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gentleman stamp by AMKitsune gentleman stamp by AMKitsune
while searching DA, I noticed that nothing relevant appeared when I searched for 'gentleman stamp' because hey, if i had a subscription I'd use one. manners and honor can't have completely left our world, so for the few true men left in this cultural wasteland known as earth, feel free to use this and stand tall! (i know it's not the best stamp out there, but it's my first stamp and I'm proud of it ^.^)


(if by any chance you actually do decide to use it, could you please let me know so I could come to your page to see? cheers)

edit:
do to requests for it, there is now a lady stamp.

another edit:
Wow, thanks for all the favs :)
i can't believe how popular this has become (relative to my other works). I'm so grateful for all the interest people are taking in it and wish to give thanks to anyone who likes it enough to fav it in the future.

edit the third:
the top hat is mearly a graphical representation of gentlemanliness.
I am by no means saying that that an individuals chosen style of clothing may or may not make them a polite or well mannered individual.
looks can be deceiving which may well be why so many people (myself included) claim that the world is lacking these respectable individuals.

also, after looking again, i now notice a fair few gentleman stamps on this site.
silly me :lol:
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:iconp-3-c-u-1-4-r:
P-3-C-U-1-4-R Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One minute I'm a gentleman.
The next I'm a greasy, messy, smelly man with no intentions of being clean.

I'm just one of those men~!
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RaynalJacquemin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I'm a proud Gentilhomme (French Gentleman) too!
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:iconthebluehowlers:
TheBlueHowlers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
I NEED THIS I DON'T CARE IF I'M A GIRL
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PhineasandFerb07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am too.
:icongentlemenpls: Gentlemen.
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:iconstanxiety:
Stanxiety Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist
m'lady
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:icondamn-it-sammit:
Damn-It-Sammit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist
We need more gentlemen in this world. (: 
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't argue with that :).
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KamiyaAkuto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hm, while looking through the comments I've decided to say a few things. First of all, I'd like to think that there are two different types of gentlemen in this world. There's the type who's only job seems to be bending over backwards to serve women and only women, and while this type is very popular (though apparently very rare...) I truly don't prefer it. It doesn't represent equality in my mind since anyone would appreciate the niceties of a gentleman, not just love-struck women.

I understand the aversion to gender-blindness (the belief that all genders must not only be treated the same, but that they ARE the same), but my moral standards are quite different from that too. I think that the best way to achieve gender equality is to simply treat people the way they WANT to be treated, regardless of their gender. So a woman who wants to be treated in a womanly fashion should have that treatment and someone like me (say, transgender/gender-neutral/tomboyish) should be treated on a more neutral standard if they ask for it. This is pretty easy to achieve if you pay attention to their words and the way they hold themselves! But of course this is only my philosophy.

But this doesn't mean the life of a gentleman is dead! I believe that the gentleman can (and likely has) evolved to better accommodate this new forward-thinking world. Anyone can be polite, open doors, or simply use good manners to anyone! They can even dress snappy if they so choose, but the true meaning of a gentleman is the use of morals to do good every day and the air of goodwill they provide. I hold doors open for anyone who walks by and help them out if they drop their things in the mind that I am a gentleman. And I don't just do it for the title, I'm happy to do it!

Sorry, I'm rambling. I don't mean to push my own point of view onto anyone, it's just that nobody seems to have made this point yet. You don't have to feel bad for seeing gentlemen the way they used to be and hoping that they're still around (they are, you just have to look!). All I mean to say is that if you're really looking for a decent person in the world to help you out both sincerely and politely, I can be that person for you! I just probably won't be the handsome man you were expecting.

And Amkitsune, I will be using this stamp. I truly believe that the essence of a gentleman is a wonderful thing that we should strive to be, and I'm sorry if anything I said makes you or anyone else feel uncomfortable. But hey, this sort of open discussion should be expected with this kind of stamp!
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply.
I can say that after reading through your (very comprehensive) comment, I pretty much agree with you on all points. Truth be told, I never made this stamp thinking that it would be taken as anything but a 'silly little novelty stamp'. Little did I know how many would adopt it for their own use and use it in the same mindset that I created it.
Anyway, Thank you for one of (if not the) best written comments I have ever had the please to receive (and as a dyslexic, the fact that it's in grammatically correct English is an absolute godsend) and I'm glad that you like it enough to use it :).
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KamiyaAkuto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, clarity is what I strive for! And I'm glad I didn't offend you, since I've noticed I've been rather politically bent on the subject recently...
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Naelianne Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I used it, because I don't see any problem for a girl to act like a gentleman ^^
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither do I :).
And cheers for the fav. I'm glad you like it enough to use it :D.
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Naelianne Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Yeah, it's really nice, the 'lady' one is great as well :)
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Naelianne Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You're welcome :D
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Lady-Platypus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
MOTHER FATHER GENTLEMAN
IMA IMA IMA
ALAGAMULAN
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NBVega Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dress like a gentleman, act like a gentleman, BE a gentleman.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Formal attire being completely optional, of course.
(and cheers for the fav :))
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NBVega Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny how the definition of "formal attire" has changed since the Victorian era. "Formal" back then was "white tie", which consisted of a tailcoat, matching trousers with a single stripe, patent leather shoes, white waistcoat, starched bib shirt, wingtip collar, white bow tie, and a top hat.

