College Football: UCF Students to Wear Red Bandanas to Honor Fallen BC Hero | Bleacher Report
Nobody will forget where they were during the fateful hours of the 9/11 attacks. For my generation, that will be one of the most defining moments of our existence.
Though we were all affected as patriotic citizens of the United States of America, there were few families or communities that were adversely effected by these attacks on a personal level.
There was a story on ESPN that aired recently about a former Boston College student and lacrosse player that worked in the upper floors of one of the Twin Towers.
Welles Crowther graduated from Boston College several years before the 9/11 attacks occurred. He was remembered not only for his valiant efforts in sports, but his impact on the lives of others.
Welles was a volunteer junior firefighter growing up, and while he chose a career path elsewhere, his love for being a firefighter and helping others came to fruition during one of the most influential events in American history.
Working in the upper floors of the south tower of the World Trade Center, Welles was very close to where the plane hit. In this video from ESPN, you can hear the story of Welles putting his life on the line to save people during the attacks.
Growing up, Welles was given a red bandana handkerchief from his father. From the age of six, he carried that handkerchief everywhere he went, including on the lacrosse field at Boston College. Several people that Welles saved remembered a man appearing through the smoke and fire, carrying that red handkerchief.
The people he saved were the only eye witnesses of Welles’ story, and it was that red handkerchief that allowed his family to truly know that he spent his last waking minutes helping and impacting others in the greatest of ways.
This Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of these infamous attacks, and a time to remember fallen heroes like Welles Crowther.
There has been a huge push by the student population of the University of Central Florida to wear red bandanas this Saturday, as UCF hosts Boston College, to remember great selfless Americans like Welles.
The two students responsible for starting this trend are Neal Surrena and Garrett Weiss, who were touched by the story of Welles.
Originally, the event (which started via Facebook), was an attempt to get a small group at the game to wear red bandanas to honor Welles.
Neal and Garrett invited around 30 of their friends on Sunday morning, and when they checked back later that afternoon, there were over 1,000 people confirmed to take part.
When I asked Neal about his motives for the event, he responded “I started the event because Welles Crowther’s determination, bravery, and heart inspired me more than any other story I have ever read.”
Currently, there are almost 4,000 confirmed guests that will wear a red bandana at the game this Saturday.
“Everything just makes me thankful for people in the world willing to sacrifice their lives for complete strangers” Neal said, ” From the red bandana he always kept since he was 6, to wanting to be a firefighter his whole life, to saving 12 people that day. “
Once the word got out about this event and about the sacrifice that Welles made, the idea spread like a wildfire. People like Welles are truly inspirational to everyone. Garrett and Neal were so inspired by Welles, and this idea is their way of paying respect; this idea is a way for many of us to pay respect.
The most effective way of leadership is to lead by example, which is exactly what Welles did. In response to Welles’ action, students like Neal and Garrett take action.
With the intention of only getting a small following, this idea of wearing a red bandana for Welles has touched the UCF, Boston College and NCAA communities.
Neal is “honored” to pay his respects to a great American hero like Welles Crowther.
This is the Facebook Event that Neal and Garrett created. Spread the word so that the colors of Boston College’s red and UCF’s gold are shared among not opponents, but brothers and sisters.
BC Comes Back for Red Bandanna Win Over Duke — The Heights
April 3, 2021 Updated April 3, 2021 at 6:27 pm
Each year, Boston College lacrosse honors Welles Crowther, a former BC men’s lacrosse player who saved upwards of a dozen lives during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with a Red Bandanna Game in his honor. The Eagles don uniforms covered in red bandanna print and warm-up jerseys with number 19 on the back as a tribute to Crowther.
This Saturday, No. 4/5 BC (7-1, 2-1 ACC) continued the annual tradition against No. 8/9 Duke (6-4, 2-4 ACC) in this season’s Red Bandanna Game. The Eagles came back from a first-half deficit to take down the Blue Devils 17-15.
This year, Melanie Welch was the recipient of the number 19 jersey for the Red Bandanna Game, which is awarded to the player who most embodies the values of Crowther’s legacy. The junior walked onto the team as a freshman. She has torn her ACL twice since then and has rebounded, playing eight games this season with seven ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Blue Devils scored the first goal of the game, giving them a lead which BC fought the rest of the first half to recover from. The two teams traded goals for the majority of the first half to create a one-point differential at halftime. Sisters Cassidy and Courtney Weeks each contributed one goal, and Cara Urbank and Annie Walsh each added one for the Eagles in the first half.
Charlotte North, who transferred to BC from Duke ahead of the 2020 season, took down her former team and contributed four goals in the first half to keep BC in the game despite its early struggles to find the back of the net. She finished the game with six goals and seven draw controls.
Duke goaltender Sophia LeRose had a strong showing in net, holding off the Eagles’ offense and logging six saves in the first half alone. Duke’s offense took advantage of the extra possessions, scoring nine goals and giving the Blue Devils a 9-8 lead at halftime.
In typical BC fashion, the Eagles settled in and put on a show in the second half. Shots started hitting the back of the net, passes became cleaner, and the defense tightened up.
Rachel Hall started the half with two quick saves for BC, matching her first-half total and foreshadowing the way that BC’s defense played for the remainder of the game.
Courtney Weeks’ goal with five seconds left in the first half set the stage for a 5-0 run by the Eagles over a 10-minute stretch.
Jenn Medjid quickly logged her first goal of the game to tie up the score about five minutes into the second half. Before the Blue Devils could even think about responding, Urbank logged two quick goals followed by another from Medjid, giving BC its first lead of the day at 12-9.
Duke never recovered from BC’s unanswered scoring run, and though the Blue Devils kept pounding the pavement, BC held tightly to its lead. Caitlynn Mossman, who leads the Eagles in assists with 18, added three assists. Urbank recorded her sixth multi-goal game of the season with four goals, and Medjid added two. Fittingly, the Eagles finished with 19 draw controls and honored Crowther’s legacy with a win.
