Life of a Gent: The Irrepressible Twosome

Meet the renowned contemporary artists who have a knack for style

Winner of the Nobel Price in Literature, Luigi Pirandello said, “Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.”  Contemporary artists well-versed in hip-hop culture, Lord Jordvn and Chris Waters of Wavy Souls exude stylish elegance in their chic aesthetics and graceful conversational tone.  In the realm of rugged, acerbic rap artists, the enriched individuals of Wavy Souls emanate sophisticated mannerisms that only those who are well-versed in the idiosyncrasies of a modern gentleman can manifest.  The preeminence of Wavy Souls is distinct, and through their sophisticated and polished mannerisms, they are able to sanction astounding success in all avenues of life.

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The coruscating lyricists of Wavy Souls embody cultivated individualists encumbered with the propriety of hip-hop culture. The imperturbable comportment of Chris Waters is a striking contrast to the genial affability of Lord Jordvn which provide a pedagogic view onto the divergent qualities a modern gentleman can truly possess.  Although dissimilar in their disposition, they have a recherché affinity that allows them to produce exceptional mellifluous lyrics that propitiate those listening.  Their edgy, avant-garde approach to gritty, telltale songs allows them the conviction to be at the forefront of remarkable performances, and the presentation of their lyrical renditions are portrayed in an effervescent fashion.  Prodigious individuals of extraordinary talents, Wavy Souls atypical approach towards music allows for them to be conspicuously revered in modern hip-hop culture.

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The topical success of Wavy Souls was not without arduous setbacks.  Dealing with an intransigent view from his parents, Lord Jordvn had to deal with feedback from the sometimes vulgar candor found within the verity of his message.  Although it was difficult at first, Lord Jordvn took a fundamental approach and eventually was able to receive the countenance of his parents when they saw his exceedingly virile commitment to his craft. In contrast, taking his roots from poetry, Chris Waters found it onerous to translate his old craft into a new one.  He indadvertedly found that it was not a blasé translation into hip-hop, and although the messages he wanted to portray were similar, the rhetoric was extravagantly different.

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Performing with an ardor of only found in those that are truly committed to their passion, Wavy Souls remembers their initial performance.  When reminiscing about their first formal show, they recall performing a song that was not entirely completed.  A testament to their bravado and the ability to work under pressure, they were still able to finish by ad libbing various lyrics; leading to a mediocre performance. A stark contrast to their first performance, Wavy Souls now conduct themselves in a much more disciplined fashion, formulating a well thought out performance that astonishes any who watch.  The extreme assertiveness of their presence coupled with bridled self-confidence has led to numerous outstanding and memorable performances that have resulted in a superlative career of high stature.

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When posed with their definition of a gentleman Wavy Souls elucidates characteristics that they exude assiduously.  Lord Jordvn explains, “It’s not just doing the average but going above and beyond with your personality; whether it be through holding doors or dressing a little bit nicer.  It is caring a little bit more than the average person.”  Extremely powerful advice, Lord Jordvn shows an importance of fastidious minuscule aspects that exude the traits of a gentleman.  A gentleman is unique in that he stands out from the status-quo by putting particularly recognized effort in the way he carries himself among others.  Chris Waters further clarifies that it is about “how you look, how you dress, and how you treat people.” The persona that you portray to others is extremely pivotal in Chris Waters’ definition of the modern gentleman, and the recollection that others have of you is vastly important.  Through their explanation of these distinct characteristics, Wavy Souls show that they are remarkably well-versed in the traits of a gentleman; exuding unbridled class in all that they do.

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Men of sophisticated elegance, Wavy Souls continues to amaze and entertain titanic crowds through their exceptionally compelling music and remarkably engaging performances.  True gentleman at heart, their unique approach to music will allow them future successes in the hip hop scene.  As purveyors of the gentleman lifestyle, the Minimalistic Gent recognizes Wavy Souls as two unforgettably well-mannered individuals who display civilized finesse in everything that they do.  Poised for prosperity, we can not wait to hear of their future endeavors!

