Today’s Dapper Gent is Willie Wade, he’s originally from Brooklyn, New York, but he currently resides in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Since today is “Football Sunday” and the official “kickoff,” to the start of a great and exciting season for all 32 teams, we’ll feature Mr. Wade as our football fanatic and business owner spotlight. Willie is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, as well as a major cigar enthusiast.
Willie has recently opened a cigar lounge in Orangeburg called the Orangeburg Cigar Palace, which is located at 339 St. John Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117.
At this lounge, you will be able to watch television and sports on several of the big screen televisions, as well as have great conversations with the patrons, who attend there regularly, and there’s even a lady’s section with a classic red leather sofa, to give us some pizzazz.
This cigar lounge has a down-home comfy feel that’s classic, soulful, and traditional. You can just kick back and be yourself at the Cigar Palace and even partake in a game of chess.
Willie has a lot of cigar knowledge, he’s been a long-time cigar smoker, and he has a very mature palate. I will say that at least in my eyes, he would be classified as an “aficionado” based on his level of knowledge.
Willie is well versed about the different nuances of cigars related to the body, flavor, and strength, which are the three distinctive characteristics of a cigar.
Willie has diligently studied cigars, not in the sense of reading material, but from being an avid smoker, you become informed about cigars, by sampling many cigars, attending cigar shows/events, and visiting several lounges/stores around the region, you’ll quickly become an aficionado with this practice.
Also, Willie loves to pair his cigars with bourbon or whiskey such as Gentleman Jack, Crown Royal, the Japanese Harmony, and Pure White Hennessy, to name a few.
Willie’s a huge coffee lover, so pairing his coffee and cigars is an exciting pastime for him, as well as with beer.
Willie is a classic gentleman and a traditionalist. He truly believes in the “old-fashioned” way of doing things, because to him, there are more pride and meaning behind it. He believes that a gentleman should always wear a hat, one should always conduct and carry himself as such, he should always be kind and pleasant, and thoughtful, as well as respectful.
Willie is a nurturing and a caring person, he believes in indulging in the fruits of his labor, and he tries every day to live in his best life, as well as treat himself to the finest wines, cigars, and entrées.
Willie pays close attention to detail when it pertains to his attire. As already mentioned, he believes that every gentleman should wear a hat and that he does well, he’s always coordinated from head-to-toe.
Willie is a strategic person, hence his love for chess and always incorporating a chess piece into his cigar photos.
If you’re ever in the area, of Orangeburg, South Carolina, check out the Cigar Palace and have some in-depth cigar talk with Willie, and I’m sure this Sunday, things will be lively, with the start of football being back.
You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his IG page @cigarsyndicate2018
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
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