May 2019

  1. The History of the Smoking Jacket

    The History of the Smoking Jacket
    The 17th century paved way for many wonderful goods to make their way into Europe from trade routes with the rest of the world. Spices, silks, coffee and tobacco came flooding in, something for which we will always be eternally grateful. Along with the discovery of such incredible cargo, came the likes of silk gowns worn by aristocratic gentlemen along...
  2. Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood is an American actor with a career spanning more than fifty years. A true cultural icon of masculinity, Eastwood emerged as one of Hollywood’s most popular stars in the 1960s with his Western films and went on to become a prolific director and producer as well as an actor. Early Life Born during the Great Depression, the early...
  3. La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review

    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review
    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Reviewed by Nic Barker.   Length: 5 ¼” Ring gauge: 44 Vitola: Eminentes Just shy of the classic Corona format’s length, but with a slightly heavier ring gauge, this box-pressed beauty sports a mottled claro wrapper leaf, and a light springiness to the touch.   The first draw once lit feels perfect, with a subtle...

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