S.T. Dupont Cigar Accessories: Glorious History Behind the Brand
PARISIAN AESTHETICS. FAMILY BUSINESS. CELEBRITY FAVOURITE
We continue our successful Behind the Brand series – blogposts that explore the fascinating history of Cuban Cigars brands, with a Paris based brand that has been providing cigar aficionados with the essential Cigar Accessories for almost seventy years. Today, we take a look at the history of S. T. Dupont and touch on what makes the French brand so special amongst cigar smokers. Some of our latest posts from the Behind the Brand editorials include:
Founded by Simon Tissot Dupont in 1872, the brand started originally as a travel case company. From a young age, Dupont developed an interest in the luxury market and a strong comprehension of Parisian fashion and aesthetics. Before the age of twenty-five, he became the photographer for Napoleon III – growing rapidly into a well respected member of the French high society.
Lighting a cigar with the S.T. Dupont Cigar Lighter in Brown
“A COMPANY OF EXCELLENT CRAFTSMEN, ARTISANS, AND DESIGNERS”
BIRTH OF THE EMPIRE – Dupont built a strong reputation creating high quality cases and bags for wealthy businessman, reputable diplomats, aristocrats, or even royalty. His client list was a mixture of private yet powerful individuals and prestigious retail partnerships. In 1884 – only twelve years after the company’s creation, Dupont became a supplier to the legendary Grands Magasins du Louvre in Paris, skyrocketing the already great progression of the brand.
FAMILY LEGACY – After the end of the First World War, Dupont’s sons took control of the company, expanding even further its successful journey. Under their leadership, the brand managed to file a number of patents and incorporate excellent craftsmen, artisans, and designers. With the company growing massively in a sort amount of time - S. T. Dupont soon started showcasing products at the Cartier Boutique on Fifth Avenue, New York.
Left: Portrait of Simon Tissot Dupont, Right: The outside of Les Grands Magasins du Louvre in the 1950s
“FORMED STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH CELEBRITIES”
COMPANY EVOLUTION – In 1930, the company introduced an entirely revolutionary way to process leather, while in the 1940s, S. T. Dupont moved into producing lighters – after the request of the Maharaja of Patiala. As a result of their innovative flame technology, exquisite craftsmanship and top quality material, the Dupont lighters became a worldwide phenomenon and an all-time favourite amongst cigar aficionados. Crafted with the most up to date technology and with a sophisticated design, the Le Grand S. T. Dupont Lighter allows cigar smokers to choose between a Jet Flame and a Soft Flame – creating the perfect burn for every one of our Cuban Cigars Online.
CELEBRITY FAVOURITE – The brand was also loved by many public figures. In the 1950s, S.T Dupont formed strong relationships with stars like Audrey Hepburn and Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, while, sometime in the 1960s, the company started producing pens exclusively for Jackie Kennedy. Most recently, the brand created the French Government’s gift to Prince Williams and Kate Middleton for their wedding - highlighting the company's relationship with high society and royalty.
CIGAR ACCESSORIES – Today, having built a strong reputation, S.T. Dupont is considered as one of the most prestigious Cigar Accessories companies in the world. From opulent cigar lighters to excellent cigar cutters, the French brand has been producing items carried by every cigar aficionado in their cigar case for many years. Reflecting the exquisite craftsmanship of the brand, the S.T. Dupont Maxijet Cutter provides a perfect circle cut for any puro. Well known for their quality lighters, the Le Grand S.T. Dupont Lighter - in a simple yet stylish black, is proof that S.T. Dupont are the masters of creating luxurious cigar lighters.
Left: S.T. Dupont MaxiJet Cigar Cutter, Right: Le Grand S.T. Dupont Cigar Lighter
S.T. Dupont, notorious for staying ahead of the game, continues to amaze cigar aficionados producing innovative yet opulent cigar accessories. From leather cigar cases to solid gold lighters, Dupont cigar accessories are ideal for any of our Cuban Cigars for Sale Online. Check out our latest posts where we look at the fascinating history of legendary Cuban Cigars brands: