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The Gentleman’s Black Tie

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Good day friends, I was at a soiree held by the 12 princes of Patagonia yesterday securing a trade deal for luxurious textiles the likes of which the western world has never seen… Continue reading

The Grandmaster Gentleman

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Salutations, When I was a student (during the ’40s I studied mathematics and natural philosophy) I was an intellectual piranha.  In fact, I once single-handedly won a debate against a team consisting of… Continue reading

Gentleman Occupations: Bandleader

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Hello, Today we continue the gentlemanly tradition of researching occupations that many before us have pioneered. Today we will turn our attention to the bandleader. The golden age of big bands (we here… Continue reading

The Winter Gentleman

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Hello there, For those of us in the antipodean hemisphere, it has become all too apparent that winter is upon us. Here I will outline the five most important items a gentleman must… Continue reading

The Gentleman in literature

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Hello there, A great source of a gentleman’s knowledge about gentlemanly activities, traits, habits and dress come from some quintessential gentlemen who never existed. These are gentlemen who can be found sitting in… Continue reading

A Gentleman’s Occupations: Archæologist

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Good day, Here we begin a new chapter at the The Gentleman Blog where we detail the many occupations that gentlemen are particularly drawn toward. Today is non other than the archæologist. There… Continue reading

The gentleman’s study

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Hello reader, I am writing to you from my study. I can tell you that it is like paradise in here. The rich smells of lacquered mahogany from my desk, cedar and tobacco… Continue reading

The Gentleman in uniform

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Good day, A gentleman has many strings to his bow. This is meant both metaphorically and literally. It is easy to distinguish the gentleman impostor from the true gentleman by the actual number… Continue reading

The Gentleman’s playing cards

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Good day, Gentlemen often find themselves in situations when they must pass long periods of time with the same people in the same place. This may be in a trans-subcontinental train voyage or… Continue reading

Where and when to smoke your cigars

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Hello there, We here at The Gentleman Blog try to answer as many reader questions as we can. During the week I was asked, “Griffith, how can one know when is a suitable… Continue reading