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editor in chief. Cathrine Lund - editor@suitedmagazine.com

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EDITORS LETTER You think you can tell a gentleman by the way he looks? You are partly right. But being a gentleman isn’t just about good looks and fine clothes, it is the whole man. Personality, gestures, way of living and attitude are all big parts of what defines a gentleman. In this issue of SUITED we will give all you parents out there some tips on how to raise yout son to become a real gentleman. And we’ll give you a list of the top must-have accessories this spring. And as we said, way of living is a part of being a gentleman, and a good cigar is always useful to have in many occations. We will give you the story about the Cuban cigar and what happened. SUITED isn’t just a lifestyle magazine, it’s a guide. A guide on how to fullfill all the requirements on how to be a real and true gentleman. Are you ready to see what you got ahead of you? The guide starts now!

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CONTENTS social

8. ten tips on how to raise a gentleman

the gentlemen’s rules Our regular rules comes with every issue. Spread throughout the magazine you will find a mix of ten rules on how to dress or behave like a gentleman. We won’t tell you where they are, you’ll just have to look out for them while reading.

style

6. product spread

Complete your look with this season’s accessories

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interview: john allan & his barber career Gentlemen’s Gazette has met up with barber John Allan to talk about his barber shop and his product line. Read the interview to get to know him and his story, the road to where he’s now and all of his success.

6. product spread

Barber & Grooming products to stay clean and fresh

culture

22. the history offthe cuban cigar

6. product spread

Cigars & Accessories to be a propper cigar smoker

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ten tips on how to raise a

gentleman


ever have a day when your son seems destined to grow up a boorish cad who chews with his mouth open and burps at the dinner table? Has your son bit the nanny, pushed a baby, barked out food orders, pitched a fit in public, or made friends cry? You’re not alone. Most moms have endured these common, yet horribly cringing moments, despite knowing the importance of raising a respectful, responsible, kind and confident young man. text by sara eberle | photos by martine jacobsen

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hat’s how Stephanie Yoshimoto, a manners-conscious mom of three boys in San Mateo, Calif., felt when her 5-year-old son had a play date with a new friend. “My son preferred to play alone, so when I suggested he involve his friend, he started talking back to me in front of our guests. Then, he wouldn’t share his Legos, making the young boy cry. No matter what I said, my son reacted with yelling,” says Yoshimoto. “I was terribly embarrassed by my son’s behavior, especially because he wouldn’t even apologize. I had to end the play date. I apologized profusely to the boy and his mom, but we have not gotten together with them since.” To help all parents of future young men, we talked with four experts about teaching your son manners, kindness, responsibility, and empathy - all positive traits that lead to gentleman-like

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behavior and (bonus!) a giant confidence boost in your boy. Here are their tips and techniques for raising a gentleman:

examine your expectations. “Know what to expect by age and personality,” says etiquette expert Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., the great granddaughter of renowned manners maven Emily Post and director of The Emily Post Institute. At each step of his growing life, your son should learn a little more about manners, such as saying, “please” and “thank you” from ages 1 to 3 and helping to clear the table by age 5. “Three year olds can’t look someone in the eye [see tip #4], but by 6 years old, they should be able to do that,” says Senning, whose website, TheGiftofGoodManners.com, provides etiquette


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There’s nothing like the spicy smoke from the Cuban cigar


“Kids who are gentlemen don’t bully and are less likely to be bullied,” says Senning. “A gentleman is also someone who stands up for his friends.”

guidelines from birth until 18 years old. You will want to consider your son’s personality when setting your goals. Tweak lessons based on whether he is shy, quiet, outgoing, talkative or inquisitive, according to Senning. “Don’t pressure kids,” says Senning. “Be sensitive to your son’s personality at every developmental stage.”

