Monday, August 20, 2012
Secret Societies - by Richard
Secret Societies have been a part of American History since it began, and we have to look no further than to our first President of the United States to find a prominent member of history that was a member of one. George Washington was of course a Mason, and many other high ranking political figures were also members of the Mason society. Then we of course have the Skull & Bones at Yale who boast members such as Howard Taft and the Bush clan.
Being that my friends and I are fascinated by this culture, we decided to dub our weekly guys night a secret society meeting. Sure, it is corny but we dress in our most preppy attire and enjoy a fine evening of dinner and cigars coupled with intense conversations. We discuss everything from politics, classic fashion, and the box at the Texas Rangers stadium (an inside joke). The name of our little group is Dukes of Crestwood Manor, and we are planning to have a tie and crest created for the club.
I have no clue who the group is above, but I thought it looked like a good picture to use to portray a secret society. They look just a little bit snobbier than frat boys, and they must be taking their annual photo. The chap in the navy blazer, white OCBD, repp tie, Nantucket Reds, and velvet slippers kind of reminds me of myself when I was his age. He clearly is the best dressed of the bunch. Look at how his trousers appear to be perfectly cut, and how the other chaps have that horrid bunching effect at the bottom. His haircut is also sharp and very reminiscent of my own.
Do you want to be a member of the Dukes of Crestwood Manor? Well, you can't! But, you can start your own group and maybe we can send each other secret notes on fancy stationary sealed with wax of course.