I just wonder why cowboy movies almost always have the cowboys wearing a vest? I did notice Lucas never wore one, not that I remember seeing anyway. He did wear gloves often though. I also noticed Nick Barkley and Little Joe almost always wore a vest and gloves. Here in Texas I often would see a lot of cowboy hats but never a vest being worn in the country western bars. I think if they want to play the cowboy part they should start wearing vests like real cowboys wore. From what I was told by a Texan cowboys don't wear their hats indoors either. Those that do are concrete cowboys and don't know better. I did notice the Cartwrights didn't wear their hats and guns inside the house. But they usually had vests on. So why the vest anyway? I can see the wide brim hats for the shade and rain protection though. Funny in the real old westerns two men could be fighting and falling down but their hats stayed on somehow.