encourage empathy. Compassion is an essential trait for building self-respect and respect for others. “Kids who are gentlemen don’t bully and are less likely to be bullied,” says Senning. “A gentleman is also someone who stands up for his friends.” Work on perspective taking, the skill of considering another’s view before your own. First, ask your son how he feels, then ask him what he thinks the other person is feeling. “This is an

important stage that is often missed,” says Maia Szalavitz, co-author of “ Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered.” “It’s like putting on your own oxygen mask first and then you can help others.” Practice by reading together and asking, “What do you think the rabbit in the book is feeling?” Engaging your son in the rabbit’s view gets him in the habit of thinking of others.

be all ears. Listening to peers is essential to making and keeping friends - at all ages and stages of life. “Teach boys to make an effort to listen, because other people’s thoughts really do matter,” says Katy Shamitz, director of Skills for Living, a center in Norwell, Mass., where kids learn about socializing. “For the past 10 years there’s been a

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culture of celebrating yourself. Learning that it’s not all about you is a dying art. Kids show caring by lending an ear.”

make eye contact and smile! Remind your son to walk into a room, smile and connect with kids with his eyes,” says Shamitz. This also allows him to notice how others might be feeling. “If there’s a kid sitting by himself, tell your son to go talk to him. Encourage your son to use social thinking skills to figure out how other people are feeling.” Explain the value of smiling, especially if he’s shy: smiles cheer up a room; smiles make everything easier; and smiles boost moods. Eye contact expresses sincerity and honesty and fosters bonding between two people. It also helps build self-confidence. However, “it could be really threatening to look someone in the eye,” says Senning. “Teach kids to look at the nose. You can’t tell and it’s not as scary.” multi- Touch messages. “Boys often respond less to words alone than girls,” says Michael Gurian, a family therapist and author of “ The Wonder of Boys.” When teaching gentleman-like behaviors, communicate with three senses (sight, touch, sound) to get your message across. For example, if your son always tosses his shoes into the family room, try this multi-sensory method: Get down at his level and look him in the eye. Gently hold both shoulders. Say, “I want you to place your shoes in the mudroom.” Use this technique anywhere, at a restaurant or a grocery store, to reinforce and repeat etiquette lessons.

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act now. Little kids forget requests to act responsibly within seconds, according to Gurian. “It’s important to have them do tasks right away and then reward them with nice words. Plus, the memory center in boys develops later than girls, so your notion of how responsibility is handled should be different,” he explains. When you ask your son to move his trucks out of the living room, for example, have him do it right away so the memory of the request matches the action. Or, do it together to model how to take care of your belongings and explain out loud why you put toys away at the end of the day. practice at home. Practice table manners and chivalry at home, such as complimenting the cook, burping quietly with your mouth closed and writing thank you notes, so your son knows what to do when he is on his own. “Teaching your boy to be a gentleman gives him the skills to build and strengthen relationships with family, teachers and friends, and helps him in day-to-day life,” says Senning. “This develops self- confidence because your son will go into all situations, from eating at a friend’s house to going on a job interview (later in life), knowing what’s expected of him. He won’t sit there wondering what to do, which dissolves self-confidence. He’ll have an improved image and it will give him an edge.” go natural. Turn everyday situations into learning moments. For example, if someone in the supermarket smashes a cart, say, “I wonder what’s going on with them?” If an ambulance roars by say


A gentleman knows how to tie his own tie, and doesn’t need help


“I hope everyone is okay.” This could be more effective with younger children than bringing them to soup kitchen. “Charity work is good, but be sensitive to your child’s age. Strangers may produce anxiety,” advises Szalavitz.

be a role model. All of the experts agree: both parents should behave how they want to see their son behave. “This is easier said than done, but when kids see you donating to charity, being kind to other people or saying please and thank you, that has a big influence,” says Szalavitz. “Children learn how to regulate themselves from their parents and caregivers.” Remember to consider role models based on this when selecting a nanny or other child care providers. work as a team. It’s important to create a plan and work together with your caregiver, so you are teaching the same skills. Pick a few lessons at a time and make sure everyone has the same age-appropriate steps in mind for your child. Review the tips above during your regular meetings and adjust them as your son grows.

