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Does culture determine the geneltman?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik A. Jul 20, 2012. 30 Replies

Is the only possible gentleman in the world, ignoring all cultures, the Victorian English gentleman? Or, is it possible for someone to be a gentleman in accordance with the culture in which he lives?Continue

Is punctuality truly a gentlemanly trait?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Jul 19, 2012. 55 Replies

Doesn't the gentleman's cultural context determine this? For example, where I am from in French Louisiana, extreme punctuality is a sign of bad manners and "Yankee" sensibility. For example, if you…Continue

Swiss Army Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Feb 22, 2013. 18 Replies

I carry a thick Victorinox Swiss Army knife with me wherever I go. Do you, my gentlemen friends?Continue

Why is this site so dead?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer Jul 9, 2012. 8 Replies

We, as gentlemen, should be acting with gusto, spreading the furor of the gentleman! Stop being so dead!Continue


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