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Gentlenights Sophisticated Gentleman 13/02/04(Mon)08:44 No. 2039 [Reply]

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Gents, what do you call a night?
No sex or illicit activities.

For me, it's:
-Bohren & Der Club of Gore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuKVDJXUQnc)
-Montecristo Cigar
-Macallan Scotch with ice
-Shadowy, dark building silhouettes on the city skyline, that contrast with the mellow light of the streets

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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/02/05(Tue)20:01 No. 2045

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-"A 1000 regrets" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GBwbt6hK6c
-on my boat on a lake in south of France
-with the scent of wild thyme and lavender
-drinking pastis
-cooking freshwater lobster I just caught with a bit of garlic, a bit of chili and some flatleaf parsley
-and a sky like this

those are the finer things in life

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/16(Thu)04:21 No. 2677

Sirs, I have nothing to contribute but >>2045 deserves to be bumped, as it is a look into a fine soul.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/03/23(Sun)18:37 No. 2735

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

help Sophisticated Gentleman 14/03/05(Wed)04:25 No. 2714 [Reply]

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FPOB!!R1ZmxlMzD4 12/12/20(Thu)15:14 No. 1860 [Reply]

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Good afternoon gents. I am starting into drinking alcohol other than beer and should like to inquire as to what cocktails are acceptable for any self-respecting male to drink?

I believe Manhattans, Martinis, and Sidecars are acceptable, but have no knowledge as to anything else as I am an utter novice in these matters.

Also, I recently purchased 1 and 3/4ths liter of Jagermeister; aside from the so-called Jagerbombs and Jagerade, are there any classier cocktails that could be made, or should I just drink Jager by the shots?

My novice impressions of Jagermeister are that it is rather strong and bitter tasting, but it creates a pleasant burning sensation in the throat and stomach after consumption. It also aids in digestion as an herbal liquor. I find tequila and vodka to be extremely nasty, though the lemon helps the tequila go down better. I cannot compare with other liquors such as whiskey and Gin for I have not tried those before. Would you gentlemen be so kind as to introduce me to new liquors, with reference to aspects such as strength and taste?

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/22(Wed)14:42 No. 2690

Not sure how you feel about Scotch whisky, but the Rob Roy is a fantastically gentlemanly drink.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/02/06(Thu)18:49 No. 2701

Straight Cognac, alongside a cup of black coffee, is the perfect end to any fine meal.

Savouring the bouquet of a fine Cognac while you gently heat it to drinking temperature (cold Cognac, as whisk(e)y, is not nice), by holding the glass in the palm of your hand, is a pleasure in itself. Then, the gentle impact of the first sip, followed by the richness of the full taste. Finally the lingering warmth of the aftertastes as you finish imbibing the first mouthfull.

I'm a big fan of Bache-Gabriel's, especially the XO. For first timers I might suggest Deluze XO, as it's extremely smooth - though some might say it's too smooth. Some may even consider it a bit of a ladies Cognac, since it's so easy to drink, but don't let that detract you from trying it.

As for mixed drinks I'd say Irish Coffee is a safe bet, and indeed any gentleman should know how to prepare it, as it requires a certain amount of skill to do well. (and,please , use plain double cream, not whipped cream or, heaven forbid, anything from a pressurized can.)

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/02/12(Wed)11:13 No. 2707

Jagermeister is cool as a digestif after a meal and not much else, on the rare occasion I drink it - I'd shot it.

Tequila is not all bad, go for a respectable brand and if you don't like the bite from the blue agave in a blanco tequila, go for an anejo (aged) - aging in wood softens the bite of the alcohol and makes it more complex. I drink fine anejo tequilas like I do a scotch: in a rocks glass - neat.

Onto a list of gentlemanly cocktails:

Daquiri (real one, not frozen)
Tom Collins
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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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Fine Plutonium Broker 13/01/05(Sat)15:24 No. 1922


Quite. The aim of gentlemanly speech is elegant precision, not superfluous decoration.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/16(Thu)04:17 No. 2675

Back to the Future is a cinematic masterpiece (its sequels less so). Its screenplay is of particular brilliance, wasting not words nor seconds in conveying its genius. Alas, Robert Zemeckis has not, in recent years, produced anything quite as smashing, and in a few cases has produced absolute rubbish instead.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/27(Mon)01:43 No. 2691

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In my opinion, John Sturge’s “The Magnificent Seven” is a much more entertaining motion picture than Kurosawa’s critically acclaimed “Seven Samurai”. Despite the former being a remake of the Japanese classic, I would say that “Seven Samurai” contains certain scenes that are far too long(and occasionally irelevent) for the casual cinema enthusiast. The film seems to be more concerned with portraying life in feudal Japan, rather than providing a rambunctious action flick to watch with your working class chums.

