August 29th, 2010

Details Complete a Wardrobe

by Jacqueline Whitmore

Sometimes the little touches make the biggest impact.  Accessories are small luxuries that create a favorable impression.  Many years ago when I was the special events manager for the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, I would attend weekly preconference meetings with meeting planners who were bringing their groups to the hotel.  As I sat in the meetings, I couldn’t help but notice the catering manager’s designer fountain pen with a black lacquer finish.  Although it seems small, it had a big effect on the way I perceived his overall image.  Everything about him was nicely put together, his suit, tie, and hair, but that fountain pen completed his impeccable appearance.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a pen, but it should look attractive and write well.

I’m a big fan of the Sheaffer Agio frosted pink nickel trim fountain pen.  I love the slim design and the way it writes.  Do you have a favorite pen?

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3 Responses to “Details Complete a Wardrobe”

  1. Robin Reeves on August 30th, 2010 3:38 pm

    I agree Jaqueline, I a nice pen really completes the image of a well dressed man or woman.


  2. Serita on August 31st, 2010 6:24 am

    I use a Cross Sauvage onyx fountain pen on a day-to-day basis. It’s difficult to find nicely made fountain pens that have a feminine appeal. For private correspondence and thank you notes, I use pens by Parker, Lalex and Levenger.

    Coincidentally, I went on a tour of the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace this weekend and it emerged that Her Majesty uses a Parker Duofold fountain pen at meetings of the Privy Council.

  3. Talon on September 21st, 2010 11:01 pm

    I completely agree. It’s the accessories that ultimately put the finishing touches on an outward appearance. Whether they realize it or not, the details are impacting everyone around you.

    Very helpful information. Also found this link with some great tips, written candidly, but with some good tips about professional etiquette:

    It’s a pretty interesting article, as well.

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