Although bolo ties had their origins in England – then named Shoestring ties - in the 1950s with the subculture of Teddy Boys who wore styles inspired by dandies in the Edwardian period, they really came into the fashion spotlight in the 1980s with the revitalization of Rockabilly and new wavers. Although not as popular today as it was back then, bolo ties are a bold choice for the Equestrian style with the perfect combination of southwestern charm and vogue edge. This lovely bolo tie is made with a black nylon cord with decorative metal aigullettes (tips) and secured with an ornamental silver horse head slide clasp complete with red rhinestones. Very good vintage condition with one note: There is one rhinestone missing. C 1980s, cord measures 16 inches and the clasp measures 2 ¼ x 2 ½ inches.