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5 Reasons You Need A Cigar Shirt


When I mentor teens about successfully navigating through society I often use sports analogies.  I ask them if its a good idea to where a football uniform to play basketball.  The simple response is always no but then I dig deeper to ask why?  At this point the light bulb goes off and they start to think?  Well the football uniform restricts movement, the cleats don't provide traction on a smooth wooden floor, the helmets have a narrow focal view so its hard to see a deceptive pass.  In other words the uniform is made to fit the intricate details of the sport and the environment its played in.  For cigar smokers we need a uniform that addresses the intricate aspects of our passion. That being said, here are 5 reasons you should own a Leaf&Barrel cigar shirt;

  1. Cigars need to be humidified.The material used for the Leaf&Barrel cigar shirt pockets restrict air flow to the cigar keeping your cigar moist for hours
  2. Cigars need to be protected.  The pockets do not allow the cigars to rub against each other and damage the wrapper.
  3. No one needs more stuff to carry.  You already have a wallet, set of keys, mobile phone, lighter, cutter, and carrying case.
  4. Smoking is about relaxation.  Our Japanese cotton shirts are comfortable and the collar is always straight because of our hidden collar buttons.  No need for collar stays and you'll never look awkward.
  5. Cigar smokers are known for our classic sophistication and sense of style and I see no reason not to continue the tradition


Billie B



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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Matthew Rapaport (Monday, 30 March 2015 19:28)

    OK, I'll be blunt.. Some ideas work for me and some do not. I am generally not in favor of very specialized items. I want my tools (and my clothing) to accommodate multiple missions. I already have a tripple-bore leather (you know the kind you push/pull) cigar case. It protects the sticks and helps keep them humidified (leather probably better than cotton IMHO). The problem is that half of my shirts do not have a pocket large enough to accommodate the case. So instead of specialized loops which otherwise block a pocket, make me a shirt with a large front pocket (maybe even one on each side) so I can easily carry my cigar case there.

  • #2

    William K Bostic (Monday, 30 March 2015 22:49)


    Great points but consider the following.

    1. A leather case filled with cigars is heavy and it will look awkward because one side of your shirt will sag severely. Three cigars are light and don't cause that issue.

    2. A leather case is super large (10 to 13 inches long). It will require anew extremely large pocket and it will also look awkward.

    3. The pocket is not made of cotton. The pocket is hidden by the Japanese cotton used in the main body of the shirt. The pocket is actually made of a synthetic hybrid material that does not breath.

    4. Without a carrying case or herf a cigar will remain humidified for 2 or 3 hours. The shirt pocket will extend that time.

    5. Its not too much of a specialty item. You can where this shirt without carrying cigars and no one would know it's a cigar shirt. Again, the pockets are hidden.

    Thanks for commenting.

  • #3

    Zenobia Mullins (Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:21)

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this amazing site needs much more attention. I'll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  • #4

    Mike (Friday, 12 March 2021 11:38)

    Where should be wear.