Dunhill: Dress (5233) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6351
Dunhill's "33" is the English marque's take on the bent Brandy shape. It features a Volcano-like bowl with a ridgeline-wrapped heel that tapers to a taut rim. The shank kicks high away from the mid-set transition and marries an arcing saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite, which should ensure a comfortable smoking posture from which to enjoy the Group 5-sized bowl. It's presented in the stylish, all-black Dress finish and accented with a band of sterling silver, fostering a formal aesthetic.
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.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.79 in./147.07 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England