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The Icon: Kris Kristofferson


Aging is hard. But like the tax code, it’s something all men eventually have to deal with—some more gracefully than others.

So we thought we’d bring your attention to one of the more graceful examples: Mr. Kris Kristofferson, who’s managed to grow steadily more grizzled over the past few decades without ever looking like anyone other than himself. As for how he pulled it off, we’ve got some ideas…

The secret of the Kristofferson, after the jump»

The Gentleman's Pipe


It's a time-honored rule: If you take a sufficiently refined approach to your vices, they stop being vices. (See also: scotch and dueling gloves.) So naturally, we're always game for a well-made pipe.

Blackbird has put together a pretty good set, including this one carved from a soapstone-y mineral called meerschaum. Even with the carrying case, it's pretty darn country. But if you've already taken the leap into pipe tobacco, we have to assume you're ready for it.