December’s Book, Sock & Cigar of the Month

I’d be lying if I said was lying around the house in December’s Sock-of-the-Month selection, reading the Book-of-the-Month selection, while smoking the Occasion-Cigar-of-the-Month selection, but at least 1/3 of that is true. While wandering the Financial District of San Francisco perusing potential locations for our showroom next year (fingers crossed), I had the pleasure of smoking December’s Occasion Cigar-of-the-Month selection. 

So what was I not enjoying? Well, winter weather + the holidays = cashmere socks for our Sock-of-the-Month subscribers. Having shipped last week, their toes are probably already lightly toasted in Pantherella Cashmere Socks in a limited edition color for Fall.

I was also not enjoying Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa which was our December "Not-Oprah’s-Book-of-the-Month" selection. It had been a while since we had sent out a suitable coffee-table book, and the photography of Grant as a quintessential gentleman should earn its rightful home on even the most curated of coffee tables.

So what did I enjoy? The Davidoff Limited Edition Puro Robusto for 2007. It’s hard to believe that 13+ years ago, the idea of a cigar made exclusively from Dominican tobacco was scoffed at. The immense popularity of the Fuente Fuente Opus X obliterated that conventional wisdom long ago. Now, Davidoff has released their first ever "puro" made of Dominican long-filler, binder, and wrapper. Before taking in the first puff, this cigar had a fantastic aroma. The draw was great, and it had a very distinct spiciness to it that often comes off as harsh with lesser cigars. Having smoked a fair amount of cigars in the past few weeks (including a brand new line called "Winston Churchill" which is being made by Davidoff and is about to hit a limited number of stores), this one was unquestionably the best smoke.

January’s selections will have an impossible act to follow…

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.