Gents Only

“You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir. 

For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance.” 

― Richelle E. Goodrich


Famous Mustaches

Hurd Hatfield (1917-1998) in The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1945.

“Gentleman: An imaginary creature found in Jane Austen novels.” 

― Natalya Vorobyova



“Being male is a matter of birth. 

Being a man is a matter of age. 

But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” 

― Srinivas Shenoy

A Good Combination, Gordon, McKay & Co., 1922

Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, by August Sander. 1914.

“About this business of being a gentleman: I paid so heavily for the fourteen years of my gentleman’s education that I feel entitled, now and then, to get some sort of return.” 

― Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That

Met Gala high society escorts (the classic definition, tsk). 1938.

You want to be a dandy like Ramon Novarro? Be prepared to shell out what today would be $5,000.

Motion Picture Classic Magazine. 1926.

Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, Prince Imperial of France.

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