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How to Tie a Bow Tie


Tips on Style

A gentleman’s clothes need not be expensive. Neither do they have to be in the latest fashion. (In fact, if he is wise he will do his best to avoid transient trendiness, sticking with classic styles that will last him from one year to the next.) On the other hand, a gentleman always does his best to make sure his clothes are clean and neat – even if they are his gym clothes or the t-shirt and shorts he wears to the grocery.

n  When a gentleman is attending a business meeting, a formal dinner, or a religious service, he tucks his shirttail in.

n  When a gentleman is at the table, in a private home, or in a house of worship, he removes his hat – whether it is a felt fedora, a 10-gallon Stetson, or a baseball cap.

n  A gentleman’s job may not require that he wear a suit, or even a dress shirt and tie, every day; but he will be wise to keep a navy blue blazer in his closet. It will carry him through almost every dressy occasion.

n  A gentleman keeps his pants pulled up. He does not show his underwear in public.

n  A gentleman owns at least one pair of leather shoes. If he only owns one pair, they are black.

n  A gentleman takes the greatest care when using cologne. If an acquaintance tells him, “That’s awfully nice cologne you’re wearing,” he can rest assured that he is wearing too much.

n  A gentleman never wears black tie before 5 o’clock.


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