Our Namesake: G.K. Chesterton
Known as the Prince of Paradox, G.K. Chesteron was a prolific early 20th century writer, poet, and philosopher. Though well known for his writing, especially that of fictional priest-detective Father Brown, Chesterton was an avid fan of cigars and its been said the never met a cigar he didn’t like. In fact, many pictures of Chesterton that have appeared in publication often feature him with a cigar in his hand or in his mouth. Because of this, we’ve adopted G.K. Chesterton as our namesake and our patron.
“Incidentally, I must say I can bear witness to this queer taboo about tobacco. Of course numberless Americans smoke numberless cigars; a great many others eat cigars, which seems to me a more occult pleasure. But there does exist an extraordinary idea that ethics are involved in some way; and many who smoke really disapprove of smoking.” – G.K. Chesterton