Now people seem to think that "formal" is a polo shirt and a sport coat with trousers, sometimes just a collared shirt with no tie and pants of some kind!
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Pinkielord Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's sad. :(
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NBVega Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I sort of think so. Even in my grandfather's generation, it was almost unheard of for a gentleman to be seen in public in anything less than a suit and tie, usually a three piece, and a hat. He was married in 1925

Ultimately clothes don't matter, of course, it's the content of a person's character that matters, but just in the same way that a uniform can affect the perceptions of others seeing the soldier, police officer, whatever wearing the uniform, it can also affect the psychology of the person wearing the uniform. I feel as though in losing the decorum  of dress expected of people in society at large, we've also lost some of the civility that goes with it. It seems like standards of conduct and ethics have been lowered along with the expected dress code.

Part of the reason I dress in suits and ties, sports coats, fedoras and the like when I'm not at work, is that I feel like it helps me to remember to always strive to aspire to the highest standard of a chivalrous gentleman. If you go about looking like a dapper chap, it probably helps you actually be a dapper chap, I figure :D
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amadarian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used it in my profile. Thank you so much.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome and I'm glad that it's been of use to you.
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amadarian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, good sir.
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mylastel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I always adore a GENTLEman. :nod: :heart: Letting a girl pass a door first or opening a door for her even if they don't know each other.. ahhh, just those few examples are so pleasing. :giggle:
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
as you say, it's just little things like that that can make another's day that much better. :)
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Yukira-Hotoshi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I'm not a big fan of gentlemen.
Mainly because a lot of the guys I've met that use the term "gentleman" to describe themselves overdo it quite a bit and it gets annoying. My arm is not going to break if I open a door myself. I won't go bankrupt if I help pay for dinner. I am perfectly capable of walking around the puddle, there's no need to get your jacket wet(yes, I have met a couple guys who do that).

As long as a guy sees me as an equal and doesn't put me on a pedestal or treat me like a door mat, then I'm happy.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all very fair and understandable points.
from what i can gather, some people seem to see 'gentleman' as a chance to emulate an upper class Victorian man in their mannerisms and sometimes even attire (which in many cases, isn't a persons true personality) whilst others see it as trying to be nice simply for the sake of making other people a little happier.
at least, that's my take on it :)
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Sarkytob Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As you kindly asked for it: I use your stamp since now :)
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks :).
it's great to see people enjoying/making use of these stamps. It makes me feel like i'm 'giving someting back' to the internet. Quite a feeling :D.
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BlueBlaze1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
A friend of mine is using this stamp in his Signature on a forum.
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NajikaSun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this stamp, just letting you know! :heart:

(despite the fact that I'm a girl, I just felt the need to assert my gentlemanliness. XD)
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, thanks for letting me know.
I'm glad you like it enough to use it :).
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GarydosOak Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fitting :{D
But I'm pretty sure I can't use stamps without a premium membership so I'll just admire from the window.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, im glad that you like it. Unfortunatly, you're right. Only premium members can use stamps.
Also, cheers for the fav :)
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hobfrog07 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
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devilpengui Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Gentlemen still do exist, men who show some manners, while they're harder to find as they dress in a more casual way, nowadays. Or even in a way that would suggest they're the exact opposite of a gentleman.

The only way to find some is to meet people and have some luck. Though you might recognize them by their manners too.

I would also like to mention I'll be "faving" this stamp, I enjoy the take it haves on manners and honor.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for the late reply,
I'm glad you like it and you're right. there isn't a uniform for lady's and gent's these days. the only way to find 'em is to get to know 'em.
once again, thanks for the fav :)
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CandyCoatedLSD Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh, finally. More gentlemen :D

<3
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Mystical-fire-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Bah, I only know one student in my school who's a gentleman. He was a grade below me, but then skipped that grade and is now in mine. Unfortunately some students ridicule him for being a gentleman, but, he takes it very well and even laughs along with them. Actually, he's generally liked by the student populous.
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds like a generally nice crowd.
unfortunately though, there will always be the 'cool kids' (at least, that's what they may think)who'll want to pick on anyone differing from themselves. everybody should really just ignore 'em.(ignorance is bliss after all)
treat this guy well, because from all accounts, gents seem to be rarely found these days.

also, cheers for the fav :)
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Mystical-fire-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Yeah, I've had my fair share of dealing with those kinds of people. Quite annoying, but they do eventually go away at some point (luckily).

I do treat him well, and I plan to treat him like that for as long as I know him.

No problem!
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Aravelle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Gentlemen,

Know that we intelligent, not desperate women appreciate you. Even if we have yet to meet your kind yet. Just knowing you exist gives us hope. Thank you for being you. :heart:

~A woman with standards :P
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mxexnxtxoxs Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
And know that we chivalrous, not sneaky men will fight for that hope. Thank you for being patient :heart:
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Aravelle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
D'AWWWW. I never expected anyone to respond. Thank you, chivalrous sir. :3
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mxexnxtxoxs Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
It is the sole definition of chivalry, to do the unexpected and please the dames.
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Aravelle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Very true, good sir. ;D
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ArcadianGarden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I'll be using this one, with your permission of course. :)
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AMKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
by all means, go ahead :).
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Clemens8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Bah, I blame female-supremacists a.k.a. feminists( modern ones, mind you) for destroying common courtesy between men and women. I literally melt when a guy kisses my hand and I do love when a man treats me like an equal woman ( hope you get what I mean). Very nice stamp!
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