Clothes Retrospectives

No old school tie for me – how about old school cuff links instead?

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.

Melbourne High School Old Boys Association cufflink

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!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
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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.

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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