A striking display of college ties of Cambridge University.
And an equally striking display of sophisticated tribalism.
A statement that says “I belong to the group”.
Wearing one of these will mark you out from distance, I suppose.
Apart from the elitism of it all, the interesting thing from my perspective is the perpetual tension between the collective and the individual.
I mean, nothing says “I belong” more than people who are serene in themselves and don’t need a “brand” to hang their hat (or tie!) on.
They are the ones who really know their place in the world.