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post #61 of 89
Age introduced to Guinness by grandmother (after school, while parents at work): 7
Age introduced to Hamlet cigars by grandfather ( same scenario): 10
Ceased only the latter activity. Having hit 40, yet still young-looking, I might not feel too comfortable sucking on a Corona.
post #62 of 89
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also future attorney at law.

unlike most i'm not afraid to mention how awesome i am.

lol
post #63 of 89
Ok, cigars are fine in my book. But let´s complicate things a bit. What about a 19 year old guy smoking a.... pipe?
post #64 of 89
A 27 or 28 year old guy is not that young. Architects of that age are finishing their first skyscrapers, writers are finishing their first books, attorneys are (or were until a few years ago) pulling in north of $200K. To my mind, if they want to smoke cigars, they're more than welcome.

As others have pointed out, it's all in the connoisseurship. If they're doing it because they like it, or doing it because they want to learn, then there's nothing wrong with it. But if they're doing it to look like...what, someone from Entourage...then they're douchebags. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference.
post #65 of 89
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Ok, cigars are fine in my book. But let´s complicate things a bit. What about a 19 year old guy smoking a.... pipe?

I do that too. Nothing wrong with it, but I've got to admit, it does look a bit strange. I tried the pipe for a bit, but decided that it wasn't for me. With pipe tobac you can't even get close to a range of flavors like you get from cigars. I've always just got a couple hints of flavors with an overwhelming "tobacco" flavor to everything.

Cigars are more my fancy. Plus people don't look at me as strangely for it.
post #66 of 89
If your in a situation were you want a cigar and everyone else is smoking cigarettes, get some cigarillos! then you can enjoy relatively the same flavor as your fatties, without looking like a douche. On the other hand, be careful, you might end up looking like a classy hoe.
post #67 of 89
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If your in a situation were you want a cigar and everyone else is smoking cigarettes, get some cigarillos! then you can enjoy relatively the same flavor as your fatties, without looking like a douche. On the other hand, be careful, you might end up looking like a classy hoe.

or you could not smoke at all. My personal preference when I don't have the time for a cigar, or the situation doesn't call for smoking one.
post #68 of 89
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Ok, cigars are fine in my book. But let´s complicate things a bit. What about a 19 year old guy smoking a.... pipe?
Once you leave high school people don't really care what other people do or judge them for it so long as it isn't very odd, very affected or offensive. Will people think your smoking a pipe is a little eccentric when you are 19? Probably. Does that really matter and will they think less of you for it? Probably not. I know a couple of people who smoke pipes and have done since around that age, we teased them about it then, and still do now (~25) but no one really cares either way. Ultimately people's perception of you is going to be decided by more important things than whether you smoke a pipe, cigars or order expensive whiskey. However if you do those kind of things deliberately to influence other peoples perceptions of you, well you will succeed in that. They will perceive you correctly as a twat.
post #69 of 89
This seems silly. Aren't cigars and pipes enjoyed at home or at cigar clubs? Either place is acceptable regardless of age because it is a place for connoisseurs or relaxation. Perhaps a better thread would ask if smoking a cigar outside of its respected area (I.e. home, cigar club, park) look conspicuously douche baggish.
post #70 of 89
Try-hard, and possibly a bit douchey.
post #71 of 89
My friends and I go to this cigar bar some times. It's byob and never crowded. I find it a better alternative compared to hukkah. The setting is also less douchy compared to carnegie bar or the libraries in UES.
post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
you can tell when someone is enjoying a cigar vs. blowing smoke.

Exactly- I am a 22 yr old who enjoys cigars. I don't think anyone would confuse me for someone who is trying to look cool. Usually because I am smoking in shops, on my balcony, or wandering around with a friend.
post #73 of 89
Cigars smell a lot. I think smoking them in public, on a crowded sidewalk etc., is inconsiderate. Plus, they are not cool.

Nothing wrong with smoking them in private, cigar bars, etc. Do what you enjoy, but IMO smoking a cigar is not something I want to be "seen" doing.
post #74 of 89
I always so feel embarrassed by the pretenses of my youth (i.e. anything I've ever done until a day before yesterday) and ask myself who the heck I think I am, trying to pull _____ off as if I'm the shit? And then I think, well, today I'm old/mature enough, and can proceed. Repeat two days later. When I was 20 I cringed at how dumb I must have looked puffing a massive cigar at 16. And when I was 22, I felt even more embarrassed by my smoking at 20. And the pattern continues. I wish I'd have ordered the cheaper beer last time I was out with friends, but tonight I'll feel it's alright....until tomorrow! OP: here's the lesson: just do what you have to do. Yes, you'll look like a bit of a douche and will feel somewhat self-conscious, but you need to start, and the sooner the better. Whenever someone tries acquiring a sophisticated taste they look dumb...until they succeed and then everyone else wishes they were as cool. I still cringe at my 16 year old self, puffing Churchill cigars and coughing my brains out on Park Ave. Ordering wines whose names I couldn't pronounce. Bragging about my crappy suits. Eating cheeses that made me gag. Going to the Opera and reading impossibly boring and difficult books (on the subway!). I called myself an "existentialist" (I didn't even know what that meant!) And all of this was with friends who wore tee shirts and talked sports.
post #75 of 89
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Originally Posted by sartorialism View Post
I always so feel embarrassed by the pretenses of my youth (i.e. anything I've ever done until a day before yesterday) and ask myself who the heck I think I am, trying to pull _____ off as if I'm the shit? And then I think, well, today I'm old/mature enough, and can proceed. Repeat two days later.

When I was 20 I cringed at how dumb I must have looked puffing a massive cigar at 16. And when I was 22, I felt even more embarrassed by my smoking at 20. And the pattern continues. I wish I'd have ordered the cheaper beer last time I was out with friends, but tonight I'll feel it's alright....until tomorrow!

OP: here's the lesson: just do what you have to do. Yes, you'll look like a bit of a douche and will feel somewhat self-conscious, but you need to start, and the sooner the better. Whenever someone tries acquiring a sophisticated taste they look dumb...until they succeed and then everyone else wishes they were as cool.

I still cringe at my 16 year old self, puffing Churchill cigars and coughing my brains out on Park Ave. Ordering wines whose names I couldn't pronounce. Bragging about my crappy suits. Eating cheeses that made me gag. Going to the Opera and reading impossibly boring and difficult books (on the subway!). I called myself an "existentialist" (I didn't even know what that meant!)

And all of this was with friends who wore tee shirts and talked sports.

Kids grow up faster on the UES.
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