Skip to main content

Tweed Overcoat and Wool Scarf Tuesday. . .


Downright nippy in Mid-Michigan early this morning when I prepared to leave for campus, so I reached for my heavy tweed overcoat and a wool scarf in the front closet before heading outside to the car.  High time since these items have not been worn since March 2020!  

Relying on the J. Press herringbone tweed once more since one tweed jacket is at the dry-cleaners and two others are at the tailors this week.  One of my usual fur felt fedoras, this one by Optimo of Chicago, completed the ensemble.  It is also a dark, chocolatey brown, which goes very well with the shoes and other earth tines of this particular ensemble. 

I should develop a course on how to wear and have fun with traditional menswear.  Something like Act Your Age, Not Your Shoe Size 101 -- How to Dress Like a Man, Get Comfortable with, and Stop Fearing the Crease.

-- Heinz-Ulrich


Popular Posts

The Pleasaures of a Well-trained Dog. . .

  A few final photographs from my visit to my sister in Washington, D.C. last week.  These include  one of 'Mr. Beau,' my sister's meticulously trained and truly wonderful Doberman, another of my sister, second cousin, step-father, and yours truly on the steps of the church outside Lexington, North Carolina just after our late mother's interment service, two of me solo at the National Cathedral, and a final one of my sister and me hamming it up during a long evening walk the day before I returned to Michigan. My sister routinely walks to the cathedral, about three blocks from her place, to enjoy the grounds and gardens.  The Bishop's Garden, in particular, is a place she likes to sit for quiet contemplation and internal dialogues with our late maternal grandparents and mother, very much in keeping with the Episcopal side of things.  Our grandfather, who was raised Methodist, became an Episcopalian when he married our grandmother.   Before you ask, I am not sure tha

It's All about That Bass: Goodnight Tonight - Paul McCartney & Wings - 1979

Almost Mid-June Sunday Style. . .

  A fter two months, Blogger has decided to allow me in the door once again, so I can add a long overdue post documenting my take on classic male style.  Since we are almost in the throes of summer, let's go with a warm weather theme this morning. Now, the items above will not be to everyone's taste:  Deck shoes without socks, shorts, pleats, skinny pale legs, etc.  All invite tisk-tisking and debate in certain online fora, but that's ok.   I wouldn't wear attire this to campus Monday through Friday, or to church.  But for relaxed, comfortable warm weather-wear around the house during the weekends, with maybe a quick trip down the road for a gallon of milk at the super market, this will do nicely, thank you very much.   It's certainly preferable to the wrinkled, torn, stained sloppy alternative we see everywhere in 2022.  Neither is it at all far removed from how the various men and boys across three generations of my extended family presented themselves during even