Super Sideman: Sax player Mark Rivera on touring with Billy Joel, working with Ringo Starr, and where to find the best slice in Brooklyn

Some people declare their major at 19. Or lose their virginity. Or try a Manhattan for the first time. At 19, Mark Rivera was just getting his first real gig: playing sax for Sam & Dave. From that auspicious breakthrough, Rivera worked on a number of projects, any one of which could have been a career-defining highlight: marquee gigs working with Foreigner, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, and Ringo Starr.

Layer Up For Fall

Clothing layers are a must in the Bay Area. From the time the marine layer settles in at 6am and the time you break for lunch, there could be a rapid swing in temperature. And our micro-climates practically guarantee that the weather at your house is not even the same as the weather at your work. While we layer during every season, we especially like to layer up in the fall and winter, even if we still have to shed our scarves and overcoats by noon everyday.

Touring Anchor Steam: “Drunk In San Francisco Since 1896″

Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Even with the efficient beer production technologies of today, Anchor still handcrafts its beers from an all-malt mash in its traditional copper brewhouse in Portrero Hill. Walking into Anchor’s facility transports you back to 1965 when Fritz Maytag, of the clothes washer fame, purchased the failing brewery. There is the original bar where customers could buy beer directly from the brewery. The smell of malted, heated cereal fills the air. Even the name, Anchor Steam, evokes a different time and approach to beer.

St. Croix Grand Opening and Mark Pomerantz Trunk Show: Starts Tomorrow

Visit the new St. Croix shop-in-shop at Wingtip, where we are offering an expanded selection of American-made shirts, sweaters, pants, and more. PLUS: Visit Bespoke to see the new fall line from Mark Pomerantz.

Costume Designer Catherine Thomas Dishes the ’60s Style Secrets Behind Ed Burns’ New Cop Drama

You may not know her name, but you’ve seen her work. Catherine Thomas is the costume designer you call when you need a hero to look his best while firing a gun, accurately, in a rapidly descending plane (Liam Neeson in Non Stop) or when you need a swarm of paperdoll bad guys to all look like menacing Japanese Reservoir Dogs (the Crazy 88s in Kill Bill Vol. 1) or when you need the right hat for the right officer who needs it to stay tilted just-so even while they bust down a casino. That last challenge comes courtesy of Public Morals the long-gestating cop drama from Ed Burns and Steven Spielberg that gets rolled out on TNT tonight. In this interview we talk with Thomas about her menswear tips, her storied career, and what makes Public Morals style different from, say Mad Men

Agave’s Japanese Clouds Shirts

Agave’s Japanese Clouds shirts are the epitome of casual sophistication, with an extremely soft and comfortable touch. They are made from cotton, hand-picked from mills in the United States, Italy, and Japan. The fabric is yarn-dyed and “gauze”-weight. This fall, the Japanese Clouds shirts are offered in both checks and solids.

The Wingtip Cellar Collection, Featuring the Coravin Wine Preservation System

The Club at Wingtip is pleased to announce a vast expansion of the wines by-the-glass program in the club. Our new Wine Directors, Michael Hildbold and Adam Ono, have created the Wingtip Cellar Collection. Twenty-plus rare, old, or otherwise prestigious wines to pour by the taste and by the glass using the Coravin wine preservation system. This system perfectly preserves the wines, allowing Wingtip to offer such an incredible range. The Wingtip Cellar Collection will be offered Tuesday through Friday nights, poured tableside by our sommeliers.

Maison Ferrand Cocktail Dinner At Wingtip [Open To Non-Members]

1st Course: Oysters with Dukes Citadelle Gin Martini
2nd Course: Padron Peppers with French 75
3rd Course: Jerked Chicken with Stiggins’ Pineapple Allspice Rum Daiquiri
4th/Digestive Course: Cheese Pairing with Pierre Ferrand Reserve 20-year

He Who Smelt It Dealt It: Introducing Wingtip Cheesemonger Matt Gill

Every Thursday for the past year, Matt Gill has been rolling a cart around the club, full of specially selected cheeses. Some selections are tied to a specific theme, like goat’s milk or all blue cheeses or even Halloween pairings (e.g. brie and cotton candy). July was spent lasering in on all-American cheese. Other weeks, Gill just picks what he likes, what he wants to share with club members. On those days, just listen and hold on. On those days, just listen and hold on. Gill will enchant you with his ripened testimony until everything goes quiet and you sail away on the seas of cheese. His passion for cheese and its related specialty foods knows no bounds. Except camel. He’s not totally sold on artisanal camel meat–yet.

Your “Back-To-School” Shoes

Today, we manage to keep all of our shoes in fine condition for far longer, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to treat ourselves to a new pair of back-to-school shoes.

