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, January 4, 2016

Monday, Monday. . .

Not my shaving gear, but I liked the photograph just the same.  Truthfully, straight razors are a bit scary for yours truly (I'll stick to my Gillette Atra razor and blades, thank you).  It must be due to the old Brian De Palma film, starring Sir Michael Caine and Angie Dickenson Dressed to Kill (1980), but I do use a shaving mug and brush quite happily.

Nothing quite like a shower, shave, clean clothes, and a good, strong side part in your hair.  The final week of our Christmas break, and the new semester begins on Monday the 11th.  Unusually, I have managed to get lots of little things accomplished, and it is just 11:57am.  Not even lunch time.  Amazing what you can accomplish when left alone for a few hours and able to focus your mental energies.  Ahhhhhh.  Even if I accomplish nothing else, it has already been a good day.  Men, let's march into the new year with purpose, drive, and greater elegance and everyday style!

-- Heinz-Ulrich

2 comments:

Old School said...

What will you be teaching next semester?

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

A couple of sections on Scandinavian and Nordic detective fiction (first time out of the gate with this one), and a section on horror cinema since 1960, starting with Hitchcock's Psycho appropriately enough. Should be fun, although the detective fiction course will require lots of reading since I've never taught it before.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.