Etiquette for the Modern Gentleman
It’s not the money in one’s pocket nor the cut of one’s suit which determines if one is a gentleman or not. Rather, a gentleman is defined by the content of his character and manners. However, habitual laziness and instant gratification of past generations (and of course of today’s generation) has eroded the sacredness of being ‘gentlemen’.
It’s not the money in one’s pocket nor the cut of one’s suit which determines if one is a gentleman or not.
Determined that the world should return to the good old ways, we have decided to write this article to share with all men out there the importance of being a gentleman and what one can do in order to become a true gentleman in today’s society.
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Hold the Door Open
This is one of the most dated etiquette in the world but surprisingly, it still is a must for all gentlemen. The tradition started in the medieval and renaissance times when women wore large skirts and tight-fitting corsets. This attire made it virtually impossible for women to open doors. As such, men would help women by opening the doors for them. Long after fashion had changed, the tradition remained in practice. As a gentleman, you also ought to follow what your great grandfathers did. Worry not about benevolent sexism, sometimes, you just have to do what’s right by you.
Always Arrive on Time
Gentlemen never keep their guests waiting, as such, if you consider yourself to be a gentleman, you have to be punctual at all times. In the old days, being late was considered rudeness. This practice has survived for centuries and even in today’s world, being late is associated with rudeness. Ignore the excuses by the lazy who come up with useless terms like ‘fashionably late’, lateness is lateness and as such, it should not be associated with anyone who considers himself a gentleman.
First Impressions Matter
First impressions matter because they only come once. As such, as a gentleman, you ought to ensure that you make the first impression count. The talk of ‘first impressions matter’ started in medieval England through the ‘handshakes’. Handshakes were a requirement so as to show the other person that you were not armed. Nowadays, this is no longer the case (walking with arms at all times) but handshakes in general and first impressions in particular still matter.
The talk of ‘first impressions matter’ started in medieval England through the ‘handshakes’.
When it comes to creating a good first impression, you ought to follow the following steps: a firm handshake, get the eye contact, a polite, clear and concise introduction.
If you have acquaintances with you, also remember to introduce them. Additionally, remember to dress to impress for any occasion. In social settings, introduce according to gender i.e. introduce a man to a woman and when in a business setting, introduce according to rank i.e. introduce the intern to the Director or the employee to the CEO and so on.