Gentleman Barbarian Morale Patch
"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 morale patch 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. Put it on your ruck pack or chest kit as a reminder that every man needs to be physically strong enough, and mentally tough enough, to protect his loved ones, principles, and the civilized virtues.
Be a gentleman. And a scholar. And a beast.
Woven 2.5" long patch with velcro backing.