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The Gentlemen of MT!

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

  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 phone to silent at dinner
  10. Carries house guests’ luggage to their rooms
  11. Tips staff in a private house and a gamekeeper
  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

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.


SPECTRE marks Craig's 4th outing as the quintessential British spyLike 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”.



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