ranch. The black color gives it a little bit of an edge, but the cotton material ensures that it will just get more comfortable over time. Not to mention it has the Yellowstone logo on it, just like Rip wears on the show!
2. Black Cowboy Hat
Somehow Rip manages to wear all black and look effortlessly edgy, not rough like a biker. This hat has some solid customer ratings, so you know it's good quality that will last you for years to come. A cowboy hat is a closet staple on and off the ranch so you're guaranteed to get some solid use out of this 100% wool hat. Not to mention it's under $100 which is a steal for a solid cowboy hat.
3. Black Button-up Shirt
The buttoned cuffs on this long-sleeved shirt are key. This has been a classic western style for years and really never goes out of style. You want to look like you're living life up in Montana and know the ins and outs of ranching? Wear this shirt with your cowboy boots and jeans. You'll look as authentic as Rip. Add the cowboy hat and you might be mistaken for a Yellowstone ranch hand walking down the street.
4. Brown Jacket
A high-quality leather jacket is a solid wardrobe staple that can really be an heirloom item. With the standup collar, Rip makes this look "ranch edgy" but it's honestly a great look regardless of whether you want to channel your inner Yellowstone. Make sure you look for real leather because that's what will ensure it lasts longer. Wear a t-shirt or hoodie under it for a more modern look or the signature button up shirt if you really want to look like you strolled off Dutton Ranch on the television series.
5. Denim shirt
If anyone can make denim on denim look cool, it's Rip Wheeler. You need the full-length sleeves to wear under all your favorite outerwear but we definitely recommend pairing it with the signature black jacket and black hat, it tones down the blue so you barely notice the blue on blue. It also gives you a pop of color if going full black on black like Rip tends to do feels a bit too stark for you.
6. Belt Buckle
Are you even a cowboy if you don't wear your jeans and cowboy boots with a silver belt buckle? You don't see Rip without his, so this is essential from taking you from looking like someone wearing jeans to looking like you really know how to handle a horse and work the land. Whether you earned your belt buckle in the rodeo like many of the Yellowstone ranch hands or just love the cowboy look, this is a little extra something that will take your Rip wardrobe to the next level.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on January 14, 2021.
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