After 75 years, the classic Zippo is finally getting an upgrade. The Zippo Blu Lighter ($33-$59) is a blue flame butane torch lighter that sports a great new profile but retains the trademark flint-wheel. Targeted at cigar smokers, the Blu lighter doesn't emit the odor or aftertaste caused by lighter fluid. A whole new family is available — from the basic brushed chrome to 18-karat gold plated. They're made in the USA and have a lifetime guarantee. As expected, our test unit performed flawlessly and now goes everywhere we do.
Tote your stoges like a mob errand boy with one of these Zero Halliburton Cigar Cases ($300-$500). Available in two sizes and three colors, the cases feature a stacking tray system that holds 30 large cigars and feature a Digital hygrometer and Paradigm Humidification System with anti-fungal sponge. The classic anodized aluminum exterior and rotary combination lock finish things off.
The Movember Foundation has been raising money for men's physical and mental health issues since 2003, using the power of community to help spread awareness. Now they're teaming with Swiss watchmaker Oris and Yankees manager Aaron Boone — someone who knows a thing or two about the power of a team — on the Movember Edition watch. Based on Oris' iconic Chronoris model, it has a 39mm stainless steel case and a black dial with rose gold-plated hour and minute hands. It also features an orange second hand, and white indices that come together to create a pleasing vintage feel. An Oris 733 automatic movement powers the timepiece, which arrives on either a brown leather strap with a Movember signature mustache imprint or a stainless steel bracelet. It's packaged in a special presentation box with a leather travel pouch and a more casual red and white NATO fabric strap — a perfect bonus for those who know the importance of getting out and spending time in their community.
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Presented by Oris.
Since their entry into the jeans market, Mott & Bow have changed the way men shop for denim. They use artisan techniques to make their jeans, with fabric sourced from some of the best mills in the world without cutting corners. And their Home Try-On Program is still the easiest way to get the best jeans and the best fit. Now, Mott & Bow is expanding their line of slim fit jeans again, taking the slightly stretchy, never too tight, nor too loose jeans and adding black and gray colorways. The new colors go with almost anything, and just like the rest of the line they're soft, comfortable, and will never look dated.
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If you're going to smoke, at least do it in style. Designed by Achille Castiglioni, the Alessi Spirale Ashtray ($100) is a classy alternative to your normal butt repository, made from polished steel, and featuring a "spirale" for holding your burning death sticks, or for holding other "burning" items safely above the ashes for later use.
Stoners have long been known for their ingenuity. So, when one especially clever dude got sick of always looking for his lighter, he invented the Solopipe ($33). The tobacco smoking device combines a butane lighter with a high-end stainless steel pipe. Already showing up in the hands of green celebs, the Solopipe features a sliding bowl cover, refillable gas valve, and adjustable flame control.
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To kick off the launch of Uncrate Issue 05 and the return of our favorite not-smartphone, the Punkt MP02, we've partnered with Punkt, Grand Classics, and Mark Ronson to host a VIP screening of 1983's The King of Comedy, staring Robert De Niro. Personally selected by Mark Ronson, the film is a timely choice given its direct influence on this month's release of Joker, and as De Niro also appears in Joker as homage to his character in The King of Comedy. On October 16th at the Public Arts venue, at New York's Public Hotel, a select group of guests and friends of Mark Ronson, Punkt, Grand Classics, and Uncrate gathered for the screening and cocktails. Punkt, maker's of minimalist technology, chose to partner with Grand Classics on this screening due the increasingly frustrating effect of smartphones on the film community. Often used to snap pictures that leak a film's plot details well before release, smartphones have become a drag on sets around the world. Punkt's MP02 phone, a camera-less work of art, fixes not only this issue but allows anyone to disconnect from the distracting while remaining connected via a good old fashioned phone call or basic text message. Animoji's need not apply.
Since the rise of Castro, Americans have been denied the pleasure of cuban cigars — unless they came into the country beforehand. This box of Hoyo de Monterrey Panetelas ($3125) includes 50 fine cigars dating back to the 1940's that are five inches in length, feature a 35 diameter, and are almost 100% sure to be better than the last Dominican you smoked.
There's nothing like lighting up a fine cigar after a long, successful work week — but there's also nothing quite as uncool as having little bits of cigar in your pockets. Inspired by a case obtained from a collector who emigrated from Cuba, the Morgan Grays Cigar Case ($95) is a classic way to carry up to two stogies. Each case is handmade from fine leather, making sure you're just as good as that Macanudo you're about to light.