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Where Do You Get Beautiful Leatherwork? At The Gettin’ Place

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The Gettin’ Place in Florence, Texas, isn’t an ordinary, run of the mill, glitzy western store. It’s much more than that! It’s an old-fashion rodeo wear and ranch riggin’ kind of store that can relate to cowboys, rodeo contestants, ranchers, and even city slickers.

Where Do You Get Beautiful Leatherwork? At The Gettin’ Place

Photo: Paul Fronczek

The Gettin’ Place was established by rodeo bareback rider Shane Elms, son of legendary NFR bareback rider Chick Elms and grandson of G.K. Lewallen, 1945 Rodeo World Champion. G. K. sold children western hats in the stands, raising enough money to open The Grand Entry Western Store in Stephenville, Texas, a town often called the Cowboy Capital of the World. This store was the inspiration for Shane and his wife Shauna to open the Gettin’ Place with a little help from Shane’s father Chick Elms. They took the store name from a scene in the movie “All the Pretty Horses,” based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Where Do You Get Beautiful Leatherwork? At The Gettin’ Place

Photo: Paul Fronczek

Shane is well-known in these parts as an accomplished leather craftsman. His work is always superb, whether it’s repairing saddles or making custom-made bridles, chaps, western bags, belts, or even his latest tooled leather coat creation.

Where Do You Get Beautiful Leatherwork? At The Gettin’ Place

Photo: Paul Fronczek

Toward the back of the store sits an old, oak wood table with mismatched chairs where folks drop by and chat awhile.

For those with a pit in their stomachs, it’s just an easy walk across the street to Chucky Cow and the Florence Dinner, a few doors down from the local barbershop owned by the cousin of Wyatt Earp.  Lawmen from across Texas and even Louisiana stop at the local diners and might even get a haircut while in Florence. A special treat is listening to Warren Earp play a tune on his guitar.

You never know what you’ll discover visiting our small towns in the Texas Hill Country. Ya’ll just need to sit a spell and get to talkin’ about the old west.