The Prestige of the Drink Virtuoso

Some of the best interactions between individuals is through the consumption of  liquor that slacken the disposition of the meeting and exalt merriment of enjoying the present.  Should you want to unwavering confidence when ordering your beverage, you’ll need the Minimalistic Gent’s guide to drinks.

A trendsetter and a virtuoso at exuding confidence, a gentleman knows exactly what delectable drink is suitable for the situation.  His knowledge is plentiful, inspiring those around him, yet he is not brash in his mastery of liquor to boast about his expertise.  Understanding the minuscule impact that a choice of drink has on the jollity of a situation is pivotal, and a gentleman never conjectures a presumption of others based on their drink of choice.  Instead, a gentleman is an ornate man of cultured predisposition, keen on the pleasures of company,  whom utilizes his mastery to relish in the moments of leisure.

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A word of warning, a true gentleman never overindulges in the seductive appeal of overconsumption, as it can lead to ostentatious behavior that provide a recalcitrant, obstreperous atmosphere that others will eschew from.  True gentleman know the value of equanimity in social settings and repudiating a drink when one is beginning to feel the tactile vulgarity of belligerence.  Keeping the high spirits of your company is more important than selfish binge-drinking that will manifest negative perceptions of a forlorn and immature individual who is both delinquent and undisciplined.

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The beginnings of one’s journey to being a connoisseur or liquor is an understanding of the zeitgeist of drinks that are tried and true classics.  Knowledge of the liquors associated with timeless antiquity provide a backbone to the process of educating yourself on a diverse flavor palette.  Classical drinks such as the martini, old-fashioned, and Manhattan are robust cocktails with indestructible timelessness.  Contemporary classic drinks such as the Cuba Libre, Irish coffee, and the margarita all provide an air of modern sophistication that others will appreciate.  Even the comprehension of the types of fine liquors such as cognac, scotch, and bourbons will allow you a deeper grasp on the intricacies of these deep spirits with a multitude of infinitesimal flavors that only true virtuosos will understand.  Whatever your drink of choice is, having a willingness to venture into new, uncomfortable territory will enable you a thorough education on the vastness of liquor.

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As a gentleman, one understands that mastery does not come from a singular instance.  Instead it is the commitment to the process that enables one to become extraordinary.  The act of trying a new beverage at each opportune allows for a direct and expedient way of refining your palette.  In addition, the act of humbling yourself and asking a suggestion from the bartender will enable a fresh perspective from an experienced specialist who can imbue knowledge only an aficionado can provide.  Only through experience and an inclination to understanding the perplexing world of alcohol can one truly assimilate the expertise that one desires.

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The peregrination of comprehending the extensive world of liquor is an ongoing process filled with boundless information that can improve one’s boundless cognition.  Always keep in mind that ordering a beverage is not a critical, momentous event, and that you should not be portentous when exhibiting your understandings.  Never allow yourself to stress on the intricacies of liquor, and instead, enjoy the jovial time you have with your company.  Confidence in the ordering process simply provides an excellent medium to the vivacity of enjoyment, and others will appreciate the knowledge you provide.  The exuberance of partaking of a drink with others is a cheerful experience, and a true gentleman has a profound understanding of liquor which exude his subtle confidence that others will admire.

Life of a Gent: The Vigorous Ascender

Meet the contemporary fashionista with a passion for climbing.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

Soft, powdery chalk envelops the entire flooring of the Arch Project Climbing Center; a place where many take on the new and exciting activity of climbing a plethora of paths carved across a 2,000 sqft climbing surface.  Inventive individuals take their physical prowess to the test in creative and fulfilling approaches to the climb.  A purveyor of his new-found passion of indoor rock climbing (bouldering), Gray Goodhue embodies a true gentleman that has set himself to succeed in a challenging atmosphere.  A former practitioner of Kajukenbo (a portmanteau of Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Kenpo, and Boxing), Gray’s deep roots in martial arts allowed him the physical prowess that many admire and revere in him.  Clad in contemporary clothing, Gray is a master at combining wardrobes of dissimilar styles while still paying strong homage to the zeitgeist of men’s dress. A perplexing individual with a strong conviction to his beliefs, Gray exhibits an inspirational disposition of confidence that others admire.

