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Hip Flasks
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Drinking flasks conjure a few cliché images: the quick snort enjoyed surreptitiously at the big game; the high-school knave who spikes the punch at the prom; the rugged container that stops a bullet aimed at a cinema hero. (Don’t rely on that one—even a .22 bullet can penetrate the typical flask.) But a flask is an accessory fit for every gentleman who wants his drink to be portable and/or private, but still stylish. The term “flask” is often prefaced by the word “hip” (meaning the body part, not the slang for fatally trendy). But a good one may be hidden anywhere: at the chest, in an attaché case or any commodious pocket. Some even believe that the term “bootleg” …
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