Given that Ashton's late founder, Bill Ashton-Taylor, spent many years at Dunhill, it's unsurprising that much of this marque's shaping is staunchly classic. However, the key word there is much
. Under Bill, as today under Jimmy Craig, you'll still find a fare number of more eclectic shapes cropping up - and also a more colorful selection of stem materials. While this Ashton's Apple shape is classic, the combination of color and pattern on that black-and-olive brindled stem are something you're unlikely to ever see on a Dunhill.
- Eric n. Squires