Biography


The Gentlemen’s Standard is ambitiously redefining how gentlemen of color approach life, culture, and style. Founded in 2008, this site arose from a dissatisfaction with how men of color are sometimes portrayed in various media outlets. Moreover, this site was created due to a dissatisfaction with how some gentlemen of color portrayed themselves.

Thus, The Gentlemen’s Standard was born. I wanted to offer a different perspective – a sophisticated one. I wanted to create a website where men could find a sophisticated sanctuary, a respectable respite from the negativity that has pervaded our society. Here, a man can learn what to wear on an interview, glean knowledge from historical greats, and learn in general what constitutes a modern gentleman.

This blog is the antithesis of a modern culture that has forgotten what a real gentleman is. This blog wants to change that. Cultured. Intelligent. Real. Style just got a little smarter. My name is Glen Antoine Palmer. Welcome to The Gentlemen’s Standard.

11 responses

  1. I found your blog from a retweet from someone I follow. I certainly glad I did, I will be checking back frequently. Might I also suggest a possible blog post? Straight razor shave…..at home. I do it often, not daily but at least once a week. I don’t have a heavy beard but, I will do it to start my week, sometime twice if there is a date night with the Mrs. Planned. Well thank you I enjoy reading your thoughts.

    • Well, I am glad that you were able to check it out. I have a straight razor. I was wearing a pretty think beard back in the winter months, but I have since trimmed it down. So, I will probably give the straight shave a try going forward in the spring/summer.

  2. This is an awesome website. As we are complex individuals, this blog covers the interests of men in style and class.
    Not only do I love the style tips, but I also love the “Brotherly Love” posts. Please keep up the good work.

  3. Glen,
    I am not a gentleman. But, I am black woman, also a native Detroiter, and I am appreciative of your blog and your “standard”. It is because my other half is a black man that upholding a “standard” is relevant to me. Not to say he does not, but to say that it requires maintenance, and he embraced your message before I did.

    I take issue with self-loathing as well. Maybe not for the same reasons, and maybe not as presumptuous regarding the where’s and why’s another person may be psychologically afflicted, but an issue nonetheless. Seeing someone use positive energy, with the added accessory of charismatic articulation…well, that suits me just fine, Mr. Palmer.

    My wine glass is formidably tipped toward you.

    Thank you.

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