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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 Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver
   $16.00
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
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie  Buffalo Nickel Coin Silver Black 22146

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Buffalo Nickel Coin Silver Black 22146
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval

Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval
   $15.00
M&F Western Mens Bolo Tie Engraved Initial Silver Gold 22164

M&F Western Mens Bolo Tie Engraved Initial Silver Gold 22164
   $20.00
Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3 Southwest Native Styles

Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3 Southwest Native Styles
   $15.00
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Round Praying Cross Silver Black 22844

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Round Praying Cross Silver Black 22844
   $15.00
Bolo Tie Big Phoenix Bird Turquoise Color   Southwest SilverTone Metal Western

Bolo Tie Big Phoenix Bird Turquoise Color Southwest SilverTone Metal Western
   $14.99
Antique Gold Plated Nature Black Obsidian Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Antique Gold Plated Nature Black Obsidian Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Hand Made Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Leather Bolo Neck Tie

Hand Made Blue Sodalite Stone Western Cowboy Leather Bolo Neck Tie
   $19.99
NEW! Western PEWTER Crossed Guns Bolo Tie *MADE IN THE USA*

NEW! Western PEWTER Crossed Guns Bolo Tie *MADE IN THE USA*
   $17.59
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
   $24.35
Silver Plated Handmade Lotus Rose Quartz Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Handmade Lotus Rose Quartz Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3

Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3
   $15.00
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie  Bear Paw Silver Gold 22281

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Bear Paw Silver Gold 22281
   $15.00
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Texas Ranger Star Silver 2230836

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Texas Ranger Star Silver 2230836
   $15.00
Double S Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Eagle Flag Silver 22612

Double S Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Eagle Flag Silver 22612
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie Aztec Design Silver/Gold Oval

Western Bolo Tie Aztec Design Silver/Gold Oval
   $16.00
Copper Spread Eagle Oblong Bolo Tie

Copper Spread Eagle Oblong Bolo Tie
   $17.95
Vintage Copper Bolo Tie Arrow Head Western Wear Solid Copper Men's Southwestern

Vintage Copper Bolo Tie Arrow Head Western Wear Solid Copper Men's Southwestern
   $15.00
Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $24.00
Brown Polished Rock Western Bolo Tie

Brown Polished Rock Western Bolo Tie
   $15.99
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Stone Turquoise Silver 22838

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Oval Stone Turquoise Silver 22838
   $20.00
Gold Tone Plated Eagle Western Bolo Tie

Gold Tone Plated Eagle Western Bolo Tie
   $19.95
Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest

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

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