Tom Ford Thinks Wearing Shorts in the City is Ungentlemanly

Fashion / March 25, 2011

Photo: Jeff Burton for Another Man Magazine

Men- Listen up.  Tom Ford has a few etiquette suggestions for you.

In this month’s Another Man magazine, designer and movie maker Tom Ford, who is also the cover model of their current issue, shares his “five easy lessons in how to be a gentleman.”

Now, listen carefully.

According to Tom, you can be more of a “gentleman” by practicing the following:

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.

What do you think? Do you agree with Tom Ford’s tips?

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