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Credence in one’s capabilities is an extremely paramount factor in accomplishing one’s goals, but learning that your notable skills are not as relevant in a new endeavor is extremely humbling.  Facing bouldering for the first time was a grueling escapade that forced Gray to look internally for the willpower to endure the difficulties of developing an unfamiliar climbing adroitness.  Acknowledgement of his personal fortitude and his exceptional dexterity had Gray going into climbing from a predisposed place of competence.  In hindsight, Gray quickly learned the fallacy of his misunderstandings after failed attempts through the pathways that were exceedingly difficult.  “The first day I thought it was all about strength.  I was totally wrong.  There are so many techniques involved in bouldering such as smooth transitions and the ability to minimize wasted energy” Grey explains. After pensive practice, Gray eventually understood the importance of an open mind which was a turning point in understanding that the most pivotal attribute needed to succeed was a nonpartisan approach to fresh endeavors. Having an extremely fortified mindset towards accomplishing the new-found obstacles he faced in bouldering, Gray showed impeccable ascendancy to sovereignty over his limitations, and has expanded his mindset to succeed in this new craft.  The supposition he once had towards his own abilities had to be superseded by an indomitable willpower, and Gray exemplifies this trait through the accomplishments he has seen in bouldering.

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Bouldering inevitably caused Gray to become part of a community that valued equivalently powerful mindsets towards the accomplishment of their goals.  Gray stressed the importance of the community in bouldering, with various individuals often advising and mentoring others in maximizing their potential and offering tips to further their technique.  By having other individuals who were willing to share their modus operandi to finishing their routes, Gray found an expedited pathway to improving his competence at his new expertise.  Social interaction allowed Gray to feel part of a faction of individuals whom shared homogenous interests and corresponding positive mindsets that were impactful in Gray’s astute progress.

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When asked to explain his definition of a gentleman, Gray speaks from a position of authoritative experience.  “A gentleman shows maturity in the respect he has for others. He also feels good about himself and is confident in his ability to affect others in a positive way” Gray explains.  An individual who is able to elucidate clearly the traits of a gentleman, Gray is enamored with the idea of dressing for success.  Known for his stylish everyday attire, Gray is not afraid to push the bounds of men’s fashion while still keeping it appropriate for the situation at hand.  Making divergent adjustments that exude his idiosyncratic methodology to individuality, he is never faulted for being overly ostentatious in his attire.  A classy man in every sense of the word, Gray always portrays an impeccably dressed, well-mannered individual that has a deep yearning for prosperity in all that he does.

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Having the fearlessness to pursue a new endeavor utterly and without hesitation is a true mark of a gentleman that is ready to find his life’s avocation.  Making the transition from proficient martial artist to dexterous bouldering practitioner has allowed Grey a new perspective on the viability of pursuing new aspirations. The Minimalistic Gent, therefore, recognizes Gray Goodhue as a true purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle and can not wait to hear of his accomplishments in the world of bouldering.  Having a cultivated willingness to engage in unconventional activities of fulfillment are the marks of a modern gentleman, and Gray has put himself in a substantial position to eventually become a virtuoso at his new craft.

Life of a Gent: The Evocative Erudite

Meet the dapper gentleman with a humble disposition and inspirational presence.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

The glint of a glorious stainless steel Engineer’s ring reflects off the finger of an affable individual who exudes an enigmatic, congenial character. A man of action greeting others with a sincere smile, he speaks with a warm tonality that is gentle and tranquil tone yet indicative of an intellectual with a deep background in education. A striking bon vivant with an extraordinary sense of fashion, Jake Shirokane is a man of distinct character who is well-versed in eclectic dress and impeccable manners.  A humble individual with a plethora of skills, Jake is always seen with a radiant disposition and speaks with an elegant avidity indicative of an erudite of interpersonal communication.  Indomitable in achieving his goals, Jake exudes a gentleman character that provides a deep respect from his peers and a curiosity as to the identity of the man of mystery.

