The majority of women seem to believe that a gentleman is a part of a dying breed in the modern world, and rightfully so. Whether it is because leisure, comfort and technology have taken over our lives, or simply because it has become one of the less appreciated traits in the modern world, men certainly seem to have forgotten what it means to be a true gentleman.
In order to bring back the values that make a man irresistible in the eyes of the beholder, here is the foolproof guide to re-becoming a real gentleman.
Dress to kill
If your colleagues and friends dress to impress, then you want to dress to kill. There are only few things in life that portray power, worth and stature better than an impeccable suit. Even more so if it is complemented with a tie, premium cufflinks and a stylish detail such as a pocket square to dazzle everyone from a renowned fashionista to your boss.
Additionally, your social life deserves to be enriched with dazzling casual wear to complement your personality, and make you stand out from the crowd. If everyone is wearing a t-shirt, you want to wear a checked shirt with a few manly bracelets and other accessories.
Nurture your complexion
A real gentleman takes care of his skin and even takes his personal hygiene to the next level. You want to portray a trustworthy, powerful persona people will love and admire. Mind you, though, people shouldn’t feel overly threatened by you, rather they should want to become your best friend – the devil wears an enchanting smile, and so should you.
This means that a proper skincare regimen and quality skincare products are a must. Additionally, if you have any facial hair, you want it to be as radiant as your complexion, so be sure to apply beard care products regularly.
Know your liquor
A man is only as strong as his liquor. You will immediately become the talk of the office and every party if you are an expert in the art of mixology. No matter if you’re attending a formal gathering, a summer poolside party, or organizing an intimate event at your place during the cold winter months, you want to know how to mix and serve a killer cocktail.
A true gentleman knows his liquor, so be sure to stock your bar with quality spirits. Even if some specific brands aren’t available at your local stores, you can always try ordering Archie Rose gin online. Lastly, don’t forget to keep the fruits and preserves necessary for a killer cocktail in the fridge, ready to rock and roll at a moment’s notice.
Be humble but proud
A true gentleman triumphs humbly. While you should always strive to surpass your past self and become a better person, you should never come off as too competitive towards your peers. Competitiveness is off-putting and it creates enemies, and you need friends that will help you achieve your goals.
So give credit where credit is due, strive to conquer, and dominate humbly.
Master gentlemanly conduct
Finally, you want to master the art of gentlemanly conduct. Of all the crucial elements that make a person a gentleman, it is the way you treat people around you that will mean the difference between a promotion and discouraging phone call, a difference between dazzling a woman (or man) and getting rejected as just another man in the sea of mediocrity.
You want to be different, so never mind what others think – stand up straight, walk tall, boast a ravishing smile and always look people in the eyes. Stand up straight at your desk, always pull a chair for a lady, hold the door and most importantly, listen. Never let your mind wander, listen mindfully to your interlocutors and the rewards will be grand.
Being a gentleman in the modern world is not easy, as a specimen of an archaic breed you are bound to turn some heads and be mocked by your peers. Until those peers realize how your superiors have started to respect and adore your talents and personality. By being a gentleman, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of success, so make sure you begin your new journey with this foolproof guide.