It’s officially summer, time for hiking, camping, swimming, and surfing—the channels, that is. Until recently, no exec in their right mind would have aired new shows during the summer, but since the idea of a “TV Season” has been disrupted by binge-watching, multi-year-hiatuses, and mini-seasons, summer has become fertile territory, and there’s a wealth of exciting—and stylishly entertaining—material to consume. Let’s take a look.
Sperry Top-sider returns to Wingtip June 25th for a new kind of custom trunk show. Tattoo artist Dominic Vasquez joins the event and will be tattooing your new Sperrys with designs in the mode of sailor jerry. See examples after the jump.
It’s that time again. Our twice-yearly Risk/Reward Sale launches today. For those new to Wingtip, this is not your typical sale. Escalating markdowns are common, but with most stores, you don’t have any notice when the sale might increase from 30% off to 40% off, or from 50% to final markdowns. With our Risk/Reward sale, it couldn’t be more transparent.
The NBA Finals finally got underway last night at Roaracle, and if you were anywhere in the Bay Area you were watching. We here at Wingtip are huge NBA fans, with a particular affinity for the Warriors, so we thought we would incorporate two of our passions–clothes and basketball–into one post, and once our collective heart rate slowed down after the nail-biter, we put together a style report.
Julie Harris, Costume Designer for Bond and Beatles, Passes Away at 94; Celebrate Her Career With Our 10 Favorite On-Screen Harris Designs
Julie Harris, who outfitted actors including John Lennon, Roger Moore, and Kermit The Frog passed away at 94 this past week. Harris did her part to define the look of Swingin’ 60s London, and won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (B&W) for her work on Darling. Here are our Top 10 favorite menswear looks from Julie Harris’s films:
Ever since Marlon Brando donned his t-shirt in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), the simple tee has been an essential item in every man’s summer wardrobe.
We are very excited for you to meet Mr. Mark Pomerantz, a menswear designer who represents the latest addition to our collection of bespoke offerings. His line of suits and coats is crafted from gorgeous fabrics. What we really love about Mr. Pomerantz’ work is the incredible amount of attention he focuses on embellishments and construction details. You would be hard pressed to find such specific work elsewhere.
We are thrilled to host Bert Pulitzer for a Survivalon trunkshow this Thursday, April 23rd. Pulitzer is an outerwear innovator, the man who taught Ralph Lauren about the neckwear business, and the guy that first made a name for Velcro. He relaunched Survivalon in 2012, and we’re happy to see it’s return. These waterproof jackets are stylish, in traditionally muted shades as well as brash and compromising colors. They are highly functional, long-lasting, and American-made. And their client roster has included titans among men, like John Wayne.
As manager of San Francisco’s Hotel des Arts, Hero Nakatani took the meaning of “hotel art” to a new dimension, offering the rooms as blank canvases for artists to create modern, arresting visuals that made guests forget all about dull seaside landscapes and generic vistas. Nakatani then took on the footwear business, seeking to bridge the chasm between comfortable, urbane sneakers and sophisticated, but unforgiving oxfords. The result was Nakatani’s Hydrogen-1 shoes, a name that relates how these shoes are elemental, essential, and classically simple. Below, we talk with Hydrogen founder Hero Nakatani about his journey.
Whether it’s time for St. Patrick’s Day Green, or any other day that requires a quick pop of color, Stolen Riches laces are a fun and stylish way to mix it up.