Dapper Gent of the Week: Cedric Payne

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Sunday Funday!!!

Hello “Cigar Community” and “Cigar Family!” I hope that you ‘all have been having a great Sunday, thus far. Thank you for joining us and reading another great article here at Red Lips and Cigar Sticks®, we are happy to have you as one of our new, and/or faithful readers!

Today’s dapper gentleman (Dapper Gent) of the week is Cedric Payne out of Shreveport, LA.

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Cedric is a longtime veteran cigar smoker. He started smoking cigars in the ’90s. He was introduced to cigars while serving in the US Army, which he continued through his 27-year military career.

When having a cigar, Cedric likes to have a good Scotch MacCallan 12 thru 21 years, mostly from the Highland regions of Scotland, and most Bourbons.

Cedric enjoys cigars by the Liga Privada line and most of AJ Fernandez cigars. He’s currently enjoying The Definition Cigar line and a relatively new line called Bariay 1492 by Cesar Ramirez.

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Also, Cedric’s the co-owner of 318 Infused Cigar and Spirits Lounge in Shreveport, LA. This is a 5500 square feet lounge that has a fully functional bar and a great line of sticks. Cedric added what he loves most about the cigar culture and lifestyle is the exposure.

“The thing that I most like about the cigar industry is that no matter what lifestyle or where you come from cigars, your race, your economic background doesn’t matter when you are sitting in a setting with friends or just other cigar smokers you constantly learn something that you didn’t know about the culture and life itself.”

Cedric is our Dapper Gent of the week because Fashion to him is about expressing who you are and how you feel when you have on different attire. Cedric likes to have versatility in his attire. For example, he loves to wear suits and a nice pair of shoes, but while working he wears dress slacks paired with either a dress shirt or a polo styled shirt, as a more casual attire for work.

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You can learn more about this Dapper Gent on Instagram @cpayne3545

Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


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