"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 Products serve as a reminder to combine the hard and soft virtues of masculinity into one complete whole.
Be a gentleman. And a scholar. And a beast.