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#1 tailleuse

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:49 AM

This is an excerpt from a book called "Thirty Years On!" It's a collection of photos of boys at UK Public Schools.

 

 

 

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 11:01 AM

Funny, in Adelaide, South Australia these schools are called Private Schools. The one I went to had a gaudy purple blazer.  Oddly they never explained the significance of any of the dress to any meaningful degree.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:49 AM

Funny, in Adelaide, South Australia these schools are called Private Schools. The one I went to had a gaudy purple blazer.  Oddly they never explained the significance of any of the dress to any meaningful degree.

 

In the U.S., they're called "private schools", "independent schools", and usually by outsiders, "prep schools."  I think the students at the original public schools understand the dress traditions.

 

"They emerged from charity schools established to educate poor scholars, the term "public" being used to indicate that access to them was not restricted on the basis of religion, occupation, or home location, and that they were subject to public management or control,[1] in contrast to private schools which were run for the personal profit of the proprietors.[2]"     http://en.wikipedia....United_Kingdom)


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:36 AM

I get the uniforms, but the hats are a bit much.  They look like something Jessica Tandy would be wearing in the backseat of a car driven by Morgan Freeman.


Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:01 AM

I get the uniforms, but the hats are a bit much.  They look like something Jessica Tandy would be wearing in the backseat of a car driven by Morgan Freeman.

 

 

I love the hats with the flowers.  A handsome boy can get away with that look for only a few years.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:57 PM

Simpler and more respectful times DE. At least there was more time for respect.  Who even reads poetry these days?


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