Award season is coming… Last night the kickoff to the annual award season began with 2016 Golden Globes (awards for TV and film). Always a great inspiration for menswear and style, below are five of our favorite and least favorite looks for the night. Yays Michael Fassbender– Classic, clean, and simple from head to toe…. Read more »
Saturday was the 100th Anniversary of Sinatra’s /the Voice/La Voz/Chairman of the Board/the Sultan of Swoon/ birthday and Wingtip’s fifth annual Sinatra Party. To celebrate the main man’s centennial, we here at Wingtip went all out and threw a bash the only way we know how: in style.
As we prepare for tonight’s Sinatra party, which celebrates the centennial birthday of the Chairman, we are enjoying all of the tributes and articles. Here are a few of them:
In honor of Frank Sinatra’s birthday (he would be a cool 100
young 97 today), we’ve put together some looks based on his album covers. These looks are good for jet-setting, formal occasions, and, well, just swinging.
“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.
Visit Wingtip this Thursday, 12/10, from 12-8pm, to meet one of our dearest vendors, shoemaker Michael Toschi. Toschi will be showing off new fall/winter styles, and with every purchase of a new pair of Toschi shoes, you will be treated to your choice of a pair of Toschi S1 socks or a bottle of bubbly Prosecco. We will also roll out a charcuterie plate, fresh from the Wingtip kitchen.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it comes ugly sweater get-togethers, as well as more upscale soirees. We know that “Black Tie Requested” are three tricky words to tango with, so we wanted to make the season a little easier with some pointers for formal wear. I sat down with our very own Bespoke Advisors, Bruce Zuckerman and Michael Alzona, to ask them for their sartorial opinions on formal wear.
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.
As the chill settles in over San Francisco, you may see Wingtip’s roving gourmand Matt Gill recommending a cup of Lapsang Souchang tea. It’s not just hot, but it’s smoked. Gill describes its flavors as reminiscent of “cigars and campfire.” We’re enchanted.
Why They Call It Timeless
Last Fall, Bills Khakis introduced their first casual jacket called the Colby Jacket. It was a Barracuda-style jacket done in their Driving Twill fabric in their British Khaki color, and while it seemed classic at the time – like everything they do – I was reminded how classic it was last week. While watching the… Read more »Posted on September 13, 2009 by Ami
Bastardom Finally Achieved?
While many in our industry look to Italy, England, or New York for the latest in fashion, for the past year and a half, I have regularly kept tabs on Pulaski, Wisconsin. Why Pulaski? Because it is from there that the Magnificent Bastard hands down pronouncements and advice related to all of things we sell:… Read more »Posted on September 3, 2009 by Ami
Recession’s End Awaits Your Underwear Purchase
We don’t do a lot of underwear business on our website, and we do even less out of our store, so gauging the health of the national economy on the number of "multi-pair packs" of underwear that men are buying from us is a little tough. For those that love journalism at the intersection of… Read more »Posted on August 31, 2009 by Ami
Doing Business with People Who Do Business With You
Nothing revolutionary here except a few recent anecdotes that remind me why we love to do business with some people, and that feel especially poignant in this economy where cash is tight and everyone is eager for business. We have dozens of vendors, and most of our vendors have hundreds of other retailers like us…. Read more »Posted on August 27, 2009 by Ami
“The Death of Macho”
Forget asking "Quien es mas macho?" Apparently, macho is dead. Mas macho never had a chance. Like chocolate & peanut butter, Foreign Policy magazine and articles about masculinity are two great tastes that taste great together. A few months ago, Reihan Salam penned an article entitled "The Death of Macho" arguing that the latest financial… Read more »Posted on August 12, 2009 by Ami
Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman IV
It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my many neuroses, but a recent purchase by one of San Francisco’s most discerning customers has forced me to weigh in on a purchase of his: a new laptop bag. I shared many of my thoughts on the various business case options we offer, and he ended… Read more »Posted on July 24, 2009 by Ami
What Our Online Customers are Missing
The Human Condition blog at Newsweek.com writes up men’s stores that are turning to alcohol to make sales. While we appreciate the shout-out, the article fails to mention the amount of alcohol consumed by the owners in this economy. ?It definitely creates an environment that men feel comfortable in,? says David Blend, the executive editor… Read more »Posted on July 10, 2009 by Ami
Some Things Will Never Go Out of Style
This morning’s New York Times featured an article in the Style Section that perfectly illustrates my personal frustration with the "fashion press": the items that supposedly go in and out of style are almost always considered timeless to our core customer. The classic – nay, TIMELESS – White Buck is a perfect example. The "cool… Read more »Posted on July 9, 2009 by Ami
The Fly Way to Kill a Fly
Loyal readers all over the country — and by that, I mean, my mom — frantically alerted me to the fact that Obama had something to do with a fly. Immediately, I thought it could only be one of four things: He planned a "shopping" date night with Michelle; He promised to give a major… Read more »Posted on June 18, 2009 by Ami
Put Me on the Waiting List
Commenting on the world of super-yachts is normally out of my wheelhouse, but the $400,000,000+, 557-footer just built for BRO (Billionaire Russian Oligarch) Roman Abramovich had one particular feature that blew my mind. Swimming pool? You shouldn’t have to ask. Luxury spa? Everybody’s doing it. Helipad? Two. Check and check. Mini-submarine that also acts as… Read more »Posted on June 15, 2009 by Ami