The Secret History of Smoking Jacket Magazine

How We Started, Why We Succeeded, Why We Folded, and Why We’re Relaunching Now Hello, old friends and new! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sable Aradia, writer of A Lady’s Perspective, Once More with Feeling, and vlogger of Fast Review. Mostly I review cigars and related products, with an occasional dabble…

Our Forums

I hear that Facebook has been in the process of closing cigar groups without recourse because they don’t like the cigar forums; and so because their regulations forbid the sale of tobacco products they’ve just been arbitrarily deciding that they all sell tobacco products and shutting them down. In light of this, I just want to…

A Lady’s Perspective is Moving!

Hey there, Smoking Jacket fans!  Due to changes in my schedule I find that I’m having difficulty getting my posts done by Friday morning, so as of tomorrow I’m moving my “A Lady’s Perspective” column to Saturdays instead.  This way we’ll be more able to assure that regular content appears when it’s expected to.  Tomorrow I’ll be…

A Fine Vintage (Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro)

For my 41st birthday, a truly special cigar was called for, and so I went back to my Rocky Patel Luxury Toro Sampler from Holt’s Cigar Company, this time for the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro.  This lovely six and a half inch long, 52 ring gauge, box-pressed cigar had a beautiful wrapper note of…

Tan Velvet (Rocky Patel Velvet Edition Toro)

Sorry that I missed you all last week!  It was a very busy week, with a new job starting and a lot of errands to run.  In addition to picking up extra hours at the bookstore I may soon be working part-time in a temporary position with the Canadian Census, so I may have to…