Dunhill: Dress (3104) (2020) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6133
Dunhill's "04" Bulldog can vary quite a bit depending on its Group size. Here in moderate Group 3 designation, it's a reserved iteration, neither significantly tall nor especially squat. Likewise, the proportions between bowl and shank are balanced and indicative of Dunhill's classic shaping style. Its sharp, tapered heel lends some firmness to the profile, matched by the hard lines of the diamond shank and stem, and the bowl supports this, with a firm ridgeline wrapping the waist before tapering to the rim. Dressed here in the inky stain and bright silver band of the Dress series, this is certainly a classy pipe fit for any occasion.
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 as the Black Briar — renamed "Dress" in 1979 with the addition of silver — 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.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.19 in./131.83 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England