- Jan 8, 2013
When I received my 2013 St. Patty's Day pipe last year, I decided I would begin a new tradition... to purchase one of these pipes every year. This was a tradition I've been looking forward to continuing all year and was planning on another XL90 shape just like my 2013. And now the St. Patrick's Day 2014 pipes are here. Smokingpipes.com has them, as well as pipesandcigars.com. I should be overjoyed, right? Well they rusticated them this year, and I'm just not a big fan of rustication. I've seen a few rusticated pipes that were ok, but most just don't speak to me. I'm afraid I won't allow myself to pull the trigger on one and it seems my new tradition is over before it even began. I know it seems kind of pathetic, but I'm actually kind of disappointed... perhaps even a little sad. So what say you all? Should I let the dream live and purchase a pipe I may not fall in love with basically only because it's rusticated? (it could after all turn into a great smoker like my other one) Or should I pass and let the tradition die a terrible early death?