Dunhill: Dress (4135) (2019) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6937
This "35" Zulu offering from Dunhill has everything desired in a dress pipe. Featured in a moderate Group-4 size, it's large enough to draw the attention of admiring onlookers, yet not too bulky to be ostentatious or uncomfortable between the teeth. The lithe curve of the shape also lends itself well to clenching — as you're likely to have a drink in hand at whatever formal party you may be attending — as well as imbues the piece with an air of graceful poise. Lastly, it's dressed in the classy Dress finish, which is defined by a jet-black smooth finish and a sterling silver accent.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
- Weight: 1.46 oz./41.28 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England