Pull your pants up boys; you’re far from a gentleman. Class is something you are born with, something that cannot be replicated. Class is innate and embedded in the aura of a man. Swag, however, is something any classless idiot can acquire by simply listening to any song on the Billboard 100 list.
Swag is the latest trend strictly based on graphic t-shirts, high top sneakers, and practically anything with the designer’s emblem in plain view. Swag is a lifestyle choice that is lived, breathed, and often – smoked.
Essentially, the great debate about swag versus class is a tug of war in the transition from boyhood to manhood.
The right look defines an image. Nothing is quite the panty dropper like a man in a well-tailored suit. Cufflinks, loafers, bowtie; the beauty is in the details. Men with class make the hearts of women everywhere melt. The sleek and refined style that accompanies a man with class makes him ooze sophistication.
A certain stigma comes with dressing with swag. A woman is more like to approach a man dressed in a classy suit, than one in a hat representing his home town. The latter command attention, while the former command respect.
Any boy with swag will tell you that he wants his girlfriend to be jealous of the other girls he looks at. On the contrary, a man with class will tell you that he wants the women who look at him, to be jealous of the woman he is with. Men with class know that chivalry is far from dead.
Men know the value to the women they are with, and have respect for her. Boys assume that it is the woman’s privilege to be in their presence, and act accordingly.
No man with class will ever let a woman go Dutch on a date. Yes, she will do “the reach” and offer to pay, but he would never accept her offer. The polite thing to do is to treat a woman when you take her out with you, and a gentleman understands that. Swag says you’re a “boss” if you make a woman pay on a date.
Boys with swag hustle, men with class have careers. Hustlin’ is what a man without an education resorts to in order to make money. Granted, he could make a lot of it by doing this, but most of the time his hustle may end in you bailing him out of jail at 5 am.
Men with class are generally highly educated, and know how to conduct themselves in business. They wear suits to boardrooms and make things happen.
This one is simple. Men with class understand that women always, always come first.
Remember, guys; it’s a simple equation. Class = Swag + Money
Gayana Sarkisova | Elite.