One of the most iconic items for the alpha male are the cigars. Cigars have tended to be featured in films as part of the standard gear for the alpha male or even the "cool female". The average cigar does not seem all that glamorous when unlit, but put it in someone's hand and it immediately becomes something else.
To those who do not know any better, a cigar is an easily disposable thing that does not necessarily represent much enjoyment for the user. To the people who know and love their cigars, cigar smoking is already an important part of their lives. To someone who understands cigars, every stick has special meaning, every puff is one of true enjoyment.
Cigar lovers share a smoke as way of socializing. Some enthusiasts find new friends just by talking to others about their favorites. Friends may exchange tips on which cigars are best.
Brazil as well as Cuba are famous for producing some of the most valued tobaccos. Many warm-climate countries produce fantastic leaves of tobacco, like Nicaragua. These products make their way to America through less strict rules than those imposed on cigarettes; they are exempt from many of the distribution regulations implemented on the sales of cigarettes and are not required to mention health risks.
It is fairly easy to find a cigar in the country: go to a convenience store or even a pharmacist's shop. However, the best types may only be purchased from special shops. The true aficionados get their premium sticks from well-established cigar chains such as United Cigar Stores, A&P and Woolworth.
The most expensive cigars are those manufactured by Altadis, which is the largest cigar producer in the world. The US is a big customer for the Altadis company. Cigars are not all the brand makes.
Another major producer would be the company known as Swedish Match. You can find Swedish Match production centers from Germany to North America. The company also puts out other tobacco-related products.
Cigar lovers also admit to being extremely fond of the Fuente cigars. This family has made a name for itself with its superb rolls of tobacco and products. The brand's latest offering is the famous Fuente Fuente OpusX, a landmark in cigar production in the Dominican Republic.
Another family that has been in the business for over a century would be the Leóns. They started over a century ago. A number of their sticks are nearly legendary already in fame, like the La Aurora.
Cigar usage is obviously going to persist for quite a while. A lot of consumers do know that cigars can be quite dear and are luxury items. There can be a certain mystique too to the idea of smoking the same cigars your idols did, for so many admirable personalities in history were cigar smokers.