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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

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Poe
Mr. Rafal

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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

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

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

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

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

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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Enhancing a Moment With Music

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

Music is a tool that can be used to enhance virtually every situation. More specifically, the right music at the right time can be used as a tool to enhance virtually every situation. The movie Inception is accompanied by my absolute favorite soundtrack of all time, composed by the musical mastermind, Hans Zimmer. The movie […]

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How to Craft the Perfect Cup of Tea – Part 4 – Oolong Tea

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

Meet Oolong Tea Welcome to the party! An intimate get-together, I know. I’ve already introduced you to two of my best friends. First: Black Tea. Black Tea is the kind of relationship you can count on. Strong, faithful, dependable. He is the strong friend who can give you the energy and courage to face a […]

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How to Craft the Perfect Cup of Tea – Part 3 – Green Tea

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

Heading East This tea is no longer a stranger to us in the west, though there was a time that that was the case. It was many years ago that I first encountered green tea. I had long existed in a perfectly binary world of beverage appreciation. “Will that be coffee or tea?” The question […]

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How to Craft the Perfect Cup of Tea – Part 2 – Black Tea

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

By far the most common and familiar tea to us in the west is black tea (though that is changing rapidly).  Black tea takes freshly picked tea leaves and bruises them through various means.  Over a carefully measured and observed amount of time the tea leaf oxidizes (much like a freshly cut apple when left […]

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How to Craft the Perfect Cup of Tea

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

Over the next 3 days, we will be posting a series of articles that will describe how to craft the perfect cup of tea. These articles are written by a dear friend of The Modern Day Gentleman blog, Mr. Brad Maston. He graciously offered his expertise in this area for our reader’s benefit. We know […]

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