Dapper Gent of the Week: Jay Lowe


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Today’s dapper gentleman (Dapper Gent) of the week is Jay Lowe out of Charlotte, NC.


Jay has all the accolades behind his name as a world traveler, United States Airforce Vet, member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, member of the Distinguished Ruffian, member of the Barrel Burners, member of the Cigar Cartel, and member of the Cigar Circle.




There’s a slogan in Charlotte that “Charlotte has a lot”, but so does Jay, from the looks of it! I met Jay from attending many of the social events at Tailored Smoke and Cigar Etc. 2, which are both located in Charlotte,  NC. Jay has always been very inviting and supportive of me and I greatly appreciate him for that. He is definitely a cool, friendly, and laid back “Brother of the Leaf” (BOTL).


For many of us, who knows him, knows that Jay is a true cigar enthusiast! He’s always comparing cigars, learning about different blends, traveling and touring different cigar shops and lounges. And, most importantly, he’s always smoking on a fine cigar while enjoying every puff!


Surprisingly, Jay has only been smoking cigars for three years. He was first introduced to cigars in the Airforce. He was deployed to the Middle East, which brought on much stress, so a fellow Airman handed him a cigar, and told him to give one a try, to help with having a peace of mind. And, from this point on, this started his cigar journey, which has evolved into a lifestyle for Jay.


This inspired him to make a movement out of his eagerness, as a result, he became a member and involved with many of the nationally known cigar groups and collaborating with other cigar enthusiasts to form the Cigar Circle.  Also, Jay works at The Cigar Shop, which is in Monroe, NC.


Jay likes to pair his cigars with Bourbon, coffee, or water.


Jay has a genuine love for the leaf, so he does not have a particular or favorite cigar, he’s all over the spectrum from mainstream to boutique medium-full, to full-bodied, and any flavor, he will smoke.

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Jay likes to be low-key, not too flashy, but leaving you with enough, to remember him by. Also, he likes to collect and wear cool socks while having a cigar.

Jay is our Dapper Gent of the week for his loyalness and commitment to teaching others about the “Cigar Lifestyle” and being so energetic and cool while doing it!


You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his IG page: @jlowecigarque


Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


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2 comments on “Dapper Gent of the Week: Jay Lowe”

  1. Met this brother last night at Cigars Etc.2, never exchanged names but casual conversations, cool brother. #BOTL
    Keep smoke rolling. #PSSITA #CIGARLIFE
    My wife Gee Crowder is a member of your group.

    1. Thank you very much for reading this article and commenting! We appreciate your support and yes, a cool #BOTL!

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