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.

The Road to Exemplary Morning Routines

An efficient and efficient gentleman knows the importance of a smooth morning routine.  To have a framework for the smooth and facile process of starting your day, you’ll need the Minimalistic Gent’s guide to morning routines!

The monotonous echoes of an earsplitting sound that resonates through your bones, incites a feeling of distress and sorrow through the reverberation you feel from its unceasing sound.  Sound waves of this magnitude signal the significant choice one must make on the outcome of the day. It’s the crossroads of the choice to wake up expediently, and a true gentleman awakens with purpose and clarity on how the day will progress.

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The importance of a morning routines stems from a perpetuation of productivity.  Implore yourself to be exceedingly stringent on the timeframe that you wake up to ensure your schedule is flawless from the inception of your awakening.  The snooze button located adjacent to your bed may stir feelings of consternation, but this is an opportunity to be a conquerer in the face of adversity.  Hitting the snooze button is the ultimate sign of defeat and will lead to an unsatisfied compromise that will force you to rectify the lost time in some avenue of your busy day.

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By having a set schedule and clear understanding of what needs to be done in the morning, one can start their day in a mindset filled with magnificent clarity and richness.  Making your first step in the peregrination of constructing your perfect morning routine begins in the ability to be disciplined and committed to your ambitions. To elucidate one’s goals clearly is to put it on a pedestal of necessity.  Knowing that substantial aspirations require insurmountable work ethic allows for one to recognize the importance of daily timetables that will calendarize your finite time budget.

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The accomplishment of the meager and seemingly unimportant tasks that are a part of your daily routine enable your credence in yourself to accomplish greater tasks throughout the day.  Starting with positive conviction is important, but also reveling in the little triumphs of the day will produce an indomitable feeling that will enable you to conquer.  Small achievements such as finishing a workout in the morning or succeeding at sticking to your schedule are all important aspects to celebrate in the enrichment of your life.

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Finding one’s perfect morning routine is an ongoing task that may take an extended period of time to master.  Knowing the importance of waking up with conviction towards one’s goals and celebrating the minor victories of adhering to your schedule enable you to perpetuate the feeling of a true virtuoso of the idiosyncrasies of one’s time.  Invoke a personal commitment to your morning routine and you will become an efficient gentleman that is authoritative on the consummation of his goals.

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.

 

The Urgency of Efficient Methodologists

In order to accomplish anything phenomenal, extreme efficiency and effective methodology must be employed on a daily basis.  Only by consistent hard work can one attain the greatness that one has set out to achieve.  The time to react and make the executive decision to pursue one’s dreams is present, and creating patterns of daily routines is pivotal to putting yourself in the best position to succeed.

Understanding the frailness of human life and one’s personal mortality will enable one to understand the sense of urgency that will enable the motivation to pursue one’s goals without any hesitation.  Life is extremely short and it is easy to forget the transience lifespan that puts a timer on one’s goals.  Only by understanding the agileness of time will one find the responsiveness to achieving all that they set out to do.

A true gentleman knows the urgencies of following one’s personal endeavors in a  methodical way.  By modeling success in others and understanding the impermanence of life, one will transform their outlook on aspirations to focus on the most important facets of one’s life.

Life of a Gent: The Chivalrous Mechanic

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

IMG_7435.JPGA jovial spirit with a radiant outlook on life, Dominic “Dom” Concordia is a man whom knows how pivotal chivalry is for a riveting gentleman.  Having a winsome charm that can be characterized by his captivating conversation skills, he is a man that is always ready to savor the mirth of exciting festivities.  With a distinctive style that shows his depth and understanding of modern fashion, Dom exemplifies the balance of being both trendy and individualistic. A gentleman at heart who knows the grandeur of savoring life as it comes, Dom finds his personal passion in the robustness of customizing and repairing exotic, chic automobiles.

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Overcoming distressing misfortune aided in the formation of Dom’s conviction to find ways to demolish adversity. Dom remembers hitting rock bottom after losing his job and being unemployed for five months. “It was an eye-opening experience.  I was spending more money than I was earning, and I felt the helplessness with the bills piling up,” Dom reminisces.  To make matters even more dreadful, his six year long relationship took a turn for the worst and ended while in this abysmal state of his life. Dom was left in a heap of trouble with his life spiraling into a disarray of chaos, but eventually, he was able to find a resolution to his troubles by pursuing his infatuation with cars.  Through helping friends and acquaintances in the repairs of their cars, he was able to pull himself out of this isolated and vulnerable situation.  Finding an opportunity and not dwelling on his misfortunes helped Dom to reshape his life dramatically.

