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Gentlemanly Sports: Physical Contact Edition Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/17(Wed)05:11 No. 2894 [Reply]

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I love physical activity, I love playing games and running around.

This being said, I am not very fit although I would like to be.

I'm interested in some sports but don't know how to get into them. The two main ones are Rugby and Boxing (do not want to compete though).

How should I get into these? Should I just look for amateur leagues/boxing classes?

Thanks for your time!

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/29(Mon)04:13 No. 2985

Calisthenics. They work the body and the soul, you don't need equipment of any kind, and you only compete against yourself. Download Convict Conditioning and get started.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/01/06(Tue)06:02 No. 2991

Start by running and body weight exercises. Get to where you can run a mile or two within 10-12 minutes. Do push ups, pull ups, dips, and crunches. These are all things that you can do without any money and some room to move around. There's often pull up bars, dip bars, etc. in public parks as well (which are also great places to run)! Eventually you'll probably want to get a gym membership and start weight training or other more advanced things, but you need to meet a certain baseline for fitness and commitment before that's worth it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/01/07(Wed)16:04 No. 2993

If you want to play rugby you should find a starter class, like those of university or college, because playing rugby require a general good physical form and muscles.
Both rugby and boxing training includes wightlifting and running but you should be carefull if you don't want to ruin your face or beak some bones.
I personally like more rugby than boxing, because of the running.

Dressing advice. Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/17(Mon)03:12 No. 2960 [Reply]

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Hello gentelmen.

I am very glad 4chan exists so the nicer stuff can be kept elsewere and safe from the majority.

My first post is dedicated to a very simple question that I cannot solve:

I'd like to dress well but I'm not sure of the limit between class and queerness.

I'm planning on buying some elegant boots since I dont like shoes, and fitted shirts. I guess I also need some kind of coat, and I'll be aiming for expensive functionallity like a discrete Helly Hansen ore something similar.

When does the limit start? What are some functional brands that are elegant? What are some boots that are functional,slim, discrete and can be worn with a suit?
What is a nice lighter that is not a zippo?

Thanks in advance.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/30(Sun)02:25 No. 2965

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there is no difference, refined elites have always been queer

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/14(Sun)22:32 No. 2975

Look for:
- A nice pair of leather, lace-up, ankle boots.
- A wool blend overcoat. I prefer a herringbone pattern.
- A Dunhill lighter of any variety.

Branding does not matter unless you are on a red carpet. Cost is almost always equal to quality when you stick with the paradigm.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/08/06(Wed)07:06 No. 2839 [Reply]

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Hello gentlemen (and ladies),

I propose a thread about relationships, not how to attract the opposite sex, but how to show a potential partner you find them attractive/intelligent/charming but aren't interested in any sort of relationship with them (for one reason or another).

Not that I'm currently beating off the women with a stick mind you, but occasionally I find that a woman can mistake my flirty nature and interest in them for something more than occasional banter, and I have not found a way to respectfully explain that I'm currently not interested in a relationship.

However, I feel it's wrong to simply ignore them and not carry on a conversation that can be enjoyed between a sexually attracted people, even if it leads nothing.

What methods do you propose /class/?

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/08/22(Fri)15:38 No. 2844

Sorry to double post, but those pick up artist people ''RSD'' were in my city for a free tour on Thursday. What I took away from it was when I want to take a girl to my place I'll say: " wanna go to my favourite place in Melbourne" but I won't tell them it's just my apartment. And, when I'm conversing, to think abut if what I'm saying meets the FRED criteiria: focus, relevance, emotion and decisions. I also heard a clever line for when I'm going out to lunch by myself and I see someone else eating alone I can say: I'm looking for love and icecream. Do you want to come with me?

Aren&!JYOcPX8RI2 14/08/30(Sat)02:09 No. 2857

The proposal, as I see it, is to expand society's definition of "single but not looking" to allow a person to still engage in the behaviors of looking. I believe that the key lies in the original post, e.g. "my flirty nature." It is also possible that "relationship" has not been sufficiently defined, either in the OP or in our society.

It is sometimes advisable to begin with a joke. I recently saw on a sit come a man who would wine and dine a female friend, complete with joking and flirting, yet had no interest in a relationship with her. Obviously the fanbase of the show was divided on the subject of their relationship, but the female friend was in a relationship and the man was accused of being a "fluffer." I will not explain the term, but it seemed that while a male friend provided the courtship elements of flirting, the boyfriend provided the courtship elements of having sex and being officially in a relationship with the girlfriend. This was deemed inappropriate, the boyfriend failing to perform all this duties and the female friend being in a pseudo-relationship with another man, and I am not advocating a new form of relationship.

However, unless we were to invent a new form of "flirting only" relationship, we must work with ideas about relationship invented long before our time. In a time before our time, a lady seen flirting with a gentleman might be accused of harlotry if she were not in some sort of relationship with that gentleman that had marriage as its end goal. Marriage was expected to be a life-long partnership, so a minimum period of courtship was expected so that no one would rush into anything they might regret later. Now it could be that you, by openly flirting with a young lady, were putting her in a difficult position where she had to pressure you to define your relationship for an old-fashioned relative. However, you also may be suffering from the loss of this "minimum courtship period" and its accompanying gestures. During this courtship period, a man was required to prove his interest with flowers, gifts, and other gestures to back up his flirting. Without these gestures, or rather without their requirement, it becomes difficult to distinguish casual flirting from more ardent pursuit.

