A Gentleman's Guide to Living Well

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

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

Etiquette

Signals of a Handmade Suit : The Braving of the Buttonhole

<i>© Andrew Fox / Corbis</i><p>Tom Wolfe has a vice. As one of the most culturally significant figures of the sixties whose work has been met with critical …

Tom Wolfe

These Are America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities

When she first visited Washington, D.C. as a 12-year-old, Elizabeth Avery was blown away by two cultural landmarks—both of which were away from the National Mall.<p>“To this day, I remember my wonder upon
 seeing the beautiful Islamic Center and the Neo-Gothic National Cathedral,” says the founder of …

Travel

Continue to Dress For Success - The Quintessential Gentleman

Dressing for success is often dismissed and not given the attention it deserves. Particularly when meeting people for the first time. The importance …

Success

5 Ways to Build Your Personal Magnetism

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership<i> (1944) by Donald A. Laird. It has been condensed from</i> …

Magnetism

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The Suit That Couldn’t Be Copied

About two years ago, I became interested in the garments of Davide Taub, the head cutter for Gieves & Hawkes, a house in London at which Alexander McQueen apprenticed, and which has a reputation for designs that are both elegant and daring. A cutter is the equivalent of a designer, and Taub is …

Style

How cocktails became the new food videos

Move over, rainbow bagels. The internet may be bingeing on quick recipe videos and hardcore food porn. But cocktails are fast becoming the next …

Cocktails

31 Ways to Nail Summer Style This July

No matter how hot or humid it gets this month, it's our sworn oath to keep you at your most stylish—always. And in order to get that done during July, you'll want to strip your wardrobe down to the bare minimum without sacrificing an ounce of steez. The trick is, stock up on breathable shirts, …

Men's Style

Difference Between A Cheap 0 Custom Suit & ,000 Bespoke Suit — Gentleman's Gazette

Recently, we showed you the difference between a $100 vs. $1,000 suit. Today’s post continues in that fashion and highlights the main differences …

Men's Style

George S. Patton’s Rules on Being an Officer and a Gentleman

<b></b><i>Editor’s note: General George S. Patton was legendarily strict about soldiers’ upholding discipline and character, whether in the barracks or in the</i> …

Etiquette

Cigar Shop Etiquette & Buying Cigars — Gentleman's Gazette

In this article, we’ll discuss gentlemanly behavior and etiquette at the tobacconist and how to maintain decorum while buying cigars at the cigar …

Etiquette

Why does gin and tonic taste so good?

Matthew Hartings hates gin. “Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me,” writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University.He also hates tonic. “It is too bitter for me. I just don’t understand how people can drink tonic water.”<p>But, if you mix the two, you make one of his …

The world's greatest cities for food

Food

Mile High Cocktail Club: Tricks for Making Cocktails on Flights

For jet-setting bartenders and perpetually on-the-go brand ambassadors, the airport serves as their office and the airplane as their means of …

7 Covetable Cocktails We Spotted on Instagram This Week

Instagram can yield inspiration for everything from over-the-top cocktail recipes to new techniques to drink vessels that put traditional rocks …

Men's Style at 40, 50 & Older with David Evans - Grey Fox Blog — Gentleman's Gazette

If you take a look at a men’s fashion print magazine today, you will likely not see many men in their 40s, 50s, or beyond. Most models are barely out …

Restaurants

The Secret to Making Soft Crushed Ice for Your Juleps

In high school, I frequented the local Sonic Drive-In for good reason: Two of my best friends worked there, the outdoor patio serves as a decent hang-out spot in a pinch, and their <b>soft crushed ice</b>. Sonic's ice, which is famous in places where Sonic is common (i.e., the South and the Midwest) is …

Mint julep

How to Kill the Internet

Steve Case reminds us that AOL flourished with Web freedom—the sort now in danger.<p>The 20th anniversary of the launch of The Wall Street Journal’s website last week was a reminder of a simpler time. No one at Dow Jones had to ask permission of any government agency or gatekeeper. The company …

Internet

Cocktail Attire For Men – Dress Code Guide For Weddings, Parties & Events

When you receive an invitation nowadays, it may read Cocktail Attire, Black Tie Optional or Formal but what exactly does that mean? Back in the day, …

Clothing

Not So Ancient Anymore, But Still Near Extinction

Ancient madder ties were once a staple of your local haberdashery. Known for their soft, gummy hand, muted colors, and unique indigo background, …

Extinction

Quotation: The Excess Will Wear Off

“I would rather have a young fellow too much than too little dressed; the excess on that side will wear off, with a little age and reflection; but if …

Clothing

The Sterilization of Shaving

A recent article written in the Wall Street Journal by Ray Smith outlined large shaving companies’ quest to engineer the “perfect shave” for men. An …

Shaving

ASW Blog Re-Launch

It is with great excitement that we finally relaunch the A Suitable Wardrobe blog. Like many of you, my sartorial education began with Will’s posts …

Menswear

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 …

In the Venomous Tweeter Era, Hankering for the Artful Squelcher

The ability to offer a nimble rejoinder once enjoyed a place of honor in the Saturday Evening Post.<p>There was a time in American life, now fading from memory, when this kind of gentle rejoinder was so admired that it merited a prominent place on the national stage:<p>The rude and impatient driver …

Dow Jones

Conan Doyle Manuscripts at Auction Today

"now as excited as myself, took out his manuscript" [MUSG] <br>It's always a rare treat when an original manuscript by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle goes on the …

Manuscripts