Dunhill: Dress (3421) (2020) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6344

Essentially a combination of the Horn and Dublin shapes, the traditional Zulu features a gentle transition that flares upward into a Dublin bowl, still dynamically forward-canted but more upright and defined of transition than the typical Horn rendition. While Dunhill does occasionally pair said stummel with a straight stem, this example caters to the classic Zulu form, with a slightly downturned, Prince-like stem. The bend coordinates with the bowl's forward cant and makes for quite the elegant design, with this piece found in Group 3 size and finished in the elegant black stain and silver band of the Dress series.

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.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.03 in./153.16 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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