Posts Tagged: Neuroses

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Neuroses of the Modern Gentleman: Part X

My ideal –and fortunately, typical– Sunday morning involves bacon, eggs, coffee, and the Sunday New York Times at a restaurant. It is probably the routine I have practiced the longest behind brushing my teeth and getting my hair cut every two weeks. For most of my adult life, I had no choice but to subscribe… Read more »

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Neuroses of the Modern Gentleman: Part IX

Call me lazy. Call me crazy. I take all my dress shirts, most of my sport shirts, and all of my khakis and casual pants to the dry cleaner to have them professionally laundered. At least in my experience, they last longer and look better than I would do on my own. So I run up… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman VIII: The Murse

An old high school classmate pointed me to an article in Wednesday’s New York Times about a question that we are seeing frequently in our store: where can I find a masculine iPad bag? It is not an easy question to answer. Laptop bags are too big, and anything barely big enough to fit an… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman VII: Hangers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about one of my neuroses, which is either because I don’t have as many neuroses as I originally thought (which I worry about), or I’ve become neurotic about sharing my neuroses with complete strangers. Either way, I think I have one I’m prepared to share one that has… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman V

I wish I knew how most men stored their belts. I hang mine on a couple of spinning belt hooks that hang from my closet rod. Due to my unfortunate shoe fetish, my belt collection resembles a box of crayons. So each hook is holding at least 2 belts, sometimes 3. As a general rule,… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman IV

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my many neuroses, but a recent purchase by one of San Francisco’s most discerning customers has forced me to weigh in on a purchase of his: a new laptop bag. I shared many of my thoughts on the various business case options we offer, and he ended… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman III

I swear this will be my last neurosis related to coffee. Since, according to readers, "real men" don’t drink (1) mochas, or (2) any coffee drink with a straw, I have had little excuse to go back to Peet’s Coffee. After all, we have our Capresso Impressa Z5 in the warehouse that makes a perfect… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman II

While many companies call their best customers "Platinum", "Gold", or some other euphemism for "VIP", I have always believed that the biggest compliment you can give to a customer is to call them a "Regular" and get them what they want before they ask. It’s a great feeling walking into a favorite haunt, having the… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman

Despite all the blog entries about nice clothing, rare cigars, fast cars, and other luxuries that consume my thoughts, I also have my share of neuroses. And I’m curious to see if they afflict other men that would consider themselves "modern gentlemen". So, if our readers like this, there’ll be more to come (I have… Read more »

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Neuroses of the Modern Gentleman: Part X

Some say that "Everyone should have to wait tables at least once in their lives." Once you’ve done it, the thinking goes, you’ll have more patience and empathy with those that serve you at restaurants. While I have never waited tables, put me in the column of those that agree with the sentiment.  On The… Read more »