He has tried to preserve the lessons his father taught him, and they look very wise to me, eg: Men should not wear sandals. Ever.; When in doubt, wear a tie; Spend time with your mother; Finish what you start, especially books; Keep your word; Memorize your favourite poem; Be beholden to no one; Pay in cash.
Rules For My Son is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for boys. From the sartorial ('Men should not wear sandals. Ever.') to the practical ('Keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer') to even a couple of sure-fire hangover cures ('There is no better remedy than a dip in the ocean'), the book of rules, photos and accompanying quotations is the quintessential instruction manual for becoming a Good Man - industrious, thoughtful, charming, and of course, well-dressed. Hip and witty with a decidedly traditionalist flavour, Rules for My Newborn Son is meant to evoke simpler times when Father knew best and a suitable answer to Why? was Because I said so. Based on the hit blog and presented as a beautifully designed hardback, there is no better gift for the discerning father, father-to-be, or son, this Christmas.