Full Circle

  morddwyd 20:57 30 Jul 2010
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Yet another full circle completed.

When I was a lad/young man all shirts were pulled on over the head.

Button through shirts, then known an tunic type shirts, were little more than sports shirts, only worn by cads and bounders (and Americans – same thing really!) who probably wore suede shoes as well. Certainly not proper apparel for a gentleman.

Fifty years or so after being converted to “button through” I now find I am back to pulling on over the head, as my arthritic thumbs can no longer cope with buttons!

What goes around comes around!

  john bunyan 21:06 30 Jul 2010

I think I still had separate collars untill about 1964 or 5.Used to send a dozen collars to be washed and starched! I hope not to go back to them!

  MAJ 21:13 30 Jul 2010

It used to be said of a person reputed to be a skinflint, that, "he's so miserable he grew a wart on his neck to save himself buying a stud for his collar".

  jack 12:30 31 Jul 2010

I seem to recall a weekly postal service called Collars
That sent a quantity of collars in a fibre box.
The dirties were then put in the box and returned.
The postage being pre paid as part of the service.

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