Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The poor state of armbands

With due respect to the estimable Brian Williams, the Neath prop who died last week, the Welsh rugby team wore black armbands for their match against Scotland. But it wasn't a band really, it was more of a strap.

Armbands used to be at least 4 inches wide, and were made of heavy cotton material. This style lasted for years after being popularised by the trend setting Nazi party and their uberfashionista, Adolf Hitler, or "Bruno" as he was known in Austrian High Fashion Circles.

The Welsh armbands looked like a piece of electrical tape hastily picked up at B&Q in Carlisle, and wrapped around the upper arm. Surely with the current popularity of ostentatious grieving, they could have done a bit better. Brian Williams deserved it.

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