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As we said goodbye to 2012 and rang in the New Year, I enjoyed looking back at the growth and change DAPPER experienced. This year we have many exciting things in store for our readers so we hope you appreciate the new and always evolving DAPPER! But do not worry gentlemen, your favorite sections are still around.

Spring has kicked off and in Dallas that means event season has started. From charities, to spring style previews, DAPPER is covering it all. In this newest issue, we introduce you to some of our new sections, such as the “DAPPER Drink.” One of my favorite editorials we have this issue is a Manly Art that we are bringing back: Smoking a pipe…tobacco pipe, gentlemen! I remember as a little girl seeing my grandpa smoke a pipe and there is nothing like the distinct aroma. So, when I collected some of his old pipes, I was anxious to learn of this very art, and whether you are just a beginner pipe smoker or an expert, we teach you how to do it all.

Look for DAPPER’s Seal of Approval on various items and products no gentleman should be without.

DAPPER was extremely honored to be chosen again for the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities event coming up in May. After creating the DAPPER Den last year for the celebrities and athletes, we are excited to help bring more awareness to this wonderful cause. Enjoy the read and to all of our DAPPER gents, thank you for your continued support! Cheers,

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President/Publisher Natalie E. Tastle

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Contributing Photographers Dixie Dixon Rhiannon Lee Hilary LiDestri Lorenzo Wallace

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Steven Lindsey Charles Beck Erica Lovejoy Max Skinner Ben Swann Blake Bradley Tao Burbank Hilary LiDestri Stephen Davis Harold Mangum Stephanie Oakes LeeAnne Jackson

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New, Needed & Necessary . . . . . . . . 17

The Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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This With That . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Instruction: A Manly Art . . . . . . . . . . 67

By Stephen Davis

Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Good Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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MoBro November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Seen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

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Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

By Harold Mangum

See & Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

By Steven Lindsey

DAPPER Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

The Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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SLS AMG Roadster

You may not own the road, yet in the new, sporty 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster everyone will believe you do. Because one look at this stunning horsepower-hungry automobile and it’s clear that behind its wheel is not just someone of impeccable taste, but an enthusiastic driver, as well. This is a car designed for people who have a passion for excellence and an unquenchable need for speed.

“But it’s what’s under the hood that could lead to spontaneous drooling.” The SLS AMG Roadster was the first Mercedes automobile to be designed in-house by AMG and this model represents its best version yet, paying tribute to the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950’s. For open-top driving, few sports cars come even close to providing such incredible driving dynamics. It’s the perfect car for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, too, because we have so many fantastic weather days practically created for the sole purpose of providing convertible with maximum enjoyment. The compact soft top can be opened or closed in a mere 11 seconds, even at speeds up to 31 miles per hour, which is vastly more convenient than other convertibles that require you to be at a complete stop. Even better is the weight optimized construction of the soft top’s frame (aluminum, magnesium and steel) that is a huge contribution to the vehicle’s low center of road-hugging gravity. And on those rare days when it’s raining or perhaps too hot or cold to take the top down, the design keeps out a surprising amount of outside noise while providing superb insulation against the exterior temperatures.



The interior is loaded with new user-friendly features, most notably the AMG Performance Media. This new innovation is inspired by motor sport and offers a unique combination of multimedia displays that show lateral and linear acceleration, important engine data and high-speed mobile internet connectivity. Resembling an airplane cockpit, the wing-shaped dashboard and jet-inspired air vents are appropriate touches for a car that practically flies. Even the E-Select gearshift is designed to look and perform similar to the thrust control of a jet. The seats are covered in only the finest leather and what looks like matte metal in this car is actually real metal, not some cheap plastic nonsense. From the front, six large air intakes and wide-set vertical bixenon headlights make a bold statement, while the LED turn signals and daytime running lights are nice safety features. From behind, flat LED taillights are horizontally split and LED lighting elements in the shape of a wing make for an even bolder statement once the sun goes down. Large, AMG light alloy wheels are specially designed for increased durability while significantly impacting the lessening of their weight. An integrated spoiler extends automatically when you reach speeds of more than 75 miles per hour, providing extra stability at high speeds. Its features such as this that make it a shame there are no autobahns in the United States. But it’s what’s under the hood that could lead to spontaneous drooling. Boasting the same dynamic engine as the gull-wing model, this 6.3-liter V8 peaks at 571 hp at 6800

2014 Mercedes-Benz by Steven Lindsey

rpm. This makes the SLS AMG Roadster one of the most powerful cars in its class, accelerating from zero to 60 in just 3.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 197 miles per hour (electronically limited). The Race Start function allows a driver to achieve maximum acceleration potential. The optimum start-off engine speed sets automatically for instant acceleration, while the transmission changes gears quickly and automatically without the need for manual shifting. And the AMG sports exhaust system’s two integrated twin tailpipes sings with a powerful sound at every acceleration, bringing an extra tingle to the spine beyond the simple exhilaration of turning heads wherever you drive. The only problem of owning a two-seater this stunning, is deciding which lucky person gets to ride shotgun. But don’t worry, there will be a line of enthusiastic volunteers.

Estimated base price: $230,000 SLS AMG Roadster Engine: AMG 6.3-liter V8 front-mid Max. power: 591 hp Max. torque: 650 Nm at 4,750 rpm Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3.8 s Max. speed: 197mph (electronically limited) Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed Sport




NEEDED NECESSARY This spring, bring out your finest, custom threads, a good bottle of wine, and school your friends in a game of pool.




Ultimate Scottsdale by Connelly Billiards Table Universal Billiards $8795

Scottsdale Billiard Table Rooted in the style of tables from the old west and meticulously crafted, this Connelly is a powerful piece that features a stylish double-arched cabinet, carved blinds and 6” rails designed to improve shooting-hand stability. Available in a variety of American Hardwoods, this handsome piece is the perfect compliment to any upscale home or designated space for leisure. The world’s finest pool table is manufactured right here at home in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. Universal Billiards 13450 North Stemmons Frwy Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Right: The Boxer Butler Billiard Talc Holder $165 Left: Belgian Aramith Stone Pool Ball Set $185 Kamui and Redline Pool Cue Tips $15 - $47 each Below: Cue Tech Pool Cues with 360 Performance Shaft $325

Photography by Lorenzo Wallace





Petroni Vineyards

Polo Ralph Lauren


$115.00 ea.

Yielding only two tons per acre, the exclusively harvested fruit from their two estate mountain vineyards is consistently ripe and concentrated.

