We welcome the Las Vegas Cigar Guys newest contributor, eligible bachelor and man about town, Carm. A veteran cigar smoker, Carm has worked in many of Las Vegas’ top nightclubs and is our go-to source on style, nightlife, and the 20-30-something generation.
If Clothes make the man, then what is there to be said about the men that wear the jacket that smoke the cigar? Cigars with style matters.
As you sit there in your favorite hole in the wall smoke shop, with dollar signs in your eyes just thinking about Las Vegas, I can’t help but notice that you’re still wearing that old pair of khakis that saw their last sail, and should have been properly burned at sea a long time ago. Furthermore, I find it rather unique that nearly most traditional dress, when pertaining to a specific classical sport or activity, hasn’t changed much from its own natural inception. Yet cigar smoking has fallen so far away from its own planted roots that I’m surprised it still sprouts tobacco.
Now just to let the smoke clear, and snuff out any miss interpretations you may have, I’m simply talking about modern smoking apparel – not as you first thought, your grandfathers tired smoking robe. If you ask The Las Vegas Cigar Guys, we double down on the fact that progression of the cigar culture is billowing among young enthusiasts.
However there’s still something to be said about us generational wild and crazy Las Vegas kids. We owe it to the box-men who came before us and the bell hop before them to keep traditions strong. Our unique style has been handed down from the Frank, Sammy, and Dean – The Rat Pack – to Kerry Packer. I suppose those of us who still dress this way can assure you it’s not out of obligation but out of love and belonging.
Had we not continued this long time love affair with our suits, little black dresses and high balls, I simply don’t know where we would be. However, things have changed for the better as we in the modern era have more options, disruptive online proveours, and new styles we love seeing on the gambling floor and in the ever-hot Las Vegas nightclubs. All, of course, while enjoying your favorite cigar.
As a public service, and as a way to motivate your lazy ass before you come to Las Vegas, we’ve assembled some of our favorite links to help you pick out the best nightlife and smoking attire for your next trip to our fair den of fun and frolic.
If you ask The Las Vegas Cigar Guys, we double down on the fact that progression of the cigar culture is billowing among young enthusiasts.
Here are our top 5 links, so you too can find what the modern enthusiast is wearing around the city:
For the majority of us who are darling, bold, and not afraid to let that last hand ride we can’t stop talking about the (regent collar), worn by the who’s who of Las Vegas nightlife. Here you can find some really keen styles that are en vogue from The Cosmopolitan, to Caeasar’s to Mandalay Bay. Costly you say? It’s Vegas baby – if you don’t have the cash, vacation in the Wisconsin Dells.
Hey, we’re young and don’t wear Fedoras like our great grandfathers. Like the timelessness of the Yankees themselves, we can’t ignore our favorite hat to smoke in. Lids may be in every mall across the country, but there’s no denying the hat culture runs deep and Las Vegas cigar lounges and nightclubs are full of them.
The King of Classic. And home to the classic 346 Brooks Brothers blazer in navy blue. You simply can’t go wrong and it not only plays well here, but everywhere. Just get one. You’ll thank us later.
My absolute favorite out of all of our options, and honestly what better than the world’s biggest garage sale to find your favorite previously used blazer to smoke in. I suggest a wool count of 100 to keep you warm during cool evening and very breathable in the summer. Ebay simply is the world’s second-hand supermarket and it’s full of great style and great deals. There’s nothing wrong with saving money when you can – more for gambling, women and, of course, cigars.
The Classic Black Suit
Okay, we lied. We only had four links but this one is just truly a manly necessity when it comes to being the sophisticated cigar smoking man about town. Simply dust off that midnight black suit that’s been itching to get out of your closet, throw a press on that old guy, and you will be off and running in the city of sin. No, black suits aren’t just for funerals. In Las Vegas, they’re everyday where when it comes to nightlife.
Although we’ve talked a lot about our respect for the traditional smoking attire, we also are pleased at what our current generation is bringing to the table. While respecting the past, we’re also putting a new spin on smoking attire here in Las Vegas and I like that just fine.
Personally I’ve always despised the smoking jacket, something most of us young smokers associate with a cartoon wolf and dismissible cat calls. Yet you cant help but take a humerous side to the smoking jacket and the fullfiling roll as people still believe that it’s a must to enjoy a quality smoke. We prefer to create our own version of the smoking jacket and I think that’s still very much in progress. It should be interesting to see what the generation that brought you Facebook, Uber and Kim Kardashian dream up. Only time will tell.
Much like my grandfather used to press his suit before climbing on an airplane, the art of dressing to smoke is making a strong comeback. Using some of these resources, you too will start to be part of the movement that says it’s time to bring back some of the classics. While my fellow young men might be the reason the cigar industry is growing so fast these days, we have a long way to go to really bring style back to the cigar community. I like where it is and where it’s going.
Until next time good luck & good night Las Vegas.