Dunhill: Dress (4204) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-4964
The first "4" stamp designates the bowl size; the "2" denotes a saddle stem; and the "04" represents the shape number. All those numbers combine to offer this classic straight Bulldog from Dunhill. There's plenty of chamber within in the taller, dramatically forward-canted bowl, while the diamond shank emphasizes the piece's muscular appeal. A rarer finish from the English marque, the Dress series offers an ebony stain accented by sterling silver for a regal and formal appeal.
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: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England