A modern gentleman needn’t experience the loss of a favorite aunt to gain financially. A nickel qualifies as a windfall, if it is five cents a modern gentleman did not have — or did not know he had — before.
A modern gentleman stoops for change because:
- he pays attention to details,
- 100 pennies make a dollar and 100 dollars make a new pair of shoes,
- it adds an element of caprice to his otherwise battened demeanor,
- he wears pants that fit.