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, May 13, 2015

Classic Style: The Origins of the Modern Suit. . .

Yet another great old illustration by the likes of Laurence Fellows (or perhaps Leslie Saalberg).  Say what you might about brown suits, but I'd wear this number in a second although the spectator shoes strike me as a bit much in this particular context.

Here's an interesting short article from The Atlantic on the origins of the modern business suit.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

1 comment:

OldSchool said...

Something about the shading leads me to believe that it's neither Fellows nor Saalberg, but a much later attempt to replicate their style.