P.J. Griekspoor Archives Email Author Just an Observation: KLA Convention Place to Be If You Love Cowboy Hats and Wranglers The attire of choice for the members of the Kansas Livestock Association is jeans, hats and boots Published on: December 2, 2010 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Blog RSS Permalink Print It is entirely possible that the annual KLA Convention brings together in one room the largest collection of men in Wrangler jeans, cowboy hats and boots that you will find anywhere. As an attendee at today's convention, I found myself trying to figure out why some cattlemen prefer white hats and others tend to go solid black. And why are Wranglers a cowboy icon? Why not Levis? In the movies, the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black -- but at today's KLA convention I spotted any number of black hats on men I personally know belong in the "good guy" ranks. Fair warning guys: one of these days I'm just going to walk up and ask how you picked your hat. Sometimes, a question just needs an answer.