4 Life Hacks For The Modern Gentleman

By on September 9, 2017
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There are certain things every guy should know.
From how to properly cook a steak to clear-cut rules on matching your dress shoes to your suit, these tips will make every guy’s life a little easier. Please read the following to know life Hacks on how to look like a Gentleman.

1. CLOTHING & STYLE
A. Roll your shirt sleeves the right way: Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your elbow. Then take the bottom (inside-out portion) and fold it up so it traps and covers the bottom cuff. Your shirt sleeves won’t unroll again.
B. Pack a suit without getting it wrinkled: Simply wrap the suit in tissue paper and place it in a bag to keep it in good condition. Also try to match your dress shoes and suits appropriately.
C. Invest in quality shoe trees: This will maintain the shape of your nice work shoes, prevent the leather from warping or cracking, and absorb any excess moisture from your shoes so they don’t rot from the inside out. Bespoke shoe trees are the best for your expensive shoes.
D. Go sockless without causing a stink: There’s an easy way to cheat that oh-so-popular sockless look. Loafer socks are undetectable, but effective at soaking up sweat so there’s no funky odor.
E. Let your shoes breath between wears: You shouldn’t just slip on the same trusty pair of dress shoes day after day. Why? Because if you let them rest they’ll stay alive that much longer.

2. GROOMING
A. Use a non-soap cleanser before you shave: Soap is bad for your skin. Really bad. The basicity of both liquid and bar soap dries your skin out and leaves it rough and raw. A non-soap cleanser like Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is best for daily use.
B. Tailor your haircut to your face shape: If you have a rounder face, get a haircut that’s tighter on the sides. If you have a longer face, ask for longer hair on the sides and around your temples.
C. Realize the effectiveness of a lingerie bag: Though a lingerie bag can be used for underwear, for men it becomes a great tool to wash loafer socks, watch straps, and anything else that might get lost in the tumble.

3. KITCHEN

A. Use your thumb to tell if your steak is cooked to temperature: Bring together your index finger and thumb and feel the fleshy area below the thumb — that’s what rare feels like. Do the same thing with your ring finger and thumb — that’s medium. And the same with the pinky finger and thumb — that’s well-done.
B. Eat chicken wings the right way: Eating drumsticks is easy, but the wing is a little harder because there are two bones. So learn how to eat the proper way, just in case you are out on a date.
C. Buy a really expensive, quality knife: It’ll last you forever, won’t dull as quickly, and will make cooking so much easier. In fact, you’ll even save money in the long run because you won’t keep buying cheap knives.
D. Sharpen your knives with a ceramic mug: A few strokes of the blade against the bottom is all you need. Just make sure the rough ceramic is exposed.

4. BAR

A. Know what kind of whiskey to drink and when: If you’re getting wasted with shots, well, whiskey is fine. If you want a spicy whiskey neat or on the rocks, go for a rye whiskey. Check out our full breakdown of what whiskey to drink when.
B. When adding ingredients to cocktails, always start with the cheapest For example, add your citrus, then fruit juice, then alcohol.
C. Make simple syrup in a pinch with lime juice and brown sugar: Mixed to taste, it’s a great substitute that won’t change the taste of the drink significantly.

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