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Cigar Aficionado July - August 2015

Cigar Aficionado is a magazine for the man who enjoys life’s great pleasures: fine dining and entertaining, the finest wines and spirits, world travel and the arts. At the heart of every issue is the cigar: what to smoke, where to smoke, and how to enjoy a great smoke.

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links to style

Hope. Ruth. Sinatra. Gleason. Martin. Crosby. Some of the biggest names in celebrity his-tory. Each is famous in their own right, and each took to the golf course for charity and relaxation. But when they teed up the ball, they didn’t do so wearing a pair of khaki chinos and a polo shirt—they dressed camera ready. • Celebrity golfers of yore swung persimmon woods and hickory shafted irons, and they did so while wearing fashionable clothes. Plus-four pants, button-down shirts, elegant sweaters—even the occasional French cuff—all was fair game when stepping out to play a little golf. • We dug through the archives to showcase a selection of our favorite movie stars, singers, athletes and politicians on the golf course dressed to the nines.Frank Sinatra The Chairman of the Board…

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hockey’s hard hitter

Barry Melrose is sitting on a plush couch in Hidden Havana, a dim but homey cigar club in Southington, just a holler from the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut. “I get paid to talk about hockey,” says ESPN’s hockey analyst, cigar in hand. “If I wasn’t paid, I would be watching anyway.” His hair—a black and silvery mane—is combed back. His size is imposing, befitting one who played defense in the National Hockey League for eight seasons. The face is smiling, honest and ruddy, as if still wind-burned by the frigid climate of Kelvington, Saskatchewan, where he was born and raised. Melrose holds forth on a range of hockey topics, such as how important last year’s Final— with contestants from the biggest media markets, New York and Los Angeles—was for…

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out of the humidor

Dear Marvin,I received the June issue of CIGAR AFICIONADO today and I could not put it down.Between all of th e great information on Cuba and the story of Jack Johnson I would say this was one of my favorite issues, and I have been reading the magazine since its inception.Thanks for this fabulous issue and let’s have more just like it.Barry KamenLagrangeville, New YorkDear Marvin,Your June issue offered a charming look inside a nation that has, for so long, been off limits to most Americans. As we enter a new era of diplomacy between the United States and Cuba, it is encouraging to read about the positive outlook that people from both countries have about the future of travel and international trade. After all, we stand to gain more…

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moments to remember

Please send all submissions to: CIGAR AFICIONADO/Moments to Remember, Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10019. Or email them to: momentstoremember@mshanken.com. To order additional copies of CIGAR AFICIONADO, call 1-800-344-0763.Oscar De La Hoya prepares to light up a cigar at the dinner gala following the ICONS Cup golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Alex Lancey, Kenny Belmont, Nick Tall, Brendan Bergin, Bride Linda Koorey, Groom Ryan Koorey, Tyler Koorey, Alex Koorey and Brice Jenkins celebrate Linda and Ryan’s special day with cigars and a certain magazine at the historic Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, Maryland.Bill Teufel and his wife Deanna celebrate Bill’s birthday with cigars at B Bar at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.Steven Pidgeon and Louis Bucksbaum (along with their…

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mini lighters

Like artists and sculptors who make smaller replicas of their larger works, a few lighter companies have miniaturized some of their classic models and done so with careful consideration to scale, character and operability.One particularly impressive study in proportion is S.T. Dupont’s Line-8. It’s a smaller, more compact version of the celebrated Line-2, but faithful to the defining details that made its older sibling so legendary in the world of lighters. Despite its smaller scale, it has the weight and solid feel of a lighter twice its size. The Line-8 produces a natural flame and is offered in eight finishes ranging from subdued shades of blue and black to brushed metal. The lighters shown here—a regal shield on black lacquer (atop the ashtray, $440), or a simply sanguine Red (third…

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golf shirts

Next time you’re complaining about the heat on the golf course and yearning for the respite of the halfway house, consider this fashion dictum for the active man from Edward Spencer’s 1900 treatise Clothes & the Man: “...if a man is going to row hard, play tennis or take any hard exercise he should wear a soft-fronted shirt of fine flannel.” Have mercy! Flannel is the polar opposite of a wicking material and the unlucky man who wore it was likely to be covered in it. Golfers and tennis players of the period were typically swathed wrist to ankle with long sleeves, long pants and even sometimes a necktie. It’s time to thank the style gods that we now have sweat-forgiving action fabrics and the abbreviated classic shirt that makes…