After having been a member of this site since 2003 [ O.M.G.!!] and having studied, extensively, the postings of such stalwart and profound ARRSErs such as Lord Flashheart, MDN, Cernnanos and select others of the ARRSE Pantheon, I have been formulating a vision of what constitutes the Ideal ARRSE and put it out here for revision, amendment, ridicule and debate.. With the input from the legion of ARRSE, I think an Exemplary Guide to ARRSE could form the basis of a new wave or a manual for ARRSEwalts to follow in polite society.. PERSONAL IMAGE: ARRSErs build upon their good qualities and help improve poor ones. ARRSErs are their own masters..They enjoy an evening snifter and a cheroot, even some weekend snuff and the odd wager, but try to avoid excessive indulgence and hold to no recriminations when they occasionally fail to meet their own standards. ARRSErs are honest, but not to a fault. Loyal to friends and comrades and to the lover they happen to be with at the moment. If they can't convince others they are gentlemen, how can they claim to be one? ARRSErs take time to adopt gentlemanly habits, have fun with them and don't take themselves too seriously. They appreciate wit and a degree of self-effacing humour. ARRSErs decry facial hair. Although a beard has long been a symbol of wild manly virility, shaving is a manly vanity and, indeed, the daily removal makes them look smarter, younger and healthier. They use a blade and after apply a soothing balm to help fight signs of aging. They keep their hair closely cropped or loosely shorn. They pluck, shave, wax or prune neck hair, back hair, nose hair, ear hair or a unibrow. They trim arm hair occasionally and recognize that from time to time crotch hair may need some topiary but avoid intricate designs. ARRSErs are not afraid of pampering. They appreciate spas and have no need for ungainly homophobic panic. The natural scent of a well-groomed ARRSEr is often pleasant enough but they are not above adding some zesty cologne during the day and opting for something dark and musky in the evenings. They abhor having breath that smells of the bottom of a parrot's cage and generally seek the rich exotic fragrance of curry and Guinness. For ARRSErs, fitness is an option, though they seek, after thirty, to limit 'tummy bulge' they are not fanatics.. they expect women to look fit and healthy but are not adverse to subjecting them to the robust image of a well rounded gut. ARRSErs appreciate the glow of healthy skin and accept that if they look like George Hamilton they have gone too far. they reject bronzing creams which only serve to make one look like a sexually ambiguous carrot. to be continued -: The ARRSE of Dressing for Success ETA:If I may be so bold to suggest, Perhaps when edited and corrected by the collective ARRSE this may be moved to Health and Fitness and kept as a sticky for future generations?