Times are changing fast. We’ve already settled all the wild and beautiful lands of the American West, and yet every day brings a new frontier. We’re launching electric cars into space and the classics from our past are becoming the icons of our present as we canonize vintage movies, songs, and fashions into the pantheon of timelessness.
The bolo tie, one such classic icon, is reflective of our American spirit and ingenuity; it’s simple, robust, and does the trick. There’s nothing fancy about the tie itself, although they can certainly dress up an outfit. Practical, tough and elegant, the bolo tie is a symbol of western fashion and philosophy.
So how do you wear a bolo tie? When do you wear a bolo tie? And why do you wear a bolo tie? Well, if you’re going to wear one you’re probably the kind of person who doesn’t need anyone to tell you how to do it, and we’ll give you some great ways to get started anyway.
The bolo tie has been part of more fashion movements than we can count(and looked good in all of them). Bolos, since the original western ties, have been worn by rockabilly revivalists, British greasers, hip-hop artists, Hollywood stars, real-life cowboys, Wall Street businessmen, football players, fashion models, and even your own grandpa – and he looked great doing it.