Friday, September 26, 2008
When discussing style people don't instinctively think about the little things, the sort of things that make a man a gentleman. I am talking about manners. It's always nice for a man to be well dressed but to be so with manners is a plus. A few weeks ago a friend asked if I would able to write a letter of recommendation for him. I said yes of course and mailed the letter. Whilst shifting through this afternoon's mail, I shift pass a lovely gold envelope. I open the envelope, praying it wasn't a wedding invite, and see a hand-written thank you note. He wrote a thank you note for the recommendation letter I had written. Hand-written thank you notes are not only courteous but also chic. It is a chic little habit everyone should adopt. They are also great to send after interviews. I had an issue with the Burberry store on 57th and 5th in New York, the alteration manager was amazing in rectifying the matter, and so I sent a hand-written note. Everyone is so accustomed to sending and receiving thank you emails; to receive one is so refreshing, more personal. Being chic is not only about your appearance; the little things like manners count too. Being chic is a lifestyle.