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.

  • 7×7 Magazine Pimps the Fly Guy

    San Francisco’s 7×7 magazine may soon be profiling our new store in print, but in the meantime, they have written up a blurb about us that we couldn’t have done better if we’d done it ourselves.  Money quote: "Guys who?ve endured being dragged to the girliest of shops over the holidays will especially appreciate the… Read more »

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    Posted on January 9, 2009 by
  • Our New Year’s Resolutions

    Granted, it’s 6 days late, but that’s because we spent the first week of the new year dropping 10 lbs., spending more time with our friends & family, and paying off all our debt. But seriously, we do have big hopes and dreams for 2009 and thought we’d share them here first:  Blogging more frequently… Read more »

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    Posted on January 6, 2009 by
  • In Time for the Inauguration

    Depending on who you listen to, the inauguration of our 44th President is expected to draw a crowd of between 1,000,000 and 4,000,000 people. The city will be a mess no matter what, which is part of the appeal to those planning to be there. So with all of the bars and restaurants in the… Read more »

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    Posted on January 5, 2009 by
  • A Free Alternative to Wine Aroma Kits

    During the holidays, one of the gift ideas I strongly recommended was a wine aroma kit. The basic premise is that it isolates the scents found in wine so that a mortal can tell the difference between hazelnut and almond by scent (rather than by candy bar wrapper). If you can’t afford a wine aroma… Read more »

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    Posted on December 28, 2008 by
  • 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