A Gentleman's Guide to Living Well

By Scott Monty | Keeping alive manners, style, grooming, and other gentlemanly pursuits.

5 things that used to be basic manners — but people no longer do

People love to complain about the death of manners.<p>When we talk about modern manners, we seem to always wax nostalgic about how folks were more polite "back in the day." It's unclear where that means things were better in the 1870s, the 1950s, or just the era before smart phones.<p>Either way, from …

Etiquette

How to Wear Men’s Waistcoats & Odd Vests

Every year as the weather turns cold, I very much look forward to wearing my odd vests. Of course, I could also wear them in summer but most of the …

Clothing

How to Dress Your Age

In this guide, we’re going to discuss how to dress appropriately for your age and transition into the next stage of your life effortlessly without …

Clothing

11 Bow Ties Every Man Should Have

As you may recall, we already did a video about 12 neckties every man should have, bowties are a little different. Some men are uncomfortable wearing …

Clothing

Dry Cleaning 101 & Why It Can Be Damaging — Gentleman's Gazette

Dry cleaning is a necessity if you own a closet full of elegant men’s clothing. While proper wardrobe maintenance should always be the foundation of …

Clothing

Beginner's Guide to Pipe Smoking | The Art of Manliness

For many societies throughout history, pipe smoking was (and is) a sacred ritual. Men would light their tobacco for various ceremonies including …

Smoking

A Man’s Guide to Dressing Sharp and Casual in His 50s | The Art of Manliness

<i>A man’s wardrobe should undergo subtle shifts as he gets older and takes on different roles in life. To help you look great at every age, this year</i> …

Clothing

I Tried a Cocktail-in-a-Box Service — And It Changed The Way I Drink

I love a craft cocktail, so when I heard about Cocktail Courier, a cocktail subscription service that delivers everything you need to whip up delicious drinks at home, I was 100 percent on-board. My husband and I love to entertain and keep a tiny inventory of booze on our bar cart: bourbon for him, …

Cocktails

The Cocktail Glasses You Actually Need and What You Should Put in Them

Every squad has a preferred term for getting inebriated. To quote and then immediately regret quoting Eminem, “Get buzzed, get crunk, get drunk, get …

Cocktails

Mattress startups make a bet: You won't return that thing you bought

The explosion of companies selling mattresses and other big-ticket items online is based on a clear gamble: You're not going to want to have to …

eCommerce

Hercule Poirot and His Suits, Overcoats And Dressing Gowns — Gentleman's Gazette

After introducing the famous character Hercule Poirot, I would like to focus on his spectacular wardrobe.<p><b>Poirot Articles</b><p>I. Hercule Poirot<br>• II. Clothes …

Trains
Tablets

In Defence of Ties

What is the point of a tie? A Zen riddle of a question. That we still wrap these peculiar strips of silk, cashmere and linen around our necks is a …

The Caipirinha Is the Summer Cocktail You Need to Be Drinking Right Now

And it only has three ingredients.<p>The best summer cocktails are those that make you feel like you're on a beach, even if you're sweating your ass off in a landlocked city with 90% humidity and no vacation days in sight. Margaritas and daiquiris are classics, sure—citrusy and light, criminally easy …

Dress Up | G. Bruce Boyer

For quite a few years now, academic philosophers and socio­logists, as well as pop­ular social commentators who get paid to pronounce on such …

Wedding Guest Etiquette: DO’s and DON’Ts

Chances are, you’ve seen a guest behave poorly at a wedding where that’s being totally wasted or just telling dirty jokes, or just being a jerk. It’s …

Etiquette

Exclusive range of mens & womens hats & accessories

Doff One's Cap<p>Easy summer dressing from top to toe is the order of the day, with loose-fitting linens and crisp cottons. Choose from oversized …

The origins of the bowler hat

Nothing is more iconic of the traditional English gentleman than the bowler hat—otherwise known as the Coke. The first bowler was designed by …

Royal Family

7 mistakes that are ruining your gin & tonic

Who knew?<p>Are you confident that you know how to make the perfect G&T? While it may seem easy enough to bung gin, tonic and ice altogether, to make …

Beverages

How To Stay (And Look) Cool At The Office

<i>Do it with texture, do it with fabric, do it with color</i><p>Warm weather presents a challenge when dressing for an office environment. This is especially …

Clothing

Why American Workers Now Dress So Casually

The office was, until a few decades ago, the last stronghold of fashion formality. Silicon Valley changed that.<p>Americans began the 20th century in bustles and bowler hats and ended it in velour sweatsuits and flannel shirts—the most radical shift in dress standards in human history. At the center …

Silicon Valley

21 Great Sunglasses for Men

Whether you don them solely to protect your peepers from harmful UVs, hide a hangover or add that extra dash of cool to your look, shades are …

Clothing

How To Tie A Pratt Knot

<i>The Pratt knot, Shelby knot or the Milanese knot – how to tie and the story behind the knot with three names</i><p>The Pratt knot (a.k.a. the Shelby Knot or …