Pipe smoking has been used by cultures all throughout the world, over many centuries, as part of sacred rituals, be they weddings, funerals, or the signing of treaties. First introduced in the French court as medicinal, the hobby soon caught on for the simple relaxing pleasure it brought. Tobacco came to be so valued that in colonial days you could pay your taxes in the state of Virginia in tobacco instead of money. Here at the Gents Blog we often
Several countries helped colonize the land that would eventually become the United States, so it's unsurprising that their legacy can still be seen in our holidays. Mardi Gras pays homage
Some people live very close to their family (and some don't live far enough away!) so they are used to seeing them regularly and don't need to make special plans
Many years ago DNA tests were used primarily for medical reasons (to help identify possible hereditary diseases) or legal ones (paternity testing). But since the very first "test at home"
Digital devices have managed to make standalone cameras, watches, and even house keys begin to disappear. Complementing this dematerialization caused by technology, a wave of minimalism is sweeping many developed
This guest article is written by our Gents Place car expert Brett Hatfield. You can find more of his writing here. Arguably the coolest of all male role models is James
In previous articles we've talked about both lifestyle and grooming choices you can use to help with wrinkles (and those recommendations are still valid!), but we didn't talk about what
In recent weeks various news stories have brought the topic of masculinity into the forefront of the national discussion in America. The phrase "toxic masculinity" is being used to identify
While some of us have a regular podcast rotation that we don't stray from, it's always good to expose yourself to shows you've never heard of. It may become a
This article is a guest post by Randall Hanauer. He runs family-owned R. Hanauer Bow Ties, founded by his father. All their ties are hand-cut and sewn in South Carolina.