The best option for OP might be to always be in a small group of people and flirt with all members of the opposite sex equally. This would show that they have a "flirty nature" because he does not single out a "true love" and lavish her with all his attention. Another option might be to keep his flirtations extremely shallow, leaving praise for the more intimate details to the one who "really sees her," to him who is actually seeking a relationship with her. This may not actually solve the problem, which is always a concern when applying an old system to a new problem.

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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 14/11/02(Sun)01:25 No. 2948

I travel frequently.
For earplugs putty silicone ear plugs. No specific brand.
I've tried noise cancelling earmuffs but not really my thing. Too bulky.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/06(Thu)02:19 No. 2952

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This; I like the sound of the breeze a lot, though - and the sweet, sweet hum of electrical devices.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/16(Sun)11:19 No. 2959

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I don't go anywhere without my ear plugs. I use them to sleep, to walk through the streets, and also when there's to much women around. I don't take the bus without them, and I also were them when I have a test or a chess tournament and am in need of full concentration. I use this silicone german ear plugs that are transparent and discrete, and you can adjust them depending on how much do you want to hear. The pack is blue and it simply says "earplugs", pretty much like the one on the picture. I strongly recomend them, I would be dead or crazy by now without them.
On the downside, you get used to live in peace and silence so much that you finally can barely leave your house without your ear plugs. They are also pretty awful when you're sleeping with a lover, because you won't hear if she wispers nice things to your ear or something. But that's the price you pay if you don't want to be deaf or insane by the time you hit 60 if you're living in the sprawl.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/12(Wed)21:43 No. 2956 [Reply]

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Well my dear gentlemen, the finest of individual competitions is having place as we speak. I'm of course talking about the world chess championship, which is currently on day 5 and seeing no advantage from any of the contenders, despite the general believe that this was going to be an easy win from the very strong current champion, Magnus Carlsen.
So I'll use this thread to load the games for you to watch and discuss, please enjoy this amazing artists doing what they do best.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/12(Wed)21:45 No. 2957

Game 1: http://lichess.org/agMrJmGZ
Game 2: http://lichess.org/oulMCi6X
Game 3: http://lichess.org/N00VHK6Y
Game 4: http://lichess.org/qlwqANQ7

I'll be adding more as the competition goes on.

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 14/10/31(Fri)20:37 No. 2942

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 Gentleman 14/11/04(Tue)03:10 No. 2950

If you're American you can live up to 90 days in most EU countries. If you want to stay there permanently than yeah its difficult like in every country in the would.
If you think you'd like to live in one place go there for the 90 day and find a job in a hostel, that way you get to stay for free there and get the feel of the city without spending a lot of money renting. I've done it several times, it's pretty cool.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/04(Tue)03:11 No. 2951

fucking grammar what is wrong with me

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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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.

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).

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/01(Sat)22:17 No. 2947

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In order to wear a good suit from scratch, you must first create the universe.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

Sophisticated Gentleman 12/04/25(Wed)15:24 No. 702 [Reply]

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I just smoked tea in my pipe.

I now endorse it.

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/21(Sat)22:25 No. 2815

Indeed. Smoking in public is no longer a gentlemanly behavior. Though one may feel free to partake in the privacy of one's own domain. Perhaps in one's private gardens, where the experience may be tempered and enhanced by the fresh air and beauty of the surroundings.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/08(Wed)18:58 No. 2920

I say. When you mentioned smoking not to be considered gentlemanly behaviour these days, I am sure you meant smoking what the working class calls "cigarettes" - I trust you are familiar with the concept. And while I agree on this point - the smell they produce is very much disturbing - I would say that a fine cigar or indeed a pipe, which predominantly emit an enjoyable aroma, is very much worthy to be perused by a gentleman even by today's standarts.

If a gentleman spends his time on a social gathering, it is obviously preferable to abide the host's wishes, but in the general public (mind you, not indoors) I feel that no one should wrinkle his or her forehead over a gentleman endorsing in smoking a pipe.

Now, to lead the discussion back to the topic at hand, has anyone else than the gentleman here >>702 had this or a similar experience? It is not that I do not trust this man, but I would rather have some second opinions on the matter before trying it myself - I would find it most disturbing if this should cause damage to my pipe, or even - may the gods forbid this - myself.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/09(Thu)23:06 No. 2923

I attempted it quite a while ago with some Earl Grey. The loose leaf kind, not the reconstituted vomit in little bags.

It was like trying to smoke wood shavings, and tasted like a cavendish tobacco if you were to leave it exposed to the elements all summer long. In all, it wasn't an experience I'd enjoy repeating. At least it didn't ruin my pipe, but I wasted a good serving of tea with that smoke.

Fine Literature Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/04(Mon)00:42 No. 2107 [Reply]

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Good day gentlemen. On this day I wish to ask your preferred literature. While I love to indulge in a great book, I favor reading classic Gothic literature. I love books similar to Jane Eyre, and The Castle of Otranto.

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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/08/30(Sat)02:24 No. 2860

I prefer Japanese and Chinese poetry and novels.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/08/31(Sun)07:59 No. 2865

Lolita, that shit is brilliant

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/22(Mon)23:05 No. 2906

20th century south american fiction does it for me. Borges, Marquez, Cortazar.

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