Nice Vintage 1970s-80s Men's Bolo Tie with gold gilt eagle slide depicting an American Eagle with Red, White and Blue enamel letters "FOE" from The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international fraternal organization that was founded in 1898 in Seattle, Washington, by a group of six theater owners. Originally made up of those engaged in one way or another in the performing arts, the Eagles grew and claimed credit for establishing the Mother's Day holiday in the United States as well as the "impetus for Social Security" in the United States. Their lodges are known as "aeries". This piece has a gold metal eagle slide and gold tone metal tips. The cord is woven black cloth. The slide measures nearly 1-1/8" tall. Total length of cord is 35". Nice Condition!!
Did you know:
The bolo tie was made the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971. New Mexico passed a non-binding measure to designate the bolo as the state's official neckwear in 1987. On March 13, 2007, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law that the bolo tie is now the state's official tie. Also in 2007, the Bola tie was named the official tie of Texas by the Texas Legislature. Politicians and officials from western states will often wear them.
In the United Kingdom, bolo ties are known as bootlace ties. They were popular with 1950s Teddy Boys, who wore them with drape suits.
Along with other 1950s fashions, bolo ties were revived as part of the Rockabilly look in the 1980s. The bolo tie returned as a popular fashion accessory in the late 80s when male Hollywood stars would be frequently found wearing them.