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Why the Red Bandana Game Means So Much More Than Football
Boston College in late October is a beautiful place. The leaves begin to change, the temperature cools, and campus comes alive on game days as students and fans alike cheer on their beloved Eagles. However, each year, one game always seems to stand above the rest, the Red Bandana game—a nationally-televised Friday night game in the last week of October, which has become one of the most powerful traditions in all of college football.
Every year, the Boston College football team honors Welles Crowther, an alum who passed away in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, by playing the Red Bandana Game; Crowther’s signature red bandana is incorporated into the uniforms and fan gear. Crowther was a hero to so many, and his alma mater has helped to not only honor his heroism, but to ensure that his memory never dies, as his story serves as an inspiration to all those who seek to make a difference in the world.
Welles Crowther was born on May 17, 1977 in New York City. To those who knew him, he was a family man, always fulfilling his obligations and looking after the people that he loved the most. Even from an early age, Crowther involved himself heavily in athletics, with experience in football, soccer, baseball, hockey, tennis, skiing, golf, and lacrosse. He was especially gifted in lacrosse and went on to play for Boston College’s men’s varsity team.
During every athletic event, Crowther wore a red bandana under his uniform–a signature that he had adopted at a young age. As a child, Crowther’s father gave him the red bandana as a gift, and from that day forward, Crowther treasured it and could never be seen without it. On most days, it would be in his back right pocket; on game days, he usually wore it under his helmet or jersey.
After graduating from Boston College, Crowther moved back to his native New York, becoming a research analyst and equities trader at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, LP, working in an office located on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.
Shortly after the North Tower was struck on 9/11, Crowther left a voicemail to his mother ensuring her that he was safe. Unfortunately, he was never heard from again after the South Tower was hit mere minutes later. His body was discovered six months after the attacks at Ground Zero, but Crowther’s story does not end there. In fact, this was only the beginning.
In the months following the tragic events of 9/11, stories of heroism and sacrifice emerged from the woodwork to inspire hope throughout the American public and beyond. The tragedy led many to sacrifice themselves for the good of strangers, enabling many people to survive the tragedy.
One such instance occurred in 2002 when The New York Times published an article detailing the stories of survivors and how they were able to survive the attacks. Two survivors told a story of a “mysterious man” wearing a red bandana who directed a group of people to the stairs and helped them to escape the building, all the while carrying a young woman to safety. He then proceeded back up the stairs to save more people. That man was none other than Welles Crowther.
According to Ling Young, one of the women that Crowther saved, Crowther calmly directed those who could stand to stand up and help whomever they could. He then led the group of survivors down from the 78th floor Sky Lobby to the 61st floor, where firefighters were waiting to guide them to safety. He then detached from the group and embarked back up the stairs, looking to save even more people. Crowther had been trained as a firefighter as a teenager, as his father had worked for the fire department in his hometown. His training likely aided him in his rescue efforts, and it is estimated that he saved 12 people through his selfless sacrifice.
Once his story became public, Crowther was remembered as a hero, with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi releasing a short video detailing his courageous actions. Ever since, the BC community has worked to perpetuate Crowther’s memory through various events on campus.
In 2004, Crowther’s alma mater started the Red Bandana Run, a 5-kilometer race dedicated to his memory that takes place every October. The event raises money for the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, which raises money for scholarships and organizations that support young people in pursuing their passions.
The Boston College football team played the inaugural Red Bandana Game on Sept. 14, 2014, upsetting the No. 9 USC Trojans, 37-31. The game was arguably one of the biggest wins in the history of Boston College football, and it served as a fantastic tribute to Crowther and his sacrifice. The game has now become a Boston College tradition, and although the team struggled against Florida State and Clemson in 2015 and 2016, respectively, the Eagles dominated the Seminoles last season en route to a 35-3 victory.
As the Eagles’ football team has experienced somewhat of a revival over the past few seasons, the game has received more national attention, with ESPN televising the game for a national audience every year. This year, the 5-2 Eagles will face off with the Miami Hurricanes, hoping to stay competitive in the ACC’s Atlantic division ahead of a home bout with No. 2 Clemson in two weeks.
However, while the game is important and figures to be quite exciting, it is crucial that students and fans remember what the Red Bandana Game is really all about. Here at Boston College, the red bandana has evolved into much more than a fashion statement or the mark of an annual football game. It is a symbol of the best that humanity has to offer, and the importance of helping one’s fellow man. It represents Crowther’s enormous sacrifice and his willingness to show courage in the face of adversity, to go back up the stairs when everyone else was going down.
This Friday night’s football game will serve as a nice, annual reminder of this, but Welles Crowther’s legacy is so much more than a football game. Crowther’s story is one of heroism and self-sacrifice, so his remembrance should not and will not be limited to this weekend’s game. Crowther is nothing short of a hero at his alma mater, let alone within humanity, and his legacy means so much more to Boston College than any sporting event ever could.
Crowther is truly the best of what Boston College has to offer, so as the team takes the field on Friday, it is important to remember his sacrifice above all else. The red bandanas worn by students and players on Friday should serve as a tribute to Welles Crowther, a hero immortalized by his selfless actions and their far-reaching effects.
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BC will wear white Red Bandana unis; Notre Dame should wear the greens
From the looks of the Boston College Eagles Twitter account, Saturday’s game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be a “Red Bandana Game” which comes with special uniforms.
If you don’t have any idea what these Red Bandana uniforms are about, here’s a quick reason why:
Boston College’s annual “Red Bandana” game honors the life of BC alumni, Welles Crowther, who was killed on 9/11 while rescuing people in the World Trade Center’s south tower. Crowther was remembered as the man wearing a red bandana over his face to help him breathe through the smoke. Crowther helped to save 18 people from the south tower.
