Last week was a whirlwind of food and snacks for us here at Wingtip. Our first ever fundraiser for Foie Gras was thrown and the Fancy Food Show came to town for their annual convention. Read below for the recap of our 2-day food excursion. Sunday 01/17 Last Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the overruling… Read more »
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.
DC Calls NY “LA”
My head is spinning. Last week, the Wall Street Journal features an article titled, "The Return of Old School Power Attire" about a law firm in Dallas & New York where newbies are taught the proper way to dress through passive-aggressive clues. If your shoes aren’t nice enough, they don’t tell you to buy new… Read more »Posted on February 12, 2009 by Ami
Examiner.com Calls Us “The Store of the Moment”
Man-about-town and style writer for Examiner.com, Dino-Ray Ramos, swung by our San Francisco store and had some very pleasant things to say. Money quote: "If Sex and the City?s Mr. Big would shop at a store, this would be it." You can read the full article here.Posted on February 11, 2009 by Ami
Oval Office Dress Code Controversy
I am very torn over the political issue that is taking Washington by storm. Not the Economic Stimulus Package, but the fact that President Obama has been photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket on. The uproar was instigated by former Chief-of-Staff to President Bush, Andrew Card, who likened the scene of President… Read more »Posted on February 6, 2009 by Ami
Gotta Smell It
Last week, we announced a new feature called Gotta See It — our attempt to highlight products that are virtually impossible to do justice…virtually. In my eagerness to post something about the amazing Australian Saltwater Hornback Crocodile Belt, I didn’t consider the possibility that I might want to write about how something smelled rather than… Read more »Posted on January 29, 2009 by Ami
I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy
Hopefully, my friends & family will read beyond the title else rumors circulate on the Intertubes. Pointing out that the post’s itle is stolen from a song from the musical "South Pacific" probably doesn’t help, but what can you do? My new love is named Luciano. He’s Italian, and he was my holiday gift from… Read more »Posted on January 12, 2009 by Ami
From the Chairman to Bono to Me to You
Is there anything Bono can’t do? Musician. Activist. Knight. New York Times Op-Ed contributor. I’m not sure what the purpose of today’s piece was exactly. It reminded me of the collapse of the Irish economy which was profiled by the NYT Business Section last Sunday. It made me think about the new year. It reminded… Read more »Posted on January 11, 2009 by Ami
GWB to Snub “21”
While I try to stay away from the New York Post for health reasons, I was forwarded this article from a friend who knows the "21" Club in Manhattan is one of my favorite spots in ‘Merica. Apparently, every sitting POTUS since FDR has eaten at the famed restaurant with the exception of the current… Read more »Posted on January 11, 2009 by Ami
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 »Posted on January 9, 2009 by Ami
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 »Posted on January 6, 2009 by Ami