Need some help picking a pipe for a friend.

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jchaplick

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Hey everyone, I am looking on picking up a pipe for a friend. Just to set some guidlines on it, I would not like to spend more than 70 bucks. He doesnt really smoke a pipe often, but I know it would mean alot to him if I got him one. I really just want something for him to keep before he moves back home for him to remember me and my pipe smoking.
I want something that fits his personality, to put it in the simplest terms, he is a southern gentleman. He is from Virginia and very proud of it, he is very up beat and very classy. I think something classic looking but maybe with a modern flare.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
John

 

frennchy11

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Personally I think stanwell makes some pretty nice looking pipes and they arent much more than 70$. But from what I here you can't go wrong with a Pete

 

nsfisher

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Nov 26, 2011
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If he is Southern, I think a smokindragon Country Gentlemen Custom Cob is in order. Priced just right too. Every time he looks at it or smokes it, he will think of where it came from.

 

frennchy11

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That's another great idea! All of the guys on the forum would be able to make a great pipe for your friend.

 

philip

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Tastes in pipes vary so much.
Has he ever admired one of your own pipes? That might give you an idea about what style he would like.

 

brian64

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Personally, I'd say the best bang for the buck at that price and the best selection as well would be a Sav. Possibly a Clark's Favorite, based on your description.

 

topd

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I agree with Brian... give the Savinelli's a look. Some economy priced pipes but still of good quality.

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/dept?dpt=H&srch=KW&search_text=Savinelli+Economy
TopD

 

grafikchaos

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And I agree with topd. Under Sav's economy there on cupojoes, look at the Duca Carlo #111. To me, that's a classy pipe. Only $48, which will leave you a few bucks left over for a couple of tins of tobacco, and some pipe cleaners and a Czech tool. If you're going to set him up, set him up right. :)

 

danno

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I love my Stanwells. They really seem to stand out from the pack as the best bang for the buck smokers I own. Savinelli is a second, for me.

 

ssjones

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Check out the Sebastian Beo pipes at SmokingPipes.com. Right around the $80-$85 mark and mentioned recently in a SmokingPipes newsletter. Pretty handsome, traditional shapes with a twist. A member on another board just bought one, who typically buys only British makers and is very pleased.
http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/sebastien_beo/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=88936


 

spartan

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$60

Estate: Brigham Rusticated Billiard (One Dot) (Rock Maple Insert) (1980s)

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/misc/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=92623


$65

Savinelli: Tevere Smooth (114 KS) (6mm)

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=96890


$52

Savinelli: Trevi Rusticated (607 KS) (6mm)

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=95324


This last one is my favorite of the ones I've picked. I just picked ones I liked that fit your price, all the Savs are a meer coincidence. :puffy:

$60

Savinelli: Logo Rusticated (111 KS) (6mm)

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=88051



 

docrx

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Jan 9, 2011
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STANWELL FEATHERWEIGHT is my recommendation and right in your price range.