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, December 29, 2015

Christmas Week Casual. . .

 The top this afternoon includes a red and white university stripe ocbd and a gray crewneck Shetland Wool sweater that I bought on clearance from L.L. Bean two or three Januaries ago.

Who says you've got to look like a schlub when hanging around the house on a cold Christmas Week afternoon?  This is what I changed into following a visit to the pediatrician with the Young Master for his yearly check-up midday today.  I wore a tweed jacket and primarily navy plaid tie plus navy dress cords with a crease for that appointment by the way. 

I find that medical and dental personnel tend to be less patronizing when you go in looking like you know which way is up.  Know what I mean?  You can always tell by the tone in their voices.  Same thing with airport ticketing agents, security personnel, and airline crews as well as other service providers.  That's reason enough for me to suggest with a perfectly straight face that an adult male above the age of 18 should always be dressed a cut or three above the herd when venturing out in public.  It greases the wheels of life in so many ways.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

And the bottom, featuring L.L. Bean duck shoes (it's slushy here in Lower Michigan at the moment) and red ski socks peeking out.

2 comments:

Glenda Moore said...

I heard this from my parents & grandparents several times when I was growing up: "Always 'dress up' when you go shopping or anywhere else, you'll get better service." This meant, of course, to take a bath, comb your hair, dress well, elegantly, discreetly, and not flashy or slovenly.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Happy New Year Glenda! I heard something similar during my formative years. Of course in the meantime, it seems like combing one's hair, avoiding a slovenly appearance, and even, in some cases, bathing have fallen by the wayside for many.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.