Tutorials & Guides

How to Create the Perfect Gentleman’s Study

Cooper Klein

Cooper Klein

Cooper Klein is a cool dad and an interior designer. He’s currently working from home as a blogger for Smooth Decorator and several other sites. You can find him on Twitter.
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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

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Founder at ToolsCritic.com
Mark Thompson is a professional woodworker with over 20 years experience in the industry. Having owned his own woodworking shop for a long time, he worked on almost all types of projects and perfected his craft. He is now sharing his passion and expertise as the founder of ToolsCritic.com and is always looking to learn something new.
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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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How to Craft Your Own Pipe From Scratch

James Niehaus

James Niehaus

Founder at Perfect Cuts & Miters
James owns and operates a cabinet shop specializing in fine furniture, reproductions, and custom architectural fixtures. He is a master cabinet maker, writes for woodworking magazines and loves giving advice to new woodworkers. He also teaches woodworking throughout the country in colleges, woodworking clubs, schools and seminars.
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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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3 Questions To Help You Remain Intentional About Your Growth in 2016

Brandon 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

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

Brandon 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

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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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
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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?

Brandon 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

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

Brandon 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

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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