Dunhill: Dress (3208) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4880
Defined by a quarter bend and a Bulldog bowl, Dunhill's "08" can take the form of either a Bulldog or Rhodesian depending on the shank's shaping. This example presents the latter's rounded style, easing naturally into the curving heel. Continuing the softened motif, the bowl features a pair of beadlines just above the transition. This particular, Group 3 rendition is quite muscular in hand compared to other versions, yet it remains quite genteel of line, tastefully blending elegant curves and hearty substance.
One of the most fashionable finishes in all of pipe making and one that inspired an entire aesthetic, Dunhill's Dress finish was first introduced in 1973 and is meant to elegantly complement a tuxedo or similar formal wear, perfect for a night on the town. Characterized by its glossy, jet-black stain and sterling silver accent band, the Dress finish exudes class and imbues each pipe it adorns with a sense of refinement and sophistication. It's the progenitor of the term "dress pipe," now used to reference any black-and-silver pipe, and is one of the most distinctive finishes in all of pipedom.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.98 in./126.49 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England