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Sophisticated Gentleman ## Admin ## 12/02/14(Tue)02:01 No. 1 [Reply] Stickied
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Hello gentlemen!
You have been awarded your own private club from which you may scorn the local riffraff. If you continue posting at least 25 posts per day for the next two weeks, this will be a permanent board.
If you notice any problems (file sizes, file types) post in this thread. I'm not sure if we want to make this General or SFW, so you can discuss that, too.
Keep it work safe and stay classy.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/05/18(Sun)18:13 No. 2781

Where is the board admin.
Better have died because otherwise he's doing a worse job than 4ailchan Mods.




Beliefs Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/31(Thu)19:01 No. 903 [Reply]
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What is a gentleman's religion/belief?
Does a gentleman share such things?
What is the key element that defines a gentleman, mentally/emotionally?


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Fine Plutonium Broker 12/12/09(Sun)18:19 No. 1824

>>1823
Not at all, my good man. It is merely a geographical cause. The users of this forum, being located mostly in the Western world, are most likely to be practitioners of Western religions.

It is not, therefore, indicative of the general opinion of we gents of the seven leaves regarding Eastern religions, it merely indicates our general sphere of residence.


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Sophisticated+Gentleman 14/01/16(Thu)04:06 No. 2671

>>926
Too true. I'd say that organized religion is harmful, but private spirituality is, if anything, quite the opposite.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/19(Sun)12:18 No. 2683
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I believe in one secret and ineffable LORD; and in one Star in the Company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name CHAOS, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth; and in one Air the nourisher of all that breathes.

And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten, and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in Her name BABALON.

And I believe in the Serpent and the Lion, Mystery of Mystery, in His name BAPHOMET.

And I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the Word of whose Law is THELÊMA.

And I believe in the communion of Saints.

And, forasmuch as meat and drink are transmuted in us daily into spiritual substance, I believe in the Miracle of the Mass.

And I confess one Baptism of Wisdom whereby we accomplish the Miracle of Incarnation.

And I confess my life one, individual, and eternal that was, and is, and is to come.
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Sophisticated Gentleman 12/02/14(Tue)13:00 No. 21 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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Every gentleman needs his drink to settle down after a hard day of work. In my case I like a scottish whisky, preferably single malt and aged a minimum of 10 years to exhibit the right flavors.

What is your spirit of choice /class/?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/17(Thu)09:58 No. 2827

>>2718 whilst "chilling with bros" as I believe the vernacular expression goes.

Jolly good rhyme, holmes! You should consider writing prose!

inb4 prose isnt poetry bleh blah... i did it for the rhyme


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/17(Thu)09:58 No. 2828

>>2718 whilst "chilling with bros" as I believe the vernacular expression goes.

Jolly good rhyme, holmes! You should consider writing prose!

inb4 prose isnt poetry bleh blah... i did it for the rhyme


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/27(Sun)08:26 No. 2837

I don't really drink, but when I do I like a nice chilled vodka. The flavor and that sting is just like melted sugar to me. Course, I enjoy a nice Absinthe every now and then, classic French or Bohemian prepared.




Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/08(Mon)23:48 No. 2879 [Reply]
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Gentlemen, in which city in the world would you live, if you were able to live there?

In my case, I would say Hong Kong. It's vibrant culture, people and it's design and architecture are wonderful.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/13(Mon)03:02 No. 2927
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I've been living in Shenzhen, China, for almost 3 years now, and there's nowhere I'd rather be right now.
Most people here are 23-30 years old, they come from all over China (there's a bunch of expats as well), there's monday to sunday nightlife, parks, shopping, electronics, factories. All in all it's an awesome place.

I live about 20 minutes away from the HK border on foot, and I have to say I find Shenzhen to be way more pleasant. HK seems like it can be nice, if you've got millions in the bank. Otherwise I found it to be unwelcoming, compared to Shenzhen.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/25(Sat)00:31 No. 2938

>>2927
How were you able to live there? I'm curious because I'd like to live in a country in Europe butI've been told everywhere that living in another country is a bit of an onerous process.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/31(Fri)20:37 No. 2942

>>2938
Getting an international transfer as part of a job is the easiest way. Winging it and moving with the intent of starting anew is tantamount to suicide.

There's plenty of schemes for moving abroad. Most people elect to go over backpacking, find a job and get a work visa while they're there so they can stay as long as possible. You can also jump on one of numerous government schemes including the good ol' exchange program (basically the US will send 5000 workers per year to X and in return receive 5000 workers from X as part of a 'cultural exchange' program, you can normally stay 5 years but you have to organise everything yourself, they only supply the visas).