Personally, I think this is an awesome tradition at BC and a wonderful way to help remember an alum and hero of the country.
So… this means Notre Dame will have to wear its home uniform on the road — and I have an idea about that.
This game, besides being known as the “Holy War” in some circles, is also known as the Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl. Legendary Irish coach Frank Leahy was the head coach at Boston before his mighty reign in South Bend. His departure from Boston was quite something:
Although he had recently signed a contract renewal at Boston College, Leahy accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, Notre Dame. He tried without success to get out of his BC contract. He pleaded to the school’s vice president. When that didn’t work, he went to the mayor of Boston.
Then the governor of Massachusetts. Then, at a press conference, he told 50 reporters what the South Bend Tribune called “the biggest lie of his life”. Leahy stated: “Gentlemen I’ve called you all here today to inform you that I recently received my release from my coaching contract. With the release went the good wishes and benediction of Boston College.” Leahy stepped away, and the buzzing group of reporters battled for phone lines. A phone call came in for Leahy, and he took it. The vice president of Boston College was on the line. “Coach Leahy,” he barked. “You may go wherever you want, and whenever you want. Good-bye.”
In all of Frank’s time at Notre Dame as a head coach, Notre Dame only wore blue jerseys during his first two years in 1941 and 1942. When 1943 cam around, The Master switched to green jerseys, and the Irish exclusively wore the greens until 1956.
It’s why I yearly go off on a random person or two that emphatically state that the blue uniforms are the tradition at Notre Dame — as if Frank Leahy and his 5 national championships as a coach (6 if you’re counting correctly) aren’t a major tradition.
In this game against Boston College, Notre Dame has a cool chance to honor Frank and the Irish fans in Boston with a simple green jersey. I mean… don’t you just have to do it? If you’re a believer in witchcraft, you’re probably freaking out about OMG THE GREEN AND BC (and also you are probably a witchy Jesuit) but there is simply no need for that kind of superstition.
Brian Kelly is a DEMON SLAYER so let him do his thing.
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Boston College falls to No. 2 Notre Dame in ‘Red Bandana’ game
By Kyle Hightower/@khightower | The Associated Press
BOSTON — Ian Book passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and No. 2 Notre Dame overcame an early deficit to roll to a 45-31 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
The Fighting Irish’s eighth straight win in the series between the FBS’s only Catholic institutions gave coach Brian Kelly his 100th career victory at the school, tying him with Lou Holtz for second all-time. He is now just five behind coach Knute Rockne.
Coming off a thrilling victory against Clemson, Notre Dame (8-0, 7-0 ACC) racked up a season-high 561 total yards against BC led by Book, who finished 20-of-27 for 283 yards.
He also ran for a 85 yards and a touchdown. Ben Skowronek caught all three of Book’s TD passes, but also had one of three Notre Dame fumbles on the day. C’Bo Flemister ran for two touchdowns before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent left leg injury.
Phil Jurkovec, a transfer from Notre Dame playing against his former team for the first time, finished 18-of-40 for 272 yards, a touchdown and interception for Boston College (5-4, 4-4).
The Eagles hung tough in the first half, recovering a pair of Notre Dame fumbles, but they scored only six points of the miscues.
Their defense also had few answers for Book, who took advantage of the Irish’s length at receiver throughout the game to produce five pass plays of 20 or more yards.
The Eagles jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the first quarter before the Irish outscored them 28-6 the rest of the first half.
Boston College had a chance to cut into a 24-16 deficit late in the second quarter after Notre Dame’s Kryen Williams fumbled following a hit by BC’s Chibueze Onwuka. The ball was recovered by Isaiah McDuffie on the Irish 42.
But BC gave it right back three plays later when center Alec Lindstrom snapped the ball before Jurkovec was expecting it. It was recovered by Notre Dame defensive end Daelin Hayes on the Eagles 49 with 2:05 left in the quarter.
Notre Dame moved quickly and Book connected with Skowronek for the third time in the half, this time from seven yards out, to make it 31-16.
Notre Dame: The Irish avoided a letdown after their upset of the Tigers last week and continue to show they can score points in bunches and aren’t rattled by deficits. It keeps them in great position to make it to the ACC title game and qualify for the College Football Playoff.
Boston College: The Eagles had moments they can build on, much like they did when they took Clemson to the brink last month. But they were held to field goals too many times in the red zone. That is something that must change if they want to breakthrough under first year coach Jeff Hafley.
The Irish were the only top-five team in action this weekend and are likely to stand pat after a solid performance,.
Notre Dame: Visits North Carolina on Nov. 27.
Boston College: Hosts Louisville on Nov. 27.
Boston College uniforms for Notre Dame game an honor to American hero
I’ll start by saying I’m kind of boring and old school in the sense that alternate uniforms don’t usually do very much for me.
Notre Dame wearing green on Saturday when it upset No. 1 Clemson would have made the game no more special to me than it was with the team wearing blue and gold.
Maybe it’s the years of disappointment when the green was worn in huge games that made me this way, but, whatever the case, I’m generally not much for them.
I will say Boston College’s alternate uniforms this weekend are about as good as it gets, however.
And it’s not simply based off their look, but the story behind them.
Saturday will be a “Red Bandanna Game” for Boston College, in honor of alumni Welles Crowther.
“They didn’t know his name. They didn’t know where he came from, but they knew their lives had been saved by 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚.”#ForBoston | #ForWelles pic.twitter.com/A3McTH7K0K
— Boston College Eagles (@BCEagles) November 11, 2020
If you’ve never heard the story of the “Man in the Red Bandanna” during the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, then it’s worth a few minutes of your time to learn more.
