I’m not a great cuff link wearer, but recently I inadvertently bought a shirt that needs them, and I couldn’t find any at home.
I noticed the school Old Boys association sells them, so (I guess to mark 25 years since I did VCE — gulp) I bought some.
I don’t mind these… they aren’t too obvious when seen from a normal distance. I’m glad I got the plain pewter design though, not the coloured enamel ones… for an old boy design, I think I prefer it to be subtle rather than SHOUTY.
I don’t wear ties anymore. One commenter on a previous post about shirts noted the idea of collecting differing cuff links instead of ties. I’m not sure I’d go down that path, but I would consider getting a few more of different designs.
PS. Any other MHS ’88 people reading, apparently the 25th anniversary dinner is on 31st of May. Hope to see you there!
5 replies on “No old school tie for me – how about old school cuff links instead?”
They look great. What a good idea. It may no longer be fashionable to “wear ties “but you still “keep ties” with your old school which is great.
A bit funny that you could read MHSOB as Melbourne High – sons of bitches.
When did the VCE come in? It must have been introduced around the late 1980s – previously is was HSC.
@Roger, I guess all School Old Boy associations get that acronym!
I think VCE came in around 1987, but in name only — it was initially the same as the older HSC — in fact it was called “VCE (HSC)”. A year or two later the course structure changed.
Ah, looks like my recollection was right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Certificate_of_Education
I’m up for my 45th anniversary dinner this year :-)
Must admit I have a huge cufflink collection – almost as big as my old tie collection,.
It had never occurred to me that when ties died out a few years back I had substituted…
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