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Old 28th Sep 2019, 18:21
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
The motto of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club which was started here in Australia for those over 50 yrs is...

Grow old disgracefully.

A sentiment with which I wholly approve!
Makes me wish I had emigrated half a century ago, I would have celebrated my 50th with treating myself to a Harley as rough as one of Mama San`s clap guaranteed tarts and joined the UMC . Instead of having to put up with "convention" for breakfast, lunch and dinner every living day and beyond and the class system that goes with it.

Why is it that only in Great Britain a trade union feels the need to call for legal measures to combat class discrimination. The only reason I seem to come up with is that we are still living in the past, the days of the Empire and we must all know our place.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 04:06
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Originally Posted by YorkshireTyke View Post
Only if you live in New Zealand
Or Morningside.

Likewise a Creche is when two cars have a coming together...
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 04:18
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
Oh, and by the way, the best places to purchase a decent pair of cufflinks are the charity shops.
Unless I am seriously late to the conversation, I would suggest that there are a lot of really good on-line establishments where you can purchase cufflinks.

A few years ago I had a couple of pairs I had inherited from my dad, but no shirts to wear them with. Then I picked up one shirt with french cuffs, and got into the habit of wearing the shirt to work with the cufflinks. Now I have half a dozen shirts with french cuffs and my collection of cufflinks has grown to almost twenty pairs. We have company polo shirts with the logo on them and some indication of the project, I have managed to acquire a few so my work attire (starting at the bottom} is black brogues or oxfords, suit trousers, company polo or shirt with cufflinks. Compared to many of the other engineers I am very well turned out (software engineers in particular seem to be unable to dress themselves}, and I am not alone in the shirt-and-cufflinks wearer clique.

I find it adds to your personal gravitas when in a meeting and someone dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt tries telling me I am wrong, and I sit there calmly, clasp my hands together and place them on the table and there is that little clink as the cufflink meets the table top.....
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 06:09
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Ogre, my daughter & son in law, both software engineers, wouldn't be seen dead wearing casual clothing to work, especially meetings, for the reason given in your last paragraph. SIL wears cuff links to meetings, but generally works from home.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 17:06
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Ogre - sincere apologies but I'm bored again and " so my work attire (starting at the bottom} is black brogues or oxfords" left me thinking - that's an odd place to wear your shoes!
...hat, coat, etc.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 19:08
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Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
Unless I am seriously late to the conversation, I would suggest that there are a lot of really good on-line establishments where you can purchase cufflinks.

A few years ago I had a couple of pairs I had inherited from my dad, but no shirts to wear them with. Then I picked up one shirt with french cuffs, and got into the habit of wearing the shirt to work with the cufflinks. Now I have half a dozen shirts with french cuffs and my collection of cufflinks has grown to almost twenty pairs. We have company polo shirts with the logo on them and some indication of the project, I have managed to acquire a few so my work attire (starting at the bottom} is black brogues or oxfords, suit trousers, company polo or shirt with cufflinks. Compared to many of the other engineers I am very well turned out (software engineers in particular seem to be unable to dress themselves}, and I am not alone in the shirt-and-cufflinks wearer clique.

I find it adds to your personal gravitas when in a meeting and someone dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt tries telling me I am wrong, and I sit there calmly, clasp my hands together and place them on the table and there is that little clink as the cufflink meets the table top.....
Yes, I do rather like the cuff links display. So much better than pair of black oxfords plonked on desk tops in display of a pair of the maker`s hand carved name on the cleanest showroom leather soles, trodden on nothing but the softest and deepest carpets, unblemished by any pavement.

Something else which seems to have become sartorially extinct is the tie pin. It was replaced for a while with the tie clip, but I don`t think it was meant for gentlemen, if Peaky Blinders is anything to go by.
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