If there is one thing I have learned in the course of this life (and there may very well be only one), it is that chicks dig scars. (How fortunate it is indeed that this is one lesson most readily realized by those who choose to live with a carefully cultivated appreciation of their own recklessness.) Brebbia of Italy appears to have a firm grasp of the underlying psychology of this perfectly natural phenomenon, adorning this "Avanti" with a sparse network of artfully slashing seams, a briar's equivalent of the theatrically scarred cheek, with a single, especially dashing line extending across the bowl's face. "Oh, enough Eric," you exclaim. "Enough with all the foreplay! Just tell me, will being seen smoking this pipe make me more attractive to young and impressionable women?" I will say to you only this: There is but one way to truly find out.
- Eric N. Squires