Foster & Son’s Jermyn Street workshop in London stands as a testament to classic, understated craftsmanship. As they note on their brochure, “The tools of our craft are very simple. An awl, flax thread, beautifully naturally tanned leather, a hammer, pliers, sharp knives, beeswax, punches, and marking tools.”
We don’t currently offer many art reviews at Wingtip’s Modern Gentleman’s Blog, but the occasion of the “Skating Minister” visiting the De Young Museum for the next few months has piqued our interest. This 1790s painting, allegedly by Henry Raeburn, is fully dubbed “The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch,” and usually resides at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, so it is a rare treat to lay eyes on this dapper gent.
Big news for singles looking for anti-Valentine’s Day events and anyone who needs an excuse to polish up their Match Pewter Mint Julep cups: The Bay’s only stop on the road to the Kentucky Derby, El Camino Real Derby, will be raced at Golden Gate Fields this Saturday.
We’ll probably watch the Super Bowl on Sunday–you know, for the wings and the commercials–but seriously, after being knocked out of contention by the Sea Pigeons two years running, and watching the team flail around in a cesspool of locker room conflict culminating in the firing of Coach Harbaugh this year, we’re feeling more deflated than a New England football.
Hey, all you readers looking for something stark to rest your retinas on better get hep tonight and dig the danger that Baghdad By The Bay has on offer. Just shuffle your wingtips down to the Castro, where Noir City is launching another festival of high-octane, high-contrast flicks about doomed dudes and thrilling dames. The series starts today and runs through the 25th. Here are the screenings we’re hoping to catch:
It’s the new year, and we have some new exciting and fun things available to drink in the club. We are working on a new cocktail list, as well as a truncated version that will change monthly, but will always include variants of the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan.
The news is hitting the wire now that Wingtip is expanding to downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) late next year. If all goes as planned, next winter will see the opening of a 10,000 sq ft, multi-level retail store and a 12,000 sq ft Club in the 32 story office tower. The BLOC is a $400M redevelopment… Read more »
So you’ve got your man cave turned into a turn-of-the-century saloon, replete with spittoons and period-specific American flags. But the only booze in the place is drips and dregs of parties bygone, you know, some oxidized vermouth, triple sec, and a full-bottle of grenadine. Well, have no fear, I am here to lend a hand in the stocking of your liquor cabinet–before your holiday guests arrive. And, yes, any of these spirits can be picked up at Wingtip’s Bank Of Wine & Spirits.
This Friday we are happy to have one of our favorites craftsmen visit Wingtip. Steve Vigar created the stunning San Francisco skyline chess set that we’ve had featured in Bespoke and in the club. And that’s just the start. He’s also created a humidor based on an Italian villa and a jewelry box based on a prairie home design by Frank Lloyd Wright. If architecture is your passion, these are incredible home accents.
Passing by our store in the Financial District, you may notice our new window signage. Normally, we wouldn’t post something about signage, but we are over the moon with the way they came out. You’ll have to click on each window to appreciate some of the subtleties; if you’ve never visited the Club, the last… Read more »