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https://www.youtube.com/embed/nAS79fphQXI Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette! Today’s video is all about hip flask and coat flask. We discuss the history the do’s and don’ts, what to pay attention to, the different materials and anything else you want to know about this classic gentlemanly accessory. First let’s start with a history of the hip flask. Before the modern era consuming alcohol was almost a health measure because it could disinfect and help to deal with not so clean water. Some say it all started in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa 60,000 years ago where people would use ostrich egg shells to use as a canteen. Earthenware containers evolved around 2,000 BC and they were eventually replaced with glass and metal flasks. For approximately 500 AD to the Middle Ages, Christian pilgrims would use flasks to bring home oil or other sacred substances. The flask as you know today is…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/g9fT5SPHwGM Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette! In today’s video, we discuss the proper tie length as well as the balance of the front blade and the back blade. Whenever we post outfit pictures on our social channels, one of the most discussed things is the proper length of the tie. It’s interesting to see all the different rules that come up, do’s and don’ts and different opinions and therefore, our video is here to bring some clarity for you so you can find the tie in the right length and that flatters you. The first thing to understand is the history of the tie. It was purely decorative and served no functional purpose whatsoever so the only goal of it was to make you look good.Keeping that in mind, it’s hard to argue that one thing is more correct than another. For example, if you look at the 1920’s…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tn4AyDnoHu4 Welcome to the Gentleman’s Gazette! In this video, I’m going to show you how to tie the oriental tie knot. The oriental is called that way because it’s one of the most popular tie knots in Asia. Basically, the oriental is the easiest tie knot that you can find and it is also the smallest tie knot. I recommend using the Oriental tie knot when you have a tie that is very short or if you’re very tall because that way , you don’t use a lot of tie material forming on the knot. It is also great if you are a fan of small knots and let’s say you have the tie is rather thick and you want a smaller knot, the oriental is the best way to achieve that. In terms of the length of the tie, historically, ties in the 30s were very short, they would…