How To Tie A Bolo Tie
Need to know how to tie a bolo tie? It is actually quite simple. The official neckwear of Arizona consists of a cord or braided leather that has metal tips at the end. A metal ornamental piece is used to keep the tie in place. Bolo ties can be purchased pre-made or easily assembled at home.
To tie a bolo tie, you will need:
- A bolo (or bola) tie
- A keen sense of fashion
- Drape the cord or braided leather tie over the back of your neck. The metal tips should be pointing downward in the front at the same length.
- Attach the ornamental slide to one side of the bolo tie. Some slides can attach by pushing the tie underneath the bent metal. Others require the cord to be slid through a metal tube on the back prior to the metal ends being attached. Attach the other side of the the cord to the other side of the slide.
- "Tie" the bolo tie by sliding the ornamental piece up toward the throat until it is fixed in place. Make sure that the metal ends are still at the same length. The bolo tie is affixed in the same place as a traditional tie.
- Remove the bolo tie by sliding the ornamental piece back down until there is enough room to lift it over your head. Keep the ornamental piece affixed to the cord for greater ease in use.
The bolo tie, though primarily worn by men, is also appropriate for women to wear. Mix and match ornamental slides for different styles. The ornamental slides are often made of turquoise, consisting of Native American styles, but you can be creative with your designs.