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    Super Sideman: Sax player Mark Rivera on touring with Billy Joel, working with Ringo Starr, and where to find the best slice in Brooklyn

    Some people declare their major at 19. Or lose their virginity. Or try a Manhattan for the first time. At 19, Mark Rivera was just getting his first real gig: playing sax for Sam & Dave. From that auspicious breakthrough, Rivera worked on a number of projects, any one of which could have been a career-defining highlight: marquee gigs working with Foreigner, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, and Ringo Starr.

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    Layer Up For Fall

    Clothing layers are a must in the Bay Area. From the time the marine layer settles in at 6am and the time you break for lunch, there could be a rapid swing in temperature. And our micro-climates practically guarantee that the weather at your house is not even the same as the weather at your work. While we layer during every season, we especially like to layer up in the fall and winter, even if we still have to shed our scarves and overcoats by noon everyday.

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    Touring Anchor Steam: “Drunk In San Francisco Since 1896″

    Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Even with the efficient beer production technologies of today, Anchor still handcrafts its beers from an all-malt mash in its traditional copper brewhouse in Portrero Hill. Walking into Anchor’s facility transports you back to 1965 when Fritz Maytag, of the clothes washer fame, purchased the failing brewery. There is the original bar where customers could buy beer directly from the brewery. The smell of malted, heated cereal fills the air. Even the name, Anchor Steam, evokes a different time and approach to beer.

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    St. Croix Grand Opening and Mark Pomerantz Trunk Show: Starts Tomorrow

    Visit the new St. Croix shop-in-shop at Wingtip, where we are offering an expanded selection of American-made shirts, sweaters, pants, and more. PLUS: Visit Bespoke to see the new fall line from Mark Pomerantz.

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    Costume Designer Catherine Thomas Dishes the ’60s Style Secrets Behind Ed Burns’ New Cop Drama

    You may not know her name, but you’ve seen her work. Catherine Thomas is the costume designer you call when you need a hero to look his best while firing a gun, accurately, in a rapidly descending plane (Liam Neeson in Non Stop) or when you need a swarm of paperdoll bad guys to all look like menacing Japanese Reservoir Dogs (the Crazy 88s in Kill Bill Vol. 1) or when you need the right hat for the right officer who needs it to stay tilted just-so even while they bust down a casino. That last challenge comes courtesy of Public Morals the long-gestating cop drama from Ed Burns and Steven Spielberg that gets rolled out on TNT tonight. In this interview we talk with Thomas about her menswear tips, her storied career, and what makes Public Morals style different from, say Mad Men

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    Agave’s Japanese Clouds Shirts

    Agave’s Japanese Clouds shirts are the epitome of casual sophistication, with an extremely soft and comfortable touch. They are made from cotton, hand-picked from mills in the United States, Italy, and Japan. The fabric is yarn-dyed and “gauze”-weight. This fall, the Japanese Clouds shirts are offered in both checks and solids.

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    The Wingtip Cellar Collection, Featuring the Coravin Wine Preservation System

    The Club at Wingtip is pleased to announce a vast expansion of the wines by-the-glass program in the club. Our new Wine Directors, Michael Hildbold and Adam Ono, have created the Wingtip Cellar Collection. Twenty-plus rare, old, or otherwise prestigious wines to pour by the taste and by the glass using the Coravin wine preservation system. This system perfectly preserves the wines, allowing Wingtip to offer such an incredible range. The Wingtip Cellar Collection will be offered Tuesday through Friday nights, poured tableside by our sommeliers.

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    Maison Ferrand Cocktail Dinner At Wingtip [Open To Non-Members]

    1st Course: Oysters with Dukes Citadelle Gin Martini
    2nd Course: Padron Peppers with French 75
    3rd Course: Jerked Chicken with Stiggins’ Pineapple Allspice Rum Daiquiri
    4th/Digestive Course: Cheese Pairing with Pierre Ferrand Reserve 20-year

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    He Who Smelt It Dealt It: Introducing Wingtip Cheesemonger Matt Gill

    Every Thursday for the past year, Matt Gill has been rolling a cart around the club, full of specially selected cheeses. Some selections are tied to a specific theme, like goat’s milk or all blue cheeses or even Halloween pairings (e.g. brie and cotton candy). July was spent lasering in on all-American cheese. Other weeks, Gill just picks what he likes, what he wants to share with club members. On those days, just listen and hold on. On those days, just listen and hold on. Gill will enchant you with his ripened testimony until everything goes quiet and you sail away on the seas of cheese. His passion for cheese and its related specialty foods knows no bounds. Except camel. He’s not totally sold on artisanal camel meat–yet.

    Read More
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    Your “Back-To-School” Shoes

    Today, we manage to keep all of our shoes in fine condition for far longer, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to treat ourselves to a new pair of back-to-school shoes.

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    Posted on August 12, 2015 by