Gary Riggs Home,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Wine Glass

These crystal, heirloom wine glasses are a must have for the gentleman that is a true wine connoisseur.

Leather Books $29.00 /$45.00 Gary Riggs Home A great addition to your lounge area or office desk, as well as a wonderful conversation piece. These novels will delight your guests as some of these are a century old.

Tom Ford Eyewear $425.00 Image Eyewear Blue inside temples add flair to the classic readers.

Moore Councill

Wildwood Lamps

Theodore Alexander




Gary Riggs Home

Gary Riggs Home

Gary Riggs Home

This eclectic piece is a great addition to a man’s library. Just enough room for your favorite drink and book.

Its sleek design and unique adjustable arm makes it a space saver, as well as cast off the perfect amount of light.

This classic Alpine, French lounge chair is a perfect way to come home, relax and enjoy your favorite cocktail.

Round End Table

Photography by Rhiannon Lee



Scriptreader II Lamp

Green Leather Chair

Adam Daskivich Bespoke Blue Glen Plaid Suit Jacket Starting at $1,200.00 469-502-0955 The suit should always compliment the man. This bespoke, blue on blue, glen plaid suit jacket can take you from a casual, business day to a nighttime dinner meeting. ADB is dedicated to Bringing Back the Gentleman! SPRING 2013


To be the ideal modern gentleman



a partnership is needed with an unlikely group of dudes. Thirteenth century Dominican monks, to be exact. Celebrating a line of premium quality products dating back to their world retail debut in 1612, Santa Maria Novella continues its history of excellence thanks to an unprecedented timelessness. Jon Bresler, owner of LAFCO New York — Luxury Articles & Fragrance Co., was the first to open a dedicated boutique in Soho for the product line back in 2002. Yet, there’s no need to travel that far for Santa Maria Novella’s fantastic line of men’s products, thanks to our own local LAFCO boutique in Highland Park Village. Here is a roundup of DAPPER’s favorites. by Steven Lindsey

Photography by Hilary LiDestri

Shaving Foam

Toscano Soap

Scented with their classic Toscano fragrance, this foam provides the perfect shave. Carefully formulated to work on everything from dry to oily skin types, this luxuriously, rich shave foam gently, yet effectively, moisturizes the beard. This will result in a truly close, irritation-free shave. Made from olive and coconut oils with just the right amount of cocoa butter, the foam is super concentrated. Only requiring about one-third of what you’d use with a regular shave cream.

The perfect compliment to a bottle of Toscano Cologne is this luxurious vegetable-based glycerin soap. Start your morning by lathering up with this soap that nourishes and moisturizes the skin. This leaves behind enough subtle fragrance that you may even skip a spritz of the actual cologne for a lighter hint of masculine decadence. $40.




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Alba Di Seoul Cologne

After Shave

Toscano Cologne

One look at the packaging, featuring an image from Korean photographer and photo artist Bae Bien-U and it’s clear that there’s something intriguing inside. And the eyes do not deceive. New from Santa Maria Novella, this cologne was created to honor Seoul, Korea. Its complex combination of fresh green, Korean pine and woody base notes are warm enough for cool weather yet crisp and refreshing enough for summer.

Drugstore and department store aftershaves will never have the cachet of Santa Maria Novella’s fine lotions. If you feel like a king after use, it’s for good reason. Men of power and royalty have enjoyed this product for ages. The refreshing sensation cools the skin and tightens pores, making this an essential step in every man’s grooming ritual, whether you choose Lavender, Patchouli, Pomegranate, Sandalwood, Russian Cologne or Vetiver to scent your day.

Enjoy all the luxury and satisfaction of a fine cigar without ever lighting up. Inspired by the world-famous Toscana Cigar that debuted in 1818 in Lucca, Italia, Toscano Cologne incorporates a light tobacco fragrance with hints of amber and vanilla. You may want to hide the bottle, though, because not only does it attract women, some even enjoy stealing it for their own use.









Cream Jeans Joe’s Neiman Marcus $158.00 Cream Jacket Billy Reid $695.00

Plaid Shirt Billy Reid $175.00 Brown Knit Tie Adam Daskivich Bespoke $85.00 Linen Buck Shoes Magnanni Culwell and Son $395.00

2 oz. Aged Dark Rum 1/2 oz. Lime Juice 8 oz. Ginger Beer Pour rum over ice into a highball glass. Add lime juice. Pour ginger beer and stir. Serve with or without lime wedge for garnish. *Aged, Dark Rum is preference of gentleman Photography by Dixie Dixon




MANUAL A staple in every man’s wardrobe, jeans, have been upgraded by better fits, finer fabrics, and can even add a little color into your attire. But gentlemen, always make sure that you have a good, classic, dark denim pair in your closet.




Left to Right: Salmon Jeans, AG $178.00 Shirt, Peter Millar $125.00 Neiman Marcus Sweater, Billy Reid $225.00 Shoes, Carlo Pazolini $310.00 Glasses, Image Eyewear, $425.00 Charcoal Jeans, AG, $178.00 Shirt, Burberry, $250.00 Neiman Marcus Shoes, Billy Reid $395.00 Cobalt Jeans, AG $178.00 Shirt, Zegna $325.00 Neiman Marcus Jacket, Billy Reid $395.00 Shoes, Donald Pliner, Culwell and Son $245.00 Glasses, Image Eyewear, $280.00

Photography by Dixie Dixon Hair & Makeup by Paige Anderson, Anderson Studios Assistants: Alexandra Lewis & Karey Fear




Left to Right: Mint Jeans, AG $178.00 Shirt, John Varvatos $78.00 Neiman Marcus Bracelet, Nemo $89.00 Uno de 50 Shoes, Carlo Pazolini $150.00 Red Jeans, AG $178.00 Neiman Marcus Sweater, Billy Reid $135.00 Black Shoes, Carlo Pazolini $175.00 Shirt, Joie $128.00 Coral Jeans, 7 for all Mankind $168.00 Neiman Marcus Ring, Brillante Locura $125.00 Uno de 50 Ice Blue Jeans, Burberry $225.00 Striped Polo, Billy Reid $88.00 Shoes, Carlo Pazolini $165.00

Models: Campbell Agency Becky Parks Russell Chieffalo Darrick Weaver Jackson Marshall




Blue Jeans, Joe’s $158.00 Sweater, Peter Millar $245.00 Shirt, Zegna $375.00 Tie, Tom Ford $240.00 Neiman Marcus Glasses, Image Eyewear $595.00



