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Today’s dapper gentleman (Dapper Gent) of the week is Marcus Wright out of Long Beach, California.
Marcus has been an avid cigar smoker for approximately three years, which he genuinely loves now, but when he was first introduced to cigars, by way of his best friend of 18 years, he was not at all interested. An interesting story, over-the-course of the years in their friendship. Marcus’s best friend would gift him a cigar for every major holiday such as Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even for lunch breaks, to name a few, because he was already embedded in the cigar culture, oppose to Marcus. At the time, Marcus was unaware about cigars, the craftsmanship, and delicacies about a cigar, because he was a non-smoker, and he would adamantly tell his friend, “Man, I don’t smoke.”
However, with his friend’s persistence and Marcus enduring some health complication related to his appendix, he finally gave in one day, as he saw this as a sign to turn over a new leaf and live life to the fullest. Therefore, his best friend encouraged him two weeks after being released from the hospital, to meet-up at the beach and have a cigar with the “Cigar Crew of Long Beach.” And this started his cigar journey! The very first cigar that Marcus had on this day was a Gurkha Reserve.
Marcus is very much known in the Los Angeles area and nationally, by way of social media for dressing very well, being polished, and of course, being very debonair and respectful!
There’s always a certain area of focus that stands out for each “Dapper Gent” that’s been featured, either their hat game is strong, or their shoe game is superb, their suits really stands out, or how they accessorize their looks, to even their socks, and in this case with Marcus, he’s definitely in the “sock game” category.
Since Marcus has been smoking cigars for a good length of time now, he’s developed a palate and he has familiarity with what matches his palate, and/or preference of cigar and drink of choice that best compliments it, which his favorite cigar is My Fathers, Jaime Garcia, and he pairs that with Remy Martin 1738 Cognac.
Also, Marcus is part-owner of The Debonair Cigar Lounge located at 1111 S. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90019.
This lounge caters to a lot of business professionals from all walks of life. In this lounge, you can drop by to have a moment to relax and get some work done, and/or stop in to watch a sporting match along with having a premium cigar and some great conversations.
Marcus is our “Dapper Gent” of the week because of his outstanding approach to life and he’s always being upbeat, kind, and caring. He has a very large heart, as well as his devotion and dedication to him being his brother’s caretaker is outstanding. In addition, Marcus’s brand Real Men Dress Up is an expression that you can combine multiple lifestyles in one to make a debonair man!
You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his IG page: @real_men_dress.up
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
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