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, November 2, 2015

Flannel and Flies for a November Monday. . .

Nippy here in the southern part of Lower Michigan this morning, so I grabbed a  favorite wool flannel sports jacket from the wardrobe -- a Pal Zileri number in Glen Plaid -- and combined it with a pair of charcoal gray flannel pants, a light blue oxford cloth button-down shirt, and a recently acquired vintage Orvis necktie, which I've only worn once before (several weeks ago).  I topped off the ensemble with a pair of chocolate brown suede Allen Edmonds shortwings and an Italian silk pocket square that I picked up for a dollar or two at a thrift/charity shop several years ago.  Everything seemed to work well together, but it was almost too warm by the time I came home after midday, and I am actually sitting in khaki shorts and a short-sleeved navy polo knit top as I type this.  Can you believe it's November 2nd?

-- Heinz-Ulrich

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