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

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.

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

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

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 12/12/09(Sun)02:25 No. 1820 [Reply]

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Nothing makes my day quite like putting on a custom tailored suit. I swear if I was poor, I'd be a tailor just so all my clothes would fit properly. What would you say makes your day, gents?

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/16(Thu)04:03 No. 2670

My day is made when I get some fresh air. I live in a little town which has an alarming number of trees lining the streets, so the air is very clear and clean.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/11(Sun)21:46 No. 2483 [Reply]

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At what age did you grow out of metal, /class/?

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/11(Sat)08:39 No. 2664

I still listen to metal but I stopped "dressing metal" at 22.

I had a shitty job, shitty friends and a whinging emo bitch girlfriend.

I dumped them all, cleaned up my act and got a nice paying job in IT.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/15(Wed)07:30 No. 2666

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Once I discovered that Tom Waits was more metal than metal.

WitchfinderRio!!MyMwx3ZQp2 14/01/15(Wed)18:40 No. 2668


Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/25(Wed)22:41 No. 2652 [Reply]

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Would you fine folk consider electronic cigarettes to be classy?

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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/29(Sun)21:07 No. 2657

The device itself cannot be classy. Like any smoking peripheral, it depends on how you carry yourself while using it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/02(Thu)21:54 No. 2658

As long as it can be repurposed to blow bubbles.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/04(Sat)02:52 No. 2659

One could enjoy the occasional pipe or cigar while staying classy as long as all of it is of high quality and it is done simply for the pleasure of the quality while staying classy but other than that tobaccy is never classy. It's about as classy as having tattoos or soiling oneself.

Shaving tools Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/09(Wed)01:20 No. 773 [Reply]

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Say gentlemen, what is your shaving tool of choice? Is it perhaps the shaving knife, a safety razor or is it possibly one of those hideous modern multi blade type of razors?

I myself have recently bought a safety razor, model Merkur 34c and so far im very content with it.

The picture is of course related.

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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/24(Sat)21:04 No. 2510

Shave myself? My fine sir that is what a barber is for. Only boors and plebeians shave themselves .

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/08(Sun)06:49 No. 2525


I have built a small wooden box out of solid maple, foam and brass hardware. It holds two Dovo straight razors. I lay my strop in the bottom of my suitcase and I use the Simpsons Major shaving brush. Combined with Colonel Conk soap and a small bottle of self-made aftershave I'm all set.

I always make sure I give my razors a touch-up on the hone before travel. Nothing worse than being out of town and discovering your razor is dull.

The day I travel home I either don't shave or I work the brush against a dry towel and then open it up again the minute I get home. Can't let a damp brush get moldy, but it seems to survive a few hours in transit.

So basically, because I have to travel for business and I'm dedicated to this method of shaving, I spent a bunch of extra money to gave the right stuff.


Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/19(Thu)02:55 No. 2646

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Jagger De89lbl w/ Feathers

Gourmet chefs among us: A question Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/11(Tue)04:06 No. 1831 [Reply]

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Cast iron or nonstick?

My mind is already made up for the cast iron camp. My go to skillet is a Lodge 12". I know cast iron cooking takes a bit more knowledge. Seasoning of the metal must be understood. The thought of dish soap removed.

Good, heavy, cast iron, heats so evenly and cooks so cleanly that I've shunned the other option. Has nonstick technology caught up to the point of wanting to pass cookware down generation like well treated cast iron? I think of all the pans I've seen with the nonstick surface worn off. Shudders.

I hate the idea I may be holding on to an old school method simply because its an old school method. I'm the first to say old is not always better. But I have yet to see an improvement in my opinion. Even if the nonstick coating is Perfect, if its on a thin pan, the heat wont be spread correctly.

TL:DR Cast iron or nonstick

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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/11(Wed)21:10 No. 2634

Cast iron is just too much to deal with and requires a lot of grapseed, olive and vegetable oils
Ceramic non stick is hardly non stick and gets scortched at the bottom and gets hard to clean after awhile.
I prefer stone ware

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/15(Sun)21:43 No. 2638

I prefer non-stick, because I know how to care for it by not using sharp metal (i.e. anything but a metal spatula) on it. I might learn to like cast iron if I knew how to care for it. To be honest, I only learned not to use soap on it just last Thanksgiving.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/16(Mon)07:14 No. 2639

I like cooking in mine, but I find cleaning it to be a real chore sometimes- it's no where near as easy as my carbon steel wok, due to the fairly rough texture of a new pan and the angled sides- Fish, sausages etc are fine in it, but cleaning after cooking bacon or steak is really hard- water doesn't remove the gunk, you have to wipe it out manually, and it uses up loads of kitchen towels.

The sear I get on those steaks though is amazing, far superior to my older creuset cast iron non stick frying pan.

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