Rules of a Gentleman

I ima­gine Ryan EvansThe Rules of a Gen­tle­man may, at one point, over­lap slightly with the fant­ast­ic 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son (pre­vi­ously). I’m fine with that. I’m also fine with this one get­ting a book deal, too.

No. 10: Per­son­al notes should always be hand writ­ten.

No. 26: Items that should­n’t match = Watch, belt, slacks, socks and shoes.

No 28: Open­ing the door for a lady is not option­al, and will nev­er go out of style. (Andy Rut­ledge)

No. 33: Always provide cor­rec­tion in private and praise in pub­lic. (Scott Delinger)

2 thoughts on “Rules of a Gentleman

  1. Paul

    No. 26: Items that shouldn’t match = Watch, belt, slacks, socks and shoes.

    Hang on. Belt and shoes should be more or less the same col­our … right? Not man­dat­ory, but pre­ferred?

    No 28: Open­ing the door for a lady is not option­al, and will nev­er go out of style. (Andy Rut­ledge)

    Open­ing the door for any­one I always think.

    No. 33: Always provide cor­rec­tion in private and praise in pub­lic. (Scott Delinger)

    Unless oth­er people are informed by what the speak­er is com­mu­nic­at­ing. Then you kind of have a duty to cor­rect.

    Or am I old fash­ioned?

  2. Lloyd Morgan Post author

    No. 26: Items that shouldn’t match = Watch, belt, slacks, socks and shoes.

    I have to agree that belt and shoes should match. For everything else I’m at a com­plete loss. The belt buckle should match one’s cufflinks/watch, right?

    No 28: Open­ing the door for a lady is not option­al, and will nev­er go out of style. (Andy Rut­ledge)

    Agreed.

    No. 33: Always provide cor­rec­tion in private and praise in pub­lic. (Scott Delinger)

    Very situ­ation depend­ent, I would say. I can think of situ­ations where I would only want cor­rec­tion in pub­lic and private.

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