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.
Orange & Steel on Fire
Watching some of the St. Jude Classic on Saturday, much of the coverage focused on the leader — and eventual winner — Brian Gay. While most golf observers were no doubt taking notice of the rising star (this is his 3rd tour win), I couldn’t help but notice his choice of colors: charcoal golf shirt… Read more »Posted on June 14, 2009 by Ami
Our First Radio Spots
We will be launching our first ever radio spots in advance of the looming Father’s Day holiday — it’s June 21st if you haven’t heard — and you can hear them here first. In fact, if you send us some feedback in the next 24 hours, you may influence which one we run first. We’ve… Read more »Posted on June 4, 2009 by Ami
Single Malts Buck the Recession
Our favorite friend-from-high-school-turned-store-customer passes along this article about a tasting involving a $2,000 bottle of Scotch. I found it particularly relevant in light of a phone call last week from Laphroaig "asking" if they could host an event at our store this Fall to pour some Scotch from bottles that go for $400-$500! The Wall… Read more »Posted on June 1, 2009 by Ami
We’ve got a pretty full calendar at the San Francisco store leading up to Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21st. On Thursday, June 11th, the winemaker from JAQK Cellars will be in attendance from 5pm-8pm to pour their fine wines and answer questions. Appetizers will be served. You can RSVP for this event on our… Read more »Posted on May 25, 2009 by Ami
This Blog Post is NOFORN//X6
GQ is all over the news this week thanks to the attention given to Robert Draper’s article on former "SecDef" Donald Rumsfeld. It’s a fascinating – perhaps downright scary – read, but if you’re like me, you were probably dying to know what all those acronyms are atop each brief. Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic… Read more »Posted on May 19, 2009 by Ami
HD Trailer for Sherlock Holmes
If I’m going to promote movies that aren’t even being shot yet, I might as well link to a trailer for a movie coming soon: Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. Stars Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams. From the trailer, it seems to bear little resemblance to the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels, but… Read more »Posted on May 19, 2009 by Ami
Favorite Paragraph of “Lords of Finance”
Last week, I wrote a post linking to a James Fallows post on how Liaquat Ahamed made some Great Depression history much more interesting through the style of his writing in Lords of Finance. Now almost halfway through the 500 page tome, I have come across what will probably be my favorite paragraph even though… Read more »Posted on May 18, 2009 by Ami
Sinatra by Scorsese & DiCaprio?
Blogging from the road can be tough, so I apologize for coming back to this bit of news on Wednesday: Martin Scorsese is slated to direct a Frank Sinatra biopic. Variety, naturally, has the scoop. As they explain, DiCaprio is an easy rumor to play Ol’ Blue Eyes since he has starred in the last… Read more »Posted on May 16, 2009 by Ami
“Bearish on Pinstripes”
The New York Times Fashion & Style section featured an article on Wednesday entitled "When No One Wants to Look Like a Banker". Of course, this is ground we covered back in October here, but perhaps it just hadn’t sunk in yet. So agreeing with the main premise of the article, and have admitted to… Read more »Posted on May 16, 2009 by Ami