A vintage magazine advertisement from the mid-1950s. Surely, there must still be a few groups of male friends who look and behave in as civilized a way when they gather in 2016?
Happy New Year! Let's make 2016 'The Year of Greater Elegance and Style.' Let's strive to introduce both to a higher degree into our daily personal appearance, behavior, and living spaces. Even if we are not born into monetary riches, there is no reason we cannot make an honest effort to spruce up ourselves and our surroundings. As ol' Mom used to tell my sister and I during our formative years, "Do it for yourself, even if or when you are by yourself." She had a point, ol' Mom did.
-- Heinz-Ulrich von B.