10 / 11

"I’ve always felt I needed a purpose to browse, or even justify simply entering, the venerable institution G. Lorenzi. This year I invented one. So while my father is about to get an extraordinarily beautiful, hand-made Castello pipe accessory, I got the legitimate opportunity to pore over the thousands of unique and often bizarre selections of cutlery, smoker’s requisites, and gentlemen’s grooming accessories — and upon selecting the gift, watch them prepare and wrap my purchase."