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A diffident youth, Jake faced challenges stemmed from his introverted nature coupled with insecurities about his own personal self-confidence.  Jake reminisces about life as an adolescent; lacking a passion and a point of direction which left him astray in a rut of mediocrity.  A far-cry from the gentleman we see today, Jake remembers not being especially happy during those times and found a loneliness from a lack of companionship. Facing the divorce of his parents at the age of 10 was an unfathomable situation requiring the recalibration of his lifestyle.  The recalcitrant attitudes he had were only fueled by the separation of his parents, and although his family understood the arduous stress that the situation caused, he found himself hard to adjust to the multitudinous difficulties.  At such a young age, Jake showed the fervor of a true gentleman of tenacity.  While adjusting to the biweekly schedule of seeing his parents, Jake found an assortment of hobbies such as building RC cars.  Working on this pastime took his mind off his anxiety which is a testament to his resourcefulness as a person, but it was also the support of familial figures such as his grandpa that aided him. Now, known as a genial man of confidence, Jake has a wonderful relationship with his parents and is able to inspire others through his systematic methodologies on pursuing his passion.

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Eventually finding his passion in dance, none would guess from first glance that Jake is a purveyor of the b-boy (breakdancing) dance style.  Not one to boast of his accomplishments, Jake has won numerous tournaments due to the exceptional work ethic he commits to.  While in college, Jake did lose the fervor he once had for his craft, and took a year from the implementation of his dreams in a misguided mindset on the path of maturity.  Settling for the preplanned path of the status quo left Jake with a feeling of something absent in his life, and he eventually found his way back to the zealous commitment he once had for the dance. With new found vehemence, Jake fortified his ambitions to find a way to make his dreams a reality and has excelled at finding clarity in his life since that pivotal decision.  Jake continues to strive towards mastery of his craft, and is well prepped on paving his path to success.

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Speaking with an avidity only a true practitioner can offer, Jake discusses the important traits of a modern gentleman. “Gentlemen definitely have class.  They are respectful and considerate, and their sense of style can be definitely seen by others.  A gentleman is not boastful and loud; he is subtle and still able to stand out,” Jake emphatically explains. As can be seen by the way Jake carries himself, he understands the need for an understated approach to your persona.  A gentleman inspires others in a way that is understated and sometimes inscrutable, but he is able to galvanize the amelioration in others to be outstanding.  A worldly, suave man of elegance, Jake unquestionably exhibits his definition of a gentleman on his daily interactions with others.

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Always humble and never without a jubilant smile, Jake is an undeniable virtuoso of the radiant personality needed to be an inspirational figure.  The Minimalistic Gent recognizes Jake Shirokane as a true purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle, and we are most excited to see his future successes in all of his endeavors.  There are individuals around us that provide a beacon of positivity and an air of sophistication that inspire us to be better, and Jake’s approach to subtle gentleman class is a verifiable example of the modern chivalries of an impassioned individual well-versed in the tutelage of life experiences.

Life of a Gent: The Resolute Motorist

Meet the gregarious gentleman with an ardor for extreme speed and timeless style.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

It’s 6:25PM, and I feel the rumble of an HKS single exit exhaust system that unnerves my senses and vibrates the outer reaches of my skin as it approaches.  The slowly increasing sound reverberates through the quiet neighborhood, and I can see the voluptuous luster of a sleekly designed Subaru BRZ that contains the most engaging of gentleman, John. John Datu is a newly graduated finance major who has a deep appreciation for things that roar in the night.  He is a purveyor of the tantalizing culture of car modifications while being regarded as an affable and gregarious character whom is always willing to lend an ear to another.  A gentleman in every aspect, he is not afraid to be distinguished by his love of cars while carrying himself with a strong confidence that is unshakeable in the face of risk.

