Gentleman Scholar

A Gentleman’s Advice for Scholars

Rule No. 1 for college freshmen: Don’t do anything egregiously stupid.

Aug. 20 2014 4:34 PMIs It Acceptable to Scold One’s Friends’ Kids?When and how to correct other people’s children.
Aug. 6 2014 4:35 PMHow to Rescue a Boring ConversationAlternatives to the deadly “What do you do?”
July 23 2014 3:50 PMWhat Should a Gentleman Tip a Racist Cabdriver?Stiff the chump? Throw a wad of bills in his face?
July 9 2014 4:44 PMBrandos vs. GablesShould a gentleman wear an undershirt? T-, V-, or A-?
June 25 2014 3:03 PMThe Gentleman’s Guide to SummeringFor starters, don’t say you’re “summering.”
June 4 2014 4:32 PMNo, Thanks!How a gentleman responds to the absence of a thank-you note. Also: talking about wine and women.
May 21 2014 6:12 PMHow Does a Gentleman Deal With Crazy Soccer Parents?Also, stop calling me “Nate.”
May 7 2014 9:34 AMHow Does a Gentleman Open a Beer With No Bottle Opener?A video guide to improvisational bottle cap removal.
April 22 2014 11:55 PMMust a Gentleman Sit on the Couch With His Hand Down His Pants Like Al Bundy?
April 2 2014 5:37 PMIn Which Pocket Does a Gentleman Keep His Cellphone?Plus: Advice about nipple rings and “the casual forearm roll.”
March 19 2014 6:22 PMA Crash Course in CrashingHow old is too old to crash on your buddy’s couch? Also: Advice on avoiding unwanted conversations.
March 5 2014 5:22 PMBlunt AdviceWhich recreational drugs should a gentleman use?
Feb. 19 2014 2:46 PMIs It Always Rude to Point at Other People?
Feb. 5 2014 4:55 PMWhat Kind of Lingerie Does a Gentleman Buy for Valentine’s Day?Overthinking underthings.
Jan. 15 2014 5:31 PMTake a Bow!The ins and outs of a gentleman’s bow-tie collection.
Aug. 13 2014 5:33 PMCan I Tell My Boss I Have Menstrual Cramps?Or do I need to make up a white lie about why I’m working from home?
July 30 2014 4:01 PMHow Can a Gentleman Appear Well-Read?Advice for would-be bibliophiles.
July 16 2014 4:19 PMWhat’s the Best Time to Tell a Gentleman I Have Herpes?
July 2 2014 3:55 PMMy American Fellows!Careful about wearing flags on your clothing, please.
June 19 2014 8:37 AMSplit DecisionWhen a gentleman should let someone else pick up the check.
May 28 2014 2:29 PMA Gentleman and His TailorThe Gentleman Scholar gets measured by a pro from Savile Row.
May 14 2014 4:10 PMHow Can a Gentleman Dress Casually for a Summer Workday but Not Look Like Andy Sipowicz?And other office etiquette and style dilemmas.
April 30 2014 10:05 AMThe Perfect Suit, Hat, and Drink for Derby DaySeersucker? Sure! A trilby? True! But you may skip the julep if you like.
April 9 2014 2:56 PMIs It Acceptable for a Gentleman to Offer His Umbrella to a Woman?
March 26 2014 6:48 PMUnder What Circumstances Should a Gentleman Fight a Duel in 2014?
March 12 2014 4:19 PMGentlemen’s RightsWhat to make of men’s rights activists, collar stays, and cohabitation.
Feb. 26 2014 3:50 PMHow Does a Gentleman Keep Both His Wife and His Mistress Happy?
Feb. 12 2014 3:33 PMWhat Kind of Dessert Does a “Real” Man Make for His In-Laws?Culinary advice for gentlemen-in-training.
Jan. 22 2014 4:38 PMA Gentleman Does Not Leave His Shirt Untucked Like Some Kind of D-Bag
Jan. 2 2014 2:31 PMIf a Gentleman Sees Something, Must He Say Something?Even if it means we’ll be sitting in the subway for an hour while the cops deal with a public masturbator?