Left to Right: Red Jeans, AG, $178.00 Neiman Marcus Blue Shirt, Billy Reid, $225.00 Tie, Adam Daskivich Bespoke, $65.00 Bracelet, Todos Para Uno, Uno de 50, $89.00 Glasses, Image Eyewear, $260 Shoes, Carlo Pazolini, $310.00 Bike, Oak Cliff Bicycle Company Khaki Jeans, Joe’s, $172.00

Shirt, Theory, $185.00 Shoes, Converse, $125.00 Neiman Marcus Tie, Billy Reid $95.00

Bracelet, Nemo, Uno de 50, $89.00 Glasses, Image Eyewear $260.00

Brown Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, $189.00 Shirt, Zegna, $345.00 Tie, Tom Ford, $240.00 Neiman Marcus Glasses, Image Eyewear, $445.00 Ring, Rematao, Uno de 50, $89.00 Shoes, Carlo Pazolini $325



Blue Jeans, Fidelity $189.00 Jacket, Theory $395.00 Neiman Marcus Shirt, Thomas Pink $185.00 Glasses, Image Eyewear $350.00

Left to Right: Plum Jeans, 7 For All Mankind $189.00 Sweater, Burberry $275.00 Shirt, Theory $215.00 Neiman Marcus Bracelet, Nemo, Uno de 50 $89 Moss Jeans, Hudson $242.00 Shoes, Converse, $125.00 Neiman Marcus Shirt, Billy Reid $115.00 White Jeans, Burberry $225.00 Shirt, Zegna $375.00 Shoes, Converse $125.00 Neiman Marcus Dog, Percy




Blue Jeans, Fidelity $189.00 Jacket, Hugo Boss $595.00 Shirt, Zegna $375.00 Tie, Tom Ford, $240.00 Neiman Marcus Pocket Square Adam Daskivich Bespoke $60.00

DAPPER TIP For your next business travel, try out classic, stretch denim to have that comfort on a long flight.






P oggio a l l a P i e t ra

California’s own

“Land of Rocks” It’s impossible to deny the

absolute majesty of the California wine regions. People who have not been, think of it as a place to “vineyard crawl.”  Some drive, some take limousines and some buses, either way, it is so much more than a drinking spot. by Hilary LiDestri




orthern California is indisputably one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you never take a sip of the nectar offered, it will still be a storied trip. Each estate is steeped in history and most have retained the Old World elegance found in few hamlets across this nation. So anxious, the United States seems, at times, to delude itself of its heritage and build new and “exciting” commercial enterprises like strip malls and franchise restaurants. Visiting the wine regions is like stepping back in time to enjoy some of the fragrance and charm that defined and continues to define our beautiful country.    One of the rarest gems is nestled nearly one thousand feet up the west side of the Mayacamas mountain range in between Napa and Sonoma. As you wind your way up the mountain, enjoying alternately intimate and vast vistas, it’s as if you pass through a portal to days of old. So hidden is the Petroni Vineyard. They ask you to call if you get lost on your way to your appointed tasting.   In 1992, famed San Francisco restaurateur, Lorenzo Petroni began a quest. His mission was to find land that replicates the distinct appellation of his native Tuscany, so he could produce wines as spectacular as Italy. He endeavored to be the first California wine maker to clone the prized Sangiovese Grosso in Sonoma soil.     After years of searching, Lorenzo and his wife, Maria Elena, stumbled upon a lonely lot of land in much need of their attention. When it comes to wine production, every single facet of the climate in which vines are planted, contributes to the over-all nurturing of the grapes and thusly, the flavors they produce. For Lorenzo Petroni, it turned out the soil, the sun exposure, the average rainfall and temperature of his 37-acre find were ideal.  



Martin has embraced the United States and has fallen in love with Northern California for its endless charms. High on the list is the local movement and the farm to market mentality that invests in the quality of the vegetation and the animals raised. With a low carbon footprint, he feels he and his wife are in the perfect location to grow their family.   With one son, Kalen, the MacKenzie family spends their time traveling to Tahoe for snowboarding, playing in the local cricket club and enjoying one of the most child-friendly states in the country.   As far as Martin’s long range plans for the vineyard, they are deep into the construction of an expansion. The cave construction project will finish out near twenty thousand square

Once the land was secured, the estate was raised and nurtured, keeping in mind Mr Petroni’s Old World sensibilities. So spectacular are the grounds, Petroni Vineyards is a must visit winery simply to absorb the splendor of the property, called “Poggio alla Pietra” (land of rocks). As is traditional in Italy, Petroni insisted the concept of living off the land was preserved. He planted fruit trees, olive trees, huge gardens and they even harvest honey.     Desiring a boutique style operation, Petroni is a low-yield vineyard and the vines are hand-tended. It didn’t take long before Lorenzo Petroni was garnering international attention for both his award winning restaurant, North Beach and the estate’s deeply complex wines. As far as reproducing the grape responsible for the vaunted Brunello. . . . Success!  Some call it the best they have ever tasted and he accomplished it in the United States.   Further, good fortune was bestowed upon Petroni when the winemaker of the acclaimed Stonyridge Vineyard in New Zealand, Martin Mackenzie fell head over heels in love with a California girl. It wasn’t long before Martin left his native New Zealand and set up shop lending his expertise to crafting the wines of Petroni.   MacKenzie had long felt the climate in California would be perfect for his skill set. After having honed his expertise in difficult climates including the north island of New Zealand known for its hot, humid and damp environments, he was looking forward to the predictability and reliability of the California wine regions. As he anticipated, so much of the guesswork was taken out of the process at Petroni Vineyards.  He is able to spend more time fine-tuning and making small changes that yield huge results in the wines.  

feet. A project of grand scale, the cellar will serve myriad purposes from wine storage and maturation, to an upscale tasting room featuring estate cheeses, wine and olive oil. Petroni Vineyards is the home of California’s number one authentic Tuscan-style extra-virgin olive oil. Those who visit, are delighted by the relaxed and luxurious surroundings and while some taste at the dining room in the villa, others prefer to languish by the pool.     By September, team Petroni hopes to unveil the cave to visitors from around the world clamoring to explore the property, the flavors, aromas and atmosphere of Poggio alla Pietra. The land of rocks’ cave will have a kitchen and entertainment to delight its guests and encourage them to linger.     Martin actually got to visit our great city of Dallas, TX. He was touring Texas in March and attended the “Sonoma in the City” event that was held on the 19th of the month at the Rosewood Mansion. No doubt he will feel right at home steeped in the lavishness of this historical property on Turtle Creek. As for Lorenza Petroni, if you ever have the pleasure meeting him, be sure to ask him about the bread he sneaks from his restaurant to feed his donkey on his way up to his beautiful vineyard!   For more information visit 990 Cavedale Rd. Sonoma, CA 95476 707-935-8311

Pe t r oni Wine C l u b Becoming part of the Petroni Wine Club is “like having a Petroni over for dinner.” Once a member, one can enjoy 5 options to choose from: red and white wines, just red, just white, Tutto Brunello 6 and Tutto Brunello 12. Below are just a few of the benefits when you are a member.

