Cigar Shapes

Rolling of cigars is an art. If there are different genres in art, cigars on the other hand come in different shapes and sizes. First, you need to know that cigars are categorized in two, the Parejos and the Figurados. The Parejos are plain straight-sided cigars while the Figurados come in different cigar shapes and sizes.

The length of cigars in the United States is given in inches and the ring gauge is given in 1/64 of an inch. If a cigar has a 52-ring gauge, it means the diameter is 52/64 of an inch. The diameter of Figurado cigars are given in two ring gauges. If for example the size of the cigar is 32/54, the first number is for the thinner section of the cigar while the second number is for the thickest part.

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