The origin of bolo ties, sometimes known as string ties, dates back to the early days of the West. By the mid 20th century, the bolo tie had become a symbol of the American Southwest, fusing elements of cowboy practicality and Native American art. Popularized across the US through Western television shows and movies, the bolo tie gained global recognition in the 1950s, becoming an iconic fashion statement for the Teddy Boys, whose rebellious, rock and roll attitude swept England. The bolo tie is the official state neckwear of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Our distinctive bolo ties, hand braided from kangaroo leather, are available with a simple sliding knot and sterling silver tips, or with a selection of sterling silver slides. For more casual wear, we offer bolo ties with pewter slides from Frederick Design.