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Western Bolo Ties worn by cowboys and western country singers for years


Sterling Silver Western Bolo Tie
 
Western Bolo Ties are probably the most recognizable. Many cowboys and western country singers have worn them for years. No wardrobe is complete without a classic western bolo tie. Western wear and bolo ties were brought to the attention of a wider audience by the bolo tie associated with film characters and stars of the early period of television.
 
Such is the story of the earliest bolo (or bola) ties, which starts around 1947. These early pieces are silver isosceles, trapezoid or keystone-shaped, about one inch high. They are all unsigned, as was most Native American art in the 1940s. Some are stamped “sterling.” However, there is no documentation for any of them.
 
Printed documentation for bolo ties doesn’t start until 1953.The earliest bolo-style tie appearing in a Western wear catalog, in 1953-1954, was listed as “New ‘String-A-Long’ Western Tie; Rayon cord available in 7 colors. Leather slide with colored jewel to match braiding, metal tips.” Western Ranchman Outfitters, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Catalog number 31, page 49.
 
The history of bolo ties is an area of heated debate amid the world of men's fashion. The fact is, men around the world have adopted the look and want to call it their own, whether they're Navajo Indians of the American southwest, Argentinean cowboys or rock and roll bad boy Jon Bon Jovi. Sort through this tangled web of stories and legends surrounding bolo ties to determine who can legitimately claim its invention.
 
Bola Bill Kramer wrote "'Bola Tie: New Symbol of the West" in 1978. In his tome, he shares what he considers the authoritative version of the origins of the bolo tie. He chronicles the story of Victor E. Cedarstaff, a silversmith who lived in Arizona in the 1940s. Cedarstaff and some cohorts were chasing after wild horses when Cedarstaff's silver-bordered hatband slipped off, making his hat fly away as well. He caught up with his hat band and slipped it over his neck for safekeeping. His friends noticed his look and complimented his new tie. Cedarstaff decided to create a line of ties inspired by the incident. He braided leather, placed silver tips on the ends to keep them from fraying and then joined the strands with a turquoise stone to be used as an adjustable clasp. He applied for a patent, calling his creation the bola tie, named after the boleadoras cords worn by Argentine cowboys.
 
 

Western Bolo Ties for sale 

 
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone
   $14.99
Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver

Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver
   $14.00
Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval

Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval
   $15.00
Silver Plated Handcraft Nature Green Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Handcraft Nature Green Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TIP WESTERN BOLO TIE CONCHO SLIDE CORD HAND BRAIDED

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TIP WESTERN BOLO TIE CONCHO SLIDE CORD HAND BRAIDED
   $18.99
Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest

Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest
   $16.00
Western Bolo Tie/ Southwest Design/Turquoise/Oval

Western Bolo Tie/ Southwest Design/Turquoise/Oval
   $15.00
Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $24.00
Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3

Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3
   $15.00
Antique Silver Plated Vintage Red Agate Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Antique Silver Plated Vintage Red Agate Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver
   $16.00
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Skull Cross Flag Silver Black 22888

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Skull Cross Flag Silver Black 22888
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie Aztec Design Silver/Gold Oval

Western Bolo Tie Aztec Design Silver/Gold Oval
   $16.00
Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy American Pride Eagle Bolo Tie Mens Fashion

Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy American Pride Eagle Bolo Tie Mens Fashion
   $16.99
New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy Copper Cow skull Bolo Tie Mens Fashion

New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy Copper Cow skull Bolo Tie Mens Fashion
   $16.99
Silver Plated Nature Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Nature Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Tigers Eye Brown 22840

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Tigers Eye Brown 22840
   $20.00
Silver Plated Indian Arrow Nature Green Aventurin Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Indian Arrow Nature Green Aventurin Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Western Bolo Tie Lot of 6  Bolos

Western Bolo Tie Lot of 6 Bolos
   $35.00
New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy Southwest Totem Bolo Tie Mens Fashion

New Artical Heart Original Western Cowboy Southwest Totem Bolo Tie Mens Fashion
   $16.99
Double S Western Bolo Tie Silver Arrow Head with Blue Stone 22118

Double S Western Bolo Tie Silver Arrow Head with Blue Stone 22118
   $15.00
Silver Plated Labradorite Stone Moon Wolf Western Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Labradorite Stone Moon Wolf Western Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $27.95
VINTAGE WESTERN POLISHED AUTHENTIC STONES SILVER BOLO TIES USA COWBOY MADE USA

VINTAGE WESTERN POLISHED AUTHENTIC STONES SILVER BOLO TIES USA COWBOY MADE USA
   $14.39
Western Bolo Leather Cord Southwestern Thunderbird Bolo Tie

Western Bolo Leather Cord Southwestern Thunderbird Bolo Tie
   $21.95
Silver Plated Cowboy Hat and Boots Western Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Cowboy Hat and Boots Western Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Vintage Western  Turquoise EAGLE  & Metal BOLO Tie

Vintage Western Turquoise EAGLE & Metal BOLO Tie
   $17.00
 

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