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Conversing with Dom enabled us to really observe his unfathomable appreciation for automobiles and the way they function.  A prominent figure in the world of exotic cars, Dom has done extensive work on his own car which can be seen and heard through the rumbles of his modified engine.  Dodging hefty speed bumps and being meticulous about parking shows the care and attention he has for the wellbeing of his modified steed, yet he is always the first to offer transportation to friends which attests to his benevolent nature.  Dom is a person that adores his car, but is unabashed when it comes to helping associates in their time of need.

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Being a purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle, Dom states the importance of being both humble and chivalrous.  Having the conviction to be wholesomely honest with oneself is an important characteristic that should be pivotal in how one lives his life. Instead of “fronting,” a gentleman should be completely candid with his lifestyle.  In addition, “A gentleman should not only have a confident persona, he needs to treat women with respect,” Dom explains.  The mannerisms of a true gentleman should be both imposing yet welcoming.  Whilst it is incredibly important to be interesting and idiosyncratic, chivalry towards the opposite sex should be astonishingly sensational always; a trait Dom learned growing up in his household. Someone who epitomizes this persona of a modern chivalrous gentleman for Dom is the great David Beckham.  “Even though he is all tatted (having a plethora of tattoos), he is a total badass that ladies love.” The bravado a gentleman should have towards manners, when dealing with women, is extremely pivotal to Dom’s definition of a gentleman which can be seen through his personal everyday persona and the way he carries himself among others.

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Through stark adversity, Dom was able to find his fondness of exotic automobile culture and was able to find a niche that he could thrive in.  By being true to himself and being the chivalrous individual he was raised to be, he has found his definition of a gentleman and exudes it with gracious class.  The Minimalistic Gent recognizes Dominic “Dom” Concordia as a true purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle, and we can not wait to see his future endeavors!

Becoming a Connoisseur of Vocabulary

The purveyor of the Minimalistic Gent lifestyle is a well-spoken individual with a vicarious desire to be distinct.  By having a thirst for knowledge and expanding your prowess of the English language, you will become the riveting gentleman that everyone desires to be like.  

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Becoming the captivating gentleman that is the focal point of any gathering seems like an onerous, inconceivable task that many stray away from. Making the metamorphosis from a lackluster individual to the fascinating gent can be a simple, facile venture that any can undertake; given the right skill set.  The virtuosity of any compelling gentleman is not only chivalrous manners and a keen sense of style, a gentleman must possess a robust vocabulary that portrays his mastery of the idioms of the English language.  Therefore, fulfilling the aspiration to become a superior conversationalist can be undertaken by constantly refining one’s proficiency at language.

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To begin one’s peregrination of becoming a more fascinating, divergent gentleman, one needs to understand their own short-comings.  The decrepitude of vocabulary is not abnormal, and only through the acceptance of your deficiency can you proceed to destroy your own personal limitations.  All true virtuosos of the English language started from humble beginnings, and knowing that there are others whom speak with an air of sophistication should galvanize yourself into understanding your potential.

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Having a fondness of the idiosyncrasies of vocabulary will lead to a facile, linear path to the multiplication of one’s capacity for language acquisition.  By enjoying the journey of the perpetual thirst for knowledge is pivotal to absorbing as much information as possible. Seeing the act of studying vocabulary as a monotonous activity will hinder one’s personal growth in this aspect.  If you instead envision the grandeur of becoming a more engaging gentleman though, you will expedite the process unconsciously.  Enjoying the peregrination of language acquisition eliminates one’s own hindrance on improvement and will empower you to become the idealistic gentleman you wish to become.

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Finally, understanding that the acquisition of vocabulary will never end will ensure you stay committed to this pursuit of knowledge.  A quick look at any dictionary will offer a perspective on the vastness of nomenclatures there are in the English language.  Taking a sustained approach to one’s personal academics will lead to a prodigious bank of vocabulary words over a period of time.  Even the act of utilizing two or three new words on a daily basis will formulate the framework for one’s success.

