The top early this morning, featuring the J. Press pheasant necktie. . . A chilly, partly cloudy early autumn day here in mid-Michigan today. Quite a pleasant contrast to the early art of the week. And a perfect reason to break out some suede brogues, wool socks, a flannel sports jacket by Pal Zileri along with a heavy blue OCBD shirt and, of course, the J. Press tie. Thanks for looking. I think if more guys realized that one can have fun with dressing up, they might not dread it so much. I certainly enjoy myself, and looking pulled together never fails to add a spring to my step even in the midst of digging out from under a now towering stack of student papers, which accumulated yesterday and today. The first of several team projects this semester. Wish me luck. -- Heinz-Ulrich And the bottom, featuring Marino wool dress socks by Dapper Classics and some very comfortable suede shoes by Allen Edmonds.