19 April 2012

Oxford Types: The Bullingdons

'On the one hand were the hearties, grey flannel-trousered or elaborately plus-foured, draped in extravagantly long striped scarves indicative of athletic prowess; on the other the aesthetes, in high-necked pullovers or shantung ties in pastel shades from Messrs Halls in the High, whose hair in those days passed for long and some of whom cultivated sideburns. Apart and consciously aloof were the Bullingdons and their hangers-on, always in well-cut tweeds and old-Etonian ties, or jodhpurs, yellow polo-sweaters and hacking jackets slit to the shoulderblades.'

Osbert Lancaster, With an Eye to the Future (1973)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For the uninitiated: