If you're looking for the perfect blend of classic and contemporary, then you'll definitely want to take a good look at Big Ben Royal Black pipes. The three traditional shapes - a bent crowned Dublin, a bent Rhodesian and a straight billiard - are given a modern facelift by finishing them in Big Ben's singular, gleaming black enamel finish. This piano black coating won't blister and peel, and is super easy to maintain. The shanks are capped with a polished metal piece, giving it a faux-military appearance. The matching black acrylic stems are emblazoned with a gold Big Ben 'B', have a flare just above the fitment, and will accept a 9 mm charcoal filter for a dry and bite-free experience. Ane when you take into consideration that these elegant-looking briars sell for less than $80, they rank among the best buys anywhere.