No one wants feel like a pariah at a party. Especially you: the aspiring modern gentleman. So here’s some sage advice that will get you swinging through parties with the sort of urbane elegance that Jay Gatsby himself would be proud of.
To break an appointment once made is an infraction of good manners.
Do not speak in a loud tone but modulate your voice so that your speech may be agreeable in the manner as well as the matter.
Don’t Laugh at Your Own Jokes
Never indulge in loud laughter, and never laugh at your own remarks. Leave that appreciation of their amusing quality to others. As a rule, avoid puns, double entendres and quaintness of phrase.
Slang terms are always vulgar. They offend good taste and are destitute of harmony and insulting if used in the presence of females of refinement.