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Best Shave – Tip Top Shaving Tips

Best Shave – Tip Top Shaving Tips

Considering that shaving is the only facial beautification technique that most men ever use, let alone on a daily basis, means that we should define the best shave tips right? In fact, happily, shaving properly turns the act from a daily chore into a luxurious daily treat!

How To Shine (Bull) a Shoe – The Butler Way

How To Shine (Bull) a Shoe – The Butler Way

The Valet’s way to shine ( or bull) shoes – brilliantly! Rick sent us this shoe shine report: “My employer recently returned from a shooting weekend and informed me that many of his fellow guests had commented on how exceptionally smart and shiny his shoes were. I was delighted by the compliment.

How to Pack a Suitcase – The Butler Way

How to Pack a Suitcase – The Butler Way

Learning how to fold clothes for storage in a wardrobe or shelved walk-in clothes-room is not always the same as folding clothes to pack into a suitcase so as to avoid creasing of the clothing. A crease is formed when clothes are folded over on themselves so the secret in how to pack a suitcase [...]

What is a Valet?

What is a Valet?

Jeeves, as in ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ by P.G. Wodehouse, was in fact not a Butler per se. Rather he was Bertie Wooster’s Valet, a ‘gentleman’s personal gentleman’. In other words Jeeves focus was solely on the immediate requirements of his employer and not on that of a household.

Domestic Staff Job Descriptions

Domestic Staff Job Descriptions

It’s been a long time coming but here it is – the definitive list of butler and all other household staff job definitions and descriptions. I’ve come full circle and am just collating the wine cellar these days…