Shown with Leather & Horsehair Stampede
String and Trail Boss Hat
"Goin' To Town" Silk Bow Tie
A Victorian Tie (even though tied in a bow, the term "bow tie" didn't evolve until later) was a fuller piece of silk, of varying length, that was tied around one's neck in the same manner shoe laces were tied.
This reflects what we wanted our tie to be and not the skinnier "string ties" that showed up much later in the T.V. and spaghetti westerns (not to mention the dreaded "clip on").