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bolo tie
bolo tie secured with a turquoise and sterling silver clasp

bolo tie

also bola tie
A necktie consisting of a piece of cord fastened with an ornamental bar or clasp.

[Alteration of bola + tie.]

bo′lo tie`

a necktie of thin cord fastened in front with an ornamental clasp or other device.
[1960–65; bolo, appar. alter. of bola, after the tie's resemblance to the bola used by gauchos]
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Noun1.bolo tie - a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
necktie, tie - neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
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put on their cowboy boots and bolo ties last week in honor of The Birches' third annual "Wild West Week.
It's the time of year again in the island-province of Masbate when donning western-style cowboy and cowgirl fashion of plaid shirts, corduroy and denim pants, boots, hats, exquisite belt buckles, bandanas, chaps, spurs on boots and bolo ties are a must attire.
Bolo ties generally have solidly bead-wrapped cords featuring alternating bands of color along their length, as shown in Fig.
He illustrates the variations in their pieces, their styles, and materials, and shows color photos of pins, bracelets, bolo ties, and other ornaments.
It also includes brief discussion of other productions, like spoons and bolo ties.
There were tuxes, bolo ties, shined cowboy boots, immaculate Stetsons, black dresses, and surprisingly, plenty of plunging necklines (on the women, not the men).
Kerchiefs have more swagger than bolo ties," say the owners.
Local "rockhounds" gather the flint from private land and fashion everything from earrings to bolo ties to bookends.
I thought these people were annihilated, that they'd died of smallpox or were moved," said Kimberly Harris, expressing a common sentiment, as she watched a parade of dancers in fringed buckskin, turkey feathers, porcupine headdresses, beaded bolo ties, breastplates of bone and necklaces of cowry shells and seeds.
In his spare time, Blauser enjoyed lapidary, searching beaches or the High Desert for stones that he crafted into rings, brooches, necklaces, belt buckles and bolo ties.
Weil pioneered the look of Western wear and introduced the first bolo ties.