The ribbon (so called Band) is worn over the right shoulder to the left hip. Both ends are held together by a button, often made of metal or porcelain. A lot of societies have two types of ribbons. One is used by the new members (so called Fux or Fuchs, after the German for "fox"), the other one is used by the elder members (so called Bursche or, if with degree, Alter Herr). The ribbons of the elder members show the original or full colours of the society, where the ribbons of the new members often show a variation of them, such as displaying only two of the three main colours.
Example of a pair of ribbons of the same society, Bursche upper, Fux lower
collection of Tönnchen with Zirkel on the top of the crown
A Tönnchen (German for little Tonne, English little barrel) is a headgear with a flat crown, the top coloured by one of the colours of the ribbon and mostly embroidered with a Zirkel and straight upright sides with the colours of the ribbon. Tönnchen are worn instead of caps by the elder members while inoffcial occasions.