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, February 10, 2015

Dentist Appointment Style. . .

 Today's ensemble, notable for the recently acquired J. Press tweed jacket. . .  with a 3/2 roll.  Imagine finding a jacket like  this in small town Illinois.  What are the odds?

An early morning today for. . .  hold on to your hats. . .  a visit to the dentist!  Never fun, even for something as mundane as a cleaning and free toothbrush.  So, why not ease the childish anxiety a bit by at least dressing in a way that won't embarrass me when I set foot outside the door?  

Somewhat atypically, I opted to forgo a necktie this morning since these are easily stained during dental visits despite the paper bib with which you are supplied.  Far better to abandon polite social convention in this case, I advise, and save your ties from unaware hygienist 'splatter' and spray. 

Naturally, every other man in the place wore either track suits, the dreaded bagged out sweatpants & hoodie combo, or some kind of insulated bright orange winter coverall 'onesie' for working along the roadside.  Or perhaps a refrigerated warehouse?  I am indeed a space alien around here.  On what godforsaken planet have I landed?

-- Heinz-Ulrich

And today's socks -- once again Merino wool by Dapper Classics -- along with my trusty Allen Edmonds brogue wingtips.


James Redhouse said...

I've always thought it a sign of respect to dress properly when visiting the doctor or dentist. When I was growing up, doctors and dentists also dressed properly as a sign of respect to their patients. We are indeed on a different planet.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...


Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.