Clothes of the Eighties, Bolo Tie
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Accesory
When it was popular: 1985
Description: Bolo ties with a white dress shirt buttoned to the top were big with waver boys and girls at my school, often worn with a vest and giant, ratted hair a la Robert Smith.
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hippie dippie - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
My stupid jerk of an ex boss still wears bolo ties when he wants to get dressed up. They remind me of cowboys. You could get the clasp part made out of turquoise, metal, or pretty much anything you wanted.
Wakeuporfuk-u - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
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Bruce Warthman - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Bolo ties (more correctly called bola ties in Arizona and New Mexico) were like leisure suits. The fashion had its glory days, mostly in the 1970s when other experiments in mens fashion were going on. But now, I seldom see anyone wearing them. Even in Arizona where the fashion was big years back, I saw very few on my last trip there in 2010. I used to think the style looked artistic and classic, especially with the well made ones of silver and colorful stones like turquoise or malachite. I used to make them and brag about my artistic creations, but getting other people interested did not work well. This turned out to be a false sence of achievement. Years ago, this seemed like a promise for a unique fashion that could conceivably be worn for formal business yet was casual enough for everyday wear. But appearently it was a fashion that more suitable for a culture that disliked formality. However, they were not accepted in most businesses and even some restaurants. For the most part, it was a disappointment that the better ones turned out to be just a fad in a society that considers ordinary cloth ties made in a sweat shop in China to have more value than this handmade form of jewelry made here in America.
Connor - November 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm sorry but bolo ties are ridiculous. Unless you're dressing as up a cowboy then they just don't look right. I hate it when I see people wearing a bolo tie with a suit or other formal wear. It should be a faux pas. Why don't we add spurs to tennis shoes while we're at it? Because it would look ridiculous.
Jan Griffiths - November 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I agree, Connor. My husband has one(it belonged to his Dad), but he never wears it. It's a wall decoration. (We DO live in Arizona).

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