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A true purveyor of tribulations, he still continues to enjoy what he loves despite serious drawbacks and dangerous difficulties.  Dealing with the loss of two cars would be detrimental to most, but John still retains his infatuation with cars while being determined to never lose the drive for his passion.  Losing his Nissan 300Z to an almost deadly accident and having to deal with constant engine failures of his following Mazda RX-8 has constantly riddled John’s life by creating barricades to his path.  “It sucked!” John commented when discussing his hardships.  It took two painstaking years of sharing his family cars until John finally achieved his goal to buy his 2017 Subaru BRZ.  The catastrophes that beset his progress, in creating a truly desirable car that he can be pleased with, were great but a true gent like John knows how to persevere.

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His current car, a metallic silver 2017 Subaru BRZ is a work in progress that is perpetually being improved.  The ebony ceramic coated wheels, offset by Japanese decals and a Nike Air Jordan tag hanging from the rear all show John’s other lighthearted pleasures.  Greatly knowledgable in the functions and capabilities of different components, John never makes someone feel obtuse.  In a world of pompous car aficionados indoctrinated on the highbrowed mastery of vehicles, John stands out through unwavering patience and fervor for his love of cars.  His passion can be seen instantaneously as a singular topic about cars provides him with enough momentum to educate someone on a plethora of car terms.  More than willing to explain and expand on trivial questions that non car experts would have, he never ridicules individuals.  Instead he provides valuable knowledge to the questioner and provides them with a thorough explanation to exemplify those interested in his craft.

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Even though John is a part of the virile, aggressive culture of altering cars, he is a true gentleman.  When asked to elucidate his definition of a refined gentleman, he emphatically said, “A gentleman should uphold his strong arguments yet understand the view points of others.  Open mindedness and an ability to adapt go hand-in-hand when talking about gentleman.” Well-spoken on the subject, John attributes Anthony Bourdain as the secular epitome of the gentleman lifestyle.  “In No Reservations he travels all around the world and learns about the cultures of other people.  He has strong opinions from his own perspective, but he is always willing to learn before making a keen judgment,” John comments.  Evident in his actions, John keeps an open mind when trying to comprehend information from others.  In such a noisy information filled age, it is important to stand behind the distinguished viewpoints you have in life.

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The Minimalistic Gent recognizes John Datu as a purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle.  Persevering through two detrimental wreckages and still retaining his passion for cars is the mark of a well built individual who continues to push forward despite the complications that life throws you.  John is such a joy to be around that he is easily designated as a cordial and personable car enthusiast that has a bright future ahead of him!

The Value Proposition of a Rolex

For many, owning their first Rolex is a sign of success and affluence that many aspire to achieve.  Should you be ready to purchase your first Rolex, you’ll need the Minimalistic Gent’s guide to understanding the value proposition of this easily distinguishable watch.

When talking about his prominent character James Bond, Ian Fleming, the creator of the James Bond novels, articulated, “He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex.”  Founded in 1905 by German watchmaker Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex, as a brand, reached elegant prominence in professional settings to be the ubiquitous object signaling success. Seeded in the ownership of prominent A-list celebrities, affluent entrepreneurs, and successful individuals globally, the exalted excellence that Rolex emanates is prestigious.  Although there are other opulent brands that connoisseurs will argue in favor of, none are as illustriously known as Rolex.  Experience is the best educator on the indoctrination of  an aficionado, and we advise every successful gentleman to own at least one Rolex in their lifetime.

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To proselytize the rationale for possessing a Rolex, one must look at the zeitgeist of the brand’s history.  The prolific name Rolex stemmed from the ease of pronunciation across all cultures and the eloquent way it displayed on the actual timepieces.  Owning the epic tale of the creation of the very first water-proof watch, Rolex’s historical feats are numerous.  Crossing the English Channel in 1927, the Rolex Oyster passed a true trial of its water-proof capabilities by being on the wrist of Mercedes Gleitze and retaining full functionality throughout the strenuous ordeal.  1933 also marked a year where Rolex garnered huge media publicity; being on the wrists of the crew who first flew over Mount Everest. Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1935 set the land speed world record at 300mph while wearing a Rolex which attests to the unique narratives that make this brand so noteworthy.  With innumerable legends riddled throughout history, Rolex has ascertained a fabled legacy of being found on the wrists of successful individuals.

