Thank you for visiting this free website and we hope reading through these pages will inspire you to join us, in a lifelong journey to become a better person, a distinct man, or quite simply put: The Complete Gentleman.
Whilst there are many resources available for men they are often too specific, scattered and/or disjointed. This site's aim is to bring all the different aspects of being a man under one roof: to provide an easy platform from which to aid the growth of, not just ourselves but, all men who wish to be more of The Complete Gentlemen.
In the words of Albert Einstein "Nothing happens until something moves". So, what are you waiting for? Please feel free to delve right in: Below is a table of contents with descriptions of the areas you can access via the Site Navigation Bar (found at the top left of every page).
It's important to be well prepared and one aspect of this is to be fully equipped. This area looks at the material things a gentleman should have to hand, from aiding his everyday working to getting him or someone else out of a serious difficulty. No more asking yourself "Now, if only I had......".
"Clothes maketh the man." said Mark Twain, whilst this is not the be-all and end-all, apparel is important and represents us to the outside world - Ignore the relevance of your dress style at your peril. This section has everything you need to know about clothes and wearing them (well)!
The definition of a Gentleman and it's origins. From Ancient Civilizations, up to the generations of today, we can see little has changed with regard to Man and his nature. This section charts the development in the principles of a Gentleman and outlines just how much there is to learn from the past that is relevant for us today - as Socrates said " The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms".
Planning a party, dinner, get-together or looking for something to do? Here is a list for each day of the year with at least one reason to celebrate it - not that a Gentleman needs a reason to celebrate. The Complete Gentleman does know how to entertain and be entertaining, this resource is your aid in being a great host, with distinction.
Most social interactions occur over drinks of one type or another (e.g. Beer, Coffee, Tea, Wine etc.) and so knowing about and being able to prepare/serve a variety of liquids should never be underestimated. Here we look at all types and styles of drinks for The Complete Gentleman to entertain and interact effectively with people from all backgrounds.
Manners are an important part of a Gentleman's over all outward appearance, they have great impact on how a Man is perceived by society at large. Etiquette are the rules of social interaction which can be summed up by the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself". Every place and activity from Airlines to the Workplace is covered for your thought, hopeful adoption, and development as The Complete Gentleman.
This has been a traditional role for a man - to provide and manage his and his families finances. Today this role is usually (and thankfully) a shared or joint endeavor. It is still, as ever though, important for a man to be responsible - including being able and willing to financially manage his life. Everything from Banking and Budgeting to Wealth and Wills is looked at, with a plethora of tips and techniques available, to help The Complete Gentleman build and develop his financial acumen.
There are very few things which can (and should) top the list as the most important aspect for our lives. If fitness is not at (or close to) the top of your list we strongly advocate a revision! This section gives theory and practice, in exercising, for beginners to the most advanced practitioners - covering all round activity for Cardiovascular, Flexibility and Strength Training. We have more workouts for you to follow than you could ever need!
Many social gatherings include food and, as stated in our Drinks section, knowing about and being able to prepare/serve a variety of food should never be underestimated. Here we look at all types and styles of food, good nutrition and cooking skills for The Complete Gentleman to entertain and enjoy the company of well fed friends and relatives.
Being prepared, equipped, skilled and able are regular themes for a Gentleman. This is found to great effect in many things and one of these is cooking. The Complete Gentleman can cook for himself and others and in this section you will find a cornucopia of recipes - both simple and challenging - to satisfy most gastronomic desires.
As with a gentleman's attire, his outward appearance is important. However, good grooming gains another dimension with his odor - and a man needs to smell good not just for himself but for other people around him. Consider your grooming from head to toe and learn all you need to know to be more of The Complete Gentleman.
It's time to switch off the TV and do something! A Gentleman of Leisure is never bored and has a host of things to do. Here we cover everything from Aquariums to Whittling, for you to find and indulge yourself. Whatever you choose to do, make it a passion and entertaining not just for yourself but those around you - be more of The Complete Gentleman.
A man needs to not just exercise his body but his mind also. We look at the why and what of learning and give guidelines for The Compete Gentleman to follow in gaining knowledge and culture. There are so many things to understand and know about that this really is a life time journey! "As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit." - Seneca.
The overall encompassing aspect of entertaining: the types, occasions and times of day or night for gatherings. Regardless if it's associates, family, friends or neighbors, The Complete Gentleman knows how to attend or host a great party. Everything from Afternoon Tea to Tiffin's are covered!
The characteristics of a Gentleman - What virtues, values, morals, beliefs etc. The Complete Gentleman might pursue in his life. Everything from Anger Management to Xenophobia is covered (there wasn't a suitable "Z" word to use here!), with practical ways on how to improve in these principles: " Perfect practice makes perfect" - Vince Lombardi.
We become a Son at birth, hopefully make friendships as we grow and then perhaps start Dating and learn about Romance - with all it's trials and tribulations. Maybe we end up becoming a Partner, Husband and/or a Father, we certainly encounter loss and grief, all of these things are defining moments in out lives - and rarely easy! Find a host of tips and techniques for these close relationships which make us Gentlemen.
Here we look at prevention (i.e. Security & Safety including First Aid) and potentially curative activities (i.e. fighting) - not just for you but, to help your loved ones and any people you encounter who may be in need.
Please note: our main motto is "Walk away" but sometimes your options are reduced to just one - Fight! We trust this may never happen however, being willing and being able to fight for your life are two different things! Thus we investigate methods (armed and unarmed) for "Street" situations and we highly recommend learning a Martial Art/Combat System (everything from Aikido to Wrestling is covered by us).
This is where you eat, sleep, play and rest - it's your base of operations - so it needs to be yours. No matter if it's a rented studio condo or mansion it must belong to you and reflect you, for you and your family and/or guests to be comfortable. Learn all the tricks of the trade...