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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bold Tweed Thursday. . .

The upper half yesterday morning early.  The jacket is by Southwick and was thrifted for between US$5-7 a year or two ago.  On the bottom, a pair of heavy olive green chinos and the usual L.L. Bean duck shoes over ski socks.  I don't think I've gone so many days in a row without wearing leather dress shoes since my first teaching job up in Minnesota back in 2003-2004.

Well, folks.  The weekend has arrived and with it a cold and low fever.  Darn!  I had looked forward to some idle downtime during the next couple of days, engaging in a few hobby things I enjoy given a planned lull in course work and lesson prep.  But when you crummy, even normally fun things just don't seem like, well, much fun.  Sigh.  Ok.  Time for something to nibble on, and then back to bed.

-- Heinz-Ulrich


Richard Conlan said...

Can you tell us the provenance of that tie? It's terrific!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hi Richard! Sadly, there is no label left on the back of this wool tie, so I have no idea of the bran, or where and by whom it was made. I purchased in in a thrift/charity shop in Bloomington, Illinois about four years ago when I decided that my professional wardrobe needed an infusion of personality plus better quality stuff. I paid about US.99 cents for it which was the best part. This particular shop always had a large selection of really nice wool and silk ties. I haven't yet come across another that is as good.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

Richard Conlan said...

Thrift shops are great for that sort of thing. Best wishes.