Once your son gets into the routine of being a young gentleman, he will experience the benefits of being polite and acting kindly towards others. He’ll soon see that it actually feels nice to be, well.... nice.

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THIS SEASON’S MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES Every man should look and smell good. Great accessories will complete a look in a way you never thought was possible. Here are some of this season’s must-haves.

the designer

the watch

The JA shave. Hot hot water, sharp blade slickwater pre shave solution, shave cream, time, and a good glass of scotch. I shave at night when it’s quiet, I take my time, I look forward to it. Respect, Commitment, and balance. Respect by taking care of yourself in grooming. Be-

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with guys in mind. Also, we have the best lab in the world; 20,000 guys to test on. The Ja shave. Hot hot water, sharp blade slickwater pre shave solution, shave cream, time, and a good glass of scotch.

Matte pomade is a lightweight, water-based pomade that gives hair detail without the shine. It can be used on all hair types to provide texture, separation, and a light, flexible hold. As a pliable styling tool, MATTE allows you to create and recreate any look or style. This pomade wash-

es out easily, which makes it more appropriate for everyday use. Use it carefully and remember to not use too much, as it will make your hair feel sticky and it can leave visible “stains” in your hair. This will surely give you the ultimale look of a gentlemen with hair slicked back.

cause when you look good, you feel good, and that breeds confidence. Commitment in the way that you have to commit for anything to work. So commit to regimen of service and product that works for you. Balance is something we all strive for. Respect and commitment bring balance.

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John Allan, is the man. Advantage to my products is this - my line is produced specifically from a hair stylist point of view for guys - lightweight gels, matte finish pomades, all-in-one shampoos - all


the shoes

Several months ago, I was invited by John Allan, to visit one of his New York stores and experience one of their signature treatments. Up until that point, I had never heard of them but after a quick look at their website, I decided to give it a try. Considering, he is an expert in

his field that specializes on men’s grooming exclusively, we thought it might be valuable to you to have John write a column about various grooming procedures. Tomorrow, we will publish his first article on how to shave but today, you get to know him a bit more.

the perfume

Nothing smells better than a man wearing the right perfume

the bracelet

The 101 man feels he has no time, or just doesn’t care. He wants a good shave, but he wants it fast. If he doesn’t already shave in the shower, I recommend he starts. This guy needs a slick shave and the shower steam will provide him with the moisture that his beard needs. Just add

a thin layer of pre-shave solution or conditioner onto the skin to reduce razor drag and experience a fast, clean shave. First and foremost, men have to remember one of the main ingredients for an incredible shave – TAKING YOUR TIME.

the bag An exfoliating agent, that helps release dirt from clogged pores, remove dead surface skin cells and help prevent in-grown hairs. Volcanic pumice provides the muscle while Jojoba and Oat Protein infuses moisture. Vitamin A helps leave the skin feeling smooth, diminishing

the effects of aging and UV damage. This scrub can be used one or two times per week. Make sure to use it light as hard and often use can damage the skin. Don’t use around the eyes, as the skin here is very thing and fragile. Finish of by using a nourishing facial skin lotion.

Kiehls. Advantage to my products is this - my line is produced specifically from a hair stylist point of view for guys - lightweight gels, matte finish pomades, all-in-one shampoos - all with guys in mind. Also, we have the best lab in the world; 20,000 guys to test on. My products are

organic and are made in USA. You can get John Allan’s products at his own barber shop, at his own website or Barney’s store or webshop has probably all his products. Maybe your local hairdresser have his line. Once you have tried John Allan’s you’ll probably never go back.


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Be aware that the line between confidence and arrogance is extremely thin.


