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.”

  • What a Difference a Cream Makes

    So my first pass at a safety razor shave came last night with my beautiful new Truefitt & Hill Ebony Safety Razor, and it was quite an interesting experience. First, my thanks and apologies to mantic59, the Badger & Blade veteran with the YouTube tutorials on safety razor shaving. Thanks for the vidoes; apologies for… Read more »

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  • Flight to Safety

    Unless you’ve been living in a cave palling around with terrorists, you’ve no doubt learned a lot more about economics than you ever thought you would. TED spreads, credit-default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, auction-rate securities and so much more. In fact, we almost considered making Das Kapital our Book-of-the-Month selection for October! The turmoil in… Read more »

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  • Your Beltmaker’s First Name

    My bartender is Bradley. My tailor is Andy. My barber is Jodi (male). And my belt maker is Floyd. How do I know that? Bills Khakis has entered the belt business with 2 new belts [cleverly named the Model 1 and Model 2] which are made exclusively by Floyd.  We can’t say it enough, but… Read more »

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  • For the Prime Minister Who Has Everything

    Do a Google search for "gifts for the guy who has everything" and one of our sponsored ads will show up [please don’t click on our ad as that will cost us money!]. We pride ourselves on having some great gift ideas for the impossible-to-shop-for gentleman. Some of our favorites include things like the Laguiole… Read more »

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  • Wall Street lifestyle, R.I.P.

    A few weeks back, the day after Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were granted emergency approval to become commercial banks, a private wealth manager & college fraternity brother said, "We’ve just witnessed the end of Wall Street as we know it." While I follow the financial markets closely, meltdown or not, I had not really… Read more »

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  • Hlaska Opens First Store!

    Last night, Hlaska, a hip leather accessories company based in San Francisco, opened the doors to their first store. On Fillmore Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, the 2,000 square foot store showcases their entire line of Men’s and Women’s leather accessories, and a new line of men’s ties (soon to be on our site!)…. Read more »

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  • Project Einstein?!

    A co-worker’s wife’s Professor friend sent us a link to a start-up in the men’s retail space called His Catalog by Project Einstein.  If I’m reading their background correctly, it sounds like the idea came from a few students from MIT’s Sloan School who wrote up a business plan, and out of 190 submitted, was… Read more »

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  • Best Mustang EVER!

    Brad Johnson, Founder of Club DRIV, a luxury car club in San Francisco, pointed me to this amazing transformation of a Ford Mustang into a replica of the Aston Martin Vanquish in James Bond’s Die Another Day. It’s a Mustang…really! Read the brief write up here, or watch the video to see it in action…. Read more »

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  • Tequila Snifters We Can Believe In

    There’s nothing like 2 weeks of political conventions to trigger an insatiable thirst for tequila. Drinking games abound: take a shot every time Obama says the word "change" or every time McCain forces an awkward smile. Ten minutes into either speech, you’d be belligerently arguing for a "path to citizenship" for any illegal agave plants… Read more »

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  • On The Fly is On The Move…

    For 2 1/2 years, On The Fly has operated under-the-radar out of a 4,000 square foot warehouse in the SOMA district of San Francisco. The space is an homage to testosterone: it’s an old machinist shop with a 40-foot ceiling, two giant overhead cranes capable of moving naval ship engines, a fully-stocked bar, taxidermy that… Read more »

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