Bow ties on staff members at a local drive-through bottle shop have been described as adding a much-needed touch of class. While the custom may seem antiquated to many people, local drinkers say they like the sartorial touch, suggesting it provides a sense of legitimacy to their alcohol consumption.

One such drinker, who requested strict anonymity, told The Watsonia Bugle, “I love it mate, reckon it adds a real touch of class. I might be too lazy to get out of me car to buy a slab of piss, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a taste for the finer things in life. You just don’t get that same level of service at them big corporate behemoths. The bow tie gives a nice point of difference.”

The same drinker also suggested the expression of formality was even more important in this post-lockdown world. He said, “Ever since all them lockdowns, people don’t want to leave the house. They’re just happy in their tracky dacks and Ugg boots. Seeing a nicely dressed young man handing over 24 cans of paint-stripper reminds us of a time when you used to dress up to go out for a drink. I think that’s important.”