Friday details. You don’t need to have a tie, you can just go back to the cowboy days, where all men had the Bolo tie or Shoestring necktie. A type of necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with decorative metal tips – aglets ( aiguillettes)– secured with an ornamental clasp or slide. Bolos are easy to make, using attractive flat objects such as lady’s pins, coins, plastic netsuke reproductions, polished stones, Christmas tree ornaments, and refrigerator magnets. Cords of leather and cordage stock, clips and tips, called “findings” are widely available from jewelry supply firms.