The other day I got an email from a very dear old friend. It was a forward from his brother, showing him a gorgeously crafted teardrop trailer. Curious, I followed the link and found his blog. (Is that stalking?)
Now, I’ve been fascinated with male accoutrements ever since my dad would give me a hug and kiss before leaving for work, leaving a fresh waft of aftershave in his wake. He was clean-shaven, well-groomed, carried a leather bag and always had a tie on. My grandfathers were both extraordinarily dapper gentlemen, and in looking back at photos, I can see why my grandmothers both swooned for them. Grandpa Waters never (ever) left the house without a hat and tie, southern gentleman that he was. His dressing table was outfitted with a shaving mug, razor, after shave, and Brylcreem.
Where am I going with this?
Well, just like many a girl who sat and watched her dad shave, or admired the gentlemanly ways of her grandfathers, I have found many items in this vein to admire over at George’s blog. His collection of tips for living a more genteel and manly life along with product finds that evoke a vintage modern (see that?) vibe is well-curated and worth sharing.
So come along with me and let’s go browse George Hahn’s Refinements for the Modern Man.
On a related note, my dad sent this 1929 Houston Press article he found in my grandfather’s pilot’s log book the other day. Such a handsome guy. He was a really neat man. I’ve been looking for an excuse to share it and this is as good as any.
He was soft-spoken, very smart, and very well-respected. He believed in refinement but had a wicked sense of humor. He was also the 75th licensed pilot in the country, but had been flying for years before regulations were put in place. The gentleman adventurer.