Add a Slice of the Midwest to Your Wardrobe with Bolo Ties

Wearing bolo ties is not a very recent phenomenon. The idea of using a toggle to securely tie a neck scarf has been in existence since the early 1900s. Even Native American tribes like the Hopi and the Navajo made their own bolo ties in the 1930s and 40s. However, even though the exact origin is not clear, according to some sources, this quintessential American accessory can be traced back to the 1940s when a silversmith in Arizona accidentally came up with it. Victor E. Cedarstaff had wrapped his hatband with a silver clasp around his neck, which lead to his friends complimenting his “new tie”. Inspired by this rather fascinating event, Cedarstaff later created a whole range of bolo ties that were decorated with silver tips and turquoise stones. He named his new creation bola tie, which was a name he adapted from the boleadoras cords that were used by cowboys in Argentina. Read More