[Bards] College Hash

Jay Rudin rudin at ev1.net
Sun Nov 5 14:26:58 PST 2006

Finnacan wrote:

>  Gerald, I gotta admit, my mileage varies.
> I just cannot justify a blue sash with an eye toward authenticity in my
> wardrobe, and belt favors I cannot verify at all. If that isn't
> important to some people, rock on. I'm just speaking of my own
> preferences.
>  I encourage creative ways of displaying the emblem within the bounds
> of each person's chosen persona. If you are are of the lucky ones that
> can wear sashes and large scarves fashionably according to your
> persona's culture, enjoy, but I just don't see it being as widespread
> as the emblem. I think the heraldic charge of the College should get
> predominant attention.
> Just my opinion.

It's a valid point, but I have trouble getting too worked up over it, since 
I don't know any culture in which a blue sash is *more* inappropriate than a 
medallion with a laurel wreath or Mexcian thistle on it, or a 
rainbow-colored ribbon.  Virtually all of our insignia in modern.  The only 
insignia I have that I can justify is the white scarf, used in the 
Renaissance to denote a military officer, or, by stretching the Order of the 
Garter, either a garter insignia or a cloak.

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin 

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