Edwardian Gentleman

The gentlemen of Edwardian England really knew how to act.

So in a fit of nostalgia, we recently picked up A Bachelor’s Cupboard (published in 1905) for a few tips on gentlemanly etiquette in the days of yore. It’s pretty fantastic. Of course, we can’t show you the whole thing here, but we thought we’d pass along the laundry chapter, which covers vital, everyday topics like how to remove blood from your waistcoat after being wounded in a duel.

If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s only a matter of time.

 

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom