The Write Stuff
really enjoy writing letters. I have a small assemblage of pens which I've collected over the years: a Montblanc Meisterstuck fountain pen with a fine nib, that I received as a best man's gift, another one that a dear friend had given me on my 21st birthday and a Parker fountain pen from my father, plus a few other lesser prized writing instruments, e.g. Rollerballs, gels, ballpoints. I have found that there is nothing quite like writing with a fountain pen. Every adult man (and woman,) should own one, if only to sign life's milestone documents, i.e. a marriage certificate, car loans, mortgages, and the occasional divorce decree. For an everyday pen, you really can't beat a Pilot Ball Point Pen in Fine (Black or Blue), which I've been using, off and on, since seventh grade.
Like most, since I don't have the chance to write letters as often as I'd like/should, and even more rarely, the occasional love letter, I welcome the infrequent times when I do, because it allows me the opportunity to use one of my favorite pens. I'm one of those few people left who still seriously believes that there's something special in putting pen to paper to express your thoughts. Equally impressive is walking out to your mailbox and finding that you've received a handwritten letter from someone special. Of course, your stationery wardrobe is just as important as what you write with: Crane and Smythson of Bond Street are always good choices. Above are some of the note cards that I've been using for the past few years from Crane; sleek and crisp with a black, faux crocodile lining. Or is it alligator? It doesn't matter, I just know they are perfect for a quick and elegantly dispatched missive. Take note...
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Polo Ralph Lauren
I was born in the country, but brought up in the big city, with hopes of always maintaining the charm, wit and character of a southern, sophisticated
gentleman. In my goal to live more passionately & purposefully, here are just a few things that I've learned and experienced along the way, making my journey more interesting, and more importantly, easier.