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3 Questions To Help You Remain Intentional About Your Growth in 2016

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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We are more than half of the way through 2016 at this point, and most of you inevitably feel some measure of exhaustion. We move at an alarmingly fast rate in our world today, and if we aren’t constantly intentional to take a step back from the whirlwind, we can find ourselves looking up in […]

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A Gentleman’s Introduction to the Symphony

Mr. Maston

Mr. Maston

Guest Writer at The Modern Day Gentleman
Mr. Maston pastors a small church in Fort Collins, Colorado. He studied Music at Colorado State University and theology at Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary. He has been married for 13 years and has four children.
Mr. Maston

The ninety dedicated and fully trained musicians gather around the conductor. Each artist on stage has invested years to master his craft. They made this investment with the goal of working with others to give birth to something truly beautiful. Listening to the symphony is not just appreciating a moment in time – it is […]

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Love Does Not Boast: 3 Practical Ways to Love Anonomously

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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If you’re anything like me, you may often find yourself in an awkward juxtaposition between selflessness, and your desire for recognition. Whether it’s in the context of giving a gift, offering your talents, or any other gestures of kindness…it’s hard not to seek praise for those things. Selflessness…true, genuine selflessness, is extremely rare to find. The heart behind […]

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[Guest Post] – Water of Life: The Distinguished World of Scotch Whisky

Mr. Harvell

Mr. Harvell

Guest Writer at The Modern Day Gentleman Blog
"It's a dangerous business... going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." - J.R.R. Tolkein
Mr. Harvell

What defines us as gentlemen? Some say it’s the way you dress, some say it’s the way you act, and the list can go on. However fortuitous this debate may be, we can definitely agree an integral part of being a gentleman is how you hold yourself in social settings. As gentlemen, it is our […]

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A Gentleman’s Dilema – When Should I Wear Cufflinks With My Outfit?

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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Cufflinks. A useful tool in any gentleman’s wardrobe. Generally only seen as appropriate for the most formal of situations, cufflinks are rarely dawned even by the most well-dressed of gentlemen. As a result, they are largely misunderstood and tend to fall to the wayside in discussions about fashion amongst today’s modern gentlemen. However, they can […]

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5 Accessories Every Gentleman Must Have in Their Wardrobe

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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As modern day gentlemen, we know that we must carry ourselves with class, and with dignity. We know that what we say matters, what we do makes a difference, and indeed, what we wear often portrays how we carry ourselves. A classy wardrobe is of utmost importance to any gentleman, and today I want to […]

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4 Cocktails All Gentlemen Should Know How to Craft

Mr. Rafal

Mr. Rafal

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Poe
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What a gentleman chooses to drink says something about his personality. Does he enjoy harsh or sweet alcohols? Does he enjoy his whiskey on the rocks, with a splash of water, or neat? What price is he willing to pay for this luxury good? To make matters even more interesting, there are decisions surrounding mixed […]

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Learning from Loneliness

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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Welcome back, gentlemen! Last week we dove into a topic that is critical for any man’s understanding of how he is to lead others and himself well. We discussed the importance of loneliness and self-reflection. We looked at why intentional, quiet time set aside for the purpose of looking inward is both challenging and infinitely […]

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Embracing Loneliness

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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When was the last time you set aside an evening to be alone? Depending on your life’s circumstances, chances are you can look back in the last month or two and remember at least one evening that you spent without others around. But with that said, I want to dig one level deeper. When was […]

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What Learning an Instrument Can Teach Us About Being a Gentleman

Mr. South

Mr. South

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” - Ernest Hemingway
Mr. South

I’m a guitarist. I’m definitely not advanced in skill level, but I am proficient…on good days. Recently, I was introduced to an advanced guitarist by the name of Todd Pritchard. He has an incredible Instagram account filled with clips of him nailing various original and cover songs. I was inspired by Mr. Pritchard to dabble […]

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