Preowned Bolo Ties Lots
Bolo ties are fun to collect and to wear. Most people have at least five different bolo ties in their collection, probably more. Its cost effective and fun to come across estate sales were family members are listing the bolo tie collection as a lot. The benefit of buying a bolo tie lot
is it jump starts the collection immediately or it adds immediate variety to your existing collection. Check out the vintage and preowned bolo tie lots below and start collecting more today!
A silversmith by the name of Victor Cedarstaff in Wickenburg, Arizona, came up with the idea for the bolo or bola tie, as it is often called, some time in the 1940s. The bolo or bola tie is a relatively new addition to the formal wear for males. The bolo tie is a little braided lariat-like string that is fastened around the neck by a decorative clasp. It gets its name from a form of rope used in Argentina known as the boleadora.
The clasp is the part of the necklace that receives the most of the focus from skilled artisans and jewelers, despite the fact that silver is typically used to embellish the tips of the cord, and colorful strands may be woven into the braiding. Native American jewelers produce bolos in a style that is authentic to their region in the Southwest by using sterling silver as the base metal and setting them with turquoise, coral, and other semiprecious stones. Agates and beads are also utilized in this process.
There are purists in men's apparel who debate whether or not a bolo tie can even be considered a tie at all. In 2005, for instance, a high school senior in Montana who was 17 years old was denied his diploma because he wore a bolo tie to his graduation ceremony rather than a traditional cravat made of silk or (shudder) polyester. The reason for this was because the cravat was a requirement for the ceremony. The governor of the state was quick to come to the young man's rescue, proclaiming that "in Montana and everywhere in Indian nation, a bolo tie is dressed up... a tie is a tie." In point of fact, the bola tie, or bola tie as it is called in Arizona, was officially designated as the official neckwear of the state of Arizona as early as 1971. In 2007, New Mexico subsequently followed suit.
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