Western Bolo (Bola) Ties
Bolo (or sometimes bola) ties are a style of neckwear that feature a decorative clasp called a "bolo."
Below: A bolo tie with a bolo in the form of an eagle.
While particularly popular in Western fashion, bolo ties are also appreciated and worn across a range of fashion styles.
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About Bolo Ties
As we mentioned above, a bolo (or bola) tie is a style of neckwear. A bolo tie is a string, cord, or something similar worn around the wearer's neck and held in place by an ornamental clasp called a bolo. The ends (or tips) of the string are commonly decorated with silver, small pendants, or some other form of decoration.
Below: A musician wearing a bolo tie. This bolo (the ornamental clasp) is the headstock of a guitar.
Bolo ties are popular in the United States as a form of Western or Native American dress, but can also be found across a wide range of fashions. They are more commonly worn by men but are also frequently worn by women.
Below: Famous singer/actor Roy Rogers (wearing a bolo tie) and his wife Dale Evans on the cover of their 1973 album "In The Sweet By and By."
The bolo in a bolo tie can be quite simple or very ornate and elaborate. They are made from a wide range of materials and come in just about any - and every - shape and size. They are not only a fashion statement, but also a form of art.
President Ronald Reagan and Bolo Ties
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was a well-known actor who became the Governor of California, then the 40th President Of The United States. Mr. Reagan was known to love horses, an outdoor lifestyle, and bolo ties.
After Reagan passed away his wife Nancy donated four of his bolo ties to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum located in Simi Valley, California.
Below: A 1977 photo of Ronald Reagan and one of his horses, Little Man. Reagan was known to love horses and wearing bolo ties.
Bolo Ties - Fun Stuff To Know
- The bola tie was made the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971.
- The bolo tie is also the official tie of New Mexico.
Save The Tie For Later
If you find a bolo tie you like on Etsy but you're not ready to purchase them it away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.
- In most cases, Etsy will keep track of the items in your shopping cart for 90 days.
- Later on, if you decide you don't want the items after all, it's easy to click "delete" and remove them from your cart.
- In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items, click "Save for later" to move the items to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
Important: Putting an item in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve it! It just makes it easier to find if it's still in stock when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.
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