A high-quality fountain pen.

Buying an expensive pen isn’t about showing off your wealth – and it certainly won’t make your fifth-grade level chicken-scratch handwriting any better – but it does communicate to others that you are a classy guy who enjoys his work. Once you learn to look for it, you’ll notice that fountain pens write more consistently and smoothly than ballpoint pens. Whether you’re pulling one out during an interview or to sign the bill while out on a date, people will notice this extra flair and take you more seriously.

high-quality fountain pen

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