The first Society scarf was designed by the then Junior Treasurer, Mlle I. Dubois in 1994. The initial stock was sold and a second batch ordered about ten years later.
The colours are those of arms of the University except that sable has been replaced by purpure in recognition of the Society’s then Patron.
The widths of the stripes are:– scarlet: 21/8“; yellow: 11/4”; purple: 3/8“; white: 21/4”; purple: 3/8“; yellow: 11/4”; scarlet: 21/8“.
A second scarf was devised in 2009 by Mr D. Broomfield. On one side it is black with two yellow–red–yellow stripes (of widths 3/4”, 1" and 3/4“ respectively); at one end is an embroidery showing the Society’s arms. The other side is plain black.
The Society tie shows the heraldic design (technically a fur) called pean – yellow ermine spots on black.
Besides being appropriate for a heraldry society, it is particularly suitable for a Cambridge University society since its pattern brings to mind the ermine (i.e. black ermine spots on white) cross of the university’s coat of arms and also, as a fur, the fur used for the hoods of bachelors.
The tie was designed in 1958 by the then Junior Treasurer, Dr J. Bell of Magdalene College.