Po ggi o a l l a P i et r a • Exclusive pre-release offerings of new vintages

• Unique opportunities to purchase Petroni Vine yard’s limted release and library wine. • Each wine club member will receive a 20% discount on all purchases of estate wine and olive oil.

Please contact Drinda Petroni, National Wine Club Manager with any questions: or 707.935.8311



Shaving products By Art of Shaving.

Enjoy a game of Pool before your shave . . . . or contemplate a game of Chess.

November Movember roles around each year and more ‘staches grow and more money is raised. Dallas has created their very own chapter of Movember, called Dallas Moustache. This past Movember, DAPPER held a “Most DAPPER ‘Stache” contest that readers could vote on. After pictures were submitted, our local Mo Bro that won with the most votes was Travis Warner! Travis grows out his ‘stache every year in support of this wonderful cause with his team, Standford Whites Aesthetics Guild. “I’m styling it different every year, “ Travis says. This year he won with the DAPPER Manchu and we can’t wait to see what moustache style he has next year! Congrats, Travis!


and warm damp towels . . . . aid in providing the best shave anywhere in the Metroplex.

Our Local MoBro Travis Warner: Age 27 City: Dallas, TX Profession: Owner of Audio/Video Integration Company

Years as a Mo Bro: 2 years Hobbies: Mountain and road biking, ashtanga yoga, kayaking, working with a few non-profits (The Dalmation Rescue of North Texas and The One Society) Products to style his ‘stache: Clubman Wax, Art of Shaving, Mach 3 razor, and shaving scissors.

Travis’s team Movember page: Make sure you visit our facebook next year to enter and possibly be our next DAPPER MoBro 2013 winner! Cheers to growing.


Masters of the straight razor . .

Photography by Hilary LiDestri The Boardroom Salon For Men Visit: for your closest location



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IT OR LOSE IT! by Harold Mangum

When it comes to our memory

the old saying “Use it or lose it,” may be more than just a cliché! Today, most of us label our “tip of the tongue” syndrome to being too busy to pay attention to all the detail. With society in the state of information overload, “I can look it up on my iPhone if I need it” becomes our norm. Having a trained memory used to be a luxury item and skill that the gifted, savants or top executives obtained with budgets and desires to be ahead of the pack. To be impressive amongst their peers and business lifestyles, afforded them the luxury of memory acuity. Today, scientists and the research giants in neuroscience and brain health are discovering that it’s more than a gift or luxury skill sought after by the privileged. It’s simply a requirement of mental longevity.

The left side of our brain on the other hand, thinks and functions in an organized, methodical way linearly and in language form. It takes that non-erasable tape and picture collage from our right side and organizes all of life’s experiences. Treating them like individual mental movies, categorizing them with past associations and predictable future encounters. The old adage of “use it or lose it” may be true when we look at the facts. The truth is if we don’t actively use the dedicated real estate within our brains and the areas linking them, they will become thinner and dry up. By revisiting those memories and causing them to fire again the brains chemicals can actively strengthen the associative links and pathways created years ago. The links were consolidated because of the various details and associations that tied two cortical areas to-

Our motto has always been, “We remember what we understand. We understand what we pay attention to and we pay attention to what we want, desire or need.””

The baby boomer’s population, now at an estimated 78 million, are not the only concerned when it comes to memory loss or inefficiencies. We are seeing absentmindedness or recall failures in young adults in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and not just our 50+ club.

The fact is our brains are truly the perfect computer driven initially with the best camera ever created, our vision. Everyone’s heard reference to the hemisphere properties of our brain with a left and right side working the opposite sides of our body. What isn’t commonly known by most, the brain works like a computer or in a similar manner. Our brain luckily has no hard drive capacity. As we look around, we take approximately 52,000 pictures per second not matched by any camera now created. It’s with our eyes that the first step to recording everything we have ever seen heard or experienced takes place. It’s essentially the gate to our minds conscious and subconscious states. The right side of your brain sees pictures. A giant picture collage explodes into your mind and information flows in as energy from our sensory receivers like our eyes, ears, nose, mouth and touch. It’s everything about our current moment, immediate environment and details about the moment. Everything we have experienced is still in our right brain as a non-erasable tape. The right brain can only function in the conscious moment of the right here and now. 52


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gether within the mind. The mass linking helps our conscious and subconscious minds as they function.

Now step out of that visualization for a minute and try to understand that we spend 5% of our life in the conscious “here and now” state and 95% in the subconscious state. To create the proper brain maintenance we have to achieve something called Neurobics! Yes, the illusion of aerobics is on purpose. Just as we work out our complex muscle groups to stay in good physical health, we in turn have to do the same thing mentally. The multitude of neural pathways has to be exercised or sparked often enough to maintain the connections of our life’s experiences. The beauty is that we control the remote. How can we maintain the brain health? By stepping out of the routine mentally. If you brush your teeth with your left hand, tomorrow use your right. If you drive to work the same way every day go a different way. When you come home at night don’t turn the light on instead try to find your way based on your memory and visualize it. When you do the non-routine things you explode a vast array of new mental pictures. Learn to expand your library of life’s picture vocabulary you build, recreate or revisit every day. Maybe, just maybe, you will not ever have to say “I forgot” again. Let us help you unlock the key to your memory.

Memory Technologies Institute For more information; or contact Harold Mangum at 214.740.0001

Desk for the modern man


Your desk

is a second home, whether at an office, or if your office is your home. Your desk is more than words. It talks about you when you’re away, it boasts about you while you’re at it, and it markets you every day at work. Yet everyone who works at a desk needs to carefully consider what their desk is saying about them. The most productive people know these four basic principles, as well as nine essential desk items needed to manage an effective workspace. With some careful consideration, these principles will propel you to be your most productive and show the world how it’s done.

by Stephen Davis Photography by Rhiannon Lee Illustrations by Hugh Thompson





Dontstacksmanagemanageyouryourlife lifefrom from lists. 1 Your desk should be a cockpit

3 All input is either trash, information, or action

This is perhaps the guiding principle. You want your desk to be an effective, efficient “home base” for dealing with work effectively. As such, it needs to be lean and function with ease. You want to be able to move quickly and with minimal drag. This means, as with any well-oiled machine that you should have fingertip access to the things that you use most often. You also need enough surface area to do your work and create “work groupings” as needed on your desktop, and clean up when you’ve completed the task. Clear space is good! Do not, however, aim to occupy every fragment of desk space. A desk is for working, not storing stuff. So be a minimalist when it comes to what you have on your desk permanently. This leaves room to spread things out when you are actually working and gives you room to breathe, which keeps your thinking from getting all backed up.

