Time flies rapidly, progress does not stand still, society is changing. How should a gentleman in the XXI century behave?
No. 1. Do not be afraid to wear a scarf in your breast pocket
So, you have a perfectly fitting suit and some favorite ties. Do you know what the ambush is? Other men have everything the same. To be different, we recommend the way George Clooney uses to style his suit: put a handkerchief in the breast pocket of your jacket. It is easier than you think.
The easy way. Fold the scarf (plain) four times and put it in the pocket with the fold-down so that the edge sticks out 2 cm.
The tricky way. Take the scarf (colored, with a pattern or unusual texture) in the middle, put the hanging ends in your pocket, and then, with careless movements of your finger, tuck in the folds so that the part sticking out looks like flower petals. Take a look in the mirror and make light adjustments. Because being a gentleman is not only knowing the best anniversary gifts for her but also having a distinguished sense of style.
No. 2. Shape the knot of your tie
If you wear a narrow tie, just tie it with an even symmetrical knot. However, a wide tie (especially plain or with a small pattern) requires a little more sophistication. To add a drop of gloss to your air, tie a tie to form a longitudinal crease-dent in its upper part under the knot. The advantages are obvious: firstly, you will look a bit like a TV presenter (like Larry King). Secondly, it’s just beautiful. You need to:
- Tie a tie, as you usually do but before tightening the knot, press the cloth with your index finger directly under the knot.
- While tightening the knot, at the same time slightly push your finger upward, inward of the knot, without turning it, exactly along the centerline of the tie. At the direction of your finger’s movement, an elegant longitudinal fold is formed about 1 cm in depth. The folded length should not exceed 2 cm.
No. 3. Get a “signature” aroma
Does the gentleman face constancy in choosing a perfume? The arguments against are obvious: there is a risk of being torn between the bottles of Terre d’Hermes, Comme des Garçons 2, and, say, Fresh Cannabis Santal, being unable to refuse any two of them in favor of the third. But the argument for is stronger: if you manage to force yourself to be constant, people will subconsciously record your presence and will remember you. The way they remember you depends, of course, on the fragrance itself.
No. 4. In winter we wear coats!
The old kindergarten principle for the prevention of colds is fraught with an unexpected social aspect. Among your acquaintances there are probably people who flatly refuse to wear a coat, preferring a shortened electrician-colored Alaska jacket, from under which the floors of an office suite look miserable and hopeless. These people have many other shortcomings – we’ll try not to be anything like them.
Your winter coat should only slightly open your knees (this is called “three-quarter length”). The coat below the knees is a lot of bohemian freaks and God-seekers. The silhouette should be straight and fitted, and the width at the shoulders should be exactly so that it fits the jacket without problems but not wider. And finally, the last rule: if your lovely partner feels cold, you should take off your coat and offer her – no matter how emancipated it looks
About virtual reality
No. 5. Please do not post any embarrassing photos
Of your friends in their pants down, or your own, as well as sitting with you (drunk and dressed) in a bathtub filled with water. For some of the visitors to your page, these people may be colleagues, bosses, or job seekers.
No. 6. Not everything that happens in life should be described in a blog
The main rule of the blogosphere is: behave on the Internet the same way as in the real world. If you do not talk about the ups and downs of your relationships at work, do not fill the personal page with transparent hints. And even if you are famous for uncompromisingness, do not be rude on the web: in the real world, such behavior is partly justified by the risk of standing up for yourself, in the virtual – it is not justified by anything.
No. 7. Write letters
With an ink pen and on good paper. The fact that many years after the invention of nylon, you wear a suit made of fleece, indicates that not everything old is certainly bad but much more is borne by the cheap stamp. This fully applies to correspondence. Not only in cases prescribed by etiquette (a wedding invitation or an expression of condolences) but also in a friendly or romantic correspondence, a paper letter is worth much more than an electronic one. But where to find the physical address of a friend, you ask? Of course, on the Internet.