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, April 11, 2016

It's DB Monday!

The upper half today, featuring a J. Press pheasant necktie (a New Year's gift to myself this January), a thrifted pocket square, an old Land's End cotton dress shirt, and a heavy wool navy blue DB suit with a lovely nailhead finish.

So, one of my male students asked at the end of class today, "How come you always dress up?" as he packed his notebook and laptop into his backpack while still sitting in the front row of seats.  I replied, "To celebrate being alive," something apparently once said by the great Gay Talese in response to a similar question about his approach to daily attire.   I've been waiting a long time to pull that line out of my hat and use it.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

And the lower half, featuring maroon Merino wool socks from Dapper Classics and oxblood captoe oxfords by Allen Edmonds.


Tony Lupton said...

"To celebrate being alive" - love it!

Glenda Moore said...

Oh, what a gift you have just given that student--powerful.