Archive / 2014

Albuquerque Museum hosts Bolo Tie exhibit

June 28 through September 21, 2014. The Albuquerque Museum will celebrate the art and history  of the bolo tie. Featuring items from the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Worn in New Mexico for decades, the bolo tie became the New Mexico’s official neckwear  in 2007   Popular lore has it that bolo ties originated in […]

Is a vote for Pedro a vote for bolo ties?

In the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite, Efren Ramirez plays to perfection the deadpan Pedro. Though a great actor with many movies to his credit, this is the movie that really brought Efren to most peoples attention. A fine actor, no doubt, but we can’t help but think that the bolo tie he wore helped boost […]

Bill Paxton, badguy in a bolo tie

In the 2013 movie, Two Guns, Bill Paxton plays a CIA agent with an evil streak and his mind set on getting back what he believes is his. Paxton plays the role to the hilt and we couldn’t help but notice his choice of neck wear is a bolo tie.  Silver with turquoise inlay, Paxton’s […]

Intersection of bolo ties and street art.

When two of our favorite mediums for art intersect we always take notice. Bolo ties have long been favored by those with unique view of the world and an independent streak. Though seemingly a world away, street arts embody many of those same ideals. Austin based artist NIZ’s piece, Viva la Vida, either “Long Live […]