I’m in Italia at the moment. Instead of posting this when it first came out, I decided to hold on to it until now.
As with all things Tom Ford, it just gets better with time, so I’m going to enjoy re-reading it, in the piazza with a cafe americano…
I swear he is the sexiest man-beast on earth.
He’s on the cover of the current AnOther Magazine and inside he has a fabulous chat with Jefferson Hack, about his Five Easy Lessons In How To Be A Modern Gentleman.
Here they are:
1.)You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.
3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.
4. Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.
5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.