CLOSE UP AND PRIVATE's etiquette for the modern classicist,
a loosely compiled list of scrupulous style cues for gentlemen
Slim cut suits with short legged trousers go a long way.
Buy a pair of wingtips and loafers.
The Beatles sir, listen to them – and do so regularly.
Owning at least 3 oxford shirts has never done a man any harm.
Be a gentleman towards women.
Own several ties – n.b. Four-in-hand knots only – mix things up with a bow tie.
Watch all movies by Andrei Tarkovsky. Re-watch them.
Always consider a well-fitting navy blazer with gold buttons.
Serge Gainsbourg looked smart in a trench coat and so do you.
Own a classic cashmere v-neck and a round-neck pull-over.
Khaki chino trousers are as essential as they are basic.
Choose your pair meticulously.
Cherish a good relationship with your parents.
Sometimes looking at a nice black and white picture of your grandfather
as a young man wearing his Sunday-suit can teach you more about classic style
than reading 20 fashion magazines.
A watch – you do own one do you? - should be flat, vintage, and have a leather strap.
Ray Ban sunglasses matter.
Trust the classics.