Big Ben Royal Tan pipes are the best of both worlds. They have a neat retro feel about them, but with upgrades that bring them squarely into the 21st century. They have the classic appearance of the Wellington style pipes, but in clean, contemporary shapes. One big change is that the glossy black stems with a flare just above the fitment are made of durable black acrylic, so there's no need to worry about oxidation.
These gorgeous briars are finished in a polished, warm brown contrast staining so the grain really pops. And, of course, they all feature the consistency and quality you can count on with all Big Ben products, with excellent engineering and attention to detail.
They accept 9mm charcoal filters to reduce gurgling and tongue bite, but you can always use P&C's 9mm to 3mm adapter so it will smoke like an unfiltered pipe. Best of all, these pipes are a lot less expensive than comparable briars of this design.