The British spy has been well documented through culture, from Ian Fleming's James Bond to John le Carre's George Smiley. It's the gentleman every guy wants to be a little more like. Perfectly tailored, undeniably capable in any situation and just the right amount of dangerous.
Yet the American equivalent has never really existed. Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan lack style and identity. Wild West flicks can't escape the period setting. And movies that get a lot right – the Statesman characters in Kingsman: The Golden Circle come to mind – tread close to parody. (We don't advise wielding a lasso.)
So, what does a modern gentleman cowboy look like today? The American-version of Bond circa now? Old-fashioned charm. Chivalry. Blind enthusiasm for justice. Appreciation for finely crafted goods. Cheerful indifference to all difficulty. And, of course, the stateside equivalent to 007's Aston Martin in the garage. Step right up.