I frequently receive emails from young men who ask about the cut and style of clothes: what’s appropriate, what’s ‘in style’, and what will serve them best over time. My response is always, Not too tight. Not too loose. Natural fabrics (wool and cotton). Traditional tailoring of wardrobe fundamentals, by which I mean the navy … More Old Money Style: Moderation
If you have a child or grandchild who just turned 16, The Old Money Guide To Marriage will certainly save you a few headaches and may save your teenager a few heartaches. I’ve detailed the no-nonsense fundamentals of dating, getting serious, getting engaged, and getting married–in short, Getting It Right–for the young people in your life. … More Sweet 16
John F. Kennedy, May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963.
As has been noted, I don’t share my political opinions on this blog. I have them, but they aren’t relevant to Old Money, which is a culture that transcends political ideology. Nevertheless, I think some guidelines are in order as we approach the holidays. It’s the time of year that often offers us an opportunity … More The Political Discussion
For reasons that will soon be obvious, I’ll refer to the person in question as only ‘someone I know’. I’ve known them for awhile, and I’ve always been polite, even though at times that’s been difficult. I’ve always wished them well and hoped the best for them, and I was delighted when their entrepreneurial efforts … More A Cautionary Tale
Paris is a pedestrian city, at least for me, and while songs may rave about ‘April in Paris’, most of the year has been downright chilly, save a couple of warm weeks in August. I’m never without a scarf, sweater, jacket, or all three. The climate is similar in London, which I’ve visited regularly the … More The Big Chill
“What are people looking at all the time on their cell phones?” “Where do people go dressed like that?” “Who buys all this junk?” “Do all these young men wearing ‘cargo shorts’ actually work on ships?” “Could we possibly go somewhere that’s a little quieter?” BGT
“My rule is: I don’t say anything behind someone’s back that I wouldn’t say to their face. That doesn’t mean I’m a diplomat. My friends will tell you, ‘If you don’t want the truth, don’t ask Robert.’ What many of them don’t know is that my nickname growing up was Brick. As in, ‘subtle as … More Old Money Quote