The input that comes your way falls into only one of three categories: Trash, Information, or Action Item. Trash If an item is trash, toss it immediately.   Information You either read it and then toss it, or read it and then file it. Don’t keep it on your desk. File it. Don’t let clutter grow.   Action item You should do it right away if it is less than two minutes. If it will take longer than two minutes, put the action on your action list. Once on the list, if you still need the actual item, put it with your support material. This way, you can process the new input without resorting to turning your desk into a storage unit for work.

2 Everything at your desk falls into two categories

4 Use P-L-A-C-E to organize things intelligently

Permanent and Temporary Permanent items would be things you use at your desk on a daily basis such as a computer, phone, fountain pen, ledger book or notepad and the always needed decanter of your favorite alcohol. It is always nice to tie in a personal item on your desk still without creating clutter. Some examples would be a sailboat, your favorite books or picture of your loved ones. Choose something that takes away from your daily stresses when looked at.

P-L-A-C-E is a really helpful approach to organize anything. It comes in handy as a general rule to use when organizing your desk.

Temporary items are things that come and go throughout your daily routine. Examples of this would be your mail, projects you are working on, documents that need to be signed, and more. Put what you have to do on an action list and put the support materials in pending files or, if they are too big, a project shelf. If you use your desktop to store your work, it will not be as functional for actually doing the work. The purpose of having a desk is to create workspace, not clutter. Don’t manage your life from stacks, manage your life from lists. 56


Here’s the gist: • Purge. Get rid of what is unnecessary, especially pens that don’t work.

ESSENTIAL DESK ITEMS Still feel like your desk isn’t ready for all the shrapnel work throws your way? Load up on these seven essentials and be ready for anything.


A man’s personal stationery can be used to drop a line to friends and family, and to dash off notes of congratulations or condolence. While writing and receiving handwritten notes and letters is an incredibly enjoyable tradition, not too many men are in the habit of sending a properly written note via snail mail. Regardless, every man still needs to have a set of stationery stashed away in his desk. Why? If for no other reason then for writing thank you notes. Even in our modern age, a thank you note is still expected to be written by hand, as emailed thank you notes are still not looked upon as carrying the same weight. We all are the recipients of gifts and good deeds from time to time.


Using a nice moleskin or leather-bound ledger, or something with a hard cover with artist quality paper on the inside, is a sign of professionalism. It demonstrates a high level of taste. It’s important to always have your notebook with you where you can store your ideas, thoughts, questions, and all notes from your meetings. Using this will ensure you always know where your notes are from a meeting. In addition, a ledger book can be used as a principal book in which personal or business transactions can be recorded. Fulford Antiques & Restorations Ledger

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• Like with like. This means that you group “like” things together. This is the central principle to organizing anything. • Access. When you have your groupings determined, you place them according to your access needs. You don’t want things you don’t have to use getting in your way when accessing material you need often. • Contain. Don’t let things run loose. Use drawer dividers and other types of containers when relevant. • Evaluate. When you are done, step back and contemplate how you like it and make sure it works well for you. Make any adjustments.

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reading glasses

Reading glasses are considered to be one of the earliest versions of glasses. As some know, getting older increases the chances of seemingly easy tasks like reading and watching TV more difficult. Keeping a pair of reading glasses at your desk is your best chance to have a better and clearer vision. Designer-style reading glasses bring with them consistency in quality and design, with stylish looks and touches, ensuring that the nerdy image of using them has gone away and brought sophistication.. Persol Reading Glasses Image Eyewear $280.00

Sailboat antique books

What desk wouldn’t welcome a classic sailboat, or any array of model ships as a sophisticated symbol of the sea and work of art in itself. From charming modern sailing ship models to masterfully crafted America’s Cup sailboats, having this on your desk brings the ambiance of the sea into any room. Sailboats can serve as a marvelous memento, fascinating conversation piece, or a reminder of happy times in the past, or yet to come. Finding the right model ship décor for your desk can always bring a smile to your face.

As a modern man, imagine having at your disposal, an antique handbook telling you how to behave at a dinner party. Or perhaps a manual on the proper ways to date and ultimately marry someone. Some antique books focus on general advice such as the duties and conduct in various social and work scenarios. Others provide education on recreational activities such as hunting, horse riding, football and other sports. If you’re looking to brush up on your manners and etiquette, it’s always enjoyable to have a few of these antique books on your desk.

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fountain pen magnifying glass

As you strive to set your own style, a nice fountain pen is often the secret touch that will set you apart. The pen is one of the most useful objects ever invented, it’s the cornerstone of history. Once you decide to trade your ballpoint for a fountain pen, you will find a vast choice of brands, colors and materials. Finding the right fountain pen is often a question of feel and touch. Handling many pens will help choose the best one for your personal writing style, because some of them are large while others are minuscule.

Before computers were prevalent, a man’s desk wouldn’t be complete with out a proper magnifying glass. Often cherished possessions, and quite often monogrammed or engraved, they were made of the best materials available, such as bronze, brass, and a variety of different woods. A magnifying glass is practical and handsome, as well as a wonderful way to add a classic accessory to the modern desk, while allowing for a little practical up close and personal gazing too.

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decanter and glass Letter Opener

For men who imbibe, keeping a decanter of Scotch and glasses at the ready is always the hallmark of a gentleman. While it’s good to let scotch breathe a little in your glass, putting it in a decanter is mostly for looks, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Be sure there is a tight seal that doesn’t let air escape or enter, much like the original bottle itself. Always make sure the decanter is big enough. Ralph Lauren Caulfield Square Decanter Gary Riggs Home $295.00

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If you find yourself opening a fair amount of mail, you may want to consider having a letter opener on your desk. The purpose of a letter opener, or pen knife as it is sometimes called, is to open an envelope without a paper cut, and with a neat and tidy slit. Letter openers can also be used to slit uncut pages of a book, or often times open packages. Letter openers are made of a variety of materials such as wood, metal and plastic, and sometimes even ivory or a combination of materials. Two’s Comapny Leather nickel letter opener

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the Technology continues to improve at an alarming rate, which is great for us gadget geeks! This quarter, DAPPER Magazine continues its “future” feature, as well as

introduce you to a few cool gadgets here now and on the horizon. by Ben Swann







Fibaro Home Automation Previous page: With iPad & iPod Control App $699 and up If you are considering a home automation system you may want to hold on a little longer. Fibaro has been available in over 40 countries and will finally be arriving in the US. The base station can connect to over 240 lights and switches, it can control the AC, it even knows when your on your way

home from work and turns on the lights ready for your arrival! It has a slick user interface and apps for iOS and soon Android. This device should also help with energy costs as they go up along with the Texas heat.

