What To Wear And The Best Cuban Cigars To Smoke At Wimbledon
We’re always on the look out for an occasion to pull out a box of our best Cuban cigars and the Wimbledon Championships seems like the most opportune event to do so. After all, it is timeless and has an everlasting sense of sophistication about it. We’re not not sure if we’re talking about the Tennis event or our cigars online here, but after a few Pimms everything gets a little blurry doesn’t it?
Tennis Players from all over the world dream of competing at the Wimbledon Championships. I mean even though we’re not professional athletes, even a few of us had pipe dreams of playing there when we were just little tykes, all dressed up in our tennis gear with a racket too big for our hands. Like many though, the closest we’ll ever get to that is being a spectator. Better to make the most of it and smoke the best Cuban cigars and leave the real talents to do what they do best.
Wimbledon hasn’t changed much over the years. In fact, in the last five years we’ve attended we have seen almost no changes. Every year, the very same shade of white, purple and green descends over the Club, strawberries and cream are sold on every stall and everybody is sipping on a glass of Pimms and lemonade. Tradition is very much a part of how the Club works, with only new members being inducted if they are recommended by two current members as is per of any prestigious Club in London. Saying that though, Court One has finally undergone a very much needed renovation, which we’re very much looking forward to seeing.
Similar to The All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Wimbledon Championships itself, many Cuban cigars haven’t changed much over the years, owing to the fact that they are already the best they can be, proven in their popularity amongst the masses.
WEEK ONE: OUTER COURTS
The first week of Wimbledon is an exciting one, giving you full access to watch some of the most talented athletes on small intimate courts as they compete for the next round. As it’s the first week and we don’t want you to peak too early, we recommend wearing to dress casually smart, as well as letting your own style come through. Wimbledon, despite being traditional, has seen some very unique outfits walked through its grounds and it’s the perfect time to show your style off.
MR. P Shirt: £77.50 PRADA Gingham Trousers: £530, JOHN SMEDLEY Socks: £15
The Cuban cigars for sale on our website which would go perfectly with this setting and style is the Montecristo Edmundo cigar. It has flavours in abundance, with a medium to full profile, ideal for smoking outside in the sunshine (British weather permitting obviously).
EGM CIGARS Montecristo Edmundo Cigar: 325CHF/ £247.59
WEEK TWO: CENTRE COURT AND NO.1 COURT
Everyone wants tickets for these courts and if you’re fortunate enough to get some you’ll be watching some of the biggest names in the sporting world and this year it might just be your last chance to see Roger Federer take the title.
During the second week things start heating up, as tension starts running high in the build up to the final. With things getting more serious, we think it’s time to start turning up the heat on your style. During the second week as less matches get played you’re more than likely to spend some time enjoying lunches on the terrace, afternoon tea in the Courtside or Renshaw Restaurant and having some drinks on the rooftop bar. The Kingsman suit jacket from Mr. Porter, impeccably made using 100% cotton, suits these sort of occasions perfectly (pun intended). Kitted out with the Kingsman collection, including the shirt, trousers, shoes, cufflinks, pocket square and tie, you’ll exude style and bravura.
MR PORTER Kingsman Harry Jacket: £895, Kingsman Eggsy Trousers: £295, Kingsman Handkerchief: £55
The best Cuban cigars for enjoying in the latter part of the tournament would be any from the Cohiba portfolio, particularly one of the Cohiba Behike cigars. As does Wimbledon, these Cuban cigars consistently deliver and are loved and enjoyed by almost everyone.
EGM CIGARS Cohiba Behike 52 Cigar: 785 CHF/ £598.02
THE FINAL ROUND: MURRAY MOUND
There are two ways you can enjoy the final, you can either be one who relishes in being right in the centre of it all, on court, eyes following the ball as it goes back and forth between the players. Or you might rather like watching it on Murray Mound, formally known as Henman Hill, where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere which is upbeat, jovial and so, so very exciting. If you’re the former we’d recommend this whole look on Mr.Porter and some Romeo y Julieta cigars, for instance the Romeo y Julieta Capuletos Edicion Limitada 2016 cigar is outstanding and offers an excellent smoking time of one hour and a half.
EGM CIGARS Romeo y Julieta Capuletos Edicion Limitada 2016: 700CHF /£533.27
And if you’ll be sitting on Murray Mound watching the big screen you’ll want to be wearing something a little more comfortable and casual. The Mr. P cotton shirt is the perfect mix of smart and casual, with its Cuban style cut and striped pattern in a gorgeous indigo and white. Layered over a classic black tee with forest green trousers and these Raf Simons Adidas trainers.
MR PORTER Mr P Shirt: £135, RAF SIMONS Adidas Trainers: £250