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5 Holiday Etiquette Tips to Keep in Mind

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Etiquette around the holidays is more important than any time of the year. Everyone has a considerable amount of stress they are enduring and it’s essential to show respect in every way possible. Think of how a little kindness goes a long way. Here are Cufflinksman’s 5 Holiday Etiquette Tips to Keep in Mind this season…
Always bring something to house parties…

You know those people who show up at house parties empty handed? There is never an excuse for this social faux-pas, so make sure you bring something along with you. Whether it’s a dish, a bottle of wine, a glass set, a holiday cufflinks set, or otherwise, you never want to be “that guy” at the party.

Never insult the host….

Keep those lips of yours sealed when it comes to criticizing the host. Make sure your comments are tasteful, courteous, and complimentary. The host has already went through enough trouble to plan, prepare, and receive guests, so try to not make their role even harder during the holidays. Just another holiday etiquette tip to keep in mind…

Be polite to service workers/cashiers…

THEY DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC on a daily basis. ‘Nuff said, right? Make sure each and every time you are at a checkout you THANK them for working. They don’t have to be there for the $7 per hour to deal with your attitude too. A little holidays etiquette goes a long way during the holidays…

Tip your doorman…

Because he opens the door for you every day and night, sits behind a boring desk watching passers by, and accepts you mail. Give the gentleman something that will make him smile. Instead of a plain old cash tip, give it to him with a keepsake money clip.

Don’t badmouth family to other family members…
*especially not on social media

This is a no brainer, but due to stress during the holidays, sometimes we forget this very simple (albeit essential) holiday etiquette tip.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CUFFLINKSMAN

Daniel Craig: Man of Style

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

You may know him as the James Bond or the sultry husband of Rachel Weisz–and we know him as a fashion guru. Impressively masculine, charming, and stoic Daniel Craig embodies the image of style and male fashion. He doesn’t get caught up in silly trends, but sticks with the basics and always looks good while doing so.

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THE QUINTESSENTIAL CUFFLINKSMAN

Becoming a man of style here at Cufflinksman is no easy feat. Few men in modern media meet our standards, but Daniel Craig definitely has them. “Craig’s reserved demeanor and his avoidance of the showbiz-party-red-carpet milieu makes him a cool “007”. He is the first blonde actor to play Bond, and also the first to be born after the start of the film series, and also the first to be born after the death of author Ian Fleming in 1964.”(SOURCE: IMBD.COM)

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Daniel Craig Classic

Even ASKMEN.COM takes notice of his stylish demeanor: “Look at Bond’s black-tie digs during the Craig era proves that point perfectly. Casino Royale featured what at first glance appears to be a traditional tux but in reality packs the punch for which Bond is known. The button is solo, the lapels are peak and the fit, of course, is glove-like. The shirt and tie likewise have a subtle surprise in store: The placket is hidden and topped off with a bow that could almost be considered Pee-wee-esque if it weren’t worn with a Walther P99. Bond wore it undone, so the practicality inherent to its slimness cannot be stressed enough. After all, who wants to have a bulky bow flailing in the wind? The same can be said about protecting that pricey stud set with the covered placket. As for the shoes, well, if you paid close attention, you’d know they weren’t patent. That would almost be too predictable. Rather, they’re simply high-shine oxfords that are far more versatile — that is, if John Lobb lace-ups for two Gs can be considered simple.

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