Sony S5100 Blu-Ray Player Available Spring 2013 $ TBD This piece of art from Sony may well be the center piece of your living room entertainment for a long time to come. It has 2D-to-3D conversion, DVD upscaling, Netflix, Pandora, Hulu and Amazon Video on Demand to name a few of its capabilities. The one that I am most excited about is the TV SideView app that allows you to stream your photos, music video, etc from your phone, no matter which camp you are in Android or iOS!

Trackdot Available 2nd Q 2013 $49.99 plus $8.99 activation

Swiss KubiK Startbox Available at de Boulle; 214.522.2400 $460 If you are a Dapper subscriber I would imagine there is a good chance you own at least one automatic watch. Be it a Breitling, a Rolex or one of many watch brands I cannot even pronounce, they will not last much longer than a couple of days off your wrist before they no longer tell the time.



This sharp looking watch winder from Swiss KubiK comes in many bright colors and for the relatively low price of $460 will keep your favorite time pieces ticking while you are away. It is swiss made and comes with a battery option for when you need to store that beauty in a more “safe” place.

This is one major piece of mind in a hard plastic shell! Trackdot Luggage allows you to know where your luggage is at all times while you travel by air. You can even receive a text-message or email when you land telling you that your checked luggage arrived with you. There is also an app that comes with the Trackdot that allows you to see where your luggage is in real time, and even know when it is about to roll up onto the airport carousel. If your luggage somehow ended up on a different flight you can track it down in another city and help your airline retreive it for you.



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Gone are the days of one cologne for all occasions. In case you forgot, cologne does not last all day; it only makes sense to renew your smell with the different

settings. Don’t be afraid to give a twist to the mundane. Having a go-to cologne is

not necessarily a bad thing if you are going to the same place everyday. But, if you venture out from home or the office, then your cologne should too. Here are a few helpful scents that make sense. by Eric Sewing

Created for the iconic gentleman, Cary Grant, Creed is one of the most classic scents available today. Mr. Grant was not only the inspiration for the cologne but also the inspiration behind DAPPER. He is the epitome of neat, trim, smart and timeless. Oldie but goodie: Creed Irish tweed Neiman Marcus SPRING 2013



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If you’re heading to the gym after work, throw some cologne on before you head in. Women aren’t bothered by a sweaty man. Don’t be the grown man that smells like a teenage boy, though. Cleanliness is next to godliness. Keep it fresh, not overbearing. The best choice for this is preferably a citrus smell. Dolce & Gabbana Light blue Nordstroms

A business meeting with a potential client? This is when you break out your power tie and power cologne. You want to exude confidence, starting with your wingtips and ending with your chosen scent.  Be aware of the seasons. Summertime can be a clean smell and woodsy for the winter.

Oldie but goodie: Aqua Di Gio Nordstroms

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Olodie but goodie: Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta Sephora



Heading to grab a cigar with the guys? Pick out a cologne that can fight through the cigar aroma. So, when you head home your significant other won’t make you go shower before she hugs you.

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Heading out for the evening? This is the perfect time to develop your own scent. Express yourself in your own unique way!

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Oldie but goodie: Prada Amber Nordstroms

Prada Luna rosa

Oldie but goodie: Paul Sebastian Macy’s

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Dry Skin

Sensitive Skin

The extra oils on the skin represent more active body chemistry, creating more powerful scents that are sometimes unwelcome and overbearing.

Choose: Types of colognes with less hints of musk and more citrus and floral tones.

Cologne dissipates faster from dry skin.

Choose: Types of colognes that are more winter cologne with stronger fragrances designed to last longer. Might need to apply cologne twice to set the scent.

If your skin is prone to breakouts, you don’t want to use strong aftershaves and body sprays along with strong colognes. We don’t want allergic reactions.

Choose: Types of colognes that list natural ingredients free from synthetic frangrances.




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The smell of cherry or chocolate or chestnuts roasting on an open fire, or perhaps leaves burning in the back yard in long-ago autumns. There’s something about the smell of pipe tobacco that, for many, brings back memories and conjurs up a lost world of armchairs and ashtrays, humidors and dark-wood racks holding the lost art of the pipe. SPRING 2013




Talbert With Lindner Scott Stultz

Smoking pipes emerged from religious ceremonies in the Americas and was probably initially restricted to only shamans, priests, and medicine men. Both in ancient America and in sixteenth-century Europe, “holy smoke” from tobacco was thought to help cure illness and drive out evil spirits.



Many of the great thinkers of the 20th century puffed on their pipes while they pondered deep thoughts: William Faulkner, Carl Jung, Jean-Paul Sartre, George Bernard Shaw and, of course, Einstein, who once said, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” Whether you are an experienced pipe smoker, or picking up a pipe for the first time, smoking a pipe remains a manly art. Why? Because, pipe smoking is as much ritual as it is relaxation. There’s a certain satisfaction you get when you pack the tobacco into the bowl just right.  Then, the whoosh of the match followed by that wonderful, aromatic smell.  Smoke a pipe in the comfort of your favorite armchair, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect evening. Today, men who smoke a pipe are taking part in a manly ritual that stretches back to the dawn of time and has continued unbroken to the present.  Convinced?  Then let’s get started.

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It’s important not to go broke trying something you may not like. So for first time pipe smokers here is a list of the minimum items you need to start. Here’s what you’ll need:

To start with, smoking a pipe is a leisurely activity. I’d recommend setting aside at least 20 minutes. That’s one of the reasons pipe smoking is so enjoyable. It lets you take some time to slow down. Grab a beverage of your choice and take a seat on the porch to enjoy the evening.  Now you’re really ready to begin.

