Being a man during the ages always had its own style of life which was different depending on the place where you lived and the era that the men lived in. During the vintage era which for some was during the period between 1950-1970 men had a specific code of conduct where they acted and had mannerisms that are almost all but died out today. We will deconstruct the manners and lifestyle of men during the vintage time and will try to explain the reasoning behind it, and how you can implement it in today’s society if you wanted to become a part of that time and that mannerism.
Men’s attitude and mannerisms towards women
Men were always considered the stronger sex and while today it could be considered sexist to say such a thing it’s a fact that physically men are stronger than women. However, during the vintage period men did not dominate in their relationship towards women, but in fact, women governed with respect around men, even if they were strangers. For instance, a woman was never in need to show off her strength when it came to opening doors. This was something of a code of conduct but meh would always open the door for women, from buildings, cars and they always did it as it was considered a natural action of courtesy. In short, men were gentleman.
Spreading his sexual conquests
Men in the vintage period did not talk around about their sexual conquests. In fact, they would usually not even speak it with their friends as it was considered a sacred part of their marriage and a women’s integrity was something considered to be worth far more than a few gloating moments with the boys.
Whenever a woman would cross the road or need a hand to get out of the car the men would provide their support. However, men would not touch other women unnecessarily. For instance, patting on the head, on the shoulders, and kissing on the cheeks was something that was not done so casually as it is done today. Back then the unnecessary touching drew a clear line between flirting and what was considered normal behavior with everyone on the street.
The act of kissing has always been a sexual one as it expressed a love between two partners. This was always ok to do in the street in the vintage era but it was always moderate. Kissing for goodbyes were always done in a short manner followed by a hug or a touch on the cheek or neck. Long passionate kissing was something always left for the bedroom and never performed outdoors in front of others.
Courtesies at the table
Whenever any form of a get-together was happening between a man and a woman in public it was a common courtesy for the man to hold the women’s chair and fixate it for her so she can sit comfortably. This was also done for the daughters and would extend to the fact that women would always be served and made feel special first and then the man would take care of himself.