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.
Ornette Coleman: Free Style
There’s one less giant walking the earth this morning. Ornette Coleman, who operated on the frontiers of music with his jazz magna carta, died of cardiac arrest at 85 this morning in Manhattan. Coleman created a sound all his own, and backed it up with his own philosophy of sound called “Harmolodics.” After the jump, we pair Coleman’s sartorial evolution with words from the master.Posted on June 11, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
“The Man Within”: Churchill Book Launch with Author Alison Carlson and Special Guest Randolph Churchill
Last Thursday, Randolph Churchill, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, joined a cadre of Wingtip history buffs at an intimate lunch celebrating the release of Alison Carlson’s Winston Churchill coffee-table book, “The Man Within.”Posted on June 10, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Style Report: NBA Finals Game 1
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.Posted on June 5, 2015 by Tim Niven
Negroni Week Featured Cocktail: Piercing Sun
This week the club serves up a Negroni de Peru in honor of Negroni Week (June 1-7). This collaborative effort of Campari and Imbibe Magazine shines the spotlight on that most-balanced trifecta of cocktails, the Negroni (equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari). Of course, the one we’re serving up is a little different.Posted on June 3, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
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:Posted on June 3, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Celebrating Ian Fleming’s Birthday [PHOTOS]
The Club celebrated Ian Fleming’s 107th birthday this past Saturday night. We did have a guest or two wonder why he was not in attendance, but we suspect it had something to do with him passing away in 1964. To keep the theme fresh each year, we’re working through the movies in chronological order, with last year’s party celebrating Dr. No and this year’s party all about From Russia with Love.Posted on June 2, 2015 by Ami
The T-Shirt: A Summer Staple, 64 Years And Counting
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.Posted on June 1, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
26 Hours In Vegas
How does one break down a short trip to Vegas for a whisky show? 11:18 AM Order a cup of coffee and run into the West Coast Brand Ambassador for Macallan.
12:00 PM Head over to Delmonico’s with Jon Trainier, the west coast BA, for a steak lunch and some rare Glenmorangie.
1:45 PM Get the meat-sweats from devouring a massive bone-in rib eye. It was totally worth it.Posted on May 18, 2015 by Brian MacGregor
The Cigar Lover’s “Martini”
Sometimes a cigar calls for a drink that keeps you warm: cognac, port, espresso. And on warm days, you might prefer a cigar-friendly drink to keep you cool like a Cuba Libre or a Cigar Lover’s “Martini.” Indeed, at some point in history, a brave soul tried combining cognac and port into a single cocktail. Our recipe:… Read more »Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ami