Why On The Fly, Part I

Toschi SUV2I’m in Scotland for the next two weeks, which, ironically, will likely mean I’ll have more time to blog than when I’m at the store. True to form, I waited till the morning of the trip to start packing, which reminded me in part* why the company is called "On The Fly."

I am not the world’s best planner, so naturally I checked weather.com for the 10 day forecast in Scotland and discovered it’s going to rain 9 of the 10 days ? and my umbrella was at the store. Despite owning dress shoes in every shade of brown discovered by mankind, I don’t own a pair of casual brown shoes. I wasn’t going to take my laptop which meant I needed something casual to cart around my iPad 2, umbrella, sunglasses and other essentials. So the taxi to the airport had to make one stop ? at the store ? for me to pick up a pair of Michael Toschi SUV2’s in brown, a Davek umbrella, a Mulholland Waxed Canvas Angler’s Bag, and a new Peter Millar golf shirt for my round at the New Course at St. Andrews just because.

So long story short, everything I’m taking ? luggage, clothing, accessories, shaving products ? except for my toothbrush & toothpaste was obtained at On The Fly. Perfect for the gentleman "on the go." Especially the one that doesn’t have the foresight to plan ahead.

* A few weeks back, a wrote a post mentioning that "Boothroyd’s" was on a long list of potential names for the store; that entry resulted in 2 of the 5 people that read this blog to ask for the back story of On The Fly. So I’ll write that up on this trip too between scotch tastings and golf.

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.