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A gentleman is compelling and offers others his own sense of refinement through the finesse he exhibits in his speech.  Taking the grand endeavor to cultivate one’s personal linguistic expertise will lead to the splendor that can only be seen by a purveyor of the jargons of English.  Although basic communication does not require an extensive list of words, true gentleman know the advantages of a robust vocabulary!

Minimalistic Gent’s Guide to Organizing your Accessories

Thoughtful arrangement of your prized possessions is pivotal to your new found persona as a Minimalistic Gent.  Living with less, high quality items is a prodigious change in your lifestyle, and by making meticulous decisions on the tools that aid in organization, you will disassociate yourself from the inefficient clutter that threatens your efficiency.

Organization begins with the most practical item any gentleman needs; a minimalistic wallet.  A utilitarian, simple wallet that is both minimal in design and extremely functional is pivotal to the beginnings of diminishing ones belongings.  Having a strict constraint on what can be carried in one’s wallet necessitates the prominence of each card that resides within the confines of the modern leather wallet.  Embarking on the arduous decision of selecting critical pieces in a limiting medium is the start of a minimal lifestyle.

Owning a top-notch, all encompassing accessory box will enable you to own one captivating center piece that can hold all the items of opulence a gentleman needs.  By investing in a higher quality accessory box, you ensure that you minimize the need for replacement, and you also provide an equally luscious dwelling for all of the magnificent accessories that you own.  By enabling yourself a pleasant medium to hold all your accessories, you maximize your efficiency and reduce the time needed to find said items. Having all of your grandeur items in one bundle empowers you to be an organized gentleman who has exceptional taste in finest of luxuries.

Every exceptional outfit begins with intriguing shoes crafted from the finest of materials, and organization of these items will also increase their lifespan.  This bamboo three tier shoe rack permits you an area to keep all of your coveted pairs of shoes in one area while looking extravagantly simple.  Furrowing through a cluttered stack of shoes is a sure way to waste time and can be detrimental to keeping the integrity of your well crafted shoes.  Have an area set aside by the door to allow for your shoes to be kept in a safe place and you will increase the organization of your living space and allow your shoes the space they need to retain their form and nature.

Making the sedulous decision to be a Minimalistic Gent comes with a great deal of changes within everyday life.  By allocating your resources into items that maximize your efficiency, you will allow yourself the appropriate elegance in your living space to be the utmost gentleman you can possibly be.  Accessories are the spice of any gentleman’s wardrobe, and only by organizing them in all-encompassing yet minimal pieces will you be able to stay methodical in the management of your items.

Minimalistic Gent’s Guide to Being Unconventional

Being an immensely robust individual who is supremely adept at projecting a divergent lifestyle from the norm is a nerve-racking experience filled with the persecution of smaller minded individuals.  The distinct perspective of being an uncommon individual is extremely pivotal to your well-being as a consciously self-aware gentleman.  The only way to truly embrace your maximal gentleman self is by being the best at what you love to do and providing yourself with the work ethic to attain such a feat.  The fine art of luxurious excellence and confidence is befitting of a man of your aptitude, and with enough exertion and patience, you will achieve your goals.

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Although it may seem daunting at first, it is pivotal to keep your mind constantly challenged to improve your personal standing in life.  Finding solace in comfort is a sure way to ensure that you fall short of achieving your personal endeavors.  Engaging in activities that provide rewarding experiences should be undertaken with furious conviction, and the amplification of your mindset through accomplishing these formidable tasks will resonate brightly in a way that was before thought impossible.

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To ensure you set the right avenue and make the correct decisions to put yourself in the best position to succeed, it is important to surround yourself with corresponding like-minded individuals.  The famous quote “misery loves company,” is extremely germane in this context, and the individuals who are not ready to pursue greater goals will err you to disassociate your mind from your undertakings.  By finding other studious and courageous colleagues and acquaintances, your network will expand and force you to irrefutably chase your wildest of aspirations.

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Excellence is within your grasp if you are willing to tackle the unconventional path that you truly believe in.  By metamorphosing into the quintessential gentleman that you envision, you will be more apt to perform the arduous task of being an individual in a harsh and unrelenting society.  The Minimalistic Gent is ecstatic to hear the process of your significant undertaking and can not wait to see your phenomenal achievements!