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Historic significance of the brand has cemented Rolex’s prominence in the watch industry, but it is their attention to the finished product that continues the perpetuation of their legacy.  Withstanding an entire year of testing, each Rolex is hand-crafted with extravagant materials that are manufactured in-house.  Unstinting lengths are undertaken in the makeup of these horological masterpieces; with Rolex having all of the internal resources to produce their own fine materials such as steel and gold. Rolex sets elevated standards when it comes to their craftsmanship, and their research and design team are continually pushing the extortionate standards that allow Rolex their imaginative yet pragmatic designs.  The name Rolex is synonymous with hand-crafted quality and premier exclusivity that any successful gentleman can truly appreciate.

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As a purveyor of the Minimalistic Gent lifestyle, one must wonder the rationale behind owning an extravagant watch of opulence.  The functionality of utilizing a singular watch exacerbates the need for that timepiece to be a superlative object of quality and recognition.  Rolex is a global brand, and there are few watch companies that are equally appreciated by both casual enthusiasts and zealous savants which indicates their prominence in contemporary culture.  When making the life decision  to live with less, high quality items, one can not deny the paramount value proposition that Rolex offers.

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Owning a Rolex is a prominent milestone signaling prosperous success. Historically, the brand has always respected the impressive accomplishments of others, and they will always be found on the wrists of awe-inspiring individuals with a taste for excellence.  With such an incredible legacy, every gentleman should eventually achieve their aspiration of owning one of these stupendous watches. The quintessential accessory that every gentleman should own is a superb wrist watch, and Rolex provides an excellent value proposition for it to be your watch of choice.

A New Perspective to Collecting Items

A true gentleman knows that clutter and disorganization are two of the key ineffectual habits that inhibits productivity.  As individuals who still enjoy the grandeurs of life, a modern approach to the acquisition of items needs to be taken in order to reduce the stress associated with a large amount of possessions.

Accumulating a plethora of goods has become a typical status quo of what it means to be a purveyor of success.  As previous curators of anything collectible, we too once felt the incessant need to purchase additional items in order to find the temporary boost of contentment from the ownership of something fresh.  Unfortunately, this feeling is fleeting and is not an interminable path to elation, so an avant-garde alternative would be to change your personal definition of collecting.

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Instead of collecting mass amounts of items, resolve to procure only the upscale, precious items that virtuosos appreciate.  Eliminating the cursory enjoyment you receive from constant purchases, delve into the realm of collecting significant, unforgettable pieces that any connoisseur would appreciate.  Whatever you are collecting and find value from, commit to downsizing the collection to fund the acquisition of the items of most magnificence in that particular sector.  Seemingly counter-intuitive, this instead enables you to relinquish items that are not as pivotal to your curation of items and enables you freedom of space to really appreciate the nonpareil items that others will admire.

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An example of the conceptualization of this divergent idea can pertain to a gentleman’s watch collection.  There is a functional limitation of only needing to wear a singular watch on one’s wrist at any given moment.  Therefore, downsizing a collection of 12 watches would potentially allow for the purchase of higher-end watches with stronger value propositions.  Having three impressively expensive, high-quality watches would instead enable one the ability to upgrade into the grandeur of a connoisseur’s collection of opulence instead of a huge collection of clutter.

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In your pursuit of an unparalleled, condensed collection you will understand that in almost all collecting habits there is always a better item that is perhaps more expensive or exclusive.  This truth enables you to still find deep enjoyment in the hobby of collecting but in a different contemporary way.  With the example of watches, you are limited to three high-end solid watches.  The pleasure derived from this collecting process is from the choices made on what items can remain and which ones must be removed.  Frequent upgrades are possible in this collecting style which will not take away the euphoria experienced from the purchase of new, fresh products. Being concise with your collection means removing items to fund or upgrade new ones; enabling you to attain items you never thought was possible.

