Originally, the term referred to a man of wealth or high social position. There was also an implied expectation of exercising one’s best behavior and being chivalrous.
Today, a gentleman is he who values and seeks high quality not just in his acquisitions and possessions, but also in his own behavior and appearance. Any of us can become today’s definition of a gentleman, but it’s not an easy task.
Those who aspire to become a gentleman will be kind to others, live up to high standards for his own conduct, be open-minded with others, exhibit good manners, be genuinely interested in the well-being of others, keep his promises, and improve the world in his sphere of influence.
As your custom clothier, of course, we focus on assisting you to create the appearance of a gentleman. We hope that, as we work together to create that outer appearance, you’re also creating the inner character of a gentleman to match. This is one of life’s greatest aspirations in our individual journeys, and we wish you all success in the endeavor.
“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”
– Arthur Ashe
Q & A – ASK REX
Question: I see a lot of men whose socks show when they walk. Does that mean their suit slacks are too short or is that the current trend?
Answer: The newer trend in style is for slim-fitting, narrower trousers. This cut means the hems have to be higher because the trousers are not wide enough to fall over the shoe because they are narrow at the ankle. Hence, the socks will show. If you like slim-fit trousers, we can design them with this cut and suggest you wear fun, whimsical, or fancy socks. If you prefer a wider pants leg that falls over the shoe, we will design your next trousers that way, and your socks will stay hidden.
Caution: Wear over-the-calf socks so that you don’t show your uncovered calf when you sit down.