The Saphir Shine at A Shine & Co.

Saphir ShineThe best shoe shiners in San Francisco — A Shine & Co. — have now officially introduced a "Saphir Shine" at all of their locations. Saphir, as you may know, makes –arguably– the finest shoe polishes and waxes on the planet Earth. While Meltonian and Lincoln make fine products for fine shoes, if you’re spending north of $400 on a pair of shoes, you probably shouldn’t protect them with anything less than the best.

KeaLani, the General Manager of the location across from our store in downtown San Francisco, always kept some Saphir products in a secret stash for her favorite customers, but now it is officially on the menu at $25/shine. Yes, it’s steep. Yes, it’s worth it. The photo is of a freshly shined pair of Michael Toschi Lucianos in Black Calf trying to keep up some holiday GTH pants: Bills’ Khakis Fall Limited Edition Country Woolen in Red Plaid. 

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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.