In my 7 1/2 years of blogging ,I have never cut and posted a blog or its content.
But I have to ,this one. I have known most of you gentlemen here for a while and am sure yu all have all the qualities to be one,but I want to reassure myself!
I also want to know how many of these qualities you do posses !
So here it is to you gentlemen, lets be having you!
world of social media, hi-tech gadgets and endlessly fluctuating trends, modern men could be forgiven for being bewildered ,as to how to be a gentleman!
Now Country Life has drawn up 39 rules that it says set the ground rules for modern male manners.
A man should wear a rose instead of a carnation, know when to clap, negotiate airports with ease and cook an omlette to die for Photo: Alamy
The 39 steps to being a (modern) gentleman
- Negotiates airports with ease
- Never lets a door slam in someone’s face
- Can train a dog and a rose
- Is aware that facial hair is temporary, but a tattoo is permanent
- Knows when not to say anything
- Wears his learning lightly
- Possesses at least one well-made dark suit, one tweed suit, and a dinner jacket
- Avoids lilac socks and polishes his shoes
- Turns his mobile phone to silent at dinner
- Carries house guests’ luggage to their rooms
- Tips staff in a private house and a gamekeeper
- Says his name when being introduced
- Breaks a relationship face to face
- Is unafraid to speak the truth
- Knows when to clap
- Arrives at a meeting five minutes before the agreed time
- Is good with waiters
- Has two tricks to entertain children
- Can undo a bra with one hand
- Sings lustily in church
- Is not vegetarian
- Can sail a boat and ride a horse
- Knows the difference between Glenfiddich and Glenda Jackson
- Never kisses and tells
- Cooks an omelette to die for
- Can prepare a one-match bonfire
- Seeks out his hostess at a party
- Knows when to use an emoji
- Would never own a Chihuahua
- Has read Pride and Prejudice
- Can tie his own bow tie
- Would not go to Puerto Rico
- Knows the difference between a rook and a crow
- Sandals? No. Never
- Wears a rose, not a carnation
- Swats flies and rescues spiders
- Demonstrates that making love is neither a race nor a competition
- Never blow dries his hair
- Knows that there is always an exception to a rule
As Mark Hedges, the magazine’s editor, says: “There is no higher accolade than to call a man a gentleman.”
A true gentleman like Andy Murray understands that emojis shouldn’t be used professionally, but personally as he did here with his now famous wedding day tweet
One rule drawn up by Rupert Uloth, the magazine’s deputy editor, is that a gentleman should “know when to use an emoji”, the small smiley faces that can be copied into text messages and emails. Such things should never be used in professional life, he Mr Uloth said.
Like Daniel Craig, the modern man should know how to tie his own bow tie Photo: AFP
On the subject of the fairer sex, the magazine is unequivocal: good manners demand that a gentleman “breaks a relationship face to face”. While such a relationship is still intact, however, he should be able to “undo a bra with one hand”.