The tips I’ve picked up from the chaps at Goldman Sachs have been priceless. Most of them are common knowledge and adding them to the various volumes of A Guide To Being A Man, simply affirms their truth. At the end of the day, we as men want to walk this world with our heads held high comfortable in the knowledge that we are true to ourselves and that which we believe in. This confidence is found through a deep belief in our actions. An understanding that what we do – when broken down – is true to ourselves. Should this belief waver, we would find ourselves questioning our actions which would result in doubt creeping into our psyche which would compound and lead to a lack of confidence. This is a dark place to be for any man and we should strive to never scoop to those depths. Strive to be more like the man you were made to be. Everyday. Strive!
Twice a year GQ release a Style Edition magazine which I consider to be a form of style-bible. In the mag, the fellas at GQ deal with everything from suits to watches to etiquette to casual wear and it’s everything I want as a conscious gentleman. In their current Style Edition (Autumn/Winter 2014) Quasim Gamiet offers up twenty commandments which will help you to “upgrade your life”, which is exactly what I’m about here at The Noblest Rogue. Here are ten of those commandments.
I had to attend a function recently and was running short on time after work. I raced home, freshened up and pulled out one of my blazers. I’d bought a couple new pocket squares recently at Trenery and wanted to make use of one of them to finish off my look. I checked in to The Noblest Rogue for some tips on folding a killer square and realised that what I had posted previously was an absolutely worthless piece of advice. My bad. An image or drawing on how to fold something never makes sense and the best way to learn is to see it being done right in front of you with exact instructions. As I made my way to the function, I told myself that an updated post on how to fold a pocket square was a must on The Noblest Rogue! I want you to look your best and when you have a doubt over something style-related, I want you to come right here to find your answers.
I’ve had a weekend of introspection. For the month of August, I’ve decided to lay off the booze. A dry month is something which I’ve done on an annual basis for the past couple of years and I generally use the time to clear my thoughts. In general my weeks are spent focusing on work related issues whilst my weekends have consisted of me dealing with some sort of hangover, which really leaves me no time to meditate on bettering myself. It’s all good and well reading self-help books and what not, but to see any true form of improvement, I need to digest the info, understand it and then project it. Here are some more tips for you from Goldman Sachs. Digest and project if you feel the need.
What is the point of a 30 second advert which sees a company try to throw as much information at the viewer as possible in as short a time as possible? Why not flesh it out? That’s why I love this type of advertising. If you have a premium product – which JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL is – a 30 second short won’t do your product justice. In this short film/advert, JOHNNIE WALKER have again aligned their luxury BLUE LABEL with the gentleman in all of us. They’ve created a scenario which we strive to achieve and yet kept the honour of it. The short film stars Jude Law and that Italian guy who acted in ‘Casino Royal’ that one time.