This Friday: The Wingtip Suit, and Maker’s Mark Manhattans

Beyond pocket squares, watches, and hats, I think the best accessory for bespoke clothing is a classic cocktail. Throughout the history of men’s fashion, guys like to do important things while being well-dressed–like go hunting, sign a deal, or just enjoy a refreshing beverage. Examples abound, from the legendary Mark Twain, to Frank Sinatra, our favorite super spy James Bond, and of course the current king of fashion and booze, Don Draper. All these gentlemen where meticulously dressed–and all these gentlemen enjoy whiskey in some form or another.

This Friday afternoon at Wingtip, we will be offering complimentary Maker’s Mark Manhattans to all those fine gentlemen who step into the shop to get fitted for the launch of our brand new Wingtip Suit. Maker’s Mark is a delicious bourbon in its own right, but I especially like the way it blends with, Italian Vermouth, and a dash of my dear old friend, Angostura Bitters.

If that wasn’t enough, we are also proud to welcome Maker’s Mark CEO, and grandson to founder Bill Samuels Sr., Rob Samuels. Samuels will be joining us for a private tasting at the Wingtip club, but we’re sure he’ll want to visit the show as well. And we’d be remiss not to mention that anyone who purchases a suit at the show gets an invite to the club’s Maker’s Mark Tasting friday evening. Yes, members and non-members alike.

If you feel the need to get fitted for a suit (and really, what gentlemen does not feel the pull of a suit created just for him?) come in to create your ideal suit and have a great drink at the same time. Personally, I’d go for a notch-lapel, two-button suit, and I would agonize over the color of stitching around the button holes. I think that’s the most appropriate way to spend a Friday afternoon, and I like to think any of the aforementioned men would agree.

By the way, if you ask nice, there is a little surprise to be handed out as well.

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Brian MacGregor

Wingtip Bar Director Brian MacGregor has tended bar in San Francisco for over nine years, learning his trade from such local legends as Jeff Hollinger, Jonny Raglin, and Thad Volger. Although he credits his cocktail crafting skills to these fine practitioners, he learned the art of hospitality at a very young age from his father, a career bartender in his childhood home of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brian has, for three years, creating award-winning drinks and building an extensive collection of rare and fine spirits at some San Francisco’s most acclaimed bars and restaurants such as Jardiniere, Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen, and Absinthe Brasserie and Bar. Currently, Brian resides in San Francisco with his wife, Carey, a bartender herself, their two cats and their greyhound, Pooka.

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