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.
I recognize that I care about clothing more than most men, and I certainly take some heat for that. The time I spent in the most traditional of men’s stores in the most liberal of college towns (Berkeley), taught me to appreciate the details that result in one shirt retailing for $95 and another for… Read more »Posted on November 6, 2008 by Ami
What I Learned This Election Season
The current Presidential campaign has been going on for almost 2 years now. The longest, and most expensive Presidential campaign in history, and there’s no reason to think 2012 won’t break both records. I would like to think that all of our customers or readers – sponges of knowledge that they are — have learned… Read more »Posted on November 4, 2008 by Ami
Who am I? Better yet, who are you?
Stephen Colbert is definitely "Old School", eagerly awaiting the day we can recognize our neighbors by the "hat they wear". The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive In the wake of all the attention given to "Joe the Plumber", I had never stopped to think about what I… Read more »Posted on October 26, 2008 by Ami
What Would Tony Stark Do? I’d have to think really hard about my favorite movie of the year, but I’m pretty confident that the most inspiring movie I’ve seen — to the extent that it made me want to give up menswear to become a military industrialist — was Iron Man. Granted, I haven’t yet… Read more »Posted on October 23, 2008 by Ami
Perhaps We’re in the Wrong Market
Long time visitors to the site or the blog have probably detected that I’m a bit of a news junkie. The features on the home page often incorporate some kind of angle from current events, and many of the blog posts have borrowed a title or a punchline from news on the Interweb. So it’s… Read more »Posted on October 22, 2008 by Ami
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 »Posted on October 17, 2008 by Ami
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 »Posted on October 15, 2008 by Ami
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 »Posted on October 13, 2008 by Ami
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 »Posted on October 11, 2008 by Ami
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 »Posted on October 6, 2008 by Ami