Words to the Wise

What Doing the Dishes Teaches Us About Being a Gentleman

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’ve all been there before… A long day’s work, the commute home, the hurried rush to get out of your work clothes in the anticipation of sinking deeply into the cushions of your living room couch. But how often does our rush for self-gratification, in any given circumstance, leave our loved ones needing something from […]

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The Merits of Smoking While in a Deep Conversation

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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I trust you’ve been there before… You are enjoying a casual conversation with a friend and then, out of nowhere, they ask a question you aren’t prepared for. The conversation changes in an instant; from light and casual to deep and insightful. This question might be deep and probing, it might be a new way […]

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Tequila, the Mexican Gentleman

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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So many people have made the horrid mistake of ending a night out by drinking a shot, or shots, of tequila. Because of this tequila has gotten a bad reputation and many people won’t touch the stuff. This is largely due to people being uninformed about this sassy Mexican nectar. It was a gentleman who […]

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“When Am I Finished Smoking My Cigar?”

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

At the Modern Day Gentleman, we are often asked the question, “When do I know that my cigar is finished, and when should I stop smoking it?”. The beauty behind the answer is in its simplicity and its clarity. A gentleman is finished smoking his cigar as soon it hinders his ability to enjoy the […]

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The Importance of Slowing Down

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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Beep boop. Bleeeep! Sbloup. Chirp. My office sounds like a circus. The only difference is the circus stays in one location; it doesn’t travel with me and certainly doesn’t come into my house. Our interconnectedness is slowly driving us all crazy. Maybe I shouldn’t put words in people’s mouths, but it is driving ME crazy. […]

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A Call to the Modern Day Gentleman

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 make it past the next paragraph of this blog post, you more than likely have what it takes to be a modern day gentleman. But don’t read any further if you’re not a man who desires depth in his relationships, authenticity in his interactions, and the tools needed to carry himself with integrity […]

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