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Being a Butler: Then & Now

Imagine the Butler as you often see portrayed on Television or in the movies.  The scenery from the 1800’s or the early 1900 decades, being a Butler was always very serious – Dressed in a waistcoat with grey striped trousers and a bow-tie – Usually one from the older generation …

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How to: Butlers and Wine

​​​​​The wonderful world of wine, there are thousands of grape varieties, producers, connoisseurs, areas and bottles, and then, you have The Butler. The word Butler springs out of the French «Bottelier», the person or officer guarding the royal bottles.  Royal or not, being a professional Butler requires a certain knowledge …

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How to successfully run a Butler team

There is a lot is written when it comes to management; rules, what to do and what not to do, etc. Finding Your way on to the path of management and leadership is a constant learning curve, you will meet recognition, approval and amazement. Leading your butler team by example …

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Butler Duties: Routine Shoe Maintenance

Shoes should always be treated well and on an individual basis. Good shoe maintenance is essential not only for the appearance but also for the footwear durability and function. For the Butler, a good shoe maintenance program is essential. Not only for your principal or guest, but also for yourself …

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Employer guide on how to hire a butler for your home

How to hire a butler successfully For many years now, families around the world have looked to hire a butler to provide exemplary private service and to contribute towards the smooth running of the household. When you think of the word ‘butler’, you could probably picture an older, impeccable gentleman …

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Butler Etiquette

Etiquette is a Butler’s mantra in all tasks and decisions. Etiquette is not necessarily anything snobbish or for a few chosen only, it is for all and everybody. Upbringing, civility and schooling, all bring basics to our behaviour, approach and indictment. Etiquette is a path on the way, nor difficult …

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A Proper Butler Uniform

Butler uniform in the media and real life In the media you often see a butler dressed very conservatively and formally; usually consisting of a waistcoat, grey or grey striped trousers, a white shirt with a «Windsor» cut, and a black or grey tie. The point is to be formal …

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