I am writing this to defend all men and to define what swag really is. I read a blog post about how swag is negative, and how swag won’t get you anywhere in life. Well that statement is partially true but not completely.
See swag can’t be categorized into one specific thing. There are different types of swag, and everyone has their own individual swag.
See the word ‘swag’ is just a new way of describing how one carries oneself. So rather than saying “Oh he carries himself like a man, he handles his business”. Now you just say “Oh he has grown man swag”.
See the swagger you highlighted in your post was what I call young immature swag. That’s the type of swag you will find in high school and with immature guys in college. So I will admit the guys you speak of exist. But here are some examples of the other swags that exist.
Laid Back Swag
You got laid back swag, which is where someone seems to be always composed and poised. Don’t let many things affect them or throw them off their game.
Ladies man/Player Swag
Then there’s ladies’ man swag or AKA player swag. That’s the swag where you do treat women well and you always know how to say the right things to make women smile. To totally complete this type of swag you always keep a lot of them because they love you ;)
Then you got the businessman swag. I categorize myself with the businessman swag. Those are the men who dress real clean, have high ambition, work hard at everything they do in life.
And finally you have the gentleman swag. This is the swag you were asking for and begging for. See gentleman swag is the guy who opens doors for the ladies, or allows them to skip them in line because she is a female.
You see in this day and age we live in everything’s swag. So what you must remember is when you see chivalry on campus it’s not just a guy being a gentleman. It is a guy being swagged out with gentleman’s swag. So like Young Jeezy said in his song “I pledge allegiance to the swag.”