The Year of the Gentleman
by Jehan Loren
noun gen·tle·man ˈjen-təl-mən, ˈje-nəl-
a man who combines gentle birth or rank with chivalrous qualities
When I see the definition of the word gentleman, I can’t help but think that Merriam Webster has left out one of the most important elements of being a true gentleman, and that is attire! A gentleman can have all the “chivalrous qualities” in the world, but if he doesn’t have the proper clothing and accessories, there is no way he is an authentic gentleman.
Come to think of it, I don’t remember the last time I saw a genuine gentleman. I have certainly encountered chivalrous acts and I have seen men dressed to the nines, but I have not seen them interchangeably.
Maybe my generation is to blame for the extinction of the gentleman. Millennials are known to dress too casual. This is the generation that wears jeans at any given opportunity. Seriously, we have black jeans for funerals, dressy jeans for weddings and business jeans for the office.
I know I am at risk of sounding old, perhaps I should tell you that I am only 27, but what happened to the days where men wore pocket squares and cuff links and women wore heels and gloves everyday? I can only get a glimpse of this enchanted way of life on reruns of “Leave it to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best”. It’s no wonder why my Grandfather and Grandmother would always that their generation was the best.
If the 50’s were the “Golden Era”, then we are the “Slump Era”. Because let’s face it we have slumped! But don’t worry, I am done ranting and I have a solution! The/Studio now produces custom gentleman accessories, such as Custom Tie Bars and Custom Cufflinks.
Our Custom Tie Bars and Custom Cufflinks will have you looking like Frank Sinatra in Ocean’s 11 in no time!
We offer a plethora of special options that will enhance your ties and dress shirt sleeves:
Bonus Cufflink Features
Clear Epoxy Dome
Colored Epoxy Coating
Tie Bar Design Options
Design on Emblem
Design on Bars
Design on Both
Tie Bar Manufacturing Options
Soft Enamel Colors
Hard Enamel Colors
Let’s make 2016 the year of the gentleman!