Browsing All posts tagged under »opinion«

Daenerys Targaryen is the Best hope for Westeros but the Worst Manager in Real Life

July 17, 2015

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“You have a good claim: a title, a birthright. But you have something more than that: you may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would be not only respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a […]

Finally, the Answer to What Women Want.

July 5, 2015

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Arthurian legends are an immense fount of codes of chivalry and gentlemanly behaviour but the best, if most important piece of knowledge which can be gleamed from all the tomes of Arthurian tales comes from the story of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle. In the Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson movie, the question of ‘What […]

Why Daredevil Matt Murdock is Your Ultimate Men’s Style Icon

June 16, 2015

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We all know the Daredevil’s origin story: blinded by a radioactive substance falling from an oncoming vision, loss of his sight heightens his remaining senses to superhuman levels and imbues him with a sonar ability serving as a convenient plot device to get around the inconvenience of a literally blind action hero. And so, while Matthew Murdock may […]

Author Gay Talese and what makes a real man

April 12, 2013

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Continuity from Particle Media on Vimeo. For many in the #menswear community, men’s style tends to fall closer to the side of trendy than classic and there’s nothing wrong with that. Personally, I’ve been indulgent with what’s fashionable rather than what’s classic more often than I would have liked. The truth is- being fashionable gets […]

Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013

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Last month, New York Times T magazine celebrated The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man and in their op-ed piece welcomed us all to the age of sartorial enlightenment. I agree with the premise but disagree with their assertion that Joe Namath was metrosexual avant la lettre. In fact if anything, his “wooly pecs” and “dense happy trail” categorically […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Pocket Square Matching

March 1, 2013

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Pocket square matching is a minefield laden exercise to the unaccustomed- this is in part, no thanks to departmental stores like Myers and David Jones, pushing matching tie and pochette sets to mass consumers. Otherwise known as the handkerchief, this humble square of silk, cotton, linen or occasionally wool, brings panache to an otherwise simple ensemble. While […]

The Monsieur Reviews: The Book of the Courtier

October 4, 2012

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While the less memory gifted among us might find the coterie of individuals engaged in conversation throughout the book confusing, the Book of the Courtier does well as a handbook of sorts for aspiring gentlemen. It goes beyond the Ps and Qs, it’s a way of life and a method of being. It espouses Sprezzatura, […]

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