Archive for the ‘Decorum’ Category
No. 42: There is nothing more amateur than drinking green beer on St. Patrick’s Day; Grab a Guinness or sip some Jameson kids.
WSJ Magazine recently featured a story titled, “Death of a Playboy”, in which they report on a time when globe-trotting men with a certain swagger and privilege didn’t feel the need to advertise their status to everyone around them. the whole piece is worth a read, however the following excerpt sums it up pretty nicely:
Perhaps the phoniest version of the jet-setting “good life” appears in Sean “Diddy” Combs’s TV ads for his Sean John I Am King cologne. Diddy rides a jet-ski in a full tux, arrives at a helipad armed with body-suited supermodels Bar Refaeli and Ana Paula Araújo at his side, and strides through the Mediterranean in full black tie. If he saw it, Gunter Sachs, the impeccably dressed, tousled-haired heir to Germany’s Opel automobile dynasty, might shoot himself all over again. In his day, a playboy didn’t shout he was a “playah”—he just . . . was. What the deuce did he care if anyone else knew it?
No. 40: It’s more important to look good every day than to look different every day.*
* this rule provided by Men’s Health.
No. 39: Don’t Cheat.
No. 38: Wear a suit because you want to, not because you have to.
No. 34: Always have your friends back.*
*Perfectly displayed here in four of the finest minutes in cinematic history.