20 ways to become a more interesting man

Your definitive guide to becoming the most exceptional gentleman you can

Having one accessory that you’ve worn throughout your adult years is a great way to create intrigue. Be it the same briefcase that your grandfather used, a signet ring that’s passed down the family or a pocket square that you’re never seen without, find one signature accessory and stick to it.

A well read gentleman is, more often than not, an interesting one. Start from the ground up and put effort into building the perfect capsule library, beginning with 10 books that are guaranteed to garner intrigue and interest.

Taking an interest in food and cooking shows creativity, and every gentleman should have at least one dish up their sleeve at any given moment. Even better? Get to grips with 5 that you can have in rotation and use to impress whenever you should need it.

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There are certain traits that every gentleman should have, and knowing how to mix a decent cocktail is one of them. Choose your tipple of choice, learn about it and expand on it through the fine art of making a stiff drink.

Last year, vinyl outsold paid-for downloaded music. Building up a proper collection of records should therefore be high on your agenda and while some artwork can be stunning, make sure you’ve built a solid library of vinyl based on your musical tastes, rather than your artistic preferences.

A great conversation starter comes off the back of a genuine interest, and what better way to enter into a conversation than with an incredible experience you recently have whilst seeing your favourite band?

Because let’s be honest, do you know anyone genuinely interesting who posts all of their moves on social media?

There’s nothing interesting about not fighting for what you believe in and not expressing your opinion. If you’re met with a fight when you express your opinion, stick to your guns and explain – calmly – why you believe what you believe.

If you want to take up judo, wall climbing or playing the piano, do so – without batting an eye at what others think.

It’s far more interesting to explore your grooming options because they suit you, rather than because they’re ‘on-trend’. There’s nothing interesting about walking around with the same hairstyle as everyone else.

Adam Fussell

Some of the most interesting people you’ll ever come across are those that have travelled the world far and wide, and have come head-to-head with some of world’s most wild and unique beauty. Be that guy, and get out there and explore the world.

And that doesn’t mean through the Daily Mail. Read up on current affairs not just in your country, but also all around the world, and form an opinion that can back up your readings.

Adam Fussell

Whether you go for a suit, a briefcase or a pair of shoes, having something made uniquely for you is a fantastic conversation starter and a great way to create intrigue.

Having the tools to tell a story – and tell it well – will automatically raise your game and keep you interesting to everyone around you. Don’t stumble on your words, have your punchline sorted and you’re halfway there.

Alongside having your own opinion, being able to be truthful to your friends and family is something that will instantly provide you with lashings of respect. Be sure, though, to tell the truth with discretion because without that, you’re no one.

Adam Fussell

An interesting gentleman won’t only speak the truth, but he’ll also be wise enough to know when to listen to someone when they’re in times of need.

There truly is nothing more boring than complaining about your life and not doing anything to change it. If you’re bored with your life and continuously find yourself complaining, ring the changes and take a chance on life.

Adam Fussell

The most interesting people are the brave ones, the people who’ve taken a risk and done something they’ve always wanted to without letting their fear stop them. No matter what that means for you, be that guy.

It’s boring to speak about your work and only your work, and to let your 9-5 get in the way of your personal life. The men and women who pursue outside interests by taking evening courses or learning a new skill are far more interesting than those who stay in the office until 11pm every night.

No one ever became more interesting by sitting on the sofa, nursing a horrendous hangover, weekend after weekend. Go to an exhibition, read the papers, read a new book or take a walk

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