Those interested in the Perfectly Proper and/or Slightly Eccentric may enjoy pursuing the following links:
Other Etiquette Sites
The descendants of Emily Post continue her legacy at theEmily Post Institute.
Etiquetteer just learned a few things about wine tasting etiquette at this site.
Miss O’s Diary brings you saucy and savvy advice on fashiong and dating from the celebrated Ondine Brent.
Etiquetteer hardly endorses tattooing. But because etiquette belongs everywhere, Etiquetteer feels compelled to linkTattoo Studio Etiquette at bodyadorned.com. Goodness, the things one learns on the Web . . .
Those who prefer clothing-optional beaches, check Free Beach Etiquette for Perfect Propriety in these locations.
The Stained Apron absolutely terrifies Etiquetteer, but Etiquetteer considers it very important for everyone to investigate this forum for aggrieved waiters, waitresses, and bartenders. What an education in tipping and restaurant manners!Even more terrifying (plus profane and illiterate at times) is Bitter Waitress, a site similar to The Stained Apron. “Feel the love” indeed! Yikes
For those inspired to Perfecty Propriety by poetry, Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata may be the 20th-century counterpart to Polonius’s advice to his son Laertes in Hamlet.
Beau Ties, Ltd.: A vast selection of bow ties from conservative to audacious for the crisp-looking gentleman.
Haspel has long been the source of Perfectly Proper summer suits.Perfect Propriety with a fresh vintage spin may be found at J. Peterman. This catalog is one of the most articulate and informed Etiquetteer has ever found. Be sure to check out the Classic English Blazer.
For the Perfectly Proper Scotsman, Kinloch Andersonpurveys all that is meet and right for Highland Dress.
LaCrasia Gloves, despite some unusual fetish-style photography, is probably the last surviving first-class glovemaker in the United States. Ladies especially will want a pair of their custom-made debutante gloves. Gentleman should check their White Formal Gloves for balls and dress parades.
Gulden and Brown Vintage Gowns offers authentic vintage couture for ladies as well as a lot of additional information many ladies would do well to learn.
“Jewelry that Makes the Man” from the Maine Antique Digest of 1998, by Peter Theriault, “turn(s) the spotlight on men as admirers and wearers of jewelry.”
Thoomp! has created some of the most outrageous and unusual T-shirts. Be sure to look for “No One Dresses For Dinner Any More” and “Darling, What Does It Mean We’re Being Audited?” models.
What not to wear at a wedding is vividly shown on theGhetto Fabulous Wedding page.
Burdick’s Chocolates: Etiquetteer loves the lush confections from Burdick’s!
Dictionary.com: Etiquetteer’s mother always said “If you don’t know what it means, go look it up.”
Interlochen Center for the Arts: The alma mater of choice for fine arts education.
Life in the Past (Where the Rent is Cheaper)
The Gentleman’s Page of the Lively Arts Historical Association describes itself as “a resource for those who wish to look and act like; or perhaps better understand, the 19th Century American man.”
Victorian Dancing Etiquette provides period information about how to give a dance or ball, and how to act once you get there. Invaluable information for those who make a point of actively living in the past.
Encyclopedia Titanica: The most comprehensive resource Etiquetteer has ever seen about the most famous doomed liner there ever was and the people on it.
House Mouse features house plans of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Alexander Palace Time Machine: This marvelous website allows you to wander through the preferred palace of the Last Tsar of All the Russias, Nicholas II and his large family.
The Victorian Turkish Bath: Malcolm Shifrin has created a remarkable collection of history, information, and illustration of the Turkish bath in Great Britain and the elaborate etiquette that goes along with the ritual of the hammam.
The John Singer Sargent Gallery comprehensively covers the prodigious output of one of the greatest and most well-known portraitists to bridge the last two centuries.
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