Tattoo Your Sperry Shoes June 25th

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.

The Risk/Reward Sale Starts Now

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.

  • Peter Lugar’s Secret Vault

    There are many that would argue that Peter Lugar’s steak is the best in the country – perhaps the world even. It is certainly up there, if for no other reason than the combination of the highest-quality cuts, old school atmosphere, a 100+ year history, and a reputation that allows them to demand "cash only"… Read more »

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    Posted on December 28, 2008 by
  • The Winter Sale

    It’s that time of year that still makes absolutely no sense to me: retailers put Fall & Winter merchandise (overcoats, scarves, gloves, cords, woolens, etc.) on sale to make room for the imminent arrival of Spring goods (shorts, short-sleeved shirts, madras, linen, seersucker, etc.). Yet the weather just about everywhere suggests that now would be… Read more »

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    Posted on December 27, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Gift Certificates

    Can you tell we’re getting closer to Christmas (and we’re two days into Hannukah already)? The "Gift of the Day" idea lasted for a while, but at some point, it became too much. Capitulation. The online business starts to slow down as the sheer logistics of shipping an item from one place to another is… Read more »

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    Posted on December 23, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: The Change Base

    We assume "the guy who has everything" doesn’t "need" anything. He may not even "want" anything because he thinks he already has everything (although that is never the case — the gentleman that appreciates the finer things in life knows all of the things he wants). So one strategy in choosing a gift for him… Read more »

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    Posted on December 17, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: A Platform

    Today’s gift for "the guy who has everything" doesn’t recommend any single, specific gift but rather a "platform" for future gifts. If a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, then the path to matching luggage starts with a small duffel. While most men do bare-minimum accessorization (watch, belt, cell phone), 30% of… Read more »

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    Posted on December 16, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Of-the-Month Clubs

    The industry jargon for them is "continuity programs", but to most people, they’re known as some form of "_____-of-the-Month" clubs. Continuity programs make a great gift because the recipient is reminded of your gift over and over. Today, On The Fly offers three different continuity programs with more to come in the future. Since we… Read more »

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    Posted on December 14, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Desktop Lighters

    We have covered several different guidelines for shopping for "the guy who has everything". Today’s idea incorporates a couple of those rules, and introduces a new one. Gift him something he wouldn’t buy himself. Gift for his hobbies or passions. And a new suggestion is: Gift him the impractical version of the practical something he… Read more »

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    Posted on December 13, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Shaving Tools

    How much do you want to bet that "the guy who has everything" does not have a Sterling Silver Razor Set? Does he really need a $2K+ razor set? That’s beside the point — the premise is that even the guy who has everything doesn’t really have everything. More broadly, one rule of thumb Within… Read more »

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    Posted on December 11, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Golf Shirt

    Back on May 22nd, right before Father’s Day, I wrote that Golf Shirts are the new Necktie. That may have been considered blasphemy so close to the holiday most associated with the necktie. I didn’t cite any facts, but my gut told me there was a great deal of truthiness behind my assertion. Wouldn’t you… Read more »

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    Posted on December 10, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Money Management

    Buying a gentleman a wallet is one of the riskiest undertakings a gift-giver can attempt. They (we) tend to be extremely particular about how they carry around their money, and that is one of the reasons we offer so many different types of billfolds, breast pocket wallets, ID wallets, money clips, and credit card cases… Read more »

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    Posted on December 9, 2008 by