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Being a gentleman isn’t a form of courtship, it’s a way of life.


interview :

JOHN ALLAN & HIS BARBER CAREER basically john allan’s is a high end barbershop with all kinds of grooming services, that offers a club like atmosphere and also a membership, allowing you to get a trim every week while drinking a Manhatten and watching a game or playing pool. Overall a very pleasant grooming service center that offers more than just a haircut. text by sven r. scheider | photos by view magazine & takara belmont

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everal months ago, I was invited by John Allan, to visit one of his New York stores and experience one of their signature treatments. Up until that point, I had never heard of them but after a quick look at their website, I decided to give it a try. Considering, he is an expert in his field that specializes on men’s grooming exclusively, we thought it might be valuable to you to have John write a column about various grooming procedures. Tomorrow, we will publish his first article on how to shave but today, we wanted you to enjoy an interview so you get to know him a bit.

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Taking it all the way and bringing old school grooming back

GG: Why did you decide to become a coiffeur and who influenced you? JA: I met a girl who was a stylist, went to a hair show, thought it was something I could do. I had no other path at the time. My father, Ralph Lauren, Jean Louis David, Vidal Sassoon, and Paul Mitchell all influenced me.

GG: What do you think was the advantage of being trained in France? What was different than in the US? JA: It was the way the french presented their goods and services. Their approach to life is not uptight. They have a certain flow to the way they live. It comes naturally.

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GG: When did you first think about starting your own business and where did you see an opening niche for yourself? JA: 1985 is when I started to look at my future. I also knew that whatever I did, I wanted to make a change. I didn’t want to just be one of many. With all of my peers such as Bumble & Bumble, John Sahag, Frederic Fekkai, the womens business was taken care of. I looked at the men’s – there was nothing. Barbershops were becoming obsolete. Super cuts was positioning itself with guys. Products had no specialty. There was definitely a move to be made in the men’s area – John Allan’s was born.


I look for the haircut to fit and to bring out character and personality in a client. Certain haircuts have to be perfect.

GG: What do you look for in a hair cut? How do you evaluate whether someone has a “good” or “bad” hair cut? JA: I look for the haircut to fit and to bring out character and personality in a client. Certain haircuts have to be perfect. For example fades, flat tops, etc. When I’m working with long hair or more contemporary cuts that need to fit the face, which is more imperfect, I look to create perfection in the imperfection.

GG: What hair products did you use before you created your own brand and what are the advantages of your products? JA: Kiehls. Advantage to my products is this - my line is produced specifically from a hair stylist point of view for guys - lightweight gels, matte finish pomades, all-in-one shampoos - all with guys in mind. Also, we have the best lab in the world; 20,000 guys to test on.

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GG: Where are your products made? Are they organic? JA: USA. Organic Properties.

GG: Do you provide straight razor shaves in stores again? And do you train people in doing that? JA: Yes we do. But I did not build my business model around shaves because it is not an art, it’s a skill. No we do not train our shavers. Again because it’s a skill that needs a thousand shaves to be considered professional.

GG: What form of shave to you personally prefer and why? JA: The Ja shave. Hot hot water, sharp blade slickwater pre shave solution, shave cream, time, and a good glass of scotch. I shave at night when it’s quiet, I take my time, I look forward to it.


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GG: Gillette is probably the most well known shaving brand in the US, yet I have never been satisfied with their performance. Instead a good old fashioned double edge razor with feather blades produces much better, smoother results. Why do you only offer a modified Gillette razor but no straight razors or Double Edge razors in your shop? JA: Most guys use Gilette razors and are confident in that blade. So when I go into the field of razors, I have to take into account what the client wants. I haven’t heard from my clients that they shave with a straight razor. Perhaps a specialty item to launch at Barney’s to enhance the brand may give me the opportunity to create a razor especially for you.

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GG: What is your plan for the future of John Allan? JA: Expand to Europe and then around the globe.

GG: If you could just provide three grooming tips for men, what would they be? JA: Respect, Commitment, and balance. Respect by taking care of yourself in grooming. Because when you look good, you feel good - and that breeds confidence. Commitment in the way that you have to commit for anything to work. So commit to regimen of service and product that works for you. Balance is something we all strive for. Respect and commitment should bring you balance.

