Although I design stationery for women and men, people tend to be less informed about the traditions behind men’s stationery.  Traditionally stationery for men differed both in size and color than women’s stationery.  A man’s standard paper was a monarch sheet measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches.  It comes in white, cream or gray, with gray being the most popular color.  This paper is used for typed or handwritten notes, and is folded into thirds an slipped into a envelope when done.  This paper can include personal information, in a block or roman typeface, but doesn’t have to.  Men can also use correspondence cards for brief notes.

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