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TIL that the gesture of genteel gentlemen resting one hand inside of of their jacket is meant to sign a tranquil demeanor and very good breeding


TIL that the gesture of genteel guys resting one particular hand within of their jacket is intended to sign a tranquil demeanor and great breeding



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28 replies on “TIL that the gesture of genteel gentlemen resting one hand inside of of their jacket is meant to sign a tranquil demeanor and very good breeding”

I believe the correct response to a man with a hand in his jacket is: go ahead and skin that smoke wagon and see what happens.

The article traces it all the way back to the ancient Greeks who thought it was crude to speak with your hands not tucked inside your clothes, but it doesn’t say *why* they thought that. So I still don’t really know the reason for this.

Funny because whenever my hand is over my chest I’m trying to gauge whether or not I’m having a panic attack or just breaking down XD

When you see paintings/portraits of people with one hand in their pocket, it is because artists back then would charge more for their time. Painting/drawing hands is difficult and takes a long time.
Want to spend less on a portrait, put your hand in your pocket.
I guess it stuck..not sure where it became a signal of being a gentleman.

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