Texas Chapter CATS Fest Meet Up

img_0032Heck yeah! If your in Texas or even close to the state you won’t want to miss this one. Texas is having their official annual meet up this year at CATS Fest V in Bulvetde, TX (that’s basically San Antonio). Will be kicking things off Friday May 26th in the evening at the CATS pre-party and of course we’ll really be getting things going on Saturday May 27th at the event.

As usual the La Quinta is home base for everything and where the majority of us will be staying. Information on tickets and booking a hotel are available at the CATS Fest website: Catsfestival.com

For specific information contact your chapter officers and they will give you all the details on when and where we will all be meeting. Hope to see a ton of us out there this year!

The address for the event is:

401 Obst Road Bulverde, Texas 78163

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Florida DR Crawfish Boil 2017

Mark your calendars everybody because it’s almost that time of year again. The time for the DR crawfish boil. This year its happening on April 29th at DR HQ S&M Smoke Shop in Fort Pierce. It starts at 5:00 and goes until we feel like stopping. As usual we’ll be supplying the food you bring the booze!

This year we are happy to have Moya Ruiz to be the cigar sponsor for this event and Nelson himself just might be stopping by to party with us. As always there will be great cigar giveaways, raffles and discounts on products. Last year was a great event and we are hoping to make this event even better. Look forward to seeing you all there again.

As always there is a ton of space at Steve and Missy’s and the humidor is always stocked for us!

Here’s the address and phone number for the event:

1001 S US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL — 34950
772 801-5104

LA/MS Meet Up To Support PTSD

img_0031That right there’s another LA/MS meet up. Its time to show some love and support to the men and women who have and still are serving America. PTS is a real and serious issue and its time to try to give back a little. Kicking off at noon on March 11th to try to help we’ll be holding an airsoft long shot competition. There will be a $10.00 entry fee with all proceeds going to the PTSD Foundation of America. Along with trying to help we’ll be there to have fun and have some healthy competition. There will 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes given to the winners of the competition. This is will be a kids friendly event however there will also be cigars and tobacco available thanks to Smokem If You Gotem Cigar shop.

While this is an official DR event it, as always, is open to the public. We look forward to seeing everyone out there!!!

The address for the event is: 41462 Fire Tower Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Latitude Zero – Experimental Lancero

img_0928What’s up Ruffians? Today you’ll be reading about my experience with the Latitude Zero Experimental Lancero. I recently purchased a 5 -pack of these smokes for $10 on CigarBid.com and decided to don my white lab coat and begin some experimenting for myself.

This cigar grips your curiosity and keeps it until you take that first puff. The Experimental Lancero boasts a 2009 Ecuadorian Cameroon wrapper and an eye-popping 3” yellow cigar band. Equally as impressive is the Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 binder and Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 long fillers that comprise the body of this stick. Olivia Tobacco company hit pay dirt when this combination was put together.

Prior to receiving the Experimental Lanceros, I did some research and read some reviews from several brothers and sisters of the leaf. It was truly a mixed bag of compliments and complaints. I read plenty of reviews raving over the complex flavor and oaky aroma. For every one of those reviews, I would come across a review complaining about construction coming undone do to the size of the cigar label or the cigar needing a month to rest to get the best flavor. These reviews left me a little skeptical about the Experimental Lancero but still excited to try out a new smoke.

After receiving the cigars, I sat down in my relax spot and sparked it up. I waited until I was almost ¼ through the smoke before I made up my mind. This stick passed the test. It was a beauty. I am a fan of a Medium to Full Flavored smoke, so this was a hit for me. The flavor was smooth and enjoyable. Many people have described it as having “cedar undertones” but my pallet could not distinguish that. The construction was great and attributed to the even burn and quality of the cigar. The issues regarding the cigar label did not directly affect me. Though the label is large (3”), I had no issues with its removal. Furthermore, the cigar label removal didn’t result in any damage to the cigar as I had read in previous reviews. My experience with the Latitude Zero – Experimental Lancero was great. I enjoyed the cigar so much, following my initial purchase, I shared my 5-pack with some friends and purchased another 5-pack for myself.

