You don’t need a British accent to be labeled a “gentleman” (although it doesn’t hurt). Instead, take a note from the greats of past and present—Lord Byron, Sir Richard Branson, and David Beckham included—and realize that distinct manners and style can make the man. Here’s how the modern gentleman would spend an ideal day in Dallas—and prove to the world that chivalry indeed isn’t dead.
Start you day out right by feeling the burn at The Gym of Social Mechanics. The cross fit-style classes will keep you toned but not bulky—ideal for fitting into a slim tailored suit. Post-schvitz, head to Deep Ellum’s High and Tight Barbershop, where you can get anything from a straight-razor shave or brow trim to that perfect fade that is both office and night out appropriate. Next, a stop at Dallas Vintage Car Wash is a must. You’ll be able to multitask while you’re here—having your ride detailed and getting your shoes shined (and maybe even catching up on the day’s news) simultaneously.
A modern gentleman knows that the world is his oyster.
Keep your wardrobe up to date by checking in with your personal stylist at Trunk Club. They can do everything from upgrading your, ahem, undergarments to advising you on how to perfectly rock the pocket square. For the times you’re too busy to stop by the Clubhouse located in Deep Ellum, your stylist will send you a curated trunk of clothing straight to your door to shop at your leisure. Pick your favorites and have them tailored in-house, insuring that you’re looking dapper while still up on the latest trends. Once you’ve finished there, lunch at Al Biernat’s will insure you can see and be seen —it’s the ideal spot for eating over a book (may we suggest the classic “All Quiet on the Western Front”) or hammering out a business deal in style. And if you’re looking for something a little more casual, this list of the best burgers in Dallas is a good place to start.
A modern gentleman knows that the world is his oyster. Plan a night out and make an appearance at one of the city’s hottest restaurants (Uchi, Flora Street Cafe, or Sprezza) if you like to show off, or grab a quiet booth inside The Mansion for the ultimate romantic date night. End your evening with a Cuban cigar inside the dress code-only Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano’s Cigar Bar. And don’t think that just because you’re a gentleman you want a martini shaken, not stirred—instead, the modern gentleman is sipping on a glass of Casa Dragones tequila, straight up.