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2015 is THE Year of Polish and Sophistication. . .

The wonderful Stephen Fry as the Wodehousian character 'Jeeves,' the very embodiment of polish and reserved sophistication.

Two weeks into the new year, but let's resolve to make 2015 the year of "polish and sophistication," to use a term that recently came from the mouth of my five-year old son.   Make it your business to learn how best to present yourself to the world through improved attire, speech, and personal behavior.  

There are lots of books out there on these subjects -- my personal favorites are by names like Peter Post and Bernhard Roetzel for example -- or you can drop by The Average Guy's Guide to Classic Style for occasional how-to musings and discussions of why this kind of thing remains important and relevant in the 21st century despite the fact that many people in 2015, inexplicably,  seem to take great pride in being coarse.  

With a nod to the infamous 'Dean Wormer' in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), badly dressed, crass, and smelly with a habitually foul mouth is no way to go through life.  You can to better than that.  I challenge average guys everywhere to make 2015 your year of polish and sophistication.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

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