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 to the French, Cinco de Mayo to our southern neighbors, originally colonized by Spain. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated nowhere as in as large of […]
If there’s one thing Americans know to do on July 4th, it’s have parades and barbeques, fly American flags, light off fireworks, and in general, enjoy a day well into summertime. No instructions necessary! But even this most patriotic of holidays has become commercialized, and as we prepare to once again celebrate the day that, […]
The first Saturday in May is a special day in America: Churchill Downs runs the Kentucky Derby. Gents don’t need to live in Kentucky to celebrate beautiful weather, strong horses, and well-hatted women. So, here are some tips for you to make the most out of Derby Day The Attire Often Derby Day (or Easter Sunday) […]
Wedding season is upon us and chances are you have at least one or two to attend this summer, which begs the question: “What does a Gent Wear to a Summer Wedding?” First rule: Read the invitation! Even if an explicit dress code is not stated, a lot of clues can be inferred from the […]
Did you know that in the 1940’s and 50’s a bachelor party was called a “gentleman’s dinner”? Ironically enough, the activities commonly participated in at bachelor parties today hardly constitute anything a “gentleman” would approve of. Instead bachelor dinners were designed for male bonding and to celebrate the groom-to-be’s rite of passage from single to […]
Not sure what to get your old man for Father’s Day, but pretty positive the last thing he wants is another tie? Chances are you’re right. In all likelihood, your Dad is dreaming up something a little more…technologically advanced for Father’s Day. This year, and probably every year to come, sees electronic gadgets and multi-use […]
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