The Gentleman

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The New Man, educated and erudit …. favoured the physical activities enjoyed by the respectable and affluent — golf, tennis, bicycling, motoring, hiking and camping. [Leyendecker’s] Arrow Collar Man was not slightly built like his nineteenth-century counterparts but broad shouldered with muscular hands.  His features were well defined — high brow, chiseled nose, bow lips and a large jaw with a cleft chin. …. Although his gaze was that of a man with authority, — direct and reserved — it was not forbidding but frank and often sensuous.

– Carole Turbin in “Collars and Consumers: Changing Images of American Manliness and Business” Enterprise and Society (2000) 1 (3): 519-520


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