Before most children are taught how to spell or how to count, they learn these few magic words: "yes, ma'am," "no, sir," "please," and "thank you." He described the Southern Gentleman as having “a natural dignity of manner” and “the utmost self-possession – that much coveted savoir faire, which causes a man to appear perfectly at home, whether it be in a hut or a palace.” He is “remarkably easy and natural, never haughty in appearance, or loud of voice – even when angry rarely raising his voice above the ordinary tone of gentlemanly conversation.”. We never really “arrive” at that destination. .wsite-button-inner {} Even if the only influence we have is on our own families, that is all the motivation we need. Before we start with that though, it’s good to point out that the title of “Southern Gentleman” should be thought of as a goal, and not a destination. He speaks to the women and men in such a calm fashion. It is not easy considering all that confronts us. Status: Nearly extinct. When I met him, I just knew he was different. Although "culture of honor" qualities have been generally associated with men in the southern United States, women in this region have also been affected and even shown some of the same qualities. It is just so natural and comfortable. He has a certain confidence. 803.569.6383. if (jQuery) { Training Up A Gentleman – My daughter in law's blog! And men can still be quite dominant and leaders without raising their voice. That is just who we are and the way we live. .wsite-phone {} Politeness. #wsite-content div.paragraph, #wsite-content p, #wsite-content .product-block .product-title, #wsite-content .product-description, #wsite-content .wsite-form-field label, #wsite-content .wsite-form-field label, .blog-sidebar div.paragraph, .blog-sidebar p, .blog-sidebar .wsite-form-field label, .blog-sidebar .wsite-form-field label {} .wsite-footer blockquote {} We feature all the classic services you expect from a traditional barber shop, along with some modern updates. How to be a contemporary gentleman. 1 decade ago. Before we start with that though, it’s good to point out that the title of “Southern Gentleman” should be thought of as a goal, and not a destination. Associated tropes: Dixie accent, Officer and a Gentleman. Common vices: Racism (including, in the appropriate period, actual slaveholding), drinking, smoking pipes and/or cigars, gambling, pride. _W.themeOptions = [];