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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… New… 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/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone
   $14.99
Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $24.00
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
Texas Sheriff Star Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Texas Sheriff Star Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $15.95
Mens Cross Cowboy Antique Western Bolo Tie Stainless Steel Necktie Silver Gift

Mens Cross Cowboy Antique Western Bolo Tie Stainless Steel Necktie Silver Gift
   $14.86
Older Turquoise sterling silver bolo tie VERY NICE

Older Turquoise sterling silver bolo tie VERY NICE
   $75.00
Western Bolo Tie with Turquoise - 'Makes You Look Better!'

Western Bolo Tie with Turquoise - 'Makes You Look Better!'
   $19.99
Silver Plated Western Wolf Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Western Wolf Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Original Fly Flying Eagle Tiger Eye Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Original Fly Flying Eagle Tiger Eye Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Silver Plated Celtic Cross Knot Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Celtic Cross Knot Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
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
Lot 3 Polished STONE Western Bolo TIES Horseshoe OVAL

Lot 3 Polished STONE Western Bolo TIES Horseshoe OVAL
   $18.00
VINTAGE WESTERN BOLO TIE 1921 MONROE SILVER DOLLAR EXCELLENT CONDITION

VINTAGE WESTERN BOLO TIE 1921 MONROE SILVER DOLLAR EXCELLENT CONDITION
   $25.00
Vintage Bolo Tie Western Horse Saddle

Vintage Bolo Tie Western Horse Saddle
   $14.99
Gold Plating Mason Masonic Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Gold Plating Mason Masonic Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $14.95
Western Bolo Tie/Southwest Design/Black Stone/Silver

Western Bolo Tie/Southwest Design/Black Stone/Silver
   $18.00
GERMAN SILVER AND LIGHT BLUE STONE WESTERN BOLO TIE 12211-2 southwest bolo ties

GERMAN SILVER AND LIGHT BLUE STONE WESTERN BOLO TIE 12211-2 southwest bolo ties
   $20.35
EAGLE STAR TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17236 new southwest western bolo ties

EAGLE STAR TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17236 new southwest western bolo ties
   $24.15
BEAR CLAW TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17238 new southwest western bolo ties

BEAR CLAW TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17238 new southwest western bolo ties
   $24.15
Silver Plated Nature Lapis lazuli Stone Ukiyo-e Western Cowboy Neck Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Nature Lapis lazuli Stone Ukiyo-e Western Cowboy Neck Bolo Tie
   $19.99
STEER SKULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17244 new southwest western bolo ties

STEER SKULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17244 new southwest western bolo ties
   $24.15
GERMAN SILVER ENGRAVED BOLO TIE 17223 new western southwest bolo ties

GERMAN SILVER ENGRAVED BOLO TIE 17223 new western southwest bolo ties
   $17.75
MEDICINE BULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17239 new southwest western ties

MEDICINE BULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17239 new southwest western ties
   $24.15
SOUTHWEST BULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17233 cowboy western bolo ties

SOUTHWEST BULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17233 cowboy western bolo ties
   $24.15
SOUTHWEST DESIGN TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17231 new western bolo ties

SOUTHWEST DESIGN TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17231 new western bolo ties
   $24.15
EAGLE HEAD THUNDERBIRD TURQUOISE INLAY BOLO TIE 17248 southwest western ties

EAGLE HEAD THUNDERBIRD TURQUOISE INLAY BOLO TIE 17248 southwest western ties
   $24.15
ARROWHEAD TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17241 southwest western bolo ties

ARROWHEAD TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17241 southwest western bolo ties
   $24.15
 

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