The gentleman at home

Hello there,

As you are probably asking yourself at this stage of your gentlemanly activities “When will I get to unwind and take my tie off?”, and the answer is: at home.

A gentleman’s home is his castle, or in my case, it actually is a castle.  However even if your house lacks a moat, turrets and throne it is still your place to unwind from the days activities and take your tie off.

Castle Brixley

Now the most important part of unwinding is comfortable attire.  We may be at home but we gentlemen are still civilized.

Left: The shorter smoking jacket. Right: The full length robe.

Homely attire should combine comfortable pants (suitable pajama pants can suffice as long as they have creases ironed into them) with a warm slipper or soft loafer.

Here we see the the winter gentleman compared with the carefree, poolside summer gentleman.

Now you are meant to be relaxed so take the tie off but maintain the collared shirt.  Around this a gentleman should typically wear  either a dressing gown or smoking jacket.

Make your look unique but within reason. Variety is the spice of life.

It’s that simple.  Now you can pour yourself a healthy glass of Scotch, light up your pipe and relax, safe in the knowledge that you are still upholding the lofty requirements that make you a gentleman.

So there you have it.

G.O. Brixley

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