The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman

Author: Robert O'Byrne
Editor: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1908862424
Size: 17,27 MB
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Brown or black shoes? Single or double-breasted jacket? Tie or no tie? In our increasingly informal world, knowing how a man should dress for each occasion has become ever more challenging. So, take the stress out of getting dressed with this invaluable little book. The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman is an indispensable guide through the modern sartorial maze. Witty and informative, it offers practical advice on what to wear on every occasion, from workplace to wedding, from home to holiday. Discover what to look for in a suit, in terms of colour, fabric and fit; learn how to tie a bow ties and the different knots for ordinary ties; find out the best ways to accessorize any outfit; and much more. Not only will you learn how always to look your best, but also how to avoid making fashion faux pas. Packed with tips and tricks, and illustrated throughout, it ensures that, whatever the occasion, you will always be a perfectly dressed gentleman.Robert O'Byrne was Fashion Correspondent for the Irish Times for ten years and has written extensively on style and design. Among his previous books are Style City: How London Became a Fashion Capital and Mind Your Manners: A Guide to Good Behaviour.

The Perfectly Behaved Gentleman

Author: Robert O’Byrne
Editor: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782491613
Size: 11,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The path to being a gentleman is filled with obstacles: not only does one have to look the part, but one also has to act the part as well. In today’s modern world, where common courtesies are often eschewed in favor of gruff, loutish behavior, it’s more important than ever to remember the famous adage by William of Wykeham: “Manners maketh man.” Robert O’Byrne teaches the aspiring gentleman how to handle any occasion, whether it be a social engagement or something more formal, allowing him to present a sophisticated well-behaved front to anyone he may encounter. Say, for example, you are looking for love, well once the chapter on how to treat a lady has been digested you will have potential companions swooning with your charming ways. And once you’ve found a suitable partner, perhaps you dread the first meeting with her parents? Well fear not, the tips on small talk will have you asking all the right questions and have the in-laws welcoming you into the family with open arms. Or maybe you’re worried about how you come across when dealing with important clients at work? Tips on emails, phone manner, leading meetings, and more will ensure you are held in the highest regard.

The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman

Author: Robert O’Byrne
Editor: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782490609
Size: 12,74 MB
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Do you know your exfoliants from your astringents? Are your nails clean and clipped, or frankly a bit of an embarrassment? And when is it acceptable to discuss the benefits of different types of moisturizer with your friends? In a world where men are trying anything from full body waxes to hair weaves, it is sometimes hard to know what is worthwhile and what to avoid. The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman will guide you through all the elements of presentation, from mastering the art of shaving to deciding which cologne (and how much of it) to wear. Packed with tips on improving your appearance and caring for yourself, it ensures that you will always appear effortlessly well groomed. Writing with authority, but also with humor, Robert O’Byrne offers practical advice on everything from teeth to toes, and from diet to tattoos.

Romantic Irish Homes

Author: Robert O'Byrne
Editor: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781908862907
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently gray, cold, and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which color and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small farmhouses, the majority of them never previously photographed, the homes featured here offer a unique insight into the Irish temperament and an exploration of a style of decoration that, while adapted to meet 21st-century demands, still retains an historic integrity. Photographed by Simon Brown, Romantic Irish Homes is every bit as charming and memorable as the Irish people themselves.

Fashion The Power That Influences The World The Philosophy Of Dress And Fashion Revised And Enlarged

Author: George P. FOX
Size: 10,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Assassination Of President Lincoln And The Trial Of The Conspirators

Author: Benn Pitman
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776005
Size: 20,72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Trial

Author: Edward Steers
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813127246
Size: 20,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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" With commentary by Terry Alford, Burrus Carnahan, Joan L. Chaconis, Percy Martin, Betty Ownsbey, Edward Steers Jr., Thomas R. Turner, and Laurie Verge On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. By April 26, eight of the ten people eventually charged as accomplices in Lincoln’s murder were in custody. Booth was killed resisting capture and John Surratt was in Canada, his whereabouts unknown to Federal authorities. In the days that followed, President Johnson issued an Executive Order directing that the persons charged with Lincoln’s murder stand trial before a military tribunal. During the fifty-day trial, over three hundred and sixty witnesses gave testimony. Benn Pitman, a recognized expert in the art of phonography (an early form of shorthand), was awarded a government contract to produce a true and accurate transcription of the testimony. Working with four assistants, Pitman produced transcripts that served the general public through daily releases to select members of the press as well as to the prosecution and the defense. Pitman was given the right to publish the transcriptions for public sale, and he skillfully winnowed the 4,300 pages of transcription into a single 421-page volume. Copies of the original 1865 edition, as well as subsequent reprints, are exceedingly rare. Here for the first time, leading experts in the field lend their insight in a series of commentaries that complement Pitman’s published transcript—included here in its entirety—exposing various perjuries, explaining testimony that has escaped scholarly attention, and clarifying the events surrounding the assassination as never before.

The Time Traveller S Guide To Restoration Britain

Author: Ian Mortimer
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448191971
Size: 18,98 MB
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The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II — the civil wars are over and a magnificent new era has begun. But what would it really be like to live in Restoration Britain? Where would you stay and what would you eat? How much should you pay for one of those elaborate wigs? Should you trust a physician who advises you to drink fresh cow’s urine to cure your gout? Why are boys made to smoke in school? And why are you unlikely to get a fair trial in court? The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer’s bestselling Time Traveller’s Guides answers these crucial questions and encourages us to reflect on the customs and practices of daily life. This unique guide not only teaches us about the seventeenth century but makes us look with fresh eyes at the modern world.

Stiletto D Oro

Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462835638
Size: 10,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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font face="Book Antiqua" size="3"Prologue font face="Book Antiqua" size="3" Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is a waterfront city that has long been a playground for the rich and famous. Million dollar homes nestle alongside multi-million dollar estates, all of which are built along interconnecting waterways. It is a city where boats number in the tens of thousands. Naturally, such a concentrated abundance of wealth has served to upstart a vast number of waterfront cafes and bars from which party goers and fine diners alike may watch the nightly parade of expensive yachts as they transient the Intracoastal Waterway. It is a parade of affluence and decadence at its finest. The Gold Coast of Florida is an area where wealth goes beyond measurement and is perpetual. There always has been, and always will be, someone bigger and faster—someone with a larger yacht, a faster car, a sleeker jet. The possibilities are directly proportionate to desire and the sky is the limit. Competition is fierce, perhaps even audacious. Yet, that only serves to attract the wealthy. It is a melting pot for the rich. However, for many it has also been their waterloo. Trust Fund Babies—young recipients of inherited fortunes—flock from near and far to jockey into position as potential suitors for devastatingly beautiful women. Those in the know often refer to those beauties as Zoologists. When referred to in this context, a Zoologist is one who is on the hunt for four particular species—a jaguar in her garage, a mink in her closet, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who will pay for it all without questions asked. Unfortunately, those not in the know must learn. Many a wealthy man has relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to, show them how it is done, only to find himself well laid, but penniless, some three years later. Of course, as with any game of desire, the have nots are always figuring a means to compete with the haves. Enter crime, cons, strippers, smugglers, gambling . . . it would be necessary to update the list daily, for imagination and desire know no holiday. There is but one desire . . . one goal . . . and that desire knows no discrimination whatsoever. In order to compete with the haves one needs nothing more that a burning desire to become a Player. This is a story of some of those Players, so please, read on . . . if you dare!