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BARBER & GROOMING PRODUCTS A gentleman should have the right products with the right ingredients. The real gentleman cares about the inviroment and his suroundings and chose accordingly.

the man

the way

The JA shave. Hot hot water, sharp blade slickwater pre shave solution, shave cream, time, and a good glass of scotch. I shave at night when it’s quiet, I take my time, I look forward to it. Respect, Commitment, and balance. Respect by taking care of yourself in grooming. Be-

Use it carefully and please remember to not use too much

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with guys in mind. Also, we have the best lab in the world; 20,000 guys to test on. The Ja shave. Hot hot water, sharp blade slickwater pre shave solution, shave cream, time, and a good glass of scotch.

Matte pomade is a lightweight, water-based pomade that gives hair detail without the shine. It can be used on all hair types to provide texture, separation, and a light, flexible hold. As a pliable styling tool, MATTE allows you to create and recreate any look or style. This pomade wash-

es out easily, which makes it more appropriate for everyday use. Use it carefully and remember to not use too much, as it will make your hair feel sticky and it can leave visible “stains” in your hair. This will surely give you the ultimale look of a gentlemen with hair slicked back.

cause when you look good, you feel good, and that breeds confidence. Commitment in the way that you have to commit for anything to work. So commit to regimen of service and product that works for you. Balance is something we all strive for. Respect and commitment bring balance.

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John Allan, is the man. Advantage to my products is this - my line is produced specifically from a hair stylist point of view for guys - lightweight gels, matte finish pomades, all-in-one shampoos - all


the place

Several months ago, I was invited by John Allan, to visit one of his New York stores and experience one of their signature treatments. Up until that point, I had never heard of them but after a quick look at their website, I decided to give it a try. Considering, he is an expert in

his field that specializes on men’s grooming exclusively, we thought it might be valuable to you to have John write a column about various grooming procedures. Tomorrow, we will publish his first article on how to shave but today, you get to know him a bit more.

the equipment

Take it all the way with this groomer shaving set

the scrub

The 101 man feels he has no time, or just doesn’t care. He wants a good shave, but he wants it fast. If he doesn’t already shave in the shower, I recommend he starts. This guy needs a slick shave and the shower steam will provide him with the moisture that his beard needs. Just add

a thin layer of pre-shave solution or conditioner onto the skin to reduce razor drag and experience a fast, clean shave. First and foremost, men have to remember one of the main ingredients for an incredible shave – TAKING YOUR TIME.

the collection An exfoliating agent, that helps release dirt from clogged pores, remove dead surface skin cells and help prevent in-grown hairs. Volcanic pumice provides the muscle while Jojoba and Oat Protein infuses moisture. Vitamin A helps leave the skin feeling smooth, diminishing

the effects of aging and UV damage. This scrub can be used one or two times per week. Make sure to use it light as hard and often use can damage the skin. Don’t use around the eyes, as the skin here is very thing and fragile. Finish of by using a nourishing facial skin lotion.

Kiehls. Advantage to my products is this - my line is produced specifically from a hair stylist point of view for guys - lightweight gels, matte finish pomades, all-in-one shampoos - all with guys in mind. Also, we have the best lab in the world; 20,000 guys to test on. My products are

organic and are made in USA. You can get John Allan’s products at his own barber shop, at his own website or Barney’s store or webshop has probably all his products. Maybe your local hairdresser have his line. Once you have tried John Allan’s you’ll probably never go back.


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A gentleman admits when he’s wrong, and stands his ground when he’s right.


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A real gentleman doesn’t have to undo your shirt to get a better view of your heart.


the cuban cigar Superior quality cigars are hand-made. A skilled cigar -roller can assemble hundreds of high-quality cigars per day. Categorization of cigars is on the basis of their size and shape, which together are known as the vitola. Fatter cigars of larger gauge hold more filler, with greater potential to provide a full body and complex flavor.


