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Archive for April 24th, 2012

The Smoking Jacket

Nice Ash Cigars along with Cohiba Lounge is hosting a Gentleman’s Night this Thursday in Depew that I really wanted to go to, but sadly the event has sold out. The night promises all the things gentleman enjoy like cigars, shoe shines, massages, drinks, dart games, pool competitions and even an old fashion Cigarista Girl to attend to your needs.

This got me thinking that a smoking jacket would be perfect for this type of event. One of the Dandiest of accessories, smoking jackets are usually made of silk or velvet, and are specifically intended to absorb the smoke from a gentleman’s cigar or pipe and protect his clothing from falling ash. Reaching the height of its fame in the 1950’s, the smoking jacket has since declined in popularity and has become more a symbol of leisure; being worn most famously by Hugh Hefner. They are harder to find these days and a decent one will cost a few hundred dollars, but really how often do men these days “retreat into a cloud of smoke and congratulate themselves on being masters of the universe”(movie reference?). Still, it would be pretty cool to have one.

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