Despite alarmist messages from the Nanny State to the contrary, it is an undisputable fact that smoking raises levels of self-esteem, panache and gung-ho. During times of economic austerity, such qualities are likely to put Blightly back on its feet, and during times of prosperity, they are guaranteed to make the pipe smoker feel like a king amongst men.
Bent Briar Pipe
The classic, iconic and, some would say, most Chappish of all pipe shapes is the bent billiard. This beauty is made from the finest briar and may be held rakishly, contemplatively or even thrust aggressively while making a point about the merits of devilled kidneys for breakfast.
Specially created and exclusively sold by The Chap Magazine, this is a superlative aromatic tobacco, ideal for the novice smoker. The blend contains strong vanilla notes on a solid black Cavendish base, with fruity citrus scents riding along the surface. The room note is old leather and collapsed mahogany.
The second of The Chap’s exclusive blends of tobacco, Blue Funk is a hand rolling Virginia tobacco of medium strength, ideal for the chap who is not yet ready for the briar, yet who has left the world of Silk Cut and Lambert & Butler far behind him. Please note that, due to legal restrictions, this tobacco comes in a bag separate from the tin with all the requisite health warnings (see below).
Bent Briar Starter Kit
This starter kit will set you on the road to pipular success, comprising a tin of Brown Study (ideal for the novice as it isn’t too strong and tastes superb), a bent briar pipe and a tamper, reamer and cleaner tool.
UK Price: £35.00
Blue Funk and Brown Study are sold to you in an unmarked plastic pouch, for you to decant, upon receipt, into the container of your choosing. That could be our Blue Funk or Brown Study tin, or any other tin, for that matter.
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