1. Wear a Top Hat
Top hats were apparently all the rage in 1885 France, and not just for formal events. According to this film, they were considered great “walking-around” hats. Whether you were walking to buy flowers for your wife, or off to your journalism job you didn’t deserve, or headed to see one of your mistresses for a daylight love tryst — a top hat was called for.
It seems odd we don’t have this! Edward would have been great in a top hat!
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Warning Bel Ami is an R-rated film.