SOLD Dirty Torpedo Cigar Box Purse



1642 Dirty Torpedo Cigar Box Purse

These Drew Estates cigar boxes just make me laugh with their names! Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to find one. This upcycled cigar box purse starts out as a Larutan, Dirty Torpedo- a very dark brown, wooden cigar box with a cool trifold opening and velvet lining. The words ” Dirty Torpedo” are written in white at the (now) top of the purse. I wanted to keep this one as authentic as possible so no fancy embellishments have been added here. The original green seal remains authentically as is. The cigar box has been flipped so that the opening is now on the front and has been given a gold three ball lock for security. Gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. The handle is made up of black wooden beads and a black tassel. 7.5 x 6 x 3″- nice and deep. THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured.  Feel free to call or text me with questions. 813-416-7071  Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code:  SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver.

History: The Drew Estate story is one of daring, heartbreak & success but, most of all, one of passion for cigars and the country of Nicaragua, where we have been making cigars since 1996. Jonathan Drew & Marvin Samel are not your average cigar makers, their story does not start in Cuba, or with fathers in the cigar business. It started with a dream, and through their can-do spirit and never-say-die attitude made Drew Estate one of the premier cigar manufacturers on the planet. The two frat brothers from New York started out small…. Small, as in a 16 square foot retail kiosk in the World Trade Center in NYC. The early days were fraught with peril, you’d think these two frat brothers went to the school of hard knocks. Picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and never backing down would become a trademark in the years to come for them & their fledgling cigar company, Drew Estate. In late 1998, Jonathan Drew moved to Esteli, Nicaragua with the hopes of starting a rebirth in the cigar world. With a handful of rollers and an even smaller handful of money, the story of “That Crazy Gringo” began. Imagine, going from a NYC apartment to sleeping on a mattress above a ram shackle factory, hardly knowing a word of Spanish too! Back in Brooklyn, Marvin was holding down the fort, a beat up office in DUMBO, begging & borrowing from anyone who’d give ‘em a chance… parents, cousins, friends, unscrupulous characters… For a year or so, things were bleak… but they were on to something, just need more money… 1998 & 1999 were crazy… running on fumes, bank account empty, but little by little we chipped away… Some great people came to us and pointed us in the right direction… We could have easily contracted out our cigars, but we wanted to go all in, owning our own factory, making our own cigars, doing things our way, which turns out is definitely the hard way. By 2000, we were ready for Round 2 with the release of Natural by Drew Estate. The ying to ACID’s yang, Natural was equally as original and more traditional. The launch of Natural took place on a vintage yacht sailing around Manhattan with invited friends and industry folk. Natural’s alluring flavor and aroma was the perfect match for a special evening. One of the most, impressive cigar factories in all Central America. Our old factory in Esteli was home to us for nearly a decade, its amazing to think of the many millions of cigars that we were able to produce there. Cigars are so much more than the factory they are made in, it is the people who make them that really make it special. Viva Estelianos! You are the best! We purchased a pristine piece of land overlooking a valley and tobacco fields, and broke ground for our factory in September 2006. Opening in July of 2007, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate is truly a sight to behold. At over 96,000 sq. feet, it is the largest cigar factory in Nicaragua and one of the five largest premium cigar factories in the world. While others have built simple, economical cinder block cube-like structures, we understood the importance of making our factory special. It isn’t just the place where we make 94,000 handmade cigars a day, it is a reflection of who we are and what Drew Estate means. We invite all cigar lovers to visit and see first-hand the positive vibrations that emanate from hundreds of chavetas clicking in our grand salon. From its’ stunning architecture, endless hand painted murals and bright, open work atmosphere, this factory has “wowed” everyone that has had the privilege of a tour. Art is a very big part of the La Gran Fabrica experience, at every turn large colorful murals and intricate border paintings adorn nearly each and every wall. A mixture of Nicaraguan culture and brand inspired art is painted by the talented artists of Drew Estate’s Subculture Studio.