Cigars 101

Why do some cigars have bands at the head and foot?

Yes. There are a couple of reasons:
1) Marketing/branding: Like the Perdomo Patriarch cigars shown in the photo, it allows the manufacturer to “say” more about that specific line of cigars. Plus, it makes the cigars look more attractive.
2) A band placed at the bottom also helps prevent the foot from becoming damaged or frayed when handled.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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