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The face behind The Learned Gentleman

The Learned Gentleman blog has been up and running for almost two months now and I know that there has been some debate over who is actually behind the blog. In order to dispel any rumours I decided to have a portrait commissioned so that you may see the face behind the blog. There are no…

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Opening a beer bottle with a newspaper

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink… well not quite. In fact something far more serious! Beer, beer everywhere but not a bottle opener in sight. It is the single worst case scenario you could find yourself in at a picnic. The foolhardy man would use his teeth and then spend the next…

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The Old Fashioned cocktail

Cocktail drinking has seen it’s highs and it’s lows over the years. We all remember the cocktails that Delboy Trotter used to drink. Brightly coloured, fruity concoctions adorned with sparklers, umbrellas and all manner of flourishes that would cast doubt over the very moral fibre of those consuming them. The world of mixology has moved…

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Change the look of your watch in 90 seconds

Whether you have one watch or a collection of watches there is a simple way to get the most out of your watches. Changing the strap of your watch can totally transform it’s appearance and having a selection of straps is a quick and easy way to have a little fun with your watches and…

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The Anatomy of a Champagne Bottle

Girls love Champagne. Girls love men with Champagne. But I am lead to believe that there is no greater dampener of the mood than an amateurish fumble followed by a cork in the eye and a great fountain of Champagne down your best frock. It is important, therefore, that every gentleman should know his way…

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The Breakfast Cocktail

It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying your breakfast. Perhaps eggs benedict or some scrambled eggs and bacon. Whatever your choice of weekend breakfast there is only really one choice for cocktail to accompany it. Cocktail? For breakfast? Well, I’m not suggesting that you knock back a Singapore Sling or a Margarita to start…