Manly Manners in the age of Trump What does it mean to be a man now? When Donald Trump can be elected president despite bragging about groping women, not to mention the crass displays of wealth for which he is known, is the idea of a being a gentleman, or modesty, archaic? Most men are still providers, but often earn less than their wives. The vast majority of modern men will never fight in a war or explore uncharted territories – does that matter? Is attention to style and fashion a sign of the modern man, or a sign that men have become distracted with things that don’t really matter?