I have seen a lot of men tip very cheaply or not tip at all. As men, this is not acceptable. A lot of worker’s pay depends on the tips that they make. By not tipping them we are effecting there lifestyle. To be a dapper guy you need to know how to tip. One thing about being dapper is not being cheap.
Let us go over who to tip and how much to tip. Remember, you do not HAVE to tip, but it is common courtesy.
These are the guys that hustle and run for your car while you wait patiently. These are also the guys who are supposed to take care of your car by not damaging it. Recommended tipping range should be between $2 and $5 dollars.
We all go out to eat from time to time. The waiter works extremely hard keeping up with your table and a few others. You can tell that some waiters work extremely hard for their money. If your waiter did their job the best that they could, tip them.
Tipping a waiter can be extremely confusing. The simplest way to solve that problem is to take the sales tax on the receipt and multiply it by 2. For example, if the tax is $3.25 just times it by two and their tip should be between $6 to $8 dollars.
We all use taxis every once in a while depending where we live or where we visit. These guys earn a tip too. Some cabbies bust their butts to get you to your destination as quickly as possible, while some take their sweet time.
The amount of the tip depends on you. The best way to measure your tips is depending on the final amount of your charge. The more the charge, the more the tip.
When it comes to certain room services and the bell boy, it is common courtesy to tip. If you ever get anything delivered to your room, like food or your luggage, tip a few bucks.
When you’re done sleeping at night and wake up in the morning to go out for your days activities, leave a few bucks on the pillow of your bed. This is for the people who come to clean your messy room and leave a mint on your pillow to thank you.
For some room services you do not need to tip, such as having toilet paper or towels delivered to your room. An ideal tip for room service and a bell boy is between $2 and $6 dollars.
This guy or gal can be our best friend when we visit a bar, lounge, club or anywhere else. These workers put in a lot of effort keeping up with everyone in the bar area. If it is a really good bartender you tip them as such. If you tip your bartender well, trust me, they will look out for you. Tipping a bartender can be complicated so let’s discuss the basics.
When it comes to beer, it does not take much effort to serve you. Whether it’s bottled or on tap, a few bucks will do. When it comes to mixed drinks they take more effort and time. Mixed drinks should be a bigger tip, especially if they are strong.
Show the bartender you appreciate it. Beer tips are around $2 dollars. Mixed drinks and shots are at $5 bucks. If you can’t afford this, drink at home.
Stay on your bartenders good side.
Anyone who delivers food to your home or workplace should receive a tip. They took care of your food so take care of them. $3 to $7 dollars will be just fine.
When you take your car to a car wash that has actual workers who are working very diligently to clean your car, you should leave them a tip. The bigger your car the bigger the tip. A sedan should range around $3 to $5 dollars. A SUV can be between $5 and $10 dollars.
Most of us go to a barbershop to get our haircut or get our facial hair trimmed. Our barber works very hard to make sure we look dapper. All barbers have a flat rate. If you respect and like your barber you should tip them a few bucks to show your appreciation. $2 to $5 bucks will assure you get a nice haircut every time.
If you ever actually sit down in a chair and have someone polish your shoes, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Keeping your shoes clean is a must, so tip the guy who is cleaning them for you. $2 to $5 dollars is recommended.
I know a lot of guys do not think it is very many to receive a massage, but if you do, you
should tip your masseuse. Typical range should be from $10-$15 dollars.
These are just suggestions for tips. Once again, you do not HAVE to tip, but it is common courtesy and the dapper thing to do. Also, when you tip and visit a place frequently (like a bar, barbershop, or massage parlor), you will be remembered as a good tipper.
There will be times where you will come across a task that you will need help with. Anyone that does you a favor or goes above and beyond for you (for example: a TV installer mounting a TV on your wall but does not charge you), he should be tipped greatly because they saved you a lot of money.
Hopefully this helps to give you a sense on who to tip and how to tip. If you have any questions regarding tips and how to be dapper, e-mail us.