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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nordic Skiing Style. . .

The Young Master trying out his Christmas skis for the first time this afternoon.

When it's cold and snowy, you can forgive people a lot of what we at The Average Guy's Guide to Classic Style might otherwise consider style don'ts.  

Nevertheless, the Young Master really dressed up the slopes of a local park this afternoon as he joined his mother and me for his inaugural run under his own steam, stylin' on his new pair of yellow and black cross-country skis (a gift from Santa Claus).  The outting went really well.  No falls for him, even when he got his skis tangled up.  And the Young Master even reminded me at one point to keep my own skis parallel to one another as we 'shuusshed' along the top of a ridge and down a slight incline before repeating the exercise a few times during the hour or so that we were out today.  It was a moment I've waited for since before he was born.

In other style news, I walked into the better of my two local thrift/charity outlets yesterday, and there was a gray herringbone tweed jacket, in a sack cut, by J. Press.  And it fits!  Naturally, I snapped it up for less than US$10, and after dry-cleaning, I'll wear it on the first day of the new college semester later this month.  Maybe over a Fair Isle sweater?

-- Heinz-Ulrich

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