Tutorials & Guides

The 3 Step Guide to Dressing Like a Gentleman on a Budget

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

When I think of the word “gentleman,” it’s easy for me to get lost in the idea of the shiny, new, and expensive. After all, some of the most prominent gentlemen of this day and age are part of the “one percent.” What we must remember is that money does not buy the status of […]

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How to Smoke a Cigar Like a Gentleman – A 6 Step Guide

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

There are countless articles and tutorials out there that claim to have the one definitive answer to the age-old question, “How do you properly smoke a cigar?” What I’ve found, however, is that the only definitive answer to that question is that there is no definitive answer to that question! Smoking a cigar can look […]

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Smoking a Pipe

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

Let’s start from square one: how does a gentleman correctly smoke a pipe? It’s simple and straightforward, right? There’s not much to it, right? Well, not necessarily. In reality, there are some best practices that every gentleman should know when it comes to the packing of tobacco, lighting the pipe, and tending to the ember […]

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