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.
Whiskies Of The World (Tentative Pour List Announced!)
We have reserved a limited number of seats for public, non-members, at this month’s Whiskies Of The World tasting. Beam Suntory hosts this international extravaganza Friday, March 27th, from 6-8pm, on the 11th Floor at Wingtip.Posted on March 23, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
College Basketball Cufflinks from the Sweet 16 Top Dog (and an Underdog)
Tokens & Icons Basketball Arena Cufflinks are now available with designs from number-one ranked U Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum and 11th ranked UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The authentic flooring pieces were recovered during renovations, and were set in sterling silver by Tokens & Icons. These are the perfect dressed-up accessory for those that wear their fandom on their sleeve.Posted on March 23, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Q&A: Introducing Hydrogen Leather Shoes
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.Posted on March 18, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
The Gentleman’s Harrington
The Harrington style dates back to the 1930s, but its popularity in pop culture was cemented in the 60s by scooting swarms of mods and titans of cool, including Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Ryan O’Neal. Wait, Ryan O’Neal?Posted on March 16, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
The Skeptical Shopper’s Guide To Saint Crispin’s Shoes
Next week, St. Crispin’s visits Wingtip for a three-day trunk show. We adore these shoes, and fell that they represent an investment-caliber value, even at their steep price tag. But we know some readers may get light-headed over the thought of parting with $1700 for a pair of shoes. So, here we embody the “Skeptical Shopper,” and volley the hard questions to our Bespoke Advisors Michael Alzona and Bruce Zuckerman:Posted on March 13, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Six Saint Paddy’s Perks At Wingtip
Whether you need to pick up some libations for the festivities, or if you find yourself in a swarm of green and need a quiet nip, or if you’re feeling the affects of said festivities and need a warm meal, we have what cures your ailments this Saint Paddy’s Day:Posted on March 11, 2015 by Brian MacGregor
A Scottish Minister Skates Into San Francisco
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.Posted on March 5, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Baxter’s Under Eye Complex Is Back
One of our favorite grooming products makes its long-awaited return.
Baxter Of California’s new formulation of their Under Eye Complex is “infused with caffeine, antioxidant vitamins, and seaweed extract to re-energize skin while fighting wrinkles and improving skin texture.”Posted on March 3, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott
Saint Crispin’s Custom Shoes Trunk Show: 3/16-18
We are thrilled to welcome back Saint Crispin’s shoe company for a trunk show featuring spring 2015 and custom selections. The trunk show will run Monday 3/16 through Wednesday 3/18. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointmentPosted on February 20, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott