The pithy, opinionated, and sometimes brutally frank Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke challenges average guys to live a life less ordinary and embrace classic style in the broadest sense. it's time to rise above the trite, the boring, the predictable, the mundane, the banal, and the commonplace. It's time to stop behaving like barnyard animals at the trough and leave behind the perpetually sloppy man-child aesthetic of the last two decades or so. It's time to learn once again how to present and conduct yourself like an adult with some grooming, finesse, and sophistication. And here is where you can learn how.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Undergrad Paper Grading Cafe Style. . .

Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean we can't still look pulled together, right men?  Especially when venturing outside the confines of the home.  Leather Sperry docksiders without socks completed the picture on this chilly, damp Sunday.  

-- Heinz-Ulrich

Friday, October 2, 2015

Early Friday Morning Meeting Style. . .

A J . Press tweed jacket, perhaps my very best find ever.  I don't think it had been worn more than once.  If ever.  Can you imagine finding this in a small Central Illinois city thrift store/charity shop?  Me neither, but I did.  Still can't quite believe it.

And the bottom half this morning, which included a pair of Allen Edmonds wingtip brogues.  Just like the few other pairs of AE shoes that I now have in the rotation, these are extremely comfortable to wear and walk around in.

Friday meetings, early morning or late afternoon, are the absolute worst.  At least today's gave me an excuse to put on some nice things for another seasonably chilly and breezy fall day in our small corner of the world.  It's the kind of day that makes you feel good to be alive.  Whatever small annoyances and irritations -- and here have been a few lately -- life might throw our way, our little family is extremely fortunate.  Heck, I even found myself looking forward to the day early yesterday while shaving at the bathroom sink.  Same thing today.  So, I cannot complain too loudly or long about an occasional Friday meeting.  Enjoy the weekend!

-- Heinz-Ulrich