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A Defining Moment in the Early Days of Vintage Gentleman

Updated: May 31

In the early stages of developing Vintage Gentleman, I had an insightful encounter with a local politician who is also a friend. It was an interaction that deeply influenced my approach to the brand and its mission.


I had sent him an article titled, Vintage Gentleman: Masculinity Redux, to define what VG is going to be about. After reading it, he approached me with a thoughtful critique.

"I read the post," he said, "I think the idea is amazing, but I am not a Vintage Gentleman based on what I read. I don't fit all of those qualities."

His response struck a chord with me. I replied,

"Well, the mere fact that you say that is exactly what makes you a vintage gentleman. It was an introspective, humble, and honest response you gave to me. That was a very gentlemanly thing to do."

In the days following that conversation, I had an 'aha' moment. I realized that I had never claimed to be a vintage gentleman myself. I haven't "arrived" and now I'm going to tell you how to be like me. I'm a storyteller. I've been a filmmaker my entire career. My story is this: I am not a vintage gentleman, but I am on a journey to become one, and I am inviting you to join me.


The Journey Towards Becoming a Vintage Gentleman


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Vintage Gentleman isn't just an exclusive club for the elite. It's a community for men of all ages and backgrounds to come and hear stories of other men and women who have done great things. It's a place to learn and grow, where men can become better men.

At the heart of Vintage Gentleman is a commitment to fundamental values that define true masculinity. These are the core values that we aim to embody and promote through our various initiatives and content:

  1. Integrity: Living authentically and upholding the highest standards of personal and professional ethics.

  2. Courage: Demonstrating moral courage by making ethically sound decisions despite potential opposition.

  3. Wisdom: Encouraging thoughtful decision-making with a deep understanding of broader implications.

  4. Leadership: Inspiring men to take charge of their environments in ways that foster positive change.

  5. Respect: Promoting respect in all relationships, treating others with dignity.

  6. Community: Cultivating a sense of brotherhood and community where men can grow together.


The Four Pillars of Vintage Gentleman

  1. Identity: Understanding and embracing who we are as individuals and as men. It's about self-awareness and self-acceptance, recognizing our strengths and weaknesses.

  2. Purpose: Finding and pursuing what gives our lives meaning and direction. Purpose drives our actions and decisions, providing a sense of fulfillment.

  3. Authenticity: Living true to our values and beliefs. Authenticity means being genuine in our interactions and staying true to our principles, regardless of external pressures.

  4. Legacy: Building a lasting impact that goes beyond our lifetime. Legacy is about what we leave behind for future generations, shaping a better world through our actions and choices.


Embracing the Whole Man: Body, Soul, and Spirit

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Vintage Gentleman embraces a holistic view of humanity, recognizing the importance of nurturing the body, soul, and spirit for a fulfilling life. Our mission is to help men become the best version of themselves—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

  • Body: Through health and fitness initiatives, we emphasize the importance of physical well-being.

  • Soul: Our educational and coaching programs focus on intellectual and emotional growth.

  • Spirit: We provide redemptive and inspirational content to foster spiritual resilience.


Content and Community

Our content strategy includes podcasts, articles, how-to videos, documentaries, community engagement events, and products and apparel that resonate with these values.


Invitation to Join the Journey

Vintage Gentleman is more than a brand; it is a counter-cultural movement—a call to return to traditional manhood, redefine modern narratives, and rediscover the true essence of masculinity. We invite you to join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation. Together, we can impact lives and restore purpose and meaning to men around the globe.


By committing to these foundational virtues and offering a variety of content and community activities, Vintage Gentleman not only enriches the lives of individual men but also fosters a legacy of integrity, courage, and wisdom.


Join us, and let's pave the way to a brighter, more purposeful future—for ourselves and for generations to come.

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