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Casino Series Humidors

Gregory Mottola
From the Print Edition:
Jeff Daniels-The Newsroom, July/August 2012

If the private poker room is a last bastion of cigar smoking, it makes sense to outfit the space appropriately with a good humidor. This is where the Siglo Accessories Casino Series excels. Their humidors bring the spirit of high-stakes gambling to your games room with none of the attendant campiness you might expect from themed furnishings (you know, like cigar-smoking dogs playing poker or sharks shooting pool).

Rather, Siglo has incorporated designs inspired by playing cards into its high-quality humidors, one of which doubles as a game box. The Spade humidor ($718), with it’s imposing black color scheme and spade motif, comes with 20 dice, four dice cups, two sets of cards and a poker instruction manual, essentially turning any room into an instant gaming hall. It holds 75 cigars and comes with humidification device and hygrometer.

For a more jovial yet minimalistic design, the Cards humidor ($975) takes the four conventional suits and playfully clusters them against an ivory palette. It holds 100 cigars and can be repurposed for jewelry with a tray fashioned to hold watches, rings and cuff-links should your supply of smokes temporarily run out.

Both boxes are constructed of Spanish cedar with thick walls, strong, dovetailed joints and decorative, laser-etched hinges that make the lid’s opening/closing action smooth and luxurious. The exterior’s 15-layer clear-coat veneer is flawless, even under oblique lighting, and the humidification device stays affixed to the inner lid via an invisible embedded magnet.

If you want to carry a bit of that same gambling flare around, matching lighters are also available. Both take the humidor’s designs and condense them into weighty, high-gloss butane torches that fit comfortably in the hand. The Spade lighter ($88) translates the box’s bold lines and dark patterns effectively and is offered in gold or chrome trim. The Cards lighter  ($55) perfectly maintains the humidor’s eye-catching whimsical character. A discrete punch cutter folds out of the side and snaps back into place without disrupting the streamlined appearance or feel. Think of it as an ace up your sleeve.

Visit sigloaccessory.com

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