YOLO, So Yo' BOLO Best Be Fresh
Aug 20, 2012 - by Jessica Lapidos
The legally official necktie of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona is getting a status lift. The bolo tie is going from politically mandated cowboy-wear to the flyest accessory of the moment. YOLO, so give a BOLO a whirl of a wear, like our stylin' boy in Austin whos just discovering it now, too. Let me give you a bit of bolo history, while you ponder its future in your jewelry box.
I was under the impression that it originated with the Native Americans, because of their abundance in Indian vintage shops. Though they did become a popular craft of the Hopi, Navajo and Zuni tribes, they allegedly started with the cowboys. There are bolos that date back to pioneers of the mid-1800s, but it was patented by an Arizonian silversmith Victor Cedarstaff, who lost his hat off his horse and continued to use the string.
Wherever its beginnings, it's defying the YOLO state of mind and living again right now. High end or super thrift, there's a bolo out there for anyone ready to slide it on.