Presentation College Windsor banned t-bar school shoes from Term 2, 2010 onwards. With black footware being required, various flavours of Harrison lace ups are now the shoe of choice, except for some girls who have started the unique fashion of wearing black brogues.
From Term 2, 2010, all students will be required to wear black, lace- up, leather shoes. Black laces only. These shoes offer far more support for feet and are easier to maintain. The lace-up shoes are more expensive than T-Bars so it is essential that the correct shoes are purchased. Shoes should not have heels or platforms.
Ever since the first student in Ancient Greece wore an officially approved school tunic, with the hem shortened above her ankles, students have looked for ways to distinguish themselves from their uniformed peers.
Whether its the length of a dress, an untucked shirt or undone t-bars, what we are talking about are uniform trends. PCW is not immune from sweeping fashion trends when it comes to uniforms and the various ways they can be worn. Let’s look at some of the more popular ones:
Up until a few years ago a PCW student’s uniform would not be complete without a pair of black T-bars. This popular footwear came with its own trend of having the buckles undone. This was a fashion statement rather than a comfort trend. Teachers, however, soon put a stop to this. Undone Tbars were a disaster waiting to happen.