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Bolo Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alaaro, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. alaaro

    alaaro Senior member

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    The topic of bolo's came up when I was out last nite, with some guys saying they were ok, some girls saying absolutely not. I figured this would be a good thing to ask here. What's everyone think of them? Does anyone wear them? I never have, doubt I will, but I figured I'd ask.
     


  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    In Iraq, there are certain vehicles which were to be stopped and searched. Certain models we believed to be favored by terrorists and other assorted riff raff. There was a new list printed every day, of cars for which we were to "Be On the Look Out"--the BOLO list.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    Tom

    ps. no I don't equate cowboys and terrorists and all other necessary disclaimers.
     


  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    NOOOOoooOooOo...........1

    Please, GOD, enough with the cowboy look PLEASE.
     


  4. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    I wouldn't wear a bolo tie...
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I disagree with the general feeling on the board that women's fashion advice should be, for the most part, completely ignored. While I think that if their suggestions on *what to wear* re by and large garbage (because they know nothing about men's fashion), a woman's opinion in the negaive should nearly always be heeded. This is a case in point.
     


  6. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Some people look good in bolo ties.  My Grandfather wore bolo ties and looked great wearing them.  However, my Grandfather was a genuine, working cowboy, who lived on a ranch, rode horses, and went to the cattle auction and bid on steers and heiffers with other cowboys who wore bolo ties.  

    If you aren't a real cowboy, I don't know if you really should wear a bolo tie.  You will probably look like a poseur moron. (Like the guys who wear their jeans tucked into their cowboy boots.)

    For those who are thinking "Hey, I rode the pony that one time at summer camp, and didn't even fall off. Maybe I'm a real cowboy and could wear a bolo tie."

    If you haven't roped, branded, and cut the nuts off a bull calf, you probably aren't a real cowboy, summer camp notwithstanding.
     


  7. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    I grew up in a farming community, and the auctioneers wore bolos. If you're an auctioneer (or live in Texas and make your money from ranching), go for it.
     


  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    like a similar discussion a while back - if you are a real cowboy, you can wear a bolo tie. I don't think that I know anybody who would fall into this discription. I think that the same goes for a lot of different articles of clothing.
     


  9. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Scouts also wear bolos
     


  10. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    Yipppeeee...hiaaaayyy.
     


  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I actually was talking about bolo ties yesterday with a friend from Texas. He could pull it off by dint of being an actual Texan, but otherwise, I'd caution against it. Caution may be too nice a word.
     


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