If you haven’t already, go out and pick up a 5- pack of these tasty treats and experiment for yourself. The results will not disappoint.

Sprezzabox Men’s Accessories

sprezza1There are tons of companies springing up these days offering deals on clothing that would knock your socks off. Most of these companies boast a premium clothing package, valued at $150+, delivered to your door monthly at roughly 50% -60% off. Sounds great, right? For approximately $60 a month you could be decked out without ever leaving the comforts of home. The only issue is when you finally get your package, you aren’t 100% sure that everything will fit.   There’s nothing worse than showing up to a social event in a pair of 36 waist jeans that fit like 34s.

Insert Sprezzabox. The “store to door” men’s accessory gurus. Each month Sprezzabox assembles a dynamite assortment of goodies, valued at $100 or greater, that is sure to add a bit of spice to your wardrobe. What makes this package different than the competitors?   No sizing issues. The best part about accessories is that they do not need to have much of a fit. Each package comes with a variety of items up to and including a neck tie, cufflinks, grooming kits, beard and shave creams, and pocket squares.   You don’t just get the clothing accessory to accentuate your outfit, you also get enough grooming equipment to ensure you are dapper from head to toe.

Each box is eloquently packaged and delivered directly to your mailbox. For this service, you have the option of paying $300 up front (approximately $25 a month) or for those who aren’t interested in being committed for a year, you can opt to pay $28 a month and cancel your subscription at any time.   This may not be the bottom to top set up you are looking for but, it is an alternative to that ever looming $60 monthly bill. For the price of roughly a few pitchers, you could slowly diversify your wardrobe and smash all the formal/ social scenes.

After you receive your monthly box, the savings continue. Sprezzabox often provides you with a discount code to purchase products from the vendors that make up your monthly box. Though discounts vary, you will still be able to capitalize on the deals for roughly 30 days after you receive your box for the month.

For this holiday season gift yourself a subscription to Sprezzabox. I hope this tip has been helpful and as always Ruffians, stay Distinguished.

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Sprezza Necktie: Retail $30

Bedford and Broome Pocket Square: Retail $18

Weekend Casual Socks: Retail $10

Gents Lounge Tie Clip: $25

MRKT Sunglasses Case: Retail $15

Niche Multi-Wash: Retail $3.99

 

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Countless Mara Necktie: Retail $65

Sprezza Cufflinks: Retail $20

Paul Evans Socks: Retail $20

Classic Business Card Holder: Retail $15

Fashion Anchors 6-Pack; Retail $3

Frey For Men Detergent: Retail $4

Louisiana Meet Up November 19th!

img_9656Join the Louisiana Chapter on November 19th at “Smoke Em If You Got Em” from 5pm Til 8pm (or til the party ends). They are going to have the best that “My Father Cigars” has to offer and of course because they are a DR friendly shop any member that can show there patch gets 10% off! (Shop details below!)

Here’s the cigar line up from My Father Cigar that will be available there.

Le Bijou 1922- Full Bodied Rated 93

My Father Classic- Full Bodied Rated cigar of the year 2009-2010
La Antiguedad- Full Bodied
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial- Medium Plus Rated 92
El Centurion- Medium Plus Rated 90
Don Pepin Garcia- Cuban Classic- Full Bodied Rated 92
Don Pepin Garcia- series JJ- Rated 92
Don Pepin Garcia- Original- Cigar of the Year 2008 Rated 93

In addition to all these great cigars there will be a ton of swag available and giveaways.

Even though this is a Distinguished Ruffian™ event it is of course open to anyone who would like to attend. Hope everyone has a great time and don’t forget to post all your photos while your out there.

Smoke Em If You Got Em – 1291 N Causeway Blvd. Suite #4, Mandeville, LA. 70471

Phone number: (985)-6294152