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What does being gentlemanly mean to you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. binge

    binge Senior member

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    In before reach-arounds!
     
  2. MyOtherLife

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    Hi Moo. My input is this...Good manners above all. Good manners in any situation short of having ones life threatened. It costs nothing to give and makes for a better day for you and everyone you've come across. Every man should own a book of etiquette, preferrable one printed in the 1960's or before, and read it and make it a daily practice. I saw a documentary recently called 'Rude', and in it, there was a woman known as 'Miss Manners'. It was sad when she stated that even in the 1950's & 60's people were rude even then, but it is far far worse today. (watch online here> http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2008/rude/) As we are defenders of dressing well, or even dandyism (tradional or modern) then I believe it is also a worthy cause to include good manners at all times. Etiquette should come naturally, but does require study and effort. Words like 'please' and 'thank you'. Holding a door open for a woman. Giving a seat on the bus or train to an older woman, elderly woman or pregnant woman (or even an elderly pregnant woman.... ..beat you to it..) to me, are a few important measures of gentlemanly conduct.
     
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    Keepin' it real, while keepin' it civil. Yo. And just being nice. Usually.
     
  4. apropos

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    ok ill bite - not the way you act good sir
    +1 In fact moo, your e-identity has the mental maturity of... a cabbage perhaps. Repeatedly making fun about someone's height, and then taking serious umbrage and threatening real-life violence when someone does something similar to your wife, and then going on with some BS feel-good my daddy taught me never to compromise my vaaaaallllluuuuuueeeeess story in an attempt to justify your behaviour is BS on a plane many times removed and superior to typical SF shenanigans.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    +1

    In fact moo, your e-identity has the mental maturity of... a cabbage perhaps.

    Repeatedly making fun about someone's height, and then taking serious umbrage and threatening real-life violence when someone does something similar to your wife, and then going on with some BS feel-good my daddy taught me never to compromise my vaaaaallllluuuuuueeeeess story in an attempt to justify your behaviour is BS on a plane many times removed and superior to typical SF shenanigans.


    So what do you really think?
     
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    Hi Moo.
    My input is this...Good manners above all.
    Good manners in any situation short of having ones life threatened.
    It costs nothing to give and makes for a better day for you and everyone you've come across.
    Every man should own a book of etiquette, preferrable one printed in the 1960's or before,
    and read it and make it a daily practice.
    I saw a documentary recently called 'Rude', and in it, there was a woman known as 'Miss Manners'.
    It was sad when she stated that even in the 1950's & 60's people were rude even then,
    but it is far far worse today.
    (watch online here> http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2008/rude/)
    As we are defenders of dressing well, or even dandyism (tradional or modern) then I believe it is also a worthy cause to include good manners at all times.
    Etiquette should come naturally, but does require study and effort.
    Words like 'please' and 'thank you'. Holding a door open for a woman. Giving a seat on the bus or train to an older woman, elderly woman or pregnant woman (or even an elderly pregnant woman....
    ..beat you to it..) to me, are a few important measures of gentlemanly conduct.


    Is it possible to "become" a (presumably autodidact) gentleman if one was not brought up as one?
     
  9. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Is it possible to "become" a (presumably autodidact) gentleman if one was not brought up as one?
    [​IMG]

    Don't see any reason why it can't work the other way.
     
  10. N.N.O.P

    N.N.O.P Well-Known Member

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    "a true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude" Oscar Wilde
     
  11. mmkn

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    [​IMG]

    Being the opposite of genitalmanly.

    Like porn, one knows when one sees the genitalmanly.

    There is sometimes a very fine line [curve?] between the two.

    - M
     
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    whatever happened to Shasta? do they still sell it? somehow it seems to have disappeared from the shelves of my favorite purveyors of fine carbonated drinks....
    nah if you look hard in economically challenged regions of the country its still on the shelves
    Kroger/Food 4 Less/Foods Co carry all manner of Shasta "flavors." [​IMG]
     
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    threatening to leave an internets forum








    and then not following through
     
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    "a true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude" Oscar Wilde

    This is actually really good.
     
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    threatening to leave an internets forum

    and then not following through


    Your memory seems to extend beyond your tenure here.
     
  16. Mr. Moo

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    +1

    In fact moo, your e-identity has the mental maturity of... a cabbage perhaps.

    Repeatedly making fun about someone's height, and then taking serious umbrage and threatening real-life violence when someone does something similar to your wife, and then going on with some BS feel-good my daddy taught me never to compromise my vaaaaallllluuuuuueeeeess story in an attempt to justify your behaviour is BS on a plane many times removed and superior to typical SF shenanigans.


    Who is this? Apropos you can eat my ass, good sir.
     
  17. ZON_JR

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    This is actually really good.

    Yes, he had a knack for that sort of thing.
     
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    I can barely even read this subforum anymore because of how painfully out of touch and oblivious some of you guys sound. Good day gents
     
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    For me, being a gentleman means holding the door if you are the first person at the head of a crowd into a room.
     
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    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you...

    oh yes, and have driver for your Bentley [​IMG]
     

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