https://youtu.be/pvFh6fsfXQE I am happy to let you know that things are underway within the EU to ensure that products will last longer and will be easier to repair in the future. These are proposed measures at the moment, they're not law, but they soon could be. The idea, according to the EEB (European Environmental Bureau) … Continue reading Proposed EU measures to extend product lifetime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zDv9syX4ao In this follow-up to my post entitled "Stewardship or possession", I talk about the care of our bodies, which in a way are our ultimate possessions. How do we and how should we regard and care for our bodies? We each only get one body during our lifetimes. How do we want to spend … Continue reading The care of our bodies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIqb8rWJfGA What's the healthier, saner way to view that which have or enjoy? Should you regard it as a possession or should you see yourself as a steward of it? What's the better long-term approach to these matters? Join me for a (non-religious) discussion of the subject in this video. I'll talk about various topics … Continue reading Stewardship or possession?
Here's my take on the subject of men's clothes. I realize I'm going against current trends with this view, but thanks to my recent experience with severe back pain, I've gained additional insights into the effects that clothes have on our posture, our bodies and ultimately our health. I know and I have seen first-hand … Continue reading Tight-fitting clothes vs. classic, comfortable tailoring
I've been meaning to do a video about cursive handwriting for a while, and I've also been asked by a few of my viewers on YouTube to do it. Before you watch the video, I want you to know some of the benefits of handwriting: It works the brain in ways that typing cannot achieve. … Continue reading The case for cursive handwriting
Here's my review of the initial kit sent out by the Wet Shave Club, a wet shaving subscription service that allows you to sample various blades, soaps and after shaves every month. It's a rather long video, but it's not just a review. It's packed with lots of helpful shaving advice, so it's more like … Continue reading My review of the Wet Shave Club monthly kit
This video was requested quite a few times in recent months and I finally had the chance to record it this weekend, albeit in a somewhat constrained timeframe. Nonetheless, I was able to present general rules about picking ties and then demonstrate how I would pick a tie for one of my own outfits. I … Continue reading How to match your tie to your outfit
Hot summer weather is here (it's been here for a month or so) and that means it's nearly impossible to wear a suit during the day. Here are some suggestions I've put together for acceptable summer clothes that will keep you cool and presentable. I've also included a few pieces of advice such as how to … Continue reading Men’s Summer Wear Suggestions
Is it okay to feel superior to someone else? In this video, I answer this question with examples and toward the end, I explain why we have this need to feel superior and what we can do to make it go away. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2BVpqyvvw Also watch a related video on Respect and Discrimination. This post is … Continue reading Are feelings of superiority okay?
In this video from The Elegant Gentleman series, I talk about one's possessions and the attitude we should have toward them. In a nutshell: it's not about quantity, it's about quality. And it doesn't matter if you're wealthy or on a limited income. You should always opt for quality or you'll pay more and feel … Continue reading The right attitude toward possessions