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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Little Late October Style. . .

Yours truly, looking a bit reflective and/or tired by late afternoon the day before Halloween 2014.

A chilly, gray, and slightly drizzly late October afternoon, so let's liven it up a bit with some seasonally appropriate garments.  Above, the full ensemble, including a thrifted  houndstooth tweed jacket with 'natural' shoulders by Corbin, a Phi Kappa Phi necktie that I trot out once in a while to remind myself of my membership in the society, those recently acquired Allen Edmonds 'longwing' brogues yet again, and a brand new pair of Merino wool socks from Dapper Classics, in an orange & brown herringbone pattern, that I purchased on sale earlier this week.  Dapper Classics is, by the way, offering all of their orange socks at 25% off through midnight on October 31st as part of their Halloween sale.  Be sure to check it out, and use the promotional code TREAT.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

And here is a close-up of the socks.  These are not simply Halloween novelty socks, but they will look good with various sports jacket and odd pants combos thoughout the remainder of fall.  You know.  Autumnal colors and all.  I like them, but, more important, my wife REALLY likes them.