This issue took a controversial look at whether gentlemen are permitted to smoke pipes filled with vapour rather than tobacco. Our interviewee Mycroft Milverton made a splendid case for it, by wrapping the subject up in clouds of steampunk and discussing Rainbow Gravity and pirates. Elsewhere, Vic Darkwood created a louche spectrum, including gentlemanly states Red Mist, Blue Funk and Black Dog. Military watches were synchronised, with a close look at the reproduction watch industry. Our King of Chaps was a Queen, for a change, and a female one to boot. Tom Cutler looked at Internet dating for chaps, while the passing of David Bowie was marked by a tribute to his sartorial peak in Berlin.