Generally speaking the people I know as true Westerners don't live in cities, Towns yes, but cities not so much.
Yes, there are exceptions but I will bet you the true westerners who live in a city wish they didn't. Sadly we can't all spend their days pushing cattle across the Great Basin, after all somebody has to make the place work.
So in reality, all BS aside, it doesn't matter if you wear a Cowboy hat, a Hard Hat, A Ball Cap, or no hat, it's what's in your head and heart that makes you a westerner. Enjoy a few photos of the Westerners I have photographed.