From what I've read, pipe enthusiasts seem to harbor two different opinions on the distinct look of the Bulldog. Some consider the pipe's shape to be not particularly refined or elegant but praise its practicality as a smoker, its typically robust build, its overall masculine feel. There are also those who consider its aesthetic quite pleasing because of its heavy, bold nature and would tout its rugged, yet defined form at any dinner party. Personally, in the case of this particular Bulldog, I think both favorable opinions are equally true. With the deep, classical, burnt sienna stain of the bowl accented by a band of sterling silver, this handsome Bulldog will be welcome in the presence of any company.