Kentucky Derby Party Recap

The Club held it’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. To say that members and guests took their responsibility to dress up for the party seriously would be an understatement. So much seersucker, linen, madras, and as one member put it: “hats for days.” The menu featured $5 mint juleps paired with country ham… Read more »

Wingtip’s first exclusive ashtray design

If you’re a cigar lover like me, you’ll probably never forget where you were, or what you were doing, when you first laid eyes on my inaugural ashtray design. Simple. Purposeful. Built-in “social” integration. How could no one have already thought of it? I don’t know. A crystal ashtray for a single cigar that features an accurate,… Read more »

This Thursday: The Return Of Survivalon

We are thrilled to host Bert Pulitzer for a Survivalon trunkshow this Thursday, April 23rd. Pulitzer is an outerwear innovator, the man who taught Ralph Lauren about the neckwear business, and the guy that first made a name for Velcro. He relaunched Survivalon in 2012, and we’re happy to see it’s return. These waterproof jackets are stylish, in traditionally muted shades as well as brash and compromising colors. They are highly functional, long-lasting, and American-made. And their client roster has included titans among men, like John Wayne.

Wingtip Featured On MSNBC

MSNBC recently visited Wingtip to film a segment of Your Business. If you’ve never had a chance to visit us in person, this is a great look at the store and Club.

Never Lose Your Umbrella Again (Davek Umbrella Kickstarter)

For years, Davek has been the solution for people sick of umbrellas that buckle and flip inside out at the slightest hint of a breeze. Now Davek has solved our final umbrella quandary–how not to lose it. Davek’s Alert Umbrella is about to conclude a round of funding on Kickstarter, and, from the looks of… Read more »

April Whisky Bundle: A Trio From Springbank Distillery

It’s time for another whisky bundle to add to your growing collection of amazing gold liquid at your home bar. This month Kyle and I put together a fun little ditty from the region of Campbeltown. Tucked away in the South West Corner of Scotland, Campbeltown used to be home to as many as 34 distilleries. Now there are only two left, and they produce some very exciting whiskies indeed. The whiskies in this month’s bundle all come from one distillery; two are homages to closed distilleries, and the other is one of our all-time favorite daily drams. These three bottles would normally retail together for $226.97, but purchased as a bundle, we’re offering them for just $190. Without further ado, our April Whisky Bundle of Joy, featuring Springbank Distillery.

Peanuts! Crackerjack! Tokens & Icons Baseball Cufflinks!

There’s something in the air today. Smells like spring. Fresh cut grass, white ash, and worn leather. Baseball season is here. And we have the authentic, accessories for all spectators and man cave denizens.

Highland Park Valhalla Collection Dinner [THIS Friday. Public Seats Available.]

We are thrilled to invite you to this Friday’s Valhalla Dinner, hosted by Highland Park’s Brand Ambassador, Martin Daraz.

Let’s just say, this is a BIG deal for scotch drinkers and foodies, alike.

For this one special night, eat like valkyries, gods and goddesses as we toast to Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin, the four rare expressions of the Highland Park Valhalla Collection. In fact, three of these expressions are no longer available for purchase, making this an extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of greatness.

EyeBobs Readers At City Lights Bookstore [PHOTOS]

The beat generation was raised at a bookstore, just a stone’s throw from Wingtip, on a jagged block of Columbus Avenue, nestled between San Francisco’s North Beach and Chinatown districts. City Lights Bookstore was opened in 1953, the brainchild of Peter D. Martin, but it was co-founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti who turned it into a place where poets could read and publish works that weren’t necessarily “fit to print,” in the established sense.

Foster & Son Visits Wingtip This Week

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.”

  • And We’re Back

    …Not that we ever left really. This last weekend, it was all-hands on-deck to merchandise our first retail store in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District in Embarcadero Center. Our new neighbors include Coach, Crane & Co., and Victoria’s Secret, and a couple hundred thousand office tenants in the skyscraper above us.  The store… Read more »

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  • Your Quantum of Solace Premiere

    Tomorrow night (or midnight tonight in some cities), Quantum of Solace, the new Bond film is released in the U.S. (it’s been released just about everywhere else in the world already which may or may not be reflective of our diminished standing in the world). For some, tomorrow night will be a must-see movie night… Read more »

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  • Sneak Peak of the New Store

    We are 4 days away from opening our first store in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. One Embarcadero Center on the Street Level to be exact. Our neighbors will include Coach, Crane & Co., Origins, the U.S. Postal Service, and…Victoria’s Secret. While we hope to get some recognition in print for this, I… Read more »

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  • Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman III

    I swear this will be my last neurosis related to coffee. Since, according to readers, "real men" don’t drink (1) mochas, or (2) any coffee drink with a straw, I have had little excuse to go back to Peet’s Coffee. After all, we have our Capresso Impressa Z5 in the warehouse that makes a perfect… Read more »

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  • A Face Lift

    Long time readers will hopefully appreciate a couple of minor aesthetic changes to the Modern Gentleman’s Blog. Namely, we have tried to make it more modern and more gentlemanly. We’ve increased the font size of the actual posts so that I can continue to read the blog without glasses as I age. We’ve also redesigned… Read more »

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  • “Tailored”

    I recognize that I care about clothing more than most men, and I certainly take some heat for that. The time I spent in the most traditional of men’s stores in the most liberal of college towns (Berkeley), taught me to appreciate the details that result in one shirt retailing for $95 and another for… Read more »

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  • What I Learned This Election Season

    The current Presidential campaign has been going on for almost 2 years now. The longest, and most expensive Presidential campaign in history, and there’s no reason to think 2012 won’t break both records. I would like to think that all of our customers or readers – sponges of knowledge that they are — have learned… Read more »

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  • Who am I? Better yet, who are you?

    Stephen Colbert is definitely "Old School", eagerly awaiting the day we can recognize our neighbors by the "hat they wear". The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive In the wake of all the attention given to "Joe the Plumber", I had never stopped to think about what I… Read more »

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  • WWTSD?

    What Would Tony Stark Do?  I’d have to think really hard about my favorite movie of the year, but I’m pretty confident that the most inspiring movie I’ve seen — to the extent that it made me want to give up menswear to become a military industrialist — was Iron Man. Granted, I haven’t yet… Read more »

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  • Perhaps We’re in the Wrong Market

    Long time visitors to the site or the blog have probably detected that I’m a bit of a news junkie. The features on the home page often incorporate some kind of angle from current events, and many of the blog posts have borrowed a title or a punchline from news on the Interweb. So it’s… Read more »

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    Posted on October 22, 2008 by