Gents and Cigar Sticks: Dapper Gent of the week is Antonio Bass out of Texas, but originally from Jackson, Michigan.
It always brings me joy, when I can write an article on someone from my hometown of Jackson, Michigan! It’s so invigorating for me since Jackson is a very small town nestled in the middle of Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan, it is always exciting to stumble across old friends and associates through social media, once you’ve both relocated, and currently call other states and cities, “Home.” However, Jackson is the foundation of our hearts and the city where we truly developed ourselves and gained our character and sense of fashion, and our city provided us with so many different attributes of survival, we can handle any type of challenges, especially, as it relates to weather, for sure. Being a Michigander, we are always overly proud of the small town that we come from because home will always be home, regardless of where your address is at, currently. “Go Blue!”
Without further ado, Antonio Bass our Dapper Gent of the week is an experienced cigar smoker. He has been smoking cigars for roughly 17 years, which he thoroughly enjoys. Antonio was introduced to cigars by a gentleman that he grew up with, who owned a business, and as a business owner, he was a cigar smoker. Therefore, when he showed Antonio the process and explained how to smoke cigars, it intrigued him, and he’s been smoking cigars from that point on, ever since.
Antonio likes a Maduro full-to-medium bodied style cigar as his preferences and some of his favorite cigars are LFD brands, A.J. Fernandez, CAO, My Fathers collection, Jamie Garcia, and Leaf by Oscar, so he has a very balanced and mature palate. Also, his drink of choice is Scotch, Bourbon, Cognac, Brandy, or beer, and sometimes he will have vodka to pair his cigars with.
Cigars do not have to be one dimensional, there are so many cigar options to accommodate the most experienced, and/or inexperienced cigar smoker, as well as drink selections, the pairing and options are limitless.
Antonio is a gentleman of great substance and integrity, he has a lot of life experience.
One thing for sure, he’s a dog lover and very family orientated.
Also, Antonio has adopted a vegan lifestyle to remain healthy, by only consuming a plant-based diet, which consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. His vegan diet relies heavily on these healthy staples, which are good for you because they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Also, these superfoods are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.
Antonio is our Dapper Gent of the week because of our connection to the great state of Michigan, the “Mitten,” his passion and love for cigars and whiskey, as well as his ability to maintain and be consistent with his Veganism as a lifestyle, and his cool and masculine fashionableness that’s effortless!
You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his Instagram page @thunda83
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
Welcome, I’ am Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for writing, loving cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and way too many other cool things to name all here. However, I hope you will continue to visit Red Lips and Cigar Sticks, the magazine, to learn more about me and the Cigar Lifestyle. I’ am not an expert, but I am extremely knowledgeable!
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