Stampede is generally the only time of year where you can meet with your boss wearing a 'Canadian Tuxedo', and many Albertans take full advantage of that.
If you're looking to join the fun, or are a beginner with western wear it's important to keep in mind what to look for.
Cowboy boots can be quite the investment, Mike Elain, Manager at Tony's Work and Western Wear says finding the right fit is important.
"You go for comfort, comfort is king," he says. "You want a boot to be snug, not loose in the footbed, you're going to have a bit of natural heel slippage in the boot. If it's loose, it's not a good fit because the leather is going to stretch out, there's no way to reverse that. A snug fit, comfortable, not hurting."
Stetson Cowboy hats are also a staple for the ten day event, Elain advises picking one that Alberta winds won't be able to blow off.
"What I like to see is above the eyebrows and above the ears. You definitely don't want it to be so snug it's hurting, but you definitely want it to be snug enough where a gust of wind won't blow it off."
Elain shares all Stampede outfits are great, no matter what you're wearing.
"Honestly there's no faux pas, I think everything goes at stampede. When you hit the grounds everyone's having fun, it's just up to them, as long as they're comfortable and having fun, that's what counts."
If you're wondering what to wear to a day on the grounds, Elain says a straw cowboy hat, cowboy boots, denim jeans, and a denim shirt is a staple Stampede look.