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Gentleman Barbarian T-Shirt


"Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail." -Theodore Roosevelt

Gentlemanliness presupposes manliness. It’s a softening, a harnessing of the core characteristics of masculinity: strength, courage, mastery, and honor. A gentleman, as scholar Harvey Mansfield put it, is a manly man with polish.

Or as John Wayne declares in the film McLintock!: "You have to be a man first before you can be a gentleman."

Our Gentleman Barbarian tee will inspire you to ever seek to become the complete man: one who has circumscribed both the soft and hard virtues into a unified whole. On the front, you'll find a symbol of refined but potent strength; on the back, you'll find T.R.'s words of wisdom, a reminder that unless we keep our primal virtues, the civilized ones cannot exist.

Be a gentleman. And a scholar. And a beast.

Black tee. 50/50 cotton/poly blend. Graphic design by Tankfarm & Co.

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