In short, the 24-year-old former Boston College lacrosse player was working in the WTC when the attacks took place. A volunteer firefighter when he was 16 years old, Crowther sprung to action, helping guide many to stairways and exits, saving their lives before the tower fell.
Because of the smoke he put a red bandanna over his mouth and nose to protect from the smoke. It happened that he always kept the red bandanna with him and survivors who he helped simply referred to him as the “Man in the Red Bandanna.”
At just 24 years old his spent the final minutes of his life helping save as many others as possible instead of running for the exit and saving himself.
If you’re interested, I try and watch the following piece on Crowther each Sept. 11 just for some life perspective.
If there were more people in the world like Welles Crowther today, it would undoubtedly be a much better place to live.
Boston College Unveils ‘Red Bandana’ Uniforms In Honor Of Welles Crowther
Boston College’s “Red Bandana” football uniforms are straight fire.
The Eagles will wear the uniforms during a game this fall to honor former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who died on 9/11. The specific game they’ll wear them during hasn’t been announced yet. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Crowther became famous after being identified by his red bandana while rescuing and evacuating people during the terrorist attack nearly 19 years ago.
You can check out the uniforms below. They’re awesome.
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Boston College will wear these during their annual ‘Red Bandana’ game which honors the memory of Welles Crowther, who lost his life on 9/11 while rescuing people stuck in the south tower of the World Trade Center.
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For those of you who don’t know the story of Crowther, ESPN released a documentary on it a few years back, and I watch it every year on 9/11.
The young man had decided that he wanted to give up finance and become a firefighter. Before he could do so, 9/11 happened and he spent the final moments of his life rescuing as many people as he could before he died.
Guys like Crowther existing are why I’ll always take the USA against the rest of the world. When terrorists attacked New York, he immediately jumped into action to save as many lives as he could.
While I think a lot of people would like to believe they have the stones on them to do what Crowther did, I’m not sure many do.
That’s what made him such a special breed of human, and now Boston College will continue their tradition of honoring him.
Be grateful that America has guys like Crowther on our side. When all hell breaks loose, you want guys like that in your foxhole.90,000 The story of one detail: how the bandana appeared – Blog
The bandana is a simple square-shaped piece of cotton fabric. Usually it has bright colors and is decorated with colorful ornaments. Most often this is the “Turkish cucumber” pattern. However, this small accessory has a long history and great importance across different cultures.
There is no exact data on how and when the bandana appeared. Some say that Spanish shepherds began to use it in the Middle Ages to protect the face, eyes and respiratory tract from dust when driving livestock. American cowboys found a similar use for it, who also closed themselves from the scorching prairie sun.
According to one version, the very origin of the word speaks of a Spanish trace in its history: the name of this scarf comes from the Spanish word banda – “to tie”. However, according to another version, the word comes from the Hindi language: “bāṅdhnū” with the same meaning.
In cowboy times, a bandana that covers almost the entire face was worn by bandits at the time of the robbery in order to hide their identity.According to some versions, the bandana was also worn by pirates. They tied this scarf on their heads so that the hair that had grown over a long time of swimming would not interfere with them during sea battles. There is no evidence of the authenticity of this version, but it can be found a lot of evidence in modern cinema.
But the closer to modernity, the less practical the bandana became. In the 70s of the last century, hippies introduced the fashion for the bandana. For them, the bandana was a way to emphasize their love of freedom.At the end of the last century, it became a sign of belonging to a certain subculture or a certain community. So, in the late 90s of the XX century, members of two rival gangster groups in the United States used a bandana of a certain color tied over their face to identify their belonging. Over time, in both criminal communities, the wearing of the bandana became mandatory.
Then skaters took over the baton: the youth movement did not oblige its followers to wear bandanas, but an increasing number of young people wanted to demonstrate their belonging to this community in this way.Bandanas are very fond of bikers and rockers who prefer dark colors, and instead of patterns they put on them the names of their idols or the names of their favorite bands. The hip-hop music culture also uses the bandana as a sign of belonging. Its main distinguishing feature is its yellow color.
Hip-hopper yellow bandana A $ AP Rocky has its own Twitter account.
Today, a bandana is just a fashionable accessory that can give an image a certain style and flavor.It no longer means anything, and is practically not used in its original purpose. The exception is firefighters, who still use it to protect the face and respiratory system from corrosive smoke. At the same time, it can still serve as an excellent sun protection on the beach.
An ordinary men’s scarf with a paisley pattern will do just fine for a bandana.
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Bandana – a rebellious history of a fashion accessory
It is believed that the word “bandana” comes from the Hindi language – “bāṅdhnū” , which means “to tie”, and the thing itself has a long history, which has its roots in South Asia and the Middle East of the late 17th century.Fast forward to the present: bandanas are now associated with certain subcultures.
In the fashion world, a bandana can be almost anything. In 2017, ahead of the Fashion Week season, The Business of Fashion, under the auspices of the hashtag #TiedTogether, called on designers, journalists and influencers to wear a white bandana as a sign of their belief in “the common bond of all mankind, regardless of race. , sexual orientation, gender or religion ”.
In response to this proposal, Tommy Hilfiger tied a white bandana around the wrist of each model that took to the catwalk as part of the Tommy Hilfiger RTW Spring 2017 show, dedicated to the traditional American style, and Raf Simons even used a white bandana as an invitation to the show of his debut Fall collection / Winter 2017 for Calvin Klein.
In the music world, the yellow bandana of hip-hop icon A $ AP Rocky (most recently spotted at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, curated by Tyler, the Creator) appears so often that she even has her own Twitter account.
Yes, it’s just a small piece of fabric, but the bandana has always been considered something stylish and carried an additional element of protest. Below we have highlighted several ways to use the bandana, both as a fashion accessory and as a cultural symbol, touching on Japanese work clothes, sexual orientation and gang affiliation.
