The Modern Day Gentleman

How to Create the Perfect Gentleman’s Study

This week we have the distinct honor of hearing from Cooper Klein. He’s a blogger and designer that is currently writing for SmoothDecorator.com, and he’s graciously offered his words of wisdom for us this month. He brings a wealth of knowledge about how a Modern Day Gentleman is to prepare the spaces he inhabits so […]

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Caring for His Tools

Today you have the great privilege of hearing from Mark Thompson of ToolsCritic.com. He’s got a wide range of expertise in woodworking, and craftsmanship of all kinds. His website is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to invest in any tool or looking to take on a new project! We’re thankful he was willing to […]

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Design. Build. Tinker. Contribute…Create.

We’ve stopped creating. When was the last time you built something…from scratch? Maybe Shop class in High School? Maybe an evening pottery course that you got off of Groupon? I’d wager that most of us would be hard-pressed to remember the last time that we undertook a project where we had to think of a […]

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“That” Guy: Understanding Roles in Our Relationships

Which “guy” are you? The “funny” guy? The “ambitious” guy? The “sports” guy? The “practical” guy? The “movie buff” guy? As you think about your circle of friends, inevitably everyone fits into some kind of unique “slot” within the group. It’s a natural tendency we have to place people into specific roles. I think that, […]

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Financial Stewardship: The Forgotten Virtue

Why, in a world so hyper-focused on gaining and spending wealth, do we so often shy away from the topic of financial management and planning? We love to use money, but it seems that we don’t want to (or perhaps don’t know how to) have the conversation about how that can be done wisely. As […]

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Redefining Expectations During Seasons of Transition

Think back to the last big transition you made in your life. Was it high school to college? Single-life to married-life? A move to a new city? My guess is that as you reminisce on those memories you are flooded with both positive and negative emotions. The thrill of a new adventure, the anxiety of […]

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How to Craft Your Own Pipe From Scratch

Today we are honored with some gentlemanly insight from James Niehaus of Perfect Cuts & Miters. He has a wellspring of wisdom in woodworking and crafting projects built from raw materials. I have a great amount of respect for anyone with this kind of experience and passion, so when James contacted the Modern Day Gentlemen […]

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Serve & Let Serve

On some level, we are all constantly searching for a tool, system, app, service, etc, that will make their lives easier…more efficient. If I don’t have time to clean my house, I hire a cleaner to do that for me. If I don’t know how to change the oil in my car, I find a […]

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As the Fire Refines…

There are chapters in any gentlemen’s life that can be looked back on as seasons of growth. Circumstances and situations that all seem to culminate together to form rich lessons that inevitably become the “stuff” that our world views are made out of. As many of you know all too well, those seasons are often […]

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