Signet Rings

Discussion in 'Officers' started by GeeCN, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. GeeCN
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    GeeCN

    A bit 'Pont Street', non?
     
  2. brave-coward
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    brave-coward LE

    While being vaguely familiar with the aforementioned street (assuming that it is the one somewhere between Sloane Square and Knightsbridge), I'm not sure what you are getting at.
     
  3. pimpernel
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    pimpernel LE

    If it's not the family one with Great Uncle Horaces blood from Waterloo still on it don't bother, rather naff and don't try the soverign one!
     
  4. YorkieDragoon
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    YorkieDragoon Clanker

    Only according to Julia Flyte. And anyone who hasn't got one.
     
  5. Busterdog
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    Busterdog LE

    Don't think many people read Waugh these days.....
     
  6. Poppy
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    Poppy LE

    ................then they should!
     
  7. BuggerAll
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    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Our American cousins think they fall into the 'don't ask don't tell' category along with pink shirts. What would they know the College rings they wear would make a drug dealer blush.
     
  8. NewbishDelight
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    Agreed. Nothing wrong with signets though, as long as it's not massive.
     
  9. cupoftea
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    If you really must appear to be someone with an estate or 'important' family crest, then by all means get yourself a ring designed to make marks in hot wax.

    I personally think its a silly affectation most of the time. Bit like having a BMW keychain without driving one.

    I don't think I'd wear one even if I did have an estate.
     
  10. I used to have a BMW estate.
     
  11. cupoftea
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    cupoftea LE

    Did you flash your keychain to all and sundry?
     
  12. Didn't need to. I used to hotwire it.
     
  13. cupoftea
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    cupoftea LE

    ooh-er.
     
  14. NewbishDelight
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    NewbishDelight Old-Salt

    Why on earth would you have a BMW keychain if you aren't driving one?

    At least go for an Aston keychain!

    As for silly affectations, I'm proud of my family history (even if we are 19th century industrialist upstarts), so I wear the ring. If you aren't, don't.
     

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