https://www.youtube.com/embed/nAS79fphQXI Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette! Today’s video is all about hip flask and coat flask. We discuss the history the do’s and don’ts, what to pay attention to, the different materials and anything else you want to know about this classic gentlemanly accessory. First let’s start with a history of the hip flask. Before the modern era consuming alcohol was almost a health measure because it could disinfect and help to deal with not so clean water. Some say it all started in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa 60,000 years ago where people would use ostrich egg shells to use as a canteen. Earthenware containers evolved around 2,000 BC and they were eventually replaced with glass and metal flasks. For approximately 500 AD to the Middle Ages, Christian pilgrims would use flasks to bring home oil or other sacred substances. The flask as you know today is…