“Back the Brits! Back the Brits!” November 29th, Great Britain, in prime fashion, defeated Belgium, in the finals of the Davis Cup (think World Cup of tennis), ending a 79 year Davis Cup drought. The last time they were crowned champions was in 1936 when they were led by the formidable duo of Fred Perry and Bunny Austin. This year they were led by the defensive-minded, world no. 2 men’s tennis player, Andy Murray (pictured below in the 2008 Wimbledon quarter finals). Murray, now a definitive future Hall-of-Famer, has accomplished feats only achieved by one other Englishmen in seven decades.
If there were 13 symbols in the Lunar New Year calendar then 2015 would not be the Year of the Sheep, but, rather, the Year of the Spy. Sam Mendes’ “Spectre” has been recently released this week along with a flood of spy films this year such as Kingsman, the Man from U.N.C.L.E., and another Mission Impossible flick. (We didn’t make it to “Hitman: Agent 47.” Any good?) Don’t get us wrong here, we enjoy high-octane espionage flicks as much as the next guy, if not more, but with so many of them out we needed to compare them into a Battle Royale type-situation, to see which franchise is truly the best.
Wingtip Wardrobe Consultant Alvin Lampkins mixes and matches Agave’s Spring/Summer collection with accoutrements from Sperry-Topsider, Goorin Bros., and Bills Khakis. See the links for more details.
A common question I get is, “What’s the difference between fashion and style in custom clothing?”
Before anything is said about custom clothing, the overall consideration of fashion versus style needs to be addressed. Generally, fashion represents the most current, and, oftentimes, short term trends in styles being shown at the retail level of the distribution chain. On the other hand, style is usually associated with longer lasting looks in the industry.
The Manhattan. How many articles, blogs, Tweets, Pinterest pins, Facebook updates, and Friendster posts (yes, we’re counting Friendster!) have there been on this most holy of cocktails? More than I care to count. So instead of boring myself to tears writing about it, I offer up a new perspective:
Ever since the pool of Best Picture nominees swelled from five to a possible ten, we’ve been disinclined to make any serious wagers on these ridiculous awards. So, this year, we’re presenting our totally unofficial, irredeemable, and for-your-entertainment-purposes-only (even if you’re not entertained) Men’s Oscars Style Odds.
I was looking through the selection of spirits we have here at the Club at Wingtip, and as I was going through the mezcal selection, I noticed we have amassed quite a bit of that particular liquor for a bar that does not specialize in Mexican spirits. In fact we have 20 different expressions of this amazing spirit for our members to choose from and enjoy.
I love cocktails. I love making cocktails. I love researching cocktails. I love learning about old and new cocktails. I love creating cocktails. And I especially love writing menu’s and creating menus. I assume that is why I am in this business and have this job after all. But I find myself increasingly making drinks that are not on our menu.
Every day is Free Shipping Day at Wingtip. Orders over $50 always ship free within the continental United States, whether it’s Free Shipping Day or any of the other 364-or-5 days each year.
One of our favorite gift ideas, the Make Scents of Wine Aroma Kit, has just been released in a new edition for the Whisky lover in your life. Here is a write-up on the kit from Sebastien Gavillet, Make Scents of Wine’s Chief Wine Officer