In my dreams I step out in head-to-toe Western wear. In my reality I'm slowly building a collection to wear and admire. I recently came across seven bow ties in a rainbow of colours and decorations, worthy of inclusion in How the West Was Worn. These Western bow ties, also known as a 'Colonel ties' and 'ribbon ties', were most likely worn by a square dancer. With one for every day of the week, I'm looking forward to clipping them into my favourite blouses - special occasion or not.