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Frankly, being a minimalist takes discipline, and being an austere gentleman who is rigid on his accumulation of possessions requires onerous decisions that are not natural to many.  Due to factors such as the eminence of social media, many see the accumulation of large quantities as an indication of success.  In reality though, the upkeep of titanic collections leads to unnecessary stress stemmed from living a profligate lifestyle.  In your journey of cultivating your gentleman persona, you also need to cultivate your collecting habits to be concise, prestigious, and significant.  Many minimalists will advocate for the total abandonment of any type of collecting habits, but we believe that fulfillment can come from items if they are invaluable to you.  The negative term hoarder comes from the idea of uncontrollable, habitual collecting, so find the items that are most pivotal in your collection to ensure you are viewed as the prestigious gentleman that has a keen eye to the majestic splendors of the world.

 

Life of a Gent: The Impassioned Adviser

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

It’s 12:31AM, and the mostly vacant gymnasium is hushed by the monotonous murmur of vacuums from janitorial workers accompanied by the piercing clash of metallic plates striking the ground.  Most lie in the comfort of their den at this ostentatious hour, but the few that remain are motivated and engaged in their exercises.  The antithesis to the roaring activity of the peak hours of business, this gym only contains individuals that are tenacious enough to take an austere path towards their goals.  Entering the gym, one man exudes an affable vibrancy that captivates the attention of others; as this type of liveliness is much too uncommon at this late hour. Providing a well spirited greeting to companions and acquaintances, this man is incredibly versed in the art of conversation but completes his cordialities expeditiously.  By being a congenial character of unmistakable confidence, he remains a character that provides a robust perspective on life while having a knack for engaging dialogue. A true gentleman with an internal persistence to flourish, Matt Nguyen is an indomitable individual with a convivial personality that inspires others to succeed.

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A carefree, affirmative individual, Matt attributes harsh circumstances to the powerful conviction he imbues in others.  When most adolescences were worrying about their academics and social interactions in middle school, Matt witnessed first hand the obstacles that life delivers.  Witnessing the effects of two cycles of chemotherapy treatments on his mother provided him with a deep understanding of the unfortunate events that individuals face, and the lack of parental figures, due to his separated parents working diligently to pay bills, showed him the strength needed to be an independent individual.  Facing other challenges, Matt turned to substance abuse at a young age to cope with the pain he felt from his circumstances.  “I did amounts that you hear people die from… lethal dosages,” Matt uttered solemnly.  A true purveyor of success, Matt was able to drastically change his life through the meeting of his mentors whom offered him direction to stray from his deleterious path. Through his personal hardships, Matt found strength by rising above his circumstances and becoming the jovial individual who offers the same positive support to others.

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Through his own mentors, Matt was inspired to radiate support to those who lacked direction in their lives.  Coming from the hardships that he endured, Matt is driven to imbue hope unto others to show that their past situations do not define their future.  Seeing the financial problems that his own family had to face inspired him to pursue an unconventional path that is both personally and financially rewarding.  “I want to be there when my kids are doing drugs.  I want to be there to talk to them and provide support,” Matt emphatically declares.  Finding the personal strength to overcome detrimental obstacles is the true mark of a gentleman and Matt’s life goal is to make a substantial difference in the lives of others.

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When asked for his personal definition of a gentleman Matt emphasized self-sufficiency.  “A gentleman knows how to take care of themselves and can hold down the fort for his family,” Matt explains.  A gentleman is self-aware and knows that it is unreasonable to believe that you will be agreeable to all others.  “A gentleman knows who they are and knows that they are not going to agree with everyone; and that is fine. A gentleman has patience with people” he explicates.  Impeccable manners and robust communication skills define the gentleman because he needs to communicate effectively and efficiently in order to divulge his vision.  An experienced individual versed in chivalry, Matt speaks with familiarity when describing the phenomenal traits of a true gentleman.

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A true mentor understands the need for his own constant self-development to empower others to change their live.  A strong individual with a powerful purpose, Matt displays the traits of a true leader in the face of adversity.  Instead of allowing his circumstances to negatively affect his life, Matt metamorphosed them into powerful strengths that will aid others and offer them hope in bleak situations.  Therefore, the Minimalistic Gent recognizes Matt Nguyen as a true purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle and cannot wait to see the impeccable work he will accomplish!