Friday 12 October 2012

Little Wars dress code

My previous post prompted many comments querying the players' attire.  As can be clearly seen in this photo (from Mark Hides), standards have slipped since HGW's day.  From left:  Lloyd (umpiring), Martin (apparently thinking), your humble correspondent (adding quality), Ian and and Dave (heckling).
 Does it look any better in black & white?  You tell me.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim Gow,

For game photos it HAS to be B&W so that they are in keeping with the originals.

All the best,


Martin Rapier said...

Very funny, I have indeed unwittingly adopted the pose of Rodins 'The Thinker'.

I was pondering whether it was time to deploy from march column yet. See, there is some tactical decision making in FLW....

Having a dress code for indoor games hadn't occurred to me, but is easily done. For a lawn game naturally it is blazer, waistcoat and appropriate headgear.

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
It's strange that the b&w effect can add so much 'atmosphere'.

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Typically ponderous Vulgarian staff work!
I'll bring the straw boater next time.

Broeders said...

Standards have definitely slipped.

No straw boaters.
No cricket whites.
No preposterous moustaches.

Ross Mac said...

Oddly the removal of colour muffles the variety and casualness to some degree or at least does not draw attention to it. Perhaps if every one wore white shirts and grey flannels (or evem white tees with crey sweats) it wouldhave the effect of removing the players from their prominent role in the photos, making them blend into the background, like ghosts looking on from a bygone era.

Al said...

some great posts over the last few days Tim

Peter Douglas said...

The B&W does add a touch of class to the look of the thing.


Paul said...

I am a little surprised at that lack of military head dress.

I thought it was a staple for gaming.

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
I feel we've let you down terribly.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
I'll do my best to raise the sartorial standard.

Tim Gow said...

One aims to please!

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
I quite agree! So much for the march of progress!

Tim Gow said...

Sadly authentic early 20th century Forbodian headwear is quite tricky to find.

Chris Kemp said...

Come along now Mr Gow!

A cravatte, at the very least, is expected if you have taken off your Old School Tie and are in casual attire!

Kind regards, Chris

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
I get the message. I am racked with guilt over the lapse of standards.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Back and White does it for me!