[Sca-cooks] Semi-topical query re one of The Hundred: Cigars

Kingstaste kingstaste at comcast.net
Mon Sep 8 15:12:54 PDT 2008

On the smoking jacket, I suspect it is a way of not saturating your  
wool suit jacket, bathrobe, or other clothing with the smell of stale  
smoke, from the days when woolen clothing was often primarily cleaned  
by simply brushing it. Or, if you're one of those people that drops  
semi-live ashes on your clothing, it can provide some measure of  
protection to have a dedicated smoking garment to screw up.

I can sympathize with you on your Dad's car; secondhand cigar smoke  
can be pretty unspeakable compared to the experience of actually  
inhaling (or rather, tasting) the fresh stuff. That's why I smoke out  
on the balcony; it doesn't stink up the house, and I can relax and  
watch the world go by, watch the sunset, etc., and it also keeps the  
mosquitos at bay ;-) .


So do you wear your smoking jacket out on your balcony?  I'm trying to get a
mental picture here...

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