Bandana & Cowboy Style
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Cowboy style has infiltrated the public consciousness in various forms this year. For example, outside the world of fashion, the second part of the computer game “Red Dead Redemption 2” , having returned the style of clothing and the life of cowboys to pop culture, appealed to a whole young generation.
Meanwhile, in the fashion industry, Anthony Vaccarello, as part of the SS19 collection for Saint Laurent, updated the bandanas style, combining the brand’s signature slim silhouettes with long, colorful and even shiny scarves around the neck.The glittering mesh jacket from the same collection also nodded to Turkish cucumbers and bandanas – it looked cowboy-like but trendy at the same time.
In the real Wild West, bandanas were a more practical wardrobe item, protecting cowboys from the sun, dust and at the same time giving them an incredibly stylish look.
Handkerchief secret code
In times of more violent sexual oppression, bandanas were used by gay men to secretly communicate their sexual preferences to others.It was a real secret language with a rainbow of colors representing various sexual fetishes.
The origin of the handkerchief code or “hunky code” remains uncertain. There is speculation that it all began with San Francisco, but the first written mentions of the cipher appear in New York recordings of the 70s, when a journalist from the Manhattan edition of the Village Voice sarcastically noted that instead of hanging the keys on the left or right on the side of the belt loop (indicating their preferred sexual position), gay men are much better at displaying their sexual preferences by wearing multi-colored handkerchiefs.
In the second part of Larry Townsend’s book , The Leatherman’s Handbook , on queer culture, published in 1983, the author explains in detail the color system used in the code. So, for example, black meant sadomasochism, dark blue – anal sex, blue – oral sex, and so on.
Today, in the age of dating apps and greater sexual emancipation, the hanki code may seem like overkill, but it remains an important part of the vibrant history of bandanas, and the headscarves are sometimes worn as a homage to gay pride parades.
Aside from the crypto-sexual propositions, bandanas have also been used to denote membership in a particular gang. In Los Angeles, rival street gangs, the Bloods and Crips, used the colors red and blue to show their loyalty to the group. This led to bandanas becoming associated with crime and brutality, which may also have been reinforced by the fact that various extremist groups around the world have used them to cover their faces in public places.
Bandana as part of Japanese fashion
Buta (or Turkish Cucumber) bandanas are a recurring trend in Japanese fashion, particularly among designers who draw on the classic codes of traditional American style and American workwear. Take visvim, which recently collaborated with MR PORTER to print a buta bandana at the waist of a denim shirt.
Hideaki Shikama, designer of the Japanese brand Children of the Discordance, uses bandanas extensively in her collections.“I doubt there are collectors or designers like me in the world because I select and check over 10,000 vintage bandanas for one season,” he says. The Children of the Discordance SS19 shirt has been handcrafted using 24 authentic vintage bandanas.
As Shikama explains, bandanas have been an important part of his life since childhood: when he was about 11 years old, his parents turned on to listen to the American Billboard music charts. “I got to know the bandanas and the culture around them through skateboarding and music like American hardcore and West Coast hip-hop.
For me, the bandana is not necessarily associated with America, but it symbolizes hip-hop and skate culture. I think this is transmitted in our collections as well, and the bandana shirts look a little crazy, which I think our longtime fans should like. The bandana print in Japanese fashion is heavily influenced by American vintage culture, but many Japanese see bandanas as a symbol of gangster culture. ”
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Buff is a leading company in its field, pioneering a unique, seamless, multifunctional bandana in the world.It is a versatile, multi-purpose headband that can be worn in many different ways.
Buff is a leading company in its field, pioneering a unique, seamless, multifunctional bandana in the world. It is a versatile, multi-purpose headband that can be worn in many different ways.Now you will not be tormented by the question “how to tie a bandana?” – everything is limited only by your imagination. At the same time, the Buff bandage perfectly protects from external influences during a morning jog, while hiking, skiing, snowboarding, cycling, motorcycle and other extreme sports. The Buff bandana is also perfect for people with an active lifestyle who prefer sporty style and comfort. In the Buff model range, you can find both universal design and special women’s headbands and children’s headbands with an original design.At the moment, the Buff collection consists of 20 different types of Baf bandanas, scarves and hoods.
Original Buff S.A launched the first Buff headband in 1992, thus creating a new type of textile product: the multifunctional seamless bandana. At the moment, the production, located in its own factory near Barcelona, covers an area of about 8000 sq. m and produces more than 3 million units of products annually. Buff’s passionate team oversees the process from the first to the last stage, including development, graphic design, production and shipping worldwide.
Buff headwear is made on special sewing machines that weave the fabric in the shape of a tube without seams and edges. Buff Bandanas are manufactured using a patented sewing process from a special 100% polyester thread also called microfiber. The thickness of each of the fibers of this fabric is less than 1 Dtex (Dtex is the denier number: in this case, it means that 9 km of this thread weighs less than 1 gram). The microfiber pores on the outside are so small that they keep water and wind out, while the pores on the inside are large enough to ensure high breathability.No seams.
Buff headbands help you feel comfortable in a constantly changing environment, protecting you from sun, cold, wind and dust. That is why Buff specialists have created special summer, winter and all-season bandanas that take into account the specifics of the season. For example, some summer headbands have a sun shade, and winter headbands are warmed with wool or Polartec material. The OriginalBuff series is so versatile that it can be used as both a summer and winter bandana.Lightweight and compact, the Buff headband or bandana fits easily into your pocket. In addition to everything, a huge number of colors and designs allows you to buy an accessory that matches the style, which is especially important when choosing women’s or children’s headbands. The bright, original packaging makes the Buff bandana a great gift.
Studies have shown that most Buff varieties provide a UPF of 5-10 (ultraviolet protection factor). In the event that Buff is used as a hat (double folded fabric), the coefficient reaches 50 UPF.There are also special types of Buff High UV bandanas that block more than 95% of UV radiation.
