Fifty Things Every Man Must Know 1. How to write a thank-you note 2. The birthday or anniversary of anyone whose picture sits on your desk or rests in your wallet 3. A good tailor and magical reweaver 4. That nothing will make you feel better before you get off a plane than putting on a fresh pair of socks 5. How to tie a full Windsor knot 6. One clean joke 7. The difference between worsted, crepe, and twill 8. How to give a compliment 9. How to take a compliment 10. The private number of at least three wonderful restaurants and the first names of their respective matre d's 11. That you don't put salt around a margarita 12. One card trick 13. The colors you can't wear and the suit cuts you can 14. The Zen of washing dishes 15. The names of two uncommon champagnes--and that you don't open either by making the cork pop 16. That if you can go a whole season without wearing a particular piece of clothing, you should give it to charity 17. One poem by heart 18. How to cook at least one good meal 19. The European equivalents of your sizes 20. Your mate's important sizes 21. That you're supposed to go through a revolving door before she does, so you can push 22. That sewing is not woman's work 23. How to play poker 24. The way to find the North Star 25. The names of a dozen different flowers (mums don't count) and of a florist who'll deliver them 26. That you never read the newspaper or eat anything while wearing suede 27. CPR 28. That the only woman who will ever love you unconditionally is your mother 29. How to make friends with a three-year-old 30. Where you vote 31. When it's your little brain talking, not your big brain 32. That Philip Roth, and not Norman Mailer, is the conscience of his generation 33. How to shine a pair of shoes without ending up like you're auditioning for a minstrel show 34. The name of whoever does your dry cleaning 35. That strong-arming, calling out to, or snapping for a waiter is only slightly more attractive than chewing with your mouth open 36. That it doesn't matter how good your recent workouts have been if you haven't done abdominals 37. The shape of your face 38. Kiehl's Rare Earth Facial Cleansing Mask stops razor cuts faster and less painfully than a styptic pencil 39. You put neither cinnamon nor chocolate atop a cappuccino, and "espresso" is pronounced as it's spelled 40. An unconstructed jacket should not be cheaper just because it doesn't have a lining 41. That when a woman says no, she means no 42. Camcorders are to spontaneity what a hailstorm is to the U.S. Open 43. That you never show up for dinner at anyone's house empty-handed 44. That unless your hair is incredibly oily, you shouldn't wash it every day 45. That if you spill red wine on the carpet, spill white wine on top of it immediately 46.Rubenstein, Hal is the author of 'Paisley Goes with Nothing: A Man's Guide to Style - Hal Rubenstein - Hardcover - 1st ed' with ISBN 9780385477123 and ISBN 0385477120.