Troy Patterson
Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

Troy Patterson is Slate’s writer at large and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.

Gentleman Scholar
May 28 2014 2:29 PMA Gentleman and His TailorThe Gentleman Scholar gets measured by a pro from Savile Row.
Brow Beat
May 21 2014 2:58 PMMario Batali Is the World’s Worst Drinks Writer
Brow Beat
May 9 2014 4:00 PMA Requiem for the Commuter Train Bar Car
Gentleman Scholar
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.
Brow Beat
April 14 2014 6:37 PMA Brief History of Manischewitz and Other Holy Wines
Brow Beat
April 4 2014 6:15 PMConsidering Spike Lee’s Contribution to the World of Movie-Director Booze
Gentleman Scholar
April 2 2014 5:37 PMIn Which Pocket Does a Gentleman Keep His Cellphone?Plus: Advice about nipple rings and “the casual forearm roll.”
Gentleman Scholar
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.
Gentleman Scholar
March 12 2014 4:19 PMGentlemen’s RightsWhat to make of men’s rights activists, collar stays, and cohabitation.
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 26 2014 3:50 PMHow Does a Gentleman Keep Both His Wife and His Mistress Happy?
Drink
Feb. 17 2014 6:15 AMCelebrities on IceSlate’s guide to cocktails named after movie stars.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 11:22 AMHonor Shirley Temple by Drinking a Shirley Temple With Gin
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 5 2014 4:55 PMWhat Kind of Lingerie Does a Gentleman Buy for Valentine’s Day?Overthinking underthings.
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 15 2014 5:31 PMTake a Bow!The ins and outs of a gentleman’s bow-tie collection.
Gentleman Scholar
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?
Gentleman Scholar
May 21 2014 6:12 PMHow Does a Gentleman Deal With Crazy Soccer Parents?Also, stop calling me “Nate.”
Gentleman Scholar
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.
Gentleman Scholar
May 7 2014 9:34 AMHow Does a Gentleman Open a Beer With No Bottle Opener?A video guide to improvisational bottle cap removal.
Gentleman Scholar
April 22 2014 11:55 PMMust a Gentleman Sit on the Couch With His Hand Down His Pants Like Al Bundy?
Gentleman Scholar
April 9 2014 2:56 PMIs It Acceptable for a Gentleman to Offer His Umbrella to a Woman?
Drink
April 4 2014 2:50 PMThe Importer!Steven Soderbergh is in love with a Bolivian eau de vie. Now he wants America to fall in love with it, too.
Gentleman Scholar
March 26 2014 6:48 PMUnder What Circumstances Should a Gentleman Fight a Duel in 2014?
Brow Beat
March 19 2014 5:02 PMOn the Origins of Foxes and Hedgehogs: Is Nate Silver Really a Fox?
Gentleman Scholar
March 5 2014 5:22 PMBlunt AdviceWhich recreational drugs should a gentleman use?
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 19 2014 2:46 PMIs It Always Rude to Point at Other People?
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 12 2014 3:33 PMWhat Kind of Dessert Does a “Real” Man Make for His In-Laws?Culinary advice for gentlemen-in-training.
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2014 5:42 PMThe Best Concise Explanation of American Football
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 22 2014 4:38 PMA Gentleman Does Not Leave His Shirt Untucked Like Some Kind of D-Bag
Drink
Jan. 8 2014 11:58 AMThree Days of Vodka With Gary ShteyngartA boozy trip down memory lane—and through Russian history—with the author of Little Failure.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 26 2013 12:46 PMThe Year in Gentlemanly Advice 2013Addenda, errata, and follow-ups, plus some advice about peeing in pay phones.

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