Official neckware of the desert southwest. I'm not sure who claimed it first, Arizona or New Mexico, but they both proudly legislated the bolo into legal status. On that note, why does a state need official neckware? Personally, I find any type of neckware to be useless, and even a health risk.
Think about it... politicians, lawyers, CxO's. They all have one thing in common, they wear ties. Why would you trust anyone who chooses to tie a colorful noose around their neck each morning? Common sense would reveal that restricting blood flow to the head results in brain damage. Explains a few things, right?
I like to think my bolos are unique in that I prefer to make a simple and elegant design. Something to lend spice to business casual without it being a focal point. What I mean by that is many bolo ties are overboard with design. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate fine inlay work as much as the next rock pervert, I just think there's a time and place for an inlay thunderbird that extends from the chin to navel. IMHO, It's the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign in turquoise chip under the neck that give bolos a bad rap.