Fill Vauen’s classic briarwood pipe with one of Straus’s in-house mixes—we love their Cincinnati Area Pipe Society Ault Park blend—and channel your inner Sherlock. $74.95, Straus Tobacconist, e-straus.com
Tom Downing’s one-of-a-kind knives are special enough to pass down to multiple generations, but not too precious to put to use. $400, Delamere & Hopkins, bestgear.com/cincinnati
Intricately detailed pewter and heavy Italian glass make a swanky vessel for spirits—and help lift yours. $155, Delamere & Hopkins, bestgear.com/cincinnati
As a brand, Eyebobs approaches the inevitably of reading glasses with appropriate irreverence and style. The better to see you with, my dear. $75 each, 45/46 Fine Men’s Apparel, (513) 257-0259
The party goes where you go with this trifecta of flasks in a classy leather carrier. $168, Anne Rice Ltd., (513) 271-3020
Originally published in the February 2015 issue.
Photographs by Anna Jones/OMS