No one ever said that etiquette was strictly a women's game. In recent years there has been an increased interest in classic etiquette as it applies to men. While I may be the first male author to work on a current edition of "Emily Post's Etiquette," Peter Post's "Essential Manners for Men" is one of the best-selling books the Emily Post Institute has ever released. Men are hungry to know what to do, what is expected of them and how to distinguish themselves.
Etiquette is all around us. It is the fabric of our social lives. Emily Post once said, "Any time two peoples lives touch one another, you have etiquette." Even in a world of studied informality, there are clear social expectations to be aware of and adhered to. Some manners are classics that will never change and some are brand new. We can all use a little reminder from time to time to refresh our memories about what is expected from us. Men especially can benefit from paying attention to a few social courtesies. Maybe you can help out the men in your life with some common sense advice from Americas most established etiquette tradition.