Manners for Men

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James Bowden, 1897 - Etiquette - 159 pages
Guide for men containing chapters on etiquette in the street, a carriage and a hansom, smoking, driving, table manners, social situations and correspondence.
 

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Page 116 - ... age, your pursuits, your object in life; you must dress too, in some cases, according to your set. In youth a little fancy is rather expected, but if political life be your object, it should be avoided, at least after one-and-twenty. I am dressing two brothers now, men of considerable position; one is a mere man of pleasure, the other will probably be a minister of state. They are as like as two peas, but were I to dress the dandy and the minister the same, it would be bad taste — it would...
Page 115 - You must dress according to your age, your pursuits, your object in life ; you must dress too, in some cases, according to your set. In youth a little fancy is rather expected, but if political life be your object, it should be avoided, at least after one-and-twenty. I am dressing two brothers now, men of considerable position ; one is a mere man of pleasure, the other will probably be a minister of state. They are as like as two peas, but were I to dress the dandy and the minister the same, it would...
Page 100 - Should they appear, are brought it is the duty of the gentlearound. ... , . 1 ,, man of the party to ask the lady or ladies if they wish for any, and to pay for what is consumed. It is, however, a rare thing for ladies to eat or drink at the play. The gentleman also pays for the programme at the few theatres where a charge is made.
Page 116 - I have dressed a great many of our statesmen and orators, and I always dressed them according to their style and the nature of their duties. What all men should avoid is the " shabby genteel." No man ever gets over it. I will save you from that. You had better be in rags.
Page 99 - Oh they are just like the others." 'If they stay, she says to her heart: "How delightful it is to find a man who can do without a B and S, or a smoke for two or three hours.
Page 115 - I have known many an heiress lost by her suitor being illdressed," said Mr. Vigo. " You must dress according to your age, your pursuits, your object in life ; you must dress too, in some cases, according to your set. In youth a little fancy is rather expected, but if political life be your object, it should be avoided, at least after oneand-twenty. I am dressing two...
Page 42 - Teachers and pupils at the present day have good reason to be thankful for the change which has taken place during the last few years in the character of elementary manuals.

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