What's The Manliest Pipe Shape?

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fearsclave

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Got inspired by this thread to dial the discussion up to even less serious levels: http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/matching-the-pipe-to-the-face
What, in your opinion, is the manliest pipe shape? Discuss.
I'd vote for the Bulldog, on the basis of name alone, with cobs as a runnerup, on the basis of simplicity and homeliness.

 

mso489

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I'll go with the bulldog, both for a sturdy no-nonsense look and very wide acceptability and popularity. Pots and pokers have a stolid, sturdy look, but as we have heard in recent threads, are not as widely loved.

 
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I'd have to say the long-shanks; canadians, liverpoools, lumbermans, and lovats. I suppose I say this because these tend to be my favorite shapes and I can only imagine that most people think, "now there's a man", when they see me smoking a pipe. :lol:

 

markthelad

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Bulldogs, pokers, apples and billiards (in that order) are in my mind the manliest pipe shapes. I am also partial to bent pipes, I think it imparts a more gentlemanly (maybe sophisticated?) look. Claw marks definitely help, lol! :lol:

 

michaelmirza

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Considering that "manly" is a socially constructed adjective, the manliest shape is whatever pipe shape a person who happens to be a man is smoking.

 

mso489

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Canadian shape and other long-shanked pipes are far and away the most stately shapes, but for macho, the dogs have it, for me.

 

jpmcwjr

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Dogs with no pedigree, no chance at Westminster Kennel Show! Dogs with scruffy coats, torn dewclaws, a limp, and a few scars around the jowls. And a fearsome snarl.

 

draco

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I kind of like the rusticated Author for a manly pipe, also a good sized 3/4 bent rusticated can look good.

 

cosmicfolklore

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This sissy crap again! I thought that we all agreed that only someone who is questioning themselves :wink: would worry about looking manly, because a real man wouldn't worry about such prissy priss stuff like "what they look like." A real man just grabs a pipe, when they want a pipe, and doesn't worry about whether they have exposed their inner fru fru sissy pants.

The least many thing in the world is worrying about what is manly. A real man just "is."

 

samcoffeeman

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Bulldog only sounds manly. The manliest pipe shape is the standard billiard. All the manly pipe smokers smoked billiard shapes, it's the classic man pipe.

 
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