THE HISTORY OF THE

CUBAN CIGAR


nobody knows for sure when the tobacco plant was first cultivated, but there is little doubt about where. The native people of the American continent were undoubtedly the first not only to grow, but to smoke the plant, which probably first came from the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. text by dr. cigar | photos by fotokanal.com, luxfon.com

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t was certainly used by the Maya of Central America, and when the Maya civilization was broken up, the scattered tribes carried tobacco both southward into South America, and to North America, where it was probably first used in the rites of the Mississipi Indians. It didn’t come to the attention of the rest of the world until Cristopher Columbus’s momentous voyage of the year 1492. Columbus himself was not particularly impressed by the custom, but soon Spanish and other European sailors fell for the habit, follwed by the conquistadores and colonist. In due course the returning conquistadores introduced tobacco smoking to Spain and Portugal. The habit, a sign of wealth, then spread to France, through the French ambassador to Portugal, Jean Nicot (who eventually gave his name to nicotine). The word

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tobacco, some say, was a corruption of Tobago, the name of a Carribbean island. Others claim it comes from the Tabasco province of Mexico. Cohiba, a word used by the Taino Indians of Cuba was thought to mean tobacco, but now is considered to have reffered to cigars. The word cigar is from sikar, the Mayan word for smoking. Although the first tobacco plantation were set up in Virginia in 1612, and Maryland in 1631, tobacco was smoked only in pipes in the American colonies. The cigar itself is thought not to have arrived until after 1762, when Israel Putnam, an American general in the Revolutionary War, returned from Cuba, where he had been an officer in the British army. He came back to his home in Connecticut with a selection of Havana cigars, and large amounts of Cuban tobacco. Before long,


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There’s nothing like the spicy smoke from the Cuban cigar

cigar factories were set up in the Hartford area. Production of the leaves started in the 1820s, and Connecticut tobacco today provides among the best wrapper leaves to be found outside Cuba. By the early 19th century, not only were Cuban cigars being imported into the United States, but domestic production was also taking off. The habit of smoking cigars spread out to the rest of Europe from Spain, where cigars using

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Cuban tobacco were made in Seville from 1717 onwards. By 1790 cigar manufacture had spread north of the Pyreness, with small factories being setup in France and Germany. But cigar smoking didn’t really takeoff in France and Britain until after the Penninsula War (1806-12) against Napoleon, when returning British and French veterans spread the habit they had learned while serving in Spain. By this time the pipe had been replaced


The habit even influenced clothing - with the introduction of the smoking jacket. In France, tuxedos are still referred to as le smoking.

by snuff as the main way of taking tobacco, and cigars now became the fashionable way of smoking it. Production of segars, as they were known, began in Britain in 1820. Soon there was a demand of higher quality cigars in Europe, and the Sevillas, as spanish cigars were called, were superseded by those from cuba (then a spanish colony), not least as the result of a decree by King Ferdinand VII of Spain in 1821. Cigar smoking became such a widespread custom in Britain and France that smoking cars became a feature of European trains, and the smoking room was introduced in clubs and hotels. The habit even influenced clothing - with the introduction of the smoking jacket. In France, tuxedos are still referred to as le smoking. It is widely believed that Christopher Columbus’ crew discovered cigars while exploring Cuba. The Cuban natives smoked a crude form of the modern day cigar during religious ceremonies. The cigar was wrapped with maize and filled with tobacco leaves. Columbus’ crew quickly became accustomed to smoking the cigar and brought back samples of the “Golden Leaf” to Spain. Initially, the smoking of cigars was considered a pagan ritual punished by imprisonment. In fact,

one of Columbus’ crew members was imprisoned for smoking. However, after a few years, cigar smoking became widely accepted. Eventually, Spain would build an entire industry around the cigar. Seville, Spain was at the center of this and is recognized as being the birthplace of the modern cigar. At first, Spain imported the raw materials from Cuba and assembled the cigars themselves. However, in 1821 Spain allowed Cuba to manufacture Cigars and hence the Cuban cigar was born. In appreciation for Spain’s kind gesture, the Cubans would deliver a box of their best cigars to the Spanish king every year. These cigars were the fabled Trinidad’s. Cigars become popular in the United States during the Lincoln years. Factories began to open in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The term stogie is actually named after Conestoga, Pennsylvania where one of the first cigar factories were built.The cigar industry did well up until the 1960’s when smoking became more of a health concern amongst Americans. At the same time, the United States imposed an embargo against Cuba making it illegal for US citizens.

