A Gentleman's Guide to Living Well

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

Why Do We Eat Eggs for Breakfast, Anyway?

It’s difficult to answer this question without also asking, Why do we eat breakfast? The Ancient Romans ate breakfast, which they called <i>ientaculum</i>, and included eggs, if available. When the Romans were pushed out of Europe, breakfast left with them, and throughout the Middle Ages Europeans ate two …

Eggs

The One Ingredient You’re Ignoring in Your Cocktail

Ice, ice, baby.<p>Ever wonder why some of your cocktails come with one big ice cube and others brimming with crushed ice? It’s not just for looks. Ice …

Cocktails

How To Make Crispy, Juicy Fried Chicken

Let me walk you through the pleasure of eating this crispy, juicy fried chicken: You've got this glistening drumstick with a coating so full of …

Poultry

Walker Slater Menswear, Inspired by the Scottish Highlands

<b> <br>Editor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We</b> …

Clothing

The Four High End Steaks You Should Know

We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition. <b>Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category of "fast-cooking" cuts</b>—cuts that are low enough in connective tissue that they don't require …

Myth and tradition of the Vienna Philharmonic

This year, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, celebrates its 175th birthday. The anniversary year will feature more than just a commemorative silver coin.<p>When the lilting melodies of Johann Strauss waft from the stage of Vienna's sumptuous "Musikverein" on January …

Classical Music

New York Philharmonic, sounding young at 175

The oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world, celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2017. Here's everything you need to know about the New York Philharmonic.<p>Its nearly 2,000 recordings and more than 15,000 concerts are numbers unmatched by any other orchestra …

Flute

The Age of Rudeness

In a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak?<p>There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are people everywhere, and his job is to send them into the right queues. I have been watching him shout at them. I have watched the obsessive way …

Mind

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The 30-Second Suit Quality Test

When investing in a suit, you generally want one that’s going to look great and last long — a real quality garment. It’s easy to fall into the trap …

Fashion

The Ties That Blind

Lost in the excitement and outrage of Donald Trump’s first three weeks as president of the United States was a minor sartorial scandal: The putative leader of the free world cannot tie a necktie properly. Compared with religious persecution at our borders and the unraveling of decades-old …

What It Means To Be A Gentleman Today

You hear it everywhere these days: the term “gent” or “gentleman” has become ubiquitous in men’s magazines, blogs, and conversations. Videos welcome …

Gender

The Suit Ladder

Through your teenage and even college years, you might be able to get by without owning a single suit. But after you graduate, you may land a job …

Clothing

Mozart and Haydn’s Beautiful, Selfless Friendship

“If I could only impress on the soul of every friend of music, and on high personages in particular, how inimitable are Mozart’s works, how profound, how musically intelligent, how extraordinarily sensitive!”<p>Few acts of creative courage are more vulnerable-making than sharing our labors of love …

North by Northwest: Cary Grant’s Kilgour Suit

<b>Savile Row tailors</b> Kilgour provided much of Cary Grant’s wardrobe for North by Northwest (1959). In all probability director Alfred Hitchcock left …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

9 Gifts for the Modern Whisky Drinker

Comment on How Much Does Daniel Craig Dress Like Sean Connery? by Suraj

For me ultimately the goal is to have a wardrobe that is entirely made up of Bespoke suits. Currently, as a university student that goal is quite …

Fashion

Comment on James Bond’s Odd Jackets and Sports Coats by Ryan Hall

The thing that annoys me is about whenever I wear a sports jacket or blazer to a social function. usually Somebody always makes the comment why are …

Clothing

How to Find a Good Tailor

If you’ve read our style articles over the years, you’ll notice a recurring piece of advice: <i>get everything adjusted to a custom fit!</i>Fit will make or …

Small Business

How to Properly Butter & Eat Bread

To many, the mysterious world of table etiquette is one that remains largely unexplored. Beyond taking off our hats, keeping our elbows off the …

Butter

The Surprising History of Hot Chocolate

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa.<p>At least it is for red-cheeked children who are looking to warm up after coming in from a well-spent snow day.<p>And for …

Cocktail history: You don't want to know what your parents were drinking in 1966

<i>Musso & Frank bartender Ruben Rueda (48 years) knows that some people are now calling for a "wet" martini, but most still want them old-school dry -</i> …

Cocktails

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Recipe by: Mort Tibble<p>"A yummy and traditional addition to the holiday feast. If you intend to make this, the timing has to be juuuuust right. I …

Yorkshire Pudding