A Pipe: Many recommend starting with an inexpensive plastic, or corn cob pipe. Sure it may sound corny (no pun intended), but they are inexpensive (under $10), and if you don’t like smoking a pipe, just toss it away, with little out of your pocket. Pipe-Tool: Although not absolutely necessary, this ingenious device is for tamping, packing and emptying the pipe. What the trident is to Neptune, the pocket knife to the 10-year-old, or the toolbox to the mechanic, the pipe-tool is to the pipe smoker. Pipe Cleaners: Obviously for cleaning your pipe when you’re finished.  Most tobacconists will gladly provide you with a handful at no charge. Flame: Wooden Matches or a pipe lighter Tobacco: This is where a knowledgeable tobacconist is HIGHLY needed. Tobacco comes in a variety of flavors and strengths.  It is recommended to start out with a blended flavor.  A popular first choice is called Almost Heaven and is a vanilla flavored tobacco.  A 3-ounce sample pouch can be purchased for about $5.

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1. Fill the bowl of your pipe. This step is the most difficult to master, but it affects the rest of your smoke. Fill the bowl loosely with tobacco and press it lightly down with the tamper. The bowl should now be filled halfway from the bottom. Fill the bowl again to the top and compress a bit more, packing more firmly. Your bowl should be about 3/4 full.  Now, top off the bowl with more tobacco and press down.  There should be a slight space between the top of the bowl and the tobacco.

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2. Put the pipe to your mouth and take a test puff. If air doesn’t flow freely through the tobacco, it’s too tight.  If that’s the case, remove and try again. If your test draw is fine, you’re ready to light.

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3. When lighting your pipe, use a wooden match or pipe lighter specifically made for tobacco pipes. If using a match, strike it and let it burn for a few seconds to remove the sulfur.  As you take gentle draws (sips) on the pipe, move the match in a circular movement over the surface of the tobacco. Do this until the tobacco is evenly lit.  Once it’s lit, you’re still not quite there.  This is simply the “false light.” Let it go out, then relight the same way. Once it’s evenly lit, this is the “true light” and you’re ready to smoke. It is suggested

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smoking, there is no instant gratification. It might take a man 20 years to find his match. If you have no idea what to begin with, most tobacconists will recommend a $50 dollar briarwood pipe. You don’t have to spend the thousands that some pipes cost, and you don’t even have to spend the hundreds that other good pipes cost, but you should be willing to spend at least fifty dollars for a pipe with a nice wooden bowl. Fifty won’t get you a great pipe, but it will get you a nice one to start with. A good briarwood pipe, with proper care, can last a lifetime. In a world where most of our pleasures are designed so that we’ll have to buy them again, let us bow our heads and give thanks.

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Smoking tobacco in a pipe was thought to cure syphilis in the midsixteenth century in Europe.

that you NOT inhale the smoke into your lungs. Pipe smoking is different than cigarette smoking.  Pipe tobacco is a bit stronger and is more for the flavor. Smoke a pipe as you would a cigar and let the smoke roll around the inside of your mouth, then exhale. 4.  Take it easy when smoking your pipe. Slow and steady, this is a marathon, not a 50-yard dash.  If you puff too quickly, you’ll get what’s known as “tongue bite,” a burning sensation on your tongue.  Definitely not what you want.  Your pipe may go out two or three times during your smoke, but that’s OK.  Remember, relax and enjoy. The point is to enjoy the flavor of the tobacco. That’s all there is to it.  If you enjoy your first and subsequent smokes, you can graduate to the more expensive pipes and tobaccos.  GRADUATING TO AN EXPERIENCED PIPE SMOKER Pipe smoking does require a certain talent. Like anything you first attempt, it’s probably not going to be particularly good the first time, and yet that’s no reason not to give it another shot. With pipe smoking, it’s going to take a half dozen attempts or so before it gets to where you feel comfortable. So for people who want to smoke a pipe, here are some tips to help you through the rocky apprenticeship. 1.  Buy a Decent Pipe. For long-term pipe smoking, put the plastic or corncob pipe away and get a decent pipe.  There is no singular answer as to which pipe is the pipe for you, but let this be absolutely clear: it is out there, and it is waiting for you, like a sleepless lover at the window. A pipe says a lot about the man — Mark Twain smoked a corncob, Sherlock Holmes a curved stem. Let your pipe be an extension of your soul, as much as of your lips. Now in pipe-



2. Buy a Decent Tobacco. The point of pipe-smoking is as much about the people as it is pleasure. Pipe-smoking gives you the golden opportunity to make friends with your local tobacconist, to learn from his or her accumulated wisdom on the subject. Your tobacconist is an indispensable, and often sadly ignored unit of society. They come with the weight of an oracle and will be glad to find a tobacco suitable to your tastes, more than happy to explain the subtle differences between aromatic and Cavendish blends, and, if you are lucky, complain about the weather and the economy while doing so. If you have no tobacconist, find the same man within a Grandfather, a professor, or a friend. My tobacconist recommended Captain Black tobacco as a good place to start, either in the blue bag or the white bag. The Captain Black in the gold bag is very thinly cut and burns so fast that you’ll get finger cramps keeping your bowl loaded. 3. Break in Your Pipe. New pipes must be seasoned, so when you get that brand new pipe, don’t load the bowl full. You will end up with a smoking experience that tastes very burned and even has a chemical flavor. Load the pipe only about a quarter full. Do that a few times, then load the pipe half full, also for a handful of times. By then, your pipe should be close to seasoned, but do a three-quarters bowl a couple of times before you go for the full-bowl experience. 4. Don’t Smoke the Same Pipe Too Often. You bought the new pipe, you got the good tobacco, you loaded the bowl a quarter full, and it was such a great experience that you want to do another quarter bowl right away. Don’t. Pipes need to cool. Every time you light your pipe up, you create resin that sits in the bowl and goes up the stem, so if you smoke a bowl right after you just had one, what you end up tasting is not tobacco, but resin. Resin tastes very unpleasant. If you want to have another bowl, but own only one pipe, wait about twenty minutes. Incidentally, this is why devout pipe smokers have so many pipes. Rotating their pipes throughout the day and night allows them always to have a fresh, resin-free smoke. 5. Practice the Art of Packing and Lighting the Pipe. Packing your pipe may seem self-explanatory, but much depends on how you do it. Realize that a full

Sir Walter Raleigh took his pipe with him to the scaffold when he was beheaded in 1618. And The term “smoking” wasn’t established until the late seventeenth century. Before then, it was often referred to as “Dry Drunkenness.” Local tobacco shops: Sir Elliot’s 972-250-4630 Up In Smoke 214-855-1234 SPRING 2013


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Smoking jackets were once worn by gentlemen who, after dinner, would retreat to a smoking room. Popular until the 20th century, the jacket served to absorb pipe smoke and protect the clothing from burning ashes.