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CIGAR & ACCESSORIES Ever wondered where to get that high quality cigar and cigar equipement? Here are the editors pick for this month. We will tell you where to get it and why to get it.

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The best place to find cigars in Oslo is, without a doubt, Augusto Cigars. You can also visit our special business for cigars and cigar equipment in Kongens Gate 10, Oslo. Here you will find Norway’s best selection of hand-rolled cigars. It is with pleasure we welcome you to Oslo’s most

With over 130 years of heritage, Romeo y Julieta, named after Shakespeare’s literary masterpiece, is one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands. Created in Cuba in 1875, Romeo y Julieta cigars became incredibly famous in the 20th century. After the Cuban embargo, production

of Romeo y Julieta cigars moved to the Dominican Republic, where the medium-bodied cigars are more popular than ever and sought after for their flavor, construction, and consistency. Today, the majority of Romeo y Julieta cigars are hand made under the expertise.

åpningstider Mandag & tirsdag: 11-17 Onsdag: 11-19 Torsdag & fredag: 11-17 Lørdag: 11-16

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and cigars he could find. The man for whom the imposing Churchill cigar size is named smoked eight to 10 cigars a day, primarily Cuban brands. As it goes, the prime minister requested a special mask.

welcoming cigar store! We are the official importer of Havana cigars, and we are sole.

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The Winston Churchill. Throughout his long life, Churchill nourished England with his battlefield bravery, political courage and prolific writing, and nourished himself with the best food, drink


the moment

A new job, promotion, or achievement is always time for celebration. These kind of events are often enjoyed with a more intimate group of people and thus very suitable for a celebratory cigar. It’s even more fun to mark the occasion with a premium cigar you wouldn’t typically enjoy.

A guys night out wouldn’t be complete without a poker table clouded in cigar smoke. Regardless of your wins or losses, the classic poker night filled with drinks, cigars, and laughter is reason enough to clear your Saturday night calendar at least once a month.

the way

Nothing says style more than a man’s cigar cutter

the style

A cigar cutter is a mechanical device designed to cut one end off a cigar so that it may be properly smoked. Although some cigars are cut on both ends, or twirled at both ends, the vast majority come with one straight cut end and one end in a “cap” which must be cut off for the cigar to be

smoked. Most quality handmade cigars, regardless of shape, will have a cap which is one or more small pieces of a wrapper pasted on to one end of the cigar with either a natural tobacco paste or with a mixture of flour and water. The cap end of a cigar is the rounded end without.

the taste A cigar case is a carrier or tote for carrying cigars. The key aspect of a cigar case is its portability, and easy of carrying the cigars in jacket pockets etc. Over the years cigar cases have evolved from a simple wooden carrier to a luxurious tote, fully cedarlined at the inside to retain the humidity

of the cigars. The leather cigar case has evolved considerably over the past 20 years, from a soft leather pouch to a hard-leather safe, seemingly strong enough to pound nails. Some even offered a slot for a cutter, but smokers always had to make room in their pockets or bags for a lighter.

Sounds simple, right? Well it depends. Taste is defined as “form of direct chemoreception and is one of the traditional five senses. It refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food, certain minerals, and poisons.” But when taste partners with the sense of smell… that

is how the brain perceives flavors. So we’re really talking about two senses here: taste and smell. There are two and half ways to taste a cigar. Yes, two and a half. The first is using your tongue (taste). The second is using your sinuses (smell) and the half is on the finish (like with wine).


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