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.
I have worked in the health care industry for nearly 20 years; advancing my career from lab assistant to supervisor in supply chain management. I have written online content for Uptown Magazine, Details Magazine, and Detroit Fashion Pages. I have volunteered in the community with organizations such as Covenant House Detroit, Rescue My Son, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I have been married 13 years with a daughter and son. I hope you enjoy the content written here and you are able to find my musings both educational and entertaining.
Welcome to The Gentlemen’s Standard.