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.

  • 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
  • Gift of the Day: Cufflinks

    About 10 years ago, I was told by an old, wise man or woman that a true gentleman does not buy his own cufflinks; he is gifted them. It made sense. I would argue that after a nice necktie or watch, a beautiful pair of cufflinks are complimented by a stranger more often than anything… Read more »

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    Posted on December 8, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Wine Aroma Kits

    Before I expound on the greatness of this gift, let me start by saying last Christmas, I was a cynic. We sold a lot of wine aroma kits, but I thought they were kitschy. The idea was cool, but the execution seemed inauthentic. If you’ve seen the movie French Kiss (which I was forced to… Read more »

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    Posted on December 7, 2008 by
  • Gift of the Day: Cashmere Socks

    Evidently, there is a holiday coming up which I have missed amidst the news of the meltdown of our financial system and the brewing nuclear war between India & Pakistan. So what better way to bring cheer than to spend the next 18 days talking about my favorite gifts, and why I like them.  Let… Read more »

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    Posted on December 6, 2008 by
  • Official Haberdasher of Somali Pirates

    The Skull & Crossbones motif has been very hot the past few years. So hot, in fact, that I was hoping it had finally jumped the shark. I’m sure some of you will say it already had, which it did; but, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still sell, which, to a retailer, means it hasn’t… Read more »

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    Posted on November 28, 2008 by
  • On this Thanksgiving Eve…

    …we can reflect on all of the things we are thankful for: Family. Friends. Health. TARP. Jessica Alba. Small batch bourbon. Google Reader. In that order. Bill Lavin, whose belts we have been carrying for years now, releases dozens, if not hundreds, of new belts every year. It’s tough for us to keep up. Worse… Read more »

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    Posted on November 26, 2008 by