Sophisticated Films (A List, perhaps?) Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/12(Thu)10:31 No. 1254 [Reply]
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I watched "The Good Shepherd" tonight. Fantastic piece of fiction, that was. Absolutely brilliant espionage film directed by DeNiro. I might even go as far as to claim that it is the finest espionage film ever made. I suggest you utilize your eyes to view this piece in its full glory. It's truly spectacularly good.

I believe that modern filmographic devices displaying images at rapid speeds to create the illusion of movement would be a fine topic of discussion for fine gentlemen such as ourselves, would you not agree? Let us, perhaps, begin to list some of our most favored sophisticated films.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/22(Mon)23:08 No. 2907

Any and all films by Tarkovsky.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/03(Fri)00:10 No. 2913

The Great Dictator might be Charlie Chaplin's most famous comedy. Its humor still stands strong to this day, and its message continues to be profound, despite being decades old.

Fellini's Satyricon is a fantastic rendition of what is quite possibly the first satire to ever exist. The pacing and mood is quite excellent, and his choice of scenes to add or remove offer some retrospective intrigue. The characters and acting are well portrayed, and the set pieces are truly immersive.

Stalker is a great film, depicting a setting within a post-Chernobyl environment. Its handling of the paranormal is unlike any I've ever seen. Where most films will throw such content into your face, Stalker treats it subtly. You are always left to wonder whether it is real, or if it is superstition. Combined with a constant sense of unease and bleakness, you're left questioning if any event in the film is justified. The cinematography, to boot, is actually as much a piece of the setting as the story.

The Man Who Laughs is a great drama from the silent film era. It is a film about a man who, as a child, was given plastic surgery to grant him a smile at all times. He is an outcast, finding only small gestures of kindness in strangers.

American Psycho is what you would get if Dexter were written by someone with tact (it's adapted from a novel, so there you go). It tells the story of a Wall Street businessman who puts on a shell of a personality, masking his inner urges, which he indulges in, but only in moderation. When he begins to lose control, he worries less about whether or not he will get caught, and more about what will happen when he can't come back. The ending sealed this as one of my favorite films.

The Bird People in China is the story of two Yakuza men who travel to a far away village. One has self doubts, and is led to question whether or not his life was worth living. I found its pacing to be very well done, and though I describe it bluntly, trust me when I say that I found the film to be quite unique.

Taxi Driver is a movie about a man, who having enough of crime, sets out to become a vigilante. It is the sort of film where moral ambiguity rules, and though it's heavy on action at certain points, it's usually over quickly and every scene serves a purpose beyond mindless entertainment.

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) is the depiction of a true event during World War 1, in which enemies on the battlefield called a Christmas truce. During the truce, however, they got to know each other so well that fighting became impossible.
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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/26(Sun)02:22 No. 2941

I'd suggest trying Delikatessen or Jeux d'Enfants for a change.




Sophisticated Gentleman 12/07/27(Fri)03:15 No. 1341 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
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Good evening, gentlemen.

I come to you today curious as to whether or not any of you fellows are proficient in a second (or third!) language.

I myself have studied Russian on and off for the past two years and may plan on learning conversational French as well.


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CptOz 14/10/13(Mon)21:14 No. 2929

I speak 3 languages
I studied a 4th one but the class was boring so i abandoned it


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languages Ev 14/10/21(Tue)18:37 No. 2936

native german, then english, russian and late french, fluent in both english and german(naturally), pretty well in french, bit rusty in russian


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/26(Sun)02:17 No. 2940

I am Portuguese. I can communicate in Spanish and I studied Latin.
I also studied French and can communicate at a very basic level.
I studied German and I keep learning it, because I'm working there and having classes.
I have a lot of foreign friends, so I can say hello and stuff like that, in many languages. Not to mention, that I am cultured and open-minded about other views.
Needless to say, I can speak English...
Oh, and I've also lived in Romania, without knowing jack sh!t of Romanian, but I can tell you that you really don't need it that much...
I'm pretty sure I forgot to mention stuff, but, anyway, Good luck /class/!




Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/21(Sun)09:27 No. 2904 [Reply]
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Gentlemen, hello.

Season is switching over to the colder side and I think many of us chronic masturbators and computer addicts need to hibernate maybe a little more than just indoors.

I'll be your fairy godfather today and bless you with these words: if you just lift away your habit of reaching down into your pants, and let your actual non-horniness take over your life for however long is needed to recover, then you will find yourself reliving the old days of the youth hornies you used to get when something switches back on in your head out of seemingly nowhere, and seemingly stronger than ever.

