Wearing the S&C in Public

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  1. RHS

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    Any brothers wear any identifing items out and about? I wear a pin on my hat sometimes and of course a decal on my truck.

    Curious if any brothers regularly wear hats or shirts out and about? I've seen some cool masonic themed t shirts online that would be cool to wear around and I've seen brothers wearing S&C hats around town. Makes for a nice meet and conversation with a brother if you run into one.

    Who wears a ring regularly? I wear my university ring but have been considering getting a S&C ring to wear and eventually have it become a family heirloom if God blesses me with sons who decide to become brothers one day.
     
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  2. crono782

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    I have a chrome emblem on the back of my car and I wear my ring daily. One brother in my lodge has a masonic hockey jersey that he wears on occasion, hah.
     
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  3. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    I never go anywhere without my ring, and of course my tattoo...

    I used to have an emblem on my work truck, but it got expensive to replace them every couple of years. I have state issued Masonic Plates on my Mustang!
     
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  4. BroBill

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    Ring - always
    Texas Mason License Plates on truck
    S&C Ball Cap - occasionally
    Masonic T-Shirt - Occasonally
    Masonic Jewelery - (pins, tie chains/clasps, watch) often

    As a rule, I check for the ring whenever I meet someone or if they look familiar to me. When someone new comes into the office I check for a ring. It's become something of a habit.

    FYI, since I put my Texas Mason license plates on my truck, I've collected almost 30 business cards from brothers who have left them under my wipers. I keep a supply in my truck for the same purpose.

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  5. texasmason791

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    I wear a hat daily and also had a key chain made while I worked for TDCJ that goes on the outside of my pants pocket. I wear a ring whenever I'm not at work.


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  6. John Schnitz

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    I have my Texas masonic license plate and I have sticker on my back window.

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  7. Brother JC

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    I have an emblem on my truck, and a pin on my hat. The only clothing I have is a t-shirt from a now defunct online forum. My one ring is too nice for daily wear, so a simple one is on the list for the future.
     
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  8. Benjamin Baxter

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    I have the s and c vinyl emblems on truck and motorcycle. I have a custom fitted made that is blue with silver embroidered with lodge and number on back and s and c on front. My ring always and usually my belt buckle. No plates yet but I am widdling away at the wife to get them for the motorcycle.

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  9. youngblood2002

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    I have decals on my Durango, motorcycle and wife's car. Wear ring and belt buckle daily. Hat on occasion. Dress watch to church on Sundays...

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  10. Bro. David F. Hill

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    I wear a S&C tog tag everyday. I have met a few GLofTx Brothers after they noticed it.
     
  11. RHS

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    very cool brothers! I think the business card idea is a very very cool one. Thanks Bro Bill
     
  12. MarkR

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    Ring and belt buckle daily. S&C decal in the back window of my car. Ball cap from time to time.
     
  13. Billy Jones

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    I always wear my ring, as it was given to me, the night I was raised, by my uncle but more than that it was my grandfathers before that and his fathers before that. I have a Ms Masonic tag a S&C jacket from the SR store and of course my tattoo
     
  14. David Hill

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    I wear a ring. I don't have the S&C on my car because I drive like a jerk at times and would hate to have the fraternity associated with my lack of vehicular courtesy. It's a weakness of mine and something that I'm working on. *sigh* I hope someday to have circumscribed my passions enough to be able to put the S&C on my car.
     
  15. RHS

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    David brings up a good point.... If you are in a bad mood or attitude or know you are going to get into it with someone (disagreement at a store or in public or even going to a bar for example) do you take off your ring or identifying marks so that you don't bring association with the fraternity?


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  16. crono782

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    On that note, when I am driving, I remind myself of my car emblem and that I represent the fraternity. It causes me to think about my (arguably aggressive) driving style and how i can best be better every time I buckle up. :)

    EDIT: same with my ring. If I come close to losing my temper in person, I look down upon the Compasses on my right hand and remind myself of their meanings.


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  17. XcaliburDK

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    I wear my ring daily, and I have Tx Mason plates, and Freemason bumper sticker in back windshield of my Blazer....and I have my S&C tattoo on my arm......plus 33° SR watch that was passed down to me from a Past Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas....and occasionally ties..,pins...etc.

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  18. Ashlar76

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    I have a PHA racing jacket that through out the winter I'll usually wear on Friday's with it being relaxed dress day at work. I have a S&C license plate on the front of my truck and my Lodge license plate frame on the back. I also have some beanies I'll wear when the weather has dipped to them 30's & low 40's.

    I've gotten mixed reactions, both negative and positive. I take it as they come and always try not to take the negative ones personally. I will say, the one kicker that had me laughing was when one of the lady's in the Accounting department saw me wearing my jacket. She went to my boss to let him know that one of his employees was part of "The Illuminati", LOL. Yeah, even my boss got a kick out of that one. Since then she only waves hello from afar, LOL.


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  19. DJGurkins

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    For Discussion, can a EA in Texas wear the S&C. Just a Question I plan on waiting till I am raised.
     
  20. bupton52

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    My lodge does not encourage it. They would not have complete knowledge of that emblem yet. I have seen EA emblems online, but that's about it.


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