Bolo ties are a classic American fashion accessory, with growing waves of popularity in recent decades. By law, they are the "Official State Tie" of Arizona since the 1970's, New Mexico since the 1980's, and Texas as of 2007.
Traditionally, bolos have a rich history in handmade Native American turquoise, contrasting with the 'Wild West' cowboy aestehetic of guns and boots. Bolo territory spreads widely from there, and is a true symbol of American Western culture. As simply a fashion accessory, very little has been done to develop the bolo aesthetic.
The Bolo brings an attractive and unexpected element of style.
The YOLOBOLO brings a more comfortable and unexpected level of Bolo.
A YOLOBOLO is a bold statement piece worn by both men and women as a tie or necklace. YOLOBOLO is versatile and interchangable. You will be surprised at how easy and fun it is to transform any outfit or wardrobe.
The YOLO BOLO is the new generation of bolotie. Handcrafted in the USA, each one is unique. Our items are made-to-order, with the passion behind the bolo. Our diverse collection of interchangable and customizable options enhance the bolo experience, and allow infinite bolo and cord combinations.
YOLOBOLO began as the first bolo tie made with 100% hemp cord, not only as fashion, but also a political statement. Hemp makes the bolo more comfortable, more sustainable, longer lasting, and cooler.
Industrial Hemp was grown by Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, sewn by Betsy Ross and Levi Strauss, and sown by countless farmers throughout U.S. History. However, because hemp has been misunderstood and marginalized, it was banned and hasn't been grown widely in the U.S. since 1942.
Today, there is a major resurgence to legalize hemp farming in the U.S. Wearing hemp, and using hemp, is more than just a fashion statement.
To learn more about hemp or to get invovled, please visit Hemp History Week.