Pursue other interests that you have. I know beyond your addictions there exists the potential to enjoy other things as well. Give them a try, and while you find yourself reading a physics textbook or something, you will spring up from your concentration and realize the purity of your newfound interest in sexual material that passes through your mind that is all too familiar with your youth arousals: nearly anything will do!

Think of it as one of your RPG game's slow rate of health recovery dependent on time. If you masturbate, your interest goes back down to 0. Continue to do this regularly and that "health" bar will always stay towards the end, never having a chance to fully recover, and as you continue to do it over and over again while it's at the end, it gets slower and slower to return to its full power. Eventually you become inured to this low-health environment and you become depressed, sad, and missing the old days of purity.

Take it or leave it, I'm just your fairy godfather passing by, leaving his mark on a shitstain of a forum that is 7chan. Toodles!


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/29(Mon)02:24 No. 2910

I'm suffering from depression and anxiety and I find it hard to motivate myself to get back into my hobbies. I want to, desperately, but the motivation just isn't there anymore. Masturbation and other self-gratifying addictions seem to take over against my will, and then I feel guilty afterwards for letting it happen again.

How can I break this cycle? I hate being stuck like this.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/29(Mon)02:43 No. 2911

>>2910
Your addiction is still talking. If you read what OP said, you'll know to try something new, even if it doesn't seem appealing at first. This is the only way to break your cycle. Open up a game of chess online or something. If you don't know the rules, read them. Start over. Look at other things in life.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/25(Sat)05:23 No. 2939

Exercise, a healthy diet, and constant regular sleep in the darkness will help dramatically.

But you most likely need to get some talk therapy with a professional.




What's your pickup routine? Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/14(Tue)09:09 No. 2931 [Reply]
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opener/ice-breaker: ask - what’s something that can break without you touching it? silence

kiss: ask - what’s something that can break without you touching it? a heart

Then I follow it all up by saying ''So we may as well touch''.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/17(Fri)16:26 No. 2934

I find that being simple and direct is the most effective thing but every situation warrants a different action. A routine cannot be improvised and we are an impulsive species.




Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/27(Sat)22:22 No. 2908 [Reply]
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What is the best sound-blocking (preferably lightweight) device to go over the ear? I know absolute silence is impossible, but I want to get as close as possible.

If anyone has the same desire as me to live in silence, please tell me what you have found. Thank you.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/29(Mon)03:35 No. 2912

What is the best sound blocking device?

Money


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/15(Wed)02:12 No. 2932

I have tinnitus. Complete silence is my bane, because when there is no other sound I cannot tune out the constant high-pitched tone in my ears.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/16(Thu)05:35 No. 2933

Have fun. Let us know if you beat the record.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/04/05/how-long-could-you-last-in-the-worlds-quietest-room-the-record-is-only-45-minutes/




Suits Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/22(Sun)07:44 No. 2550 [Reply]
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Hello /class/ I was looking at getting a suit. My requirements.
1.This suit can be worn for business and social events.
2.I'd like to to be under 400 dollars.
3.It also needs to work with a bowtie or tie depending on the occasion.
4.It needs to be decently easy to clean. I dont want to always take it to the dry cleaners.
5.I'd like a minimum of 3 buttons

Some things I have in mind. I was looking at a white-ish beige color or grey that could work with black. I dont know of any good brands so if you could recommend one that would be awesome. And general ideas are accepted.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/06(Sat)19:38 No. 2876

>>2550

I purchased a three-button suit made from high quality, astoundingly comfortable tropical wool for 50 dollars second-hand, then brought it to a tailor to have it altered to fit. The total cost was less than 100 dollars.

Not everything in second-hand stores are hideously dated. Sometimes there are timeless classics waiting to be found.

>>2607
My brother did this too, but in Singapore, an excellent idea if one happens to be there.

One observation I have regarding styles and cuts of dress clothing: while people of the internet and media seem to nitpick over things such as lapel-widths, number of buttons, natural shoulders versus Roman shoulders, pleats, etcetera, I have never met any person in reality who complained, not a single one. The fit though is very important.


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If you like mod tailoring. Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/12(Fri)10:41 No. 2890
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Merc makes an okay suit,
If you like mod cut.

My best finds were from throft stores in and around san Francisco. Pay $5 for a jacket, $60 for tailoring, and you're set. Pic related.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/13(Mon)03:06 No. 2928

Yeah if you want a suit to look good then you definitely need to have it tailored. It doesn't have to be expensive. A cheap-ish tailored suit will probably look better on you than a 3000 bucks Armani suit straight out of the outlet (unless you have it tailored, of course).




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