Why This is my New Pen, Part III of III

S.T. Dupont USB PenI’ve spent two blog posts writing about the S.T. Dupont Neo-Classique Chinese Lacquer President Fountain Pen and I have yet to talk about how it looks. And upon seeing this pen in real life, there really is no way around one central fact: it’s incredibly phallic.

How phallic is it? 

It’s so phallic, when I opened the box, the first thought that came into my mind was: this is really phallic. The second thought was: I have to have one.

When I showed it to a loyal customer of ours and asked him the first word that comes to mind, without prompting, he said, "Phallic" (at least I know it’s not just me).

Beyond the size, though, the pen is exquisite. It’s black Chinese lacquer with palladium accents. Chinese lacquer is a living material that is resistant to handling and very 
difficult to work with. Only a master lacquer maker with a long experience and a confirmed
know-how can master the craftsmanship and the techniques involved in the
processing of Chinese lacquer.

Most esoterically, I won’t accidentally melt this pen with my cigar or
lighter. S.T. Dupont’s Chinese Lacquer does not melt, even when held
over an open flame. I would suggest you try that with a Mont Blanc or a
Cartier, except you’ll melt your pen. I have no history of accidentally or intentionally melting pens,
but it’s nice to know this will be safe if lightning strikes.

Most superficially, it’s also a fountain pen, which I prefer because everyone’s penmanship looks better with a fountain pen. If you don’t believe me, grab a ballpoint and a fountain pen and sign your name with each. I’d put money on which one you’ll prefer. 

It is rare I’ll spend three blog posts raving about a single product, but for some reason, I felt this pen worthy of the time. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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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.

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