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 one, by Dr. Plumb, 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.
Budget Briar Pipe
This is a more modestly-priced version of our Dr. Plumb briar, above, and is made from other types of wood, yet still gives a pleasing smoke and still has as much panache and knowing élan, as you merrily billow clouds of your preferred tobacco in the faces of men with hands cupped around scrawny little tubes of snout.
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.