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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

One Monday in Mid-October. . .

The slightly disheveled upper half this morning.  Yes, those are little green whales on the necktie.  Although it is out of sight here, the bottom button of my vest/waistcoat was indeed left unbuttoned.

Today's irretrievably Bertie Wooster, Bingo Little, and Tuppy Glossop-ish combo.  It's finally cool enough for wool vests/waistcoats, so I laid one out with everything else last night after supper before pressing my shirt.  A male student actually complemented me midday today as I left the building where I had just taught a class, describing everything as "Awesome!"  Nice to know that even some of the young whipper-snappers out there recognize classic combinations when confronted with them.  I've had several similar such comments during the last seven weeks or so from random students while going about my business on campus.  Not necessary of course, but the odd compliment is a nice thing to hear once in a while.  Now enough with the always unintentional alliteration already!

-- Heinz-Ulrich

And the lower half, complete with Allen Edmonds suede wingtips/brogues.  Looks like rain the rest of this week, so today was the day to put 'em on and wear 'em.


Carlo said...

Very smart Stokes. Looking particularly stylish and I especially like your socks.

Are there some sites you can direct me to for some classic Oxford shirts? Any help would be appreciated.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Try the Nate Silver store in Charleston, SC and online store.

Der Alte Fritz said...

My mistake, the name of the store is Ben Silver ( not Nate)


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you, Jim!

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

Carlo said...

Thanks Jim and Stokes.