Available in three sizes Buff. The first Original Buff in men’s and women’s headbands fits most adults. The second Junior Buff in baby bandages is intended for children and adolescents from 4 to 16 years old. The third Baby size, also referred to as baby bandages, is suitable for babies up to 3 years of age. Available in three different sizes of bandanas, Buff fits perfectly on all shoppers.
Buff Bandanas, due to their unique material and construction, do not require any special knowledge of how to tie the bandana correctly.There are at least 12 different ways to tie and wear Buff hats. Some of the most popular: bandana, scarf, balaclava, pirate bandana, headband, comforter, etc.
Thanks to the super-elastic microfiber material, the Buff bandana does not need to be tied around your head – it will perfectly hold regardless of your activity. To put a bandana on your head, you just need to give it the necessary shape (a bandage, a pirate, a bandana or even a hat) and just put it on.The microfiber material not only fits perfectly on the head, but also perfectly wicks moisture away and dries instantly. That is why our bandanas are so popular among people who prefer outdoor activities and sports.
How to wear a bandana around your neck. Unlike conventional cotton bandanas, Buff accessories are made in the form of a symmetrical pipe, so how to put the bandana around your neck is not important – it will protect your neck from wind or cold in any position. For particularly cold or windy climates, special series of headbands have been created using polartec insulation, merino wool or a windstopper membrane.
How to tie a bandana on your hand. Roll up the bandana into a double ring for a great sports wristband with excellent moisture wicking properties. In the same way, by rolling the bandana into a ring, our beautiful women can collect the hair on their heads in a bun.
It should be remembered that Buff is not only bandanas in the shape of a pipe, but the most unique headdresses – a hood, an insulated bandana, a bandana with a visor – you have never seen anything like it.
How to tie and wear a bandana on your head?
Many people still have questions about how a bandana differs from a regular scarf. Therefore, they do not care at all that the bandana needs to be properly tied in order to wear it stylishly. Of course, they will think that the bandana should be treated like a simple headscarf. I just made a triangle out of a scarf and tied it with a knot at the back.
It is clear that not everyone is impressed by the accessory. But then, who are his followers? Why wear a bandana and who does it? In fact, there is a loyal attitude to the bandana-scarf, only everyone perceives the accessory differently. For some it is a symbol, for others – a fashionable thing, for others – stylish protection from the sun and wind.
Initially, the headscarf was used purely for practical purposes to protect the head and face during field work, driving cattle, hunting. Think of films about American cowboys – the bandana is always present as an integral attribute on the neck or face of movie characters. These accessories were also worn by Spanish peasants. After all, it was they who came up with this simple wardrobe item.
So when the bandana appeared, it’s clear now. Then it was a scarf or an ordinary piece of cloth, thanks to which a person escaped from a scorching solar stream, a strong wind that brings dust storms and sand with it.The material is only natural. It happened that the kerchief was effectively used to preserve incognito, covering the face with it. Again, American films help, in which they effectively show bank robbers – the bandits of the West always cover their faces with a bandana, and wide-brimmed hats on their heads.
With the passage of time, changes in traditions and lifestyle, the kerchief still remains a popular accessory. Of course, cowboys are no longer as popular as they were several centuries ago, but today they are replaced by lovers of racing on steel horses – bikers.They perceive the scarf not as a beautiful and stylish scarf. And they express their mood, emotions, active status through bandanas.
The kerchief is not only on the head, it is tied around the neck, the face is covered, and even worn on the wrist. In the latter case, the biker thus tells everyone that his friend, for whom he is grieving, has died. Lovers of expensive motorcycles and leather goods have also improved the bandana. The accessory has also become leather.
Stylish scarf is an easy way to show your music preferences.The logos of your favorite teams are applied to the headscarf and enjoy wearing it. You can also portray your idol who belongs to the world of music.
You don’t have to bother with the meaning of the bandana, symbols, and just wear the headscarf as a stylish accessory, matching it with a bathing suit, T-shirt, etc. Bandanas are especially relevant on vacation, as they go well with an informal and simple style of clothing. In parallel, they protect from the sun, wind, dust, acting as a summer panamas.
Bandana around the neck: we tie it right to look stylish
There are 2 main ways: in the first, the owner of the headscarf takes on a dashing cowboy look, and in the second, it is as if he is escaping from a sore throat. Read the instructions carefully and choose the appropriate option.
Method number 1 “Remember cowboy times”:
- from the scarf we get a triangle. In the center we make the bandana sag a little;
- we cross the ends behind the neck, return it forward and make a regular knot;
- Now we straighten the entire composition so that the knot is not visible.It is hidden by the main triangle.
Method number 2 “Perhaps I have a sore throat”:
- we get a triangle from the scarf;
- found the top of our geometric figure and now we fold the scarf several times;
- material formed a wide band;
- we hold the bandana at the neck;
- we cross the ends from behind and return to the front;
- we make two nodes.
Bandana on the arm
Klondike on the wrist acts as a wristband.If knitted beautifully, the accessory looks stylish and attractive. And here is the instruction:
- transform the fabric into a triangle;
- we repeatedly twist the kerchief, start from the top of the triangle;
- Now we leave a wide strip of fabric on a flat and stable surface, for example, a table;
- hand in the middle of the strip so you can see the palm;
- with the other hand we place the ends of the scarf on different sides without crossing;
- now, gently hold the kerchief and change the position of the hand – the palm is facing down;
- with the ends of the bandanas we do the same – in parallel we spread them in different directions;
- with ponytails do as you like – carefully tie, or tuck under a bandana.
7 ways to wear a bandana on your head
There are even more ways, but these 7 are the most common and familiar, although bandana lovers often invent something of their own:
“Understandable and beloved classics”:
- making a cocked hat;
- the base is adjacent to the forehead, the apex should be at the back;
- with tails, we press the scarf at the back and make two knots.
