Kids, I’m looking at my wardrobe and anxiously looking for my torch to blaze the whole mess down. Why? Two words- Tom Ford has spoken and you and I must listen…
anothermag: 1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
Respect? Kids, I barely respect myself when I wake up in the morning with last night’s toffee stained elephant polka pj’s dangling off my legs. But at least I think I look cute. Of course them bitches never forgave me when I turned up for my cafe latte with my elephant pj’s peeking above my long johns.
2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.
Work? That’s a joke right? What proper gentleman actually has a job? I prefer to make ends meet courtesy of my family trust fund- it’s easier on the nerves if you know what I mean…
3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.
Manners? Oh dear- it’s beginning to sound as if I am a vagrant. To be honest I prefer it when others carry my coat. At least I have the decency to dry clean the damn thing- that should count for manners?
4. Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.
Pretentious. Moi? Hardly- that would be bad form- right Tom- not that you have a sliver of pretension in your bones- not you sweet Jesus Tom.
5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.
Oh dear there goes my summer and my entire wardrobe. Kids- I must confess I grew up in the Antipodes where flip flops are de riguer. Tom- can I add one aside? I do believe shorts should also be worn (apart from the tennis court- naturally of course) in those moments when the temperature hovers above 100 farenheit. But lest I offend I will make sure to wear my breachers under them.
If only we could all be gentlemen….