I have a conference coming up next spring in Ft. Worth, Texas. Should I buy the hat and boots? I own a couple of pairs of boots, but I have never owned a pair of cowboy boots. I have had a few hats - but not a good western hat. Should I or shouldn't I. The picture above was in my mother's collection, apparently someone in the family history had a sense of style. Did that gene skip a few generations? A rude joke: What do cowboy hats and hemorrhoids have in common? Answer - sooner or later every asshole has one.