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.”

  • Forbes.com – April 30, 2008

    One of the reasons we carry more than just men’s clothing is because we strive to be a convenient destination for the gentleman who also appreciates fine wines, premium cigars, and other aspects of the "good life". Influencing our assortment was time spent by several of the principals at Sherlock’s Haven, San Francisco’s premier tobacconist… Read more »

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  • Jealousy and the Well-Dressed Man

    Some of our readers have expressed concern about the liability of dressing too well?particularly better than one?s boss. Common wisdom says that if you dress better than your boss, you risk his/her ire or jealousy, so you should dress down. I agree, but only if your ambitions go no farther than being a subservient cubicle… Read more »

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  • The Secrets of the Perfect Martini

    These days it?s nearly impossible to find a good martini. And it?s all James Bond?s fault. He popularized the vodka martini and gin became as unhip as a handlebar mustache. Cocktails, like clothes, are as much governed by fashion as they are by taste, so I am pleased to report, that the classic martini, ?the… Read more »

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  • Eos Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

    Perhaps as a "start-up" ourselves, it is with added sadness that we read about good ideas that come to an end. On Sunday, Eos Airlines filed for bankruptcy after 3 years of service and $200M+ in equity capital raised. Its final flights operated today, Sunday. Most of the country has probably never heard of Eos,… Read more »

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  • Cary Grant – Modern Gentleman, Part II

    Last week, we explored a question at the intersection of On The Fly’s point-of-view and my book: Was Cary Grant a "modern gentleman"? It?s an intriguing question because Ami would consider Mr. Grant an icon of "Old School" style — an actor who not only made movies during Hollywood?s golden era but who epitomized it…. Read more »

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  • Mulholland Brothers Unveils Hotel Suite

    Versace did it. Armani did it. Other designers have thought about it, or talked about it. And last night, Mulholland Brothers, based in San Francisco, unveiled The Mulholland Suite at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. Mulholland loyalists know that the company dabbled in the furniture business for a few years with… Read more »

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  • Was Cary Grant a “Modern Gentleman”?

    More than a year after my biography, ?Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style,? was published, and after writing more than a few articles about him during that time, I return again to the topic. But I do so not because of any obsession with the iconic movie star or lack of interest in a new… Read more »

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  • Oil Hits $77,440 a Barrel

    Every week it gets more painful to fill up at the pump. With most commodities at all-time highs, there might be some comfort in having the ability to buy oil for $30 or less. The only catch is that it’s not quite a "barrel". I started using a pre-shave oil about five years ago and… Read more »

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  • The Poor Pocket Square

    Yes, we know they?re back (and for some of us they never went away). It seems everybody from college grads to corporate swells have discovered this nifty accessory. Although we?re all for smart dressing, we cannot endorse this trend wholeheartedly for one simple reason: pocket square abuse is rampant, especially in the media, where anchors… Read more »

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  • Amb Crocker an On The Fly Customer?

    Obviously, the General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testimony on Iraq is dominating the news today. Any self-respecting, troop-supporting citizen would probably find the actual testimony most interesting. Unfortunately, the first thing I noticed was that Ambassador Crocker seems to be wearing products that could have been bought at On The Fly. Specifically, his button down… Read more »

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