- first make a triangle out of the bandana;
- we fold it until you see a wide strip of material in your hands;
- place the fabric on the forehead;
- Tie the bandana at the back with a couple of knots.
- give the fabric a triangle shape;
- we make a knot at the back;
- the tail looks up.
- gusset plate takes the shape of a triangle;
- you need to get a narrow strip of fabric, so we fold the triangle from the top;
- we cover the head with an accessory;
- front knot.
“I am the coolest”:
- gusset plate becomes triangular;
- roll it off the top until a narrow strip of fabric forms;
- bandana is around the head, slightly covers the eyes;
- knot – at the back.
A Little Mess:
- we turn the fabric into a triangle by several folds;
- the base of the geometric figure is on the neck, and the top is in the center of the forehead;
- we fix the accessory on the forehead and make a couple of knots;
- it is desirable to hide the tail – to fill it somewhere.
- make a bun in the back, and neatly comb the hair in front;
- we turn the bandana into a wide strip of fabric;
- we circle around the head and tie in front with a flirty knot; 90,024 tips spread out or hidden.
Historical note: a bandana is a colored headscarf with patterns.But rockers, bikers, rappers and others don’t really like that kind of brightness. They choose bandanas in dark shades, mostly black – a little pirate and intimidating.
Non-standard ways of wearing bandanas
Known methods attract, but sometimes you want to stand out with something special. Therefore, they invent non-standard options in order to diversify life, to seem more stylish, fashionable, extraordinary.
Several non-standard options for wearing headscarves:
- among young people this method has taken root – they tie a bandana above the knee directly on the jeans;
- a kerchief is often found above the elbow on the arm; 90,024 girls coquettishly tie kerchiefs on the handles of their bags;
- if you can find a custom size kerchief – use it as a jeans belt;
- or we fold the scarf in the form of a strip, and fill it a little into the pocket on the front of the jeans.The gusset should hang freely.
The bandana is a versatile and practical, fashionable accessory that can be used as you like. Dare, experiment and be always fashionable! At any time, the accessory will turn into a practical thing to protect from the sun or dusty air, strong gusts of wind.
Each person can tie a bandana correctly and beautifully. Just first decide what image you need to maintain. Choose the best ways for you and always be stylish!
Platina – Bandana Lyrics
Sweet smoke and me in the fog, hoe (Hoe, e, o)
This bitch xanny, hoe (What? E)
I was busy yesterday, hoe (Wait , what?)
I was far away yesterday (Wha-wha-what? Yo-yo, pow)
You smell like Chanel Coco (Coco, e)
Do you like that smell, hoe (Pr-r)
Do you like how coco smells ( Yeah, yeah, what?)
Do you like how coco smells (Sapach)
Do you want to be with me, hoe? (Ha, woo, hey)
Smoking ji, bitch, we roll joe
( Dee Dizzyin ‘is your rockstar )
Fashion slut (Fuck), bandana on his head (Yeah)
Gucci, Louis, Prada (Prada), black Benz, not Lada (Lada)
Torque as it should (Must), twerk like a bitch (Bitch)
She eats two bars (Bara), smokes cannabis, yeah (Re)
Fashion slut (Fuck), bandana on the head (Yes)
Gucci, Louis, Prada (Prada), black Benz, not Lada (Lada)
Torque as it should (Must), twerk like a bitch (Bitch)
She eats two bars (Bara), smokes marijuana, yes (Re)
Rubs heavily (Rubs), smears me (Molly), this xanny (Dirt)
We are on (We are on) the block (Block block)
Dry this broom (Cash)
Sushi roll blunt and bitch smokes a lot of money (Money-money)
She wants me, I’m a simple bum (Yes-yes-yes-yes)
She wants this fang, wants this style (Style, yes)
Breathing out smoke forever young (Young )
I breathe out smoke forever young (Wait, what? Pow-po w) (Uh-oh)
Smoking this gas (Wait, what? Yes), and I drink gasoline
Fashionable slut (Fuck), bandana on his head (Yes)
Gucci, Louis, Prada (Prada), black Benz, not Lada (Lada)
Torque as it should (Must) , twerking like a bitch (Bitch)
She eats two bars (Bara), smokes cannabis, yeah (Re)
Fashion slut (Fuck), bandana on her head (Yeah)
Gucci, Louis, Prada (Prada), black Benz, not Lada (Lada)
Torque as it should (Need), twerk like a bitch (Bitch)
She eats two bars (Bara), smokes cannabis, yes (Re)
Dee Dizzyin ‘is your rockstar
Ski and snowboard season is opening soon. Find out what a buff is and how to wear it. How will this accessory help you in winter at a ski or snowboard resort?
Winter is coming, find out what the buff is.
What is a buff? A very topical question before the onset of cold weather. Now we will tell you everything.
Flyingbro buff and hat.
To begin with, a buff is a scarf that is similar in shape to a tube, but made of fabric.This fabric tube is worn around the neck or head in cool or very cold weather.
The buff is more comfortable than the classic scarf. The scarf is almost the 19th century. It is much more convenient for a modern person to wear a buff, especially if he is fond of active sports and leads an active lifestyle.
Buff for extreme
Advantages of a buff over a regular scarf:
- Buff fits snugly around the neck from chin to collarbone;
- buff can easily protect the face from wind and cold, it can be easily fixed above the nose;
- can be worn as a hat with a knot at the top;
- buff can be easily used as a comforter;
- buffs usually have a breathable membrane and are much more active at wicking away moisture than grandma’s double-haired scarf.
What is a buff and who invented it?
