Worth the Hype (La Aurora Preferidos Torpedo Maduro): Introduction by New Contributor Sable Aradia

Well met, all!  I’m Sable, and I have the distinction of being Erin’s loving (and much-loved in return) wife.  I suggested that he may wish to bring other authors and reviewers aboard to work towards daily content on a blog which is beginning to get some critical attention; and when Steven Umbrello of The Leather…

Official Launch of Smoking Jacket Magazine

I’m pleased to announce that Smoking Jacket Blog has moved on to a new format and now is known as Smoking Jacket Magazine. The magazine will have contributors from all over Canada, and offer reviews and opinions on the art and hobby of smoking. Thus far, in addition to myself, contributors will include Dominic Wheeler…

Journey to Middle Earth (Capstan Blue Navy Flake and McQueen Wizard Churchwarden) #MiddleEarthIsReal

Hi there!  Welcome to a Blessed Saturday morning! Yesterday, I had the extreme privilege of sitting down with my friend Stephen Umbrello and my wife Sable Aradia and doing a lengthy review of the new Hobbit movie the Desolation of Smaug.  It was a real treat to have Stevens extensive knowledge of the behind the…

On The Art of Manliness

The latest, and probably last, post from Philip Livingstone on the blog Old Thoughts from One Irish Countryman got me thinking about my thoughts on being a gentleman. I once could be quoted as saying that, “there was a time when a gentleman smoked a pipe,” but I think I misrepresented myself. You see, “gentleman”…

Happy Birthday to Me (Peterson University Flake & Nording Carved Tomato)

Most people aren’t aware, and wouldn’t care if they were, but my birthday passed on the 3rd of October. However, Steven Umbrello at The Leather Library, and the folks at Smoking Pipes we’re aware and I was gifted a tin of Peterson University Flake from Steven, and a Nording Carved Tomato from smokingpipes.com. After numerous…