or, a budding sartorialist's musings on the style, substance and spice of life

The Many Ways To Fill Your Wardrobe

If personal style were a blueprint, then a personal wardrobe would be the assembled structure. We all have our own versions of that blueprint and that structure, and they have evolved side-by-side since we were old enough to need actual... Continue Reading →

What Is Style, And How Is It Built? Part 2

Some of you will be familiar with my post from the past week, about how style is formed over a lifetime of absorbing influences. For those of you who are not, you can find the said post here. What I... Continue Reading →

What Is Style, And How Is It Built? Part 1

I'd like to apologise and set your expectations in advance. Much of what you will read on this blog will be about style – outlets for my passion for classic and casual menswear, its intersections with the varied influences in... Continue Reading →

The Modern Gentleman (or Anyone, Really) Needs Three Things

Saying that certain mannerisms or actions make a gentleman is misleading and incomplete. If that were the case, then anyone who could dress well and act polite in front of others is a gentleman. And we know from real world... Continue Reading →

Is That Really What You Call A Gentleman?

Ask five different people anywhere in the Philippines what a gentleman is, and you'll get five relatively similar answers. It's a concept that's so hard-coded into our modern consciousness that there is very little of it that varies from person... Continue Reading →

Gentleman. Gentile-man.

Merriam-Webster defines gentility as “decorum of conduct”: specifically “a quietly appealing and polite quality or manner” in common usage, and “a quality of elegance and politeness” for those looking to learn the basics of the English language. Those definitions...

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