Oh, the iconic Bolo tie, it hit it’s peak in the 1970’s with the Western wear craze but it didn’t start there. Invented in the 1940’s by a cowboy in AZ, Victor Cedarstaff. When his hat blew off in the wind, he slipped his handmade hat band around his neck. One of cowboy compatriots commented “That’s a nice-looking tie you’re wearing, Victor.”, and the bolo was born. The Bolo tie, or boleadora, which means lariat in Argentine and Uruguayan, has made a comeback in the last decade. It became the official neckwear of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. These days you can find them on grooms from NY to CA, and you can pop in anytime and see us rocking them because they are not just for men 😉
An oblong Tiger Iron cabochon is framed in twisted wire and paired with a thick black and brown braided (it fades from one to the other the entire length of the cord) bolo cord with silver tips. You can choose your length (which will be the total length including bolo tips) from the dropdown.
All Sterling Silver. 1.75″ long x .75″ wide
How to choose Bolo tie length: Most people prefer the cord ends to reach about 3 to 4 inches below the base of the sternum or breastbone (this includes the tips attached). Take a flexible measuring tape wrap it around your neck and then pinch it together where the bolo would be (that will eat up some length).
People under 6 feet tall with an average build usually need cords of 36 to 38 inches in length and taller individuals or those with larger body builds usually need cords that are 40 to 42 inches in length (this includes tips attached).
If you’re getting married and this is for a suit, please try the suit on and see where the bolo cord needs to lay to avoid going under your suit lapels.