Every man is going to be something. Be a Southern gentleman.



These are books that I have in my own library.

Essential Manners for Men, by Peter Post. Written in a very readable style by the great-grandson of Emily Post, it is divided into three parts: Daily Life, Social Life, and On The Job.

The Southerner’s Handbook – A Guide to Living the Good Life, by the editors of Garden & Gun. The book is divided into six parts: Food, Style, Drink, Sporting & Adventure, Home & Garden, and Arts & Culture.

The Butler’s Guide to Running The Home and Other Graces, by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn. In addition to being a fascinating look into the type of lifestyle that is long gone, this book is filled with tips on how to keep your own home running smoothly while including those little luxuries that make life more enjoyable.

Win The Crowd, by Steve Cohen. This has the kind of advice that I wish I had been given when I first went out on my own. An excellent choice as a graduation gift for a young man.

The Compleat Gentleman, by Brad Miner – The Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry.

A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up, by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis – What to Wear, When to Wear it, How to Wear it

How To Be A Gentleman, by John Bridges – A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy

As a Gentleman Would Say, by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis – Responses to Life’s Important (and sometimes awkward) Situations


Blogs and Web Sites

The Art of Manliness should be a part of every gentleman’s regular reading.

The Southern Agrarian is a blog that I publish that focuses on the country life style, growing and raising your own food, and being prepared for whatever storms may lie ahead.

The Civil Right is about traditional Southern culture, civility and stability, and the social/political system that results from it. Published by Stephen Clay McGehee

Good Guy Swag is a blog written by Kris Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe is a young man with wisdom well beyond his years, and I look forward to following his work. His blog is inspiring and right on target. Every aspiring gentleman – Southern or not – will benefit from reading the Good Guy Swag blog.

Gentleman Within is the blog of Khoi Nguyen. The emphasis is on clothing and style, and he does a great job of it. Unlike so many, he avoids focusing solely on the trendy crowd. The style is much more urban than most Southern gentlemen are comfortable with, but the advice is solid, and it’s good to broaden your perspective. This post gives a nice list of traits of a gentleman.



These two web pages are a collection of YouTube videos that celebrate our Occidental culture. Occidental refers to Western, as in the Western European culture from which Southern culture sprang. The videos that I selected are, obviously, very much a matter of personal choice.

Occidental Culture – page one

Occidental Culture – page two

Make Men Masculine Again (PragerU) – Rape, murder, war – all have one thing in common: Men. The solution seems simple: make men less toxic – make men less masculine. In this video, Allie Stuckey, Host of “Allie” on CRTV & “Relatable” podcast, explains why demonizing masculinity is not the solution, but the problem.


Other Articles of Interest

Yes, ma’am, I’m proud of my polite, respectful Southern manners

Elegant English

Dining Etiquette and Table Manners

A Southern gentleman never turns his back on his rich Southern heritage. What motives others may impose on the Confederate flag in their mind is their problem - not ours. Don't let anyone steal your heritage.

The Civil Right – Traditional Southern culture and civility, and the social/political system that results from it.