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It’s a big internet, and while there’s plenty of snark, vanity, and free electropop, genuine wisdom is always in short supply. That’s why we were impressed when we ran across 1001 Rules for my Unborn Son. From sartorial advice (“If you are tempted to wear a cowboy hat, resist.”) to a surprising number of hangover cures (including swimming in the ocean), the blog is a source of surprisingly good advice for the old school gentleman. Someone get this man a column in *Esquire*.

So far he’s only up to 193 of the 1001 rules, but here’s a few of our early favorites:


Remember to thank your hosts.

Keep it simple: the white oxford shirt.

Always meet your date at the door.

Take the stairs.

Know her dress size. Don’t ask.

On a road trip, offer to buy the first tank of gas.

Nothing good ever happens after 3 a.m., I promise.

You can never overdress.

If you aren’t a starter, stay close to the coach and be ready to play.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom