If you want a masculine classic shape, but aren't feeling compelled to go Billiard or Bulldog, consider the straight Brandy. It's a rarer creature than either of those, and while bent Brandies may be (pleasingly) feminine in their shaping as a rule, a straight Brandy is another matter. Firm, solid, and forthright, and with a more muscular look and feel than a straight Billiard, they have a character all their own. Plus they tend to sit quite well, too - as this one does.
- Eric N. Squires