Even though Bolo Ties have been around since the late 1940s, it's quite possible that many people may not really understand what a Bolo Tie actually is. Well luckily for you, we're here to answer all of your Bolo Tie related questions and concerns-- and just in time for the Bolo Tie trend global takeover . . .
When first introduced to the Bolo Tie, it's important to start off with the understanding that it goes by a few other names as well, depending on the locale. Although you could say that 'Bolo Tie' is the official name of this stylish neck wear . . . it is also sometimes referred to as a Bola Tie, Cowboy Tie, Shoestring Necktie, or Bootlace Tie. You know . . . kind of like how your name is actually Duane, but your friends call you Bucky and your girlfriend calls you Babycakes. You didn't realize you had so much in common with Bolo Ties already, did you?
Historically speaking, Bolo Ties have been widely associated with the people and styles most commonly found in the southwestern United States. Because of this, Bolo Ties are traditionally categorized as "western wear". So if someone grew up in a big city, or somewhere more urban or coastal-- there's a much higher likelihood that the Bolo Tie was not a common sighting. But being a "classic", most people recognize a Bolo Tie once they've seen one--usually they just didn't know what it was actually called. So, let's get back to answering the question on the forefront of every fashionista's frontal lobe: Exactly what is a Bolo Tie?
A BOLO TIE is a type of necktie consisting of a lace or cord (traditionally made of braided leather), which has been decorated by metal tips on each end -- and is secured together with an ornamental clasp or slide that can be adjusted up or down, as dictated by one's style or comfort preferences.
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Yeah, we know.. that’s a real picture. Bill Murray himself, in a Bolo Tie, in some graffiti-ridden basement, hanging out with a glasses wearing banana, a beer drinking part man-part gorilla . . . and some guy.