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The Perfect Gentleman

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,596 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 703
Added to site: 2007.11.16
mnybks.net#: 19042
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor

The genial author of The Comforts of Home now ridicules the foibles of men. Brimful of humor.

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mfortably dressed in eye-glasses and a modified union suit. And then, almost at the same moment, the Clothing Industry, perhaps inspired by the doctor's courage and informed by his failure, started the revolution, since crowned by critical opinion, in a Sunday newspaper, that 'The American man, considering him in all the classes that constitute American society, is to-day the best-dressed, best-kept man in the world.'

Forty or fifty years ago no newspaper could plausibly have made that statement, and, if it had, its office would probably have been wrecked by a mob of insulted citizens; but the Clothing Industry knew us better than Dr. Jaeger, better even than we knew ourselves. Its ideal picture of a handsome, snappy young fellow, madly enjoying himself in exquisitely fitting, ready-to-wear clothes, stirred imaginations that had been cold and unresponsive to the doctor's photograph. We admired the doctor for his courage, but we admired the handsome, snappy young fellow for his looks; nay, more, we jump

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