So you want to look good and you’re a dude, what are your style options? There are many, but in this girl’s opinion, one of the best has been around for a very long time, it’s the grubby Civil War era railroad boss look that Cullen Bohannon sports in AMC-TV’s Hell on Wheels. Of course, he doesn’t have to be grubby to look good, and neither do you. To look like Cullen Bohannon only takes a few pieces of clothing that might be hanging in your closet right now. How do you get this look? It’s easy if you follow the guide below.
The primary elements of Cullen’s look are simple, just a long john shirt topped with a simple striped button down shirt and blue jeans. Thank goodness they finally invented jeans because working and riding horses all day in wool pants sounds painful and smelly. Now take these items out of the closet and throw them on the floor and walk on them, or better yet, sleep in them to get that crumpled, don’t give a @#$% look. After you have slept in them (how many nights is up to you and how Cullen you are feeling) go ahead and tuck in the shirts and you on your way. Now add the necessary accessories. You will need a pair of suspenders and some well worn square toed leather cowboy boots. These are all the basic pieces to the Cullen Bohannon look.
Can’t Miss Accessories
To be sure you aren’t missing any of the effect, you will want to include a few extras that will really set off your fashion statement. Start with a long, wide belt. A saddle strap is perfect if there is one lying around. Make sure that it’s too long and don’t buckle it, instead fasten the belt by wrapping the end around itself. On the belt you will need a gun holster, and gun if you dare, hanging on one side and a large antler handled hunting knife on the other. If you plan on being outdoors be sure to pick up a battered old leather cowboy hat with the brims bent down to top everything off. One last thing, a scruffy beard is a necessity to making yourself into the Cullen Bohannon that we all love to watch. Don’t forget to be a disagreeable “you-know-what” occasionally or all of your work might go unnoticed.