Why did so many of the most classic vintage style men love their cigars? Smoking is hazardous to your health, it’s expensive and it smells bad. So why do some of the classiest men consider smoking the largest, most expensive and down right smelliest tobacco products to be a luxury on the most special of occasions? Does it blow an heir of wealth, success or confidence? Or celebration? A brand new baby? Light it up! The odor aside, I don’t know why, but cigar smoking men do exude a look of confidence that has been seen in the movies. And then there is that famous quote from Freud (pictured first in the collage) “Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.”
This is a little round-up of some famous and some not so famous, handsome, vintage cigar smoking men and the classic cigar accessories they may have enjoyed as a gift.
The first time I ever encountered a humidor, it was a large walk in style one for a new cigar store in town. It was a crisp, clean smell and really big. The business didn’t last. But what has lasted and I have come across more than once are antique wood tables with built-in humidor, box style vintage humidor and most recently the glass humidor with strap for easy travel.
Lighters are part of the experience of smoking a cigar and buying your man a cool one for a conversation starter at a party is a great gift ideas.
And lastly, chalkware is always such a cool thing to come across, especially when they are in nice shape, but a cigar smoking clown, is something you do not find everyday.
And lastly if you read this post, I will share, YES I tried to smoke a cigar once. When we had just finished photographing our first wedding, my husband and I lit one up. I did not look like the men I shared above and so I never tried it again. If you don’t smoke, I am not suggesting you start.