Making a Gentleman 7

Men’s Must-Haves

Who is the modern man? He is prepared, pleasant and principled. He is compassionate yet resilient. Tech-savvy but not ignorant of the classics.  I asked some friends and readers for their laundry list of what exactly makes a modern man. Here’s what they said. Add yours to our Facebook page!

Owns a bow tie and knows how to tie it.
Owns a pair of Happy Socks.
Knows how to make a pink martini.
Owns a pair of slim fit pants.

Works hard and finds ways to release the stress outside the home.
Leaves a generous tip for his server.
Tosses out his PJ pants and t-shirts when they get unsightly.
Makes the bed if he’s the last one up.
Never says he is “babysitting” his own offspring,
Can navigate any grocery store solo: from nursing pads and Anbesol 
 to shallots and chia seeds.
Can help sew on merit badges on a Scout sash.
Can play poker til the wee hours and still drive a morning carpool.
Can change a tire without calling AAA.
Appreciates a beautiful yard and is able to plant and maintain one.
Can hang his own flat screen TV on the wall.
Opens the door for women. And anyone following behind him.