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S.T. Dupont Lighters

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Garrick, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Garrick

    Garrick Member

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    Does anyone here own a lighter made by Dupont?? (I'm considering the Gatsby range).

    Are they worth the money over-and-above the brand name value??

    Anyone bought one from ebay?? There are a load on there - mostly fakes??

    Is there a surefire way of telling a fake from an original other than taking the lighter into Dupont to be examined??

    Thanks!
     


  2. sysdoc

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    Does anyone here own a lighter made by Dupont?? (I'm considering the Gatsby range). Are they worth the money over-and-above the brand name value?? Anyone bought one from ebay?? There are a load on there - mostly fakes?? Is there a surefire way of telling a fake from an original other than taking the lighter into Dupont to be examined?? Thanks!
    Only a Dupont sounds like a Dupont. It sets it apart from all the characterless lighters from other luxury brands. I bought my first while I was still in medical school after I had made a good amount of money in a summer job. At the time I still smoked Gitanes. Today, I own a dual flame Dupont cigar lighter. I quit cigarette smoking a few weeks before 9/11, but I have become a great admirer of Cuban cigars since. Are you interested because you are a cigarette smoker, a cigar smoker, pipe smoker or simply because it's an item a gentleman should always carry to give a light to a lady or another gentleman?
     


  3. Garrick

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    Thanks for the reply, sysdoc.

    I'm interested as a cigar smoker - one of the features I like about the ranges are that there is actually a specific 'burner' available for cigars!

    What cubans do you smoke at present??

    I'm a huge fan of Montecristo No. 2s - delicious things! Never been a fan of Cohibas actually thinking of trying a few Dominicans or Hondurans for my next box...
     


  4. sysdoc

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    [​IMG] It's always nice to meet a fellow cigar smoker! I smoke a reasonably wide variety of cigars depending on the situation and the time I have to enjoy a full cigar. All in all, I am an admirer of full bodied, strong cigars, which is why I totally relate to your fondness of the No. 2, even though the Upmann #2 is my favorite Pirámide. They are very close in quality as well as ligada. My favorite all-the-time cigar is the R&J Cazadores. It's got its own size/galera, a bit shorter than the Dalia (e.g. Partagas 898 varn.) or Cervantes (e.g. Monte #1). The Cazadores is a very strong cigar and something of a well kept secret amongst its followers. The 898 and the famous Monte #1 are excellent cigars as well btw! My favorite Julieta will always be the Upmann Sir Winston, which in fact might as well be my favorite overall cigar, but being 2-3 h smoke it's often not a practical choice. I think the Bolivar Coronas Gigantes would be my close #2 for Julietas. I never quite understood the hype of the Cohiba EsplÃ[​IMG]ndidos. Of the Prominente, a cigar size for a serious evening with fellow cigar lovers, I still prefer a well matured Lusitania. Well, and for reasonably short smokes I always enjoy Rafael Gonzales Coronas Extra (Corona Gorda) or even the Panetela (Panetela) for a really quick smoke. I could go on forever, but this is a forum about clothing after all. [​IMG]
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like their vintage 1940s aluminum lighters but of course, with luxury goods I always like them vintage.

    As well, their design is iconic but somehow it seems somewhat ubiquitous today.
     


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    I believe the Gatsby and the Ligne 2 series lighters make the characteristic Dupont "ping" when opened. I believe a lot of Duponts on ebay are fake. You can generally get 20% off retail or more when buying from a reputable dealer.

    Dimitry
     


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