We as men know all too well how tough it truly is to represent ourselves in this day and age. There are so many demands placed on us and with the dog-eat-dog nature of our ever changing worlds sees us as men constantly being subjected to various assumptions and expectations. The truth is that at times it can be tough to stay true to oneself. The key is to hold onto what you believe in and to never falter from those beliefs, lest you be called a hypocrite. Below I follow on from a previous post which dealt with traits and values that every man should strive to embody. Check out the first post – here – and then read the below.
As mentioned in a previous post, it is of little importance how much money you spend on a suit if it doesn’t fit you. I cannot stress this enough. I see so many men walking the streets of Cape Town wearing store-bought suits which simply do not fit them. It’s almost laughable and defeats the purpose of wearing the suit completely. Whilst getting a suit made for yourself may seem daunting, it is a process which we all need to undertake at some stage and the more you know about the do’s and don’t’s, the easier the process will seem. Following on from the previous post mentioned above, here are 5 more tips to ensure that you get the best tailored suit possible.
If you’re not trying to become a better man each and every day, then I’m not sure what you’re doing at The Noblest Rogue. I am a big believer of constantly looking for personal improvement and growth and am always willing to pass on some advice to you, dear reader. It’s why I’m here. Why I’m doing this. The concept of a gentleman has been lost in recent times and I it distresses me that we have let it slip from our grasp. Chivalry is of the utmost importance to a man and has the ability to define who he is. If it holds this much importance, why then would we not be interested in it? Here are a list of rules which we can abide, which will see us begin the process of rejuvenating chivalry. Are you keen?
It is of little importance how much money you spend on your suit or if it is made of the finest materials. If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. Let me repeat that: If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. This is simply the fact of the matter. As it is with most clothing, fit is key, and when it comes to tailoring a suit, fit will quite simply make or break the suit. GEtting a suit tailored can seem like a daunting task what with the almost endless number of option and styles to choose from. Where do you start? Here are 5 tips which should get you moving in the right direction.
This is the final instalment of a 6-volume series which involved a few tips from the guys at Goldman Sachs on being a man. When it boils down to it, you are who you are and as you journey through your life, you will be presented with gems of advice which you can choose to either discard or make use of. The choice is yours and if you feel something will nourish you and help you grow, then use it. If it won’t, don’t. I have found that most of their tips have made sense. Like the “ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats” advice below. Or the “never take an ex back.” That last one I’m wrestling with at the moment. Perhaps thats a story for another day.
There’s no point denying it, James Dean was a handsome man and an icon in his own time. He achieving a huge amount in the time he was given, before his tragic demise in 1955 at the age of 24. Dean was the quintessential rebel of the 50’s who seemed to single-handedly dress Hollywood down which lead some, at the time, to believe that he was not as iconic as his reputation suggested. The beauty is that James Dean didn’t necessarily aim to be iconic as his style was less considered, and perhaps more confident than that. Dean dressed like somebody who was extremely good-looking. Go figure.
I talk a lot about confidence. I believe in it and I believe that it is the backbone of any strong man. My goal at The Noblest Rogue is to help you feel better about yourself and to raise you up. This, in turn, will see you grow as a man and the better you feel about yourself, the more confident you will become. The only downside to confidence is that when you have it, other people can perceive this personal positivity as arrogance. Which is a big no-no in my books! There is nothing more sickening than an arrogant man. Confidence and arrogance are polar opposites and it is important that we men understand the difference.