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Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Old School Scarf!

   You wouldn't think how difficult it would be to identify the scarf worn by the majority of Number 2's. It was thought to be an Oxbridge scarf, worn by students at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Certainly the colours are right, but the stripes are slightly wrong.
  This is the scarf worn by students at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The one difference between the one worn by Number 2 is that there is a navy blue stripe between the white and yellow stripes, unlike the one above. Certainly the above scarf is the closest to the one worn in 'the Prisoner' that I could find. Its quite on the cards that the scarf worn by Number 2 originated from a school outfitters, although this has never been confirmed over the years.

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    1. Hello Mike,
      Good to hear from you, and thank you for your enquiry.
      You can try the following website.

      http://www.walters-oxford.co.uk/oxford-college-scarves.html

      There are other such websites, but this is the best of them.
      I have never actually found a scarf absolutley identical to the one worn by Number 2 in 'the Prisoner.'

      Best regards
      David
      BCNU

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    2. Hello Mike,

      My pleasure.

      Best regards
      David
      BCNU

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  2. I found this site where you can create your own college scarf, choosing from a selection of patterns and colours. Using pattern 1, I think you could get very close indeed.
    https://www.ryderamies.co.uk/shop/create-your-scarf/

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    1. Hello Sarah,
      Thank you for your taking time to comment, I've made a note of that website myself.

      Kind regards
      David
      BCNU

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    2. I wish someone would make or organise a bulk order with Ryder Amies or something even closer to the original, as each one would cost a fraction of the £35 price for a single.

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    3. Hello,
      That is certainly an idea, but I've no idea of anyone who would be prepared to take on such a business.
      I have to say that the wearing of such a scarf as worn by Number 2, has in the past couple of years, become very popular. That begs the question as to why? The wearing of such a scarf in The Village represents authority, seeing as its only worn by Number 2! And yet there appeared to be a good number of people wearing such scarves at last year's Prisoner Convention than not. Suggesting that the character of Number 2, has become more popular than that of Number 6!

      Best regards
      David
      BCNU

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