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Your Ultimate Manly Skills Digest #4

January 18, 2016

You know what they say: actions speak louder than words. On a journey to becoming a proper gentleman? Print this saying, frame it, and hang it on the wall! Then dive into our ultimate manly skills digest, which will help you do the right thing in the right place at the right time.

What you're about to read is part 4. Read part 1 if you want to start with the very basics or part 2 and part 3 if you feel like digesting some more knowledge.

 

 

Manly Skill #15

During any given social interaction, there are three categories of people we should always show respect to: women, older people and seniors at work.

Manly Skill #15

 

 

Manly Skill #16

Before a ‪‎gentleman‬ travels to a new location, he always gets to know the local dos and don'ts. Here's an example: although you're used to leaving generous tips at restaurants, they might find it a bit insulting in ‎Japan‬.

Manly Skill #16

 

 

Manly Skill #17

Attending an official dinner party? There's just one group of people who can get away with taking liberties with the dress code, and that's artists. If you don't happen to be one, make sure you don't show up underdressed and follow the dress code on the invitation.

The same basically goes for business meetings, and you don't necessarily have to be meeting Barack Obama (check out the guy on the right).

Manly Skill #17

 

 

Manly Skill #18

You likely know that a belt should match your shoes. However, etiquette goes even further and suggests you wear a belt with a buckle that matches the buckles on your shoes (e.g. your monk-straps) and messenger bag.

We've got the belt and the messenger bag, now we only have to start making shoes so you can become a proper etiquette guru :)

Manly Skill #18

 

 

Manly Skill #19

About to start wearing cufflinks? Remember that, above all, they should be 1) elegant and 2) complement your look, not get all the attention.

Sure, you can find lots of different styles, but unless you want to look like a pimp from the 90s, stick to classic shapes.

Manly Skill #19

 

 

Now let's start working on #5! Got any manly skills tips? Please share!

 



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