How to Adapt the Gentleman Lifestyle in Today's World


Is chivalry really dead?

It's the question women (and men) keep asking with every passing generation. But the truth is, chivalry is not dead, and there are plenty of ways you can adapt the suave gentleman lifestyle of generosity and courageousness to the present day. 

Just look toward celebrities like David Beckham, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, and Ryan Gosling for proof. So if you're on a quest to be a modern gentleman, take a peek at our tips below.

1. Dress With Purpose

To live a modern gentleman's life, you must dress the part. Your wardrobe needs to match your drive to succeed. However, that doesn't mean you must spend thousands on designer brands and luxury goods. 

But, you should have a polished look. So, take the extra step to tailor your clothes, stick to neutral tones, and don't be afraid to accessorise. Also, practice good hygiene and grooming. 

By sticking to a clean men's style, you'll always look dapper and ready to take the world by storm. 

Fashion experts recommend you keep these basics in your wardrobe so you never run out of anything to wear for any occasion. Examples include:

  • Plain t-shirts
  • Denim and black jeans
  • Fitted trousers
  • White button-down shirt

If you have a staple piece you love, like a tailored blazer, buy it in several colours so you can mix and match other items in your wardrobe.

2. Understand Manners and Etiquette

It's never been more essential to have exemplary manners. How you behave towards others is often the first impression people have of you. One wrong first impression can be ruinous. 

Etiquette refers to societal rules. Since these rules change with time, it's important to stay current with what etiquette for men means. 

When in doubt, always treat people the way you want to be treated. And remember manners trump etiquette.

3. Be Confident 

One of the top traits of a gentleman is confidence. Yet, sometimes men try too hard to be confident and appear arrogant.

Confidence is knowing you are and being comfortable with what you stand for. A confident man knows his abilities, while an arrogant man insists on sharing them. 

If you struggle with confidence, you aren't alone. Here are some tips to help you build your self-worth:

  • Accept change
  • Believe in your ability to make good decisions
  • Embrace your imperfections
  • Focus on your strengths
  • Know you are worthy of happiness
  • Practice gratitude
  • Tune out negativity

4. Practice Mindfulness

It's easy to live life on autopilot. But the modern gentleman is aware of and embraces his:

  • Thoughts
  • Feelings
  • Sensations

By accepting the environment around you and your stance in the world, you can conquer whatever you put your mind to. 

A mindful man can focus on the present and not worry about the past or feel anxious about the future. Use breathing techniques and meditation practices to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Feel free to share your mindfulness practices with others. 

Ready to Start Living the Gentleman Lifestyle?

The gentleman lifestyle is alive and well. In fact, upon closer inspection, it's thriving! By starting with a few minor changes discussed here, you can change your life and live as a modern gentleman. 

If you're looking for other ways to enhance your lifestyle, check out the Modern Gentlemen Journal. There you'll find more excellent advice. You can also browse our site for men's products. 

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