Country Life's 39 Ways You Can Be A Modern Gentleman

Country Life's 39 Ways You Can Be A Modern Gentleman

That steadfast epitome of Englishness, Country Life Magazine  released its latest list of ettiquette Dos and Donts! "As the world changes, so must our manners", says Country Life Editor Mark Hedges.  "Every woman loves a modern gentleman,"

The 39 Tips include all the usual standards of politeness, but there's also plenty of advice for the average man finding themselves perplexed by the rules of modern society.
Decorum today means turning your mobile phone to silent durian dinner and being able to "negotiate an airport with ease. As for lilac-coloured socks and Chihuahua dogs, never be in in possession of either. And it really won't do if you don't know 'the difference between Glenfiddich and Glendale Jackson'.

The Country Life Ettiquette Guide for Men states that:

A gentleman…

1 Negotiates airports with ease

2 Never lets a door slam in someone’s face

3 Can train a dog and a rose

4 Is aware that facial hair is temporary, but a tattoo is permanent

5 Knows when not to say anything

6 Wears his learning lightly

7 Possesses at least one well-made dark suit, one tweed suit and a dinner jacket

8 Avoids lilac socks and polishes his shoes

9 Turns his mobile to silent at dinner

10 Carries house guests’ luggage to their rooms

11 Tips staff in  a private house and a gamekeeper in the shooting field

12 Says his name when being introduced

13 Breaks a relationship face to face

14 Is unafraid to speak the truth

15 Knows when to clap

16 Arrives at a meeting five minutes before the agreed time

17 Is good with waiters

18 Has two tricks to entertain children

19 Can undo a bra with one hand

20 Sings lustily in church

21 Is not vegetarian.

22 Can sail a boat and ride a horse

23 Knows the difference between Glenfiddich and Glenda Jackson

24 Never kisses and tells

25 Cooks an omelette to die for

26 Can prepare a one match bonfire

27 Seeks out his hostess at a party

28 Knows when to use an emoji

29 Would never own a Chihuahua

30 Has read Pride and Prejudice

31 Can tie his own bow tie

32 Would not  go to Puerto Rico

33 Knows the difference between a rook and a crow

34 Sandals? No. Never

35 Wears a rose, not a carnation

36 Swats flies and rescues spiders

37 Demonstrates that making love is neither a race nor a competition

38 Never blow dries his hair

39 Knows that there is always an exception to a rule

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