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bowl of tobacco can mean up to an hour of smoking, and choose your desired amount accordingly. Fill the pipe by adding ‘batches’ of tobacco at a time, then tamp the result to a consistency using the tamping end of your pipe-tool. Pack it too tight and it will be difficult to draw in air. Pack it too loose and it won’t stay lit. Until you are best friends with your pipe, and know exactly what amount of packing is necessary for your preferred ‘draw’, take test puffs while tamping. To light, strike a match. Hold the lit match over the packed tobacco — not on it, mind you — and ‘sip’ inward, pulling the flame down onto the tobacco. Move the match around so the tobacco burns evenly. If the tobacco catches on fire, you’ve been ‘sipping’ too hard. If you’re merely singing the top of your tobacco, you’ve been sipping too softly. Practice makes perfect. Once it is lit, that is to say evenly glowing with a warm, sunset red, push that red gently with multiple, small touches of your tamper. 6. Smoking. The key to smoking a pipe is by sips, not sucks or billows. You are a gentleman and a scholar, not a steam engine, and you would do best to remember the fact. If you puff too aggressively, the pipe will burn hot. This will ruin the taste of the tobacco, burn your tongue and, if done too often, it destroy the pipe. Sip the tobacco into your mouth, let yourself be delighted by the flavor of the tobacco and the relaxing effect, and then puff it out. Remember, do not inhale. 7. Emptying and cleaning your pipe. Knock out the ash by holding the bowl of your pipe upside down. Use the scoop of your pipe-tool to remove any ash or un-smoked tobacco from your pipe. Do not hold the pipe by its stem, or you may damage your pipe while knocking out the ash. After knocking, simply blow into the stem to dislodge any remaining debris. Use a pipe cleaner to thoroughly clean your pipe. Gently run a pipe cleaner through the stem. Move the pipe cleaner back and forth to pick up ash, using as many pipe cleaners as necessary. Use them liberally until the cleaner comes out of the stem without ash or moisture. If you feel the flavor of your pipe is sour, use solvents to further clean your pipe. Using a specialized cleaning solvent from a tobacco shop or alcohol more than 90 proof to clean your pipe will keep it fresher longer. Dip a pipe cleaner in the solvent and run the wetted pipe cleaner through your pipe. Then use dry pipe cleaners to dry your pipe. If necessary, scrape the cake in your pipe. Cake is the carbonized tobacco around the inside of your pipe bowl. Some cake is helpful for your pipe; it holds in flavor and helps for a cooler, dryer smoke. If the cake has accumulated to more than the thickness of a dime, use a pipe tool to scrape the cake down. If unattended, the cake will expand and crack the bowl. Now you are ready to pick out your pipe!






Do you Hear That?

Listen carefully, Trace Arnold, The Rib Whisperer, has set up shop in Texas! by Tao Burbank

3 Stacks Smoke and Taphouse has opened its doors in Frisco. This restaurant has all the BBQ favorites from across the US.  From the award winning ribs, to the smoked salmon and smoked filet, this place throws a beautiful twist on a variety of different meats. Sure anyone can take a piece of Kobe beef and make a good BBQ. But the key to BBQ is making it taste like high-grade, fall off the bone meat, with the combination of smoking, rubs and sauces. For you meat lovers this is a one-stop shop for some of the best ribs, brisket, and sausages in Texas. For you fine dinning connoisseurs, try out the smoked filet or smoked salmon. But if you want to get a piece of meat that you won’t find at most BBQs in Texas, try the Texas Best Beef Short Ribs!  They have the melt in your mouth taste that is found nowhere else.   Everyone knows the phrase “the entree is only as good as its 76


side.”  Here at 3 Stacks they don’t take an exception to that rule because their sides rival their meats. Everything from sweet potatoes, bacon wrapped corn on the cobb, sautéed mushrooms (which they would gladly put up against many

of the fine dining restaurants in Dallas), all the way to there six cheese sauce mac & cheese. Not to say you want to but it’s very easy to dig into the sides and not leave enough room for the entree. Add to that a long list of ice cold handcrafted US beers from their bar, over 85 to be exact, and you have a meal that rivals any American dish. You might need a wheelchair to get out the front door but please save room for a dessert, which are all made from scratch. The Blackberry cobbler is the perfect combination of tart and sweetness. But if you want your eyes to roll into the back of your head, try out the Warm Apple Crumble!  Baked apples with pecans and add the pie crumbles topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you will surely get your first glimpse of heaven. 3 Stacks has only been open for a short time but knowing how much us Texans love our BBQ it’s only

a matter of time for it to move up the totem pole as one of the best restaurants in the area.  With the masterminds behind this: Jason Hall, a savvy entrepreneur and Trace Arnold whispering sweet nothings to his ribs, it is assured that this restaurant is one you don’t want to miss.

4226 Preston Rd. • Frisco, TX 75034 469-287-9035 •



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Night Out This past fall, DAPPER teamed up with Charlie Palmer and House of Cigars to create a unique evening out for our gentlemen. Each gentleman was formally invited to the event with a couriered letter pressed invitation by Missing Q Press.




As each gentleman arrived they were greeted with a custom pocket square created by Adam Daskivich Bespoke and a glass of wine from serendipity wines. The chef prepared a delicious dinner with items like roasted duck confit paired with specific wines from William Cornett representing Petroni Vineyards and Domaine Serene Winery. After enjoying dinner, the gentlemen were escorted to the rooftop pool at the Joule where they munched on handcrafted choco-

SEEN lates from Chocolate Secrets while being paired with a hand selected port wine. As the men enjoyed the delicious desserts and wine, the patio was being transformed into a lounge area. The gentleman made there way back down to the patio where House of Cigars were hand rolling cigars and Glenmorangie poured a variety of scotches including their 18 year and Signet. The evening was finished with a toast by DAPPER Magazine and Charlie Palmer thanking everyone for their conitnued support.

SEEN This night was dedicated to some of our most supportive gentlemen and definitely a night to remember. As the festivities came to a close, the men received a personalized swag bag in the front seat of their car to top off the night. Thank you to our wonderful partners that help make this night possible: House of Cigars, Charlie Palmer, The Joule Hotel, Chocolate Secrets, Missing Q Press, Adam Daskivich Bespoke, Petroni Vineyards, Domaine Serene Winery, Glenmorangie, and Vintage Valor.









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