When gentlemen gather to discuss world politics, economics and science, play a game of poker or simply enjoy the better things in life, a few things shouldn’t be missed. In this issue of “The Gentlemen’s Gambit” The Gutter brings you De Olifant cigars and 3 extraordinary decks of playing cards by Theory 11.
We start off with the artisans black edition deck. Illustrated in South Africa by Simon Frouws, David Copperfield once called it “the best playing cards ever produced.” We understand why he would. The deck is so rich in detail you might as well forget what game you are playing and just stare at the cards forever. The cards feel superb, like all Theory 11 decks, after all they are made in the U.S. by The United State Playing Card Co. When you sit around a table playing a game or two, you really feel like you are the guild of artisans. With it we smoke the smaller cigars by olifant. Located in Kampen, Holland the factory produces cigars since 1826. Read more →
When gentlemen gather they like to talk about the good old days, days when things seemed to be simpler, when everything felt raw and down to earth, when the epitome of happiness was taking the 911 up the California mountains with a beautiful bride, enjoying a sunset or just the warm weather. These days might be long gone but this vintage Porsche restored by Stinger Vehicle Design based in Los Angeles will bring you right back. Yet the car isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when reliving the golden days, you also need the attire – this week on The Gentlemen’s Gambit; the Carrera Porsche Design 5623 72 Aviators.
Made in Austria in the 1980′s with interchangeable lenses, the Porsche 5623 Aviators are one of the most iconic sunglasses ever produced in the history of mankind. Read more →
When gentlemen gather to discuss world politics, economics and science, play a game of poker or simply enjoy the better things in life, a few things shouldn’t be missed. In this issue of “The Gentlemen’s Gambit” The Gutter brings you Gurkha cigars and an extraordinary deck of playing cards by System 6.
Gurkha is said to be the “Rolls Royce” of cigars, created over a century ago it is one of today’s most famous brands of luxury cigars. In 1887, at the height of the British rule, colonial soldiers began to make their own cigars from the local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese fighters inspired them to name their cigars “Gurkhas”. Read more →