This week alone I’ve had TWO in-depth conversations about the lack of REAL gentlemen, my desire for the revival of men standing when a woman walks in the room, kissing her hand and saying things like “The pleasure was all mine,” and dressing like an adult. One of these conversations was just last night with my mother…and what’s one of the first things I see when I get on the Interweb this morning?
“Tom Ford’s Five Easy Lessons on How to be a Modern Gentleman.”
Tom Ford, I love you. Always and Forever.
“1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.
3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.
4. Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.
5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.”
I’m marrying a man exactly like Tom Ford, gay or not.
(Photo and excerpt from Tom Ford’s interview with Jefferson Hack in the new issue of AnOther Magazine.)
I dedicate this post to my Twinzy, the most dapper and modern gentleman I know. ❤