"Only fine cigars are worth smoking, and only men who smoke fine cigars are worth kissing." —Joan Collins
The complex, lingering flavors and aroma of a cigar lit and savored is a ritual that has been performed for centuries by kings, courtesans, prime ministers, presidents, authors and artists. The cigar is a symbol of leisure and is used as a gesture of celebration.
Author Nick Foulkes brings the love of the cigar into the light through a poetic journey of its history and beautiful imagery in his book Cigar Style, a light-reading coffee table book for cigar lovers. Foulkes is an horology (art and creation of time mechanisms) enthusiast, historian, author, and journalist. He has written books on subjects as diverse as James Bond and the Count d’Orsay, who was the subject of the biography Last Dandies. He is also the author of The Carlyle, The Trench Book, and Mikimoto, as well as a special edition of High Society for watchmaker Vacheron Constantin.