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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Doublebreasted Jacket on Campus. . .

 A photo of yours truly, horsing around in the afternoon sun following school yesterday afternoon.

Who is that grinning and horribly overdressed ass?  Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright?  Augustus Fink-Nottle?  Or is it Tuppy Glossop?  Neither.  It's yours truly, Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke, once again modelling the Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid double-breasted jacket, purchased from An Affordable Wardrobe earlier this fall, yesterday afternoon.  The fit is great, and it's a very comfortable piece.  Heavy flannel, but not quite as heavy as my heavier tweed jackets, so for a sunny, late fall day, it was ideal with an overcoat for the walk to and from campus.  My Russian colleagues, who have remarked several times in the past how sloppily informal they find many American college and university campuses, complemented me on it, something that is always nice to hear.  About the jacket I mean.  The other garments included:

* Brooks Brothers red and white stripe oxford cloth button-down
* Daks silk necktie
* Bachrach charcoal wool flannel pants
* Allen Edmonds chocolate brown shoes
* Linen pocket handkerchief
* Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi pin on my lapel

-- Heinz-Ulrich


 
 A close-up shot, to illustrate the various patterns a bit more clearly.

2 comments:

Richard Conlan said...

Great look! I work in a more formal east coast city environment and double-breasted suits make up about 2/3 of my business wardrobe. Love the things. Another great way to wear a jacket like this casually would be with cream trousers and white bucks--after Easter, of course.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Why, thank you, Richard! Keep tuning in and please tell you friends.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.