HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Colored Stems, yes or no?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Domer



Registration date : 2013-12-21

PostSubject: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:17 pm

There were quite a few in the current P&T magazine, especially the Askwiths.

I kinda like the look.
I think.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cartaphilus

avatar

Age : 63
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:14 pm

Domer wrote:
There were quite a few in the current P&T magazine, especially the Askwiths.

I kinda like the look.
I think.

Not much for those with striped stems, looks like a guy that couldn't afford the rest of the pinstriped suit and just bought the pants.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
monbla256

avatar

Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:21 pm

My preference is on the more traditional side, black wit a nice Cumberland as fits the shape. Maybe an Amber looking bent with a silver band on bents as that can look like early briars. Twisted Evil And colored stems are almost a requirement on Meers Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
bentbulldog

avatar

Age : 34
Location : Briarwood, NY (not joking)
Registration date : 2009-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:14 pm

I love em! I like my pipes with a bit of decoration. I do have a few with black stems but, im drawn to tasteful shape, stem, color combinations (hence my favorite pipes are my Boswells and Ardors)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
loneredtree

avatar

Age : 75
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:52 am

No!
I am definitely a traditionalists. At most maybe, a Cumberland on the right pipe I can stand. I sold off a Boswell pipe because I could not stand the color of the stem. I did not even smoke it. It looked OK in the photo on the web site but it was too much for me in person. affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ftrplt

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:45 am

The "amber" colored stems are A-OK with me as are the "orangish" ones on many Meers. Horn stems are just fine along with white (I own none!) and clear Perspex. After those, it's just plain black!!! FTRPLT
Back to top Go down
View user profile
daveinlax

avatar

Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:02 pm

When I was new to pipe collecting I didn't like anything but black and cumberland but now I collect and love Castello pipes with colored stems. I will pay a premium for them and will dig deep for a color or shade of color I don't already have. Shocked
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Brewdude

avatar

Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:10 pm

Used to just be black for me. But then got into Cumberland stems which I have on several pipes now.

Then was beguiled by the yellow/amber stems on several Pete's (Kapp Royal 80S and 999 Rosslare), plus a Brebbia Sun Meer-lined Author. And also have a Pete XL 26 Silver Spigot special order in the works which will have an amber stem.

And several of my BSP pipes have colored stems - a large rusticated poker with a way cool dark red stem, and another smooth poker with a multi-colored dark amber stem.

And then there's the estate Sav 316 Oscar Lucite, which has a kind of white/swirled stem.

And finally, I love my estate GBD with the Perspex stem.

All to say - yes I do enjoy a colored stem, provided it makes a positive contribution to the style!


geek



Cheers,

RR
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fallsbrew.com
desertpiper

avatar

Age : 55
Location : tucson, az
Registration date : 2012-03-20

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:59 pm

It depends on the pipe. It depends on the shape, finish, stain and just how it makes the overall look. Some pipe scream classic black while others look great in a deep red or other color.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fsu92john

avatar

Age : 47
Location : Orlando, FL
Registration date : 2014-01-24

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:48 pm

desertpiper wrote:
It depends on the pipe. It depends on the shape, finish, stain and just how it makes the overall look. Some pipe scream classic black while others look great in a deep red or other color.

This is my take as well.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
gravel

avatar

Age : 43
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:07 am

Maybe
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.tobaccocellar.com/Gravel
i.keenum

avatar

Age : 27
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:00 am

Love the Askwith stems. I don't mind crazy stems but they have to be good stems. The ones that come on grabows in the metallic flake orange for example are just ghastly to me. Since I don't like cheap colorful stems most of mine are black lol.

These are very well done and colorful:

Askwith:


Or an Ashton like this:

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://ian.keenum@gmail.com
Trifecta13

avatar

Age : 37
Location : Peoria, IL
Registration date : 2013-02-25

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:09 pm

I tend to agree with Ian. I'm all for them as long as they complement the pipe itself. Love the one on the Ashton above btw.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Old Nate
Not Really Old
avatar

Age : 34
Location : Western PA
Registration date : 2014-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:19 am

I really like the cumberland stems... The type where you have took twice or else you would have thought it was black.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Zeno Marx

avatar

Registration date : 2010-06-26

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:29 pm

The hand-poured stems of Cooke are very cool. I also like the colors you see on Larry Roush pipes. They work well with the aesthetic of some (read: very few) makers. I grew up on the Italian side of things. I can't really say otherwise.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
huffelpuff

avatar

Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:34 am

I think they can be an amazing addition to a pipe but they gotta be a real contribution to the look. Some are just ghastly and look like an afterthought. Others make a real statement and are beautiful.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
juanmedusa

avatar

Age : 36
Location : Falls Church, Virginia
Registration date : 2013-07-06

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:18 pm

Case by case, for me. Obviously black leads my collection.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Briar Spirit

avatar

Age : 49
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:48 am

I am rather partial to Cumberland stems although I don't actually own one any longer, I also rather like some of the coloured Acrylic stems, the Brown Amber is a favourite and the Horn or Marble can be quite fetching but I prefer black stems. I really do not like those striped coloured stems that look like candy canes, just personal preference but I find they make a pipe look a bit childish and toy-like but I know many people love them so different strokes for different folks.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
riff raff

avatar

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:12 am

huffelpuff wrote:
I think they can be an amazing addition to a pipe but they gotta be a real contribution to the look. Some are just ghastly and look like an afterthought. Others make a real statement and are beautiful.
This is where I'm at. Occasionally I'll see the right Ardor and it will appeal to me, same for a white stem on a the right Castello. But, I haven't yet hit the "buy" button yet.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Slartibartfast

avatar

Age : 50
Location : California
Registration date : 2011-09-25

PostSubject: Re: Colored Stems, yes or no?   Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:11 pm

Comme ci comme ša. A lot of the time they come off as just too precious for my tastes, especially in some of the modern pipes. And I've never taken much of a shine to those GBDs with the transparent acrylic stems either. On the other hand, I don't mind the oxidation on some of my vulcanite either, so there ya go...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Colored Stems, yes or no?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How to make colored signs
» MULTI-COLORED NAMES!
» new "multi-colored names on chatbox" codes
» Two-tone/Bi-colored nets
» New Feminist Trend - Colored Pits

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Pipes & Tobacco :: Ye Olde Pipe Rack-
Jump to: