How to be a gentlemanEvery modern man could learn from the classic gentleman. Follow this guide to become the epitome of style and class – but remember, the real art is in knowing when to break the rules
1 KEEP IT CLEAN
A gentleman is always freshly washed, well groomed and well dressed. If in doubt, deodorant will get you further than a wisecrack.
2 SHUT UP AND LISTEN
Who doesn’t prefer talking about personal interests? Let the other person set the topic, listen intently and reap the rewards.
3 CHIVALRY ISN’T DEAD
Hold the door open for her, help her into and out of her coat, and let her order first, too. And although your eyes may wander from time to time, make sure your girlfriend is secure in the knowledge that your feet will not follow suit.
4 OPEN YOUR MIND
To be a man of the world, get to know other men of the world – if not first hand, then from books and magazines. A gentleman need look no further than The Red Bulletin to get himself started.
A gentleman understands the value of the long game. Whether it’s a business deal or a date he’s dealing with, he can wait.
6 LADIES FIRST
Perhaps the most important thing a gentleman needs to know. The lady comes first. Always. In every sense of the word.
7 BE CULTURED
Never forget what your were taught as a child. A gent doesn’t drink from the bottle. He drinks from the can.
Those who know the rules also know how to break them. Make sure that you know your fellow gent. A sleek facade can mask a million inner demons.