Buff, bandana, balaclava, windstopper, headband is a fairly new type of clothing. It was invented in the 1980s by Spanish cyclists. The Spanish buff is made of very thin fabric and is more suitable for summer. Buff in Spain protected cyclists from dust and insects while cycling.
In Ukraine, they also make buffs, bandanas, headbands, balaclavas. Ukrainian buffs are already adapted for cold climates and are more versatile.
Buff and hat in the mountains
For example, Flyingbro (Flying Brother) has been producing buffs, bandanas, balaclavas, headbands made of natural organic fabric with a breathable membrane since 2013. The Flyingbro buff fabric is made in the UK. The buffs are very durable, protecting the skier or snowboarder from cold and wind. The buff can be easily used as a comforter. In fact, a skier or snowboarder does not need to specifically purchase a comforter. You can just buy a buff. One accessory for all occasions.
How to wear a buff?
There are over 30 ways to wear the buff. The buff can be worn as a scarf, hat, mask, headband.
In the picture you can see visual ways of how to wear the buff.
How to wear a buff?
The buff can be worn both in the mountains, in winter resorts, and in the city. The buff can be worn by absolutely everyone. You can choose your favorite color and wear the buff in the mountains, skiing or snowboarding, in the city, on vacation.
Most importantly, the Flyingbro buff is made from natural organic fabric.The fabric was specially developed by the British company Orange Energy and adapted for sports.
Buff on the slope.
Lack of synthetic (fleece or polyester) buffs, the skin does not receive enough oxygen. In fact, synthetic buffs act like a plastic bag.
Flyingbro has solved this problem with high-tech British fabric. The fabric is natural (cotton), but the fibers of the fabric are treated with a special compound. Your buff will allow oxygen to flow to the skin and the tissue will not lose shape and stretch excessively.
Also, Orange Energy fabric helps to wick moisture away from the surface of the skin and at the same time your buff does not get wet.
Ukrainian buffs Flyingbro are a new level of comfort for your neck and face. Test new technologies in fabric production right now. After all, you can order a buff, bandana, balaclava, bandage right now. With just a couple of clicks.
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Bandana – a headscarf tied in various ways on the head (can also be used as a scarf or handkerchief). Despite the fact that such an accessory is traditionally considered an element of the wardrobe of cowboys, pirates, bikers and football fans, today fashionable bandanas have turned into a universal headdress that both brutal rockers and stylish women of fashion wear with pleasure.
More and more often, bandanas can also be seen as an element of uniform – for example, for sushi men and other staff of sushi bars, such headscarves, tied in Japanese style, have long become an integral part of a work suit.In turn, the bandanas with the symbols of musical groups have earned the ardent love of music lovers. Numerous commercial brands do not miss the opportunity to make the most of the popularity of such a headdress: scarves with advertising symbols can be called the most successful addition to T-shirts with a logo and other branded promotional textiles.
There are many ways to tie a bandana. Some have already become classics, others are only gaining popularity.In this article, we have collected 5 of the simplest instructions, following which you can tie a bandana scarf in a truly effective and original way.
Method 1. Timeless classic
- Fold the gusset plate to form an equilateral triangle.
- Place the center of the base of the resulting triangle on the forehead.
- Place the ends (“tails”) of the bandana behind the head and tie them into a tight knot at the back of the head. The tail (the top of the triangle) should be under the knot.
- Carefully flatten the headgear.
This is the traditional method used by bikers and wrestlers to tie bandanas. In addition, a headscarf tied in a classic way will be the best protection from the open sun on a hot day (many men use such a hat as a fashionable alternative to a beach hat).
Method 2. Pirate
- Fold the bandana into an equilateral triangle as in the first method.
- Fold the three-cornered hat in half again to form a wide strip of fabric.
- Place the center of the strip on your forehead and place the ends behind your head.
- Tie the bandana behind your head with two sturdy knots.
A bandana tied in this way will be a great addition to a stylish man’s look. In addition, this method of tying a uniform bandana is commonly used by waiters and bartenders in Japanese and other oriental restaurants.
Method 3. For real women of fashion
- Fold the bandana in the same equilateral triangle and bring the center of the base of the cocked hat to the forehead. If desired, the triangle can be folded again into a wide strip.
- Place the ends of the scarf behind your head and tie into a strong tight knot at the back of your head.
- Flip the resulting structure 180 degrees so that the knot is at the top.
- Carefully align the knot, leaving the tips loose or tucking them into the knot.
Considering that bandanas have long been transformed from a purely masculine accessory into a unisex headdress, it is easy to explain their popularity among the fair half of humanity. A headscarf tied in this way can be used as protection from the sun, as well as a stylish addition to a fashionable hairstyle. It will look especially impressive in combination with a hairstyle, in which the hair is gathered in a lush bun at the back, and a fleece is done in front (a la Amy Winehouse style).
Method 4.Gangsta Rapper
- Fold the accessory into a triangle.
- Then fold the bandana in half. And one more time. Fold the bandana in half several times until you have a thin strip of fabric in your hands (depending on the original size of the scarf).
- Place the center of the strip to the forehead.
- Place the ends of the scarf behind your head and tie in a double knot.
- Turn the bandana knot forward (the knot should be in the center of the forehead) and gently flatten.
Method 5. Cowboy
Cowboys traditionally used a bandana as a neckerchief, which, if necessary, easily “transformed” to protect the lower half of the face from dust and sand. Want to look as cool as a dashing prairie native? It couldn’t be easier.
- Fold the bandana into a triangle.
- Attach the scarf to your neck and make a small bend in the middle of the base of the resulting structure, which should hang freely forward.
- Place the ends behind the neck and cross them once.
- Bring the crossed ends forward to the chin and tie in one simple knot.
- Spread the base of the triangle so that the resulting knot is underneath and hidden from prying eyes.
And that’s not all
In addition to those described above, there are many non-standard ways of tying and wearing a bandana.