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19th Century Etiquette for Gentlemen

April 9th, 2005 (06:14 pm)

current mood: amused
current song: melody. - Dreamin' Away

I was searching reference pictures for 19th century dresses and came across this hilarious site about how gentlemen should behave in the 19th century. Did you know that you (the gentleman) should never bow to someone you have not been properly introduced to? Quote: "Bows are for people with whom one is acquainted; you are not acquainted if you have not been introduced."

There are a lot more tips for boys who are thinking of traveling back in time, like what to wear and how to lead a conversation and such. And my favorite - a gentleman always asks permission before looking at his watch and then of course apologizes afterwards.

Read it here:
An 1890s guide to Etiquette for English Gentlemen