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.
A Free Alternative to Wine Aroma Kits
During the holidays, one of the gift ideas I strongly recommended was a wine aroma kit. The basic premise is that it isolates the scents found in wine so that a mortal can tell the difference between hazelnut and almond by scent (rather than by candy bar wrapper). If you can’t afford a wine aroma… Read more »Posted on December 28, 2008 by Ami
Peter Lugar’s Secret Vault
There are many that would argue that Peter Lugar’s steak is the best in the country – perhaps the world even. It is certainly up there, if for no other reason than the combination of the highest-quality cuts, old school atmosphere, a 100+ year history, and a reputation that allows them to demand "cash only"… Read more »Posted on December 28, 2008 by Ami
The Winter Sale
It’s that time of year that still makes absolutely no sense to me: retailers put Fall & Winter merchandise (overcoats, scarves, gloves, cords, woolens, etc.) on sale to make room for the imminent arrival of Spring goods (shorts, short-sleeved shirts, madras, linen, seersucker, etc.). Yet the weather just about everywhere suggests that now would be… Read more »Posted on December 27, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Gift Certificates
Can you tell we’re getting closer to Christmas (and we’re two days into Hannukah already)? The "Gift of the Day" idea lasted for a while, but at some point, it became too much. Capitulation. The online business starts to slow down as the sheer logistics of shipping an item from one place to another is… Read more »Posted on December 23, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: The Change Base
We assume "the guy who has everything" doesn’t "need" anything. He may not even "want" anything because he thinks he already has everything (although that is never the case — the gentleman that appreciates the finer things in life knows all of the things he wants). So one strategy in choosing a gift for him… Read more »Posted on December 17, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: A Platform
Today’s gift for "the guy who has everything" doesn’t recommend any single, specific gift but rather a "platform" for future gifts. If a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, then the path to matching luggage starts with a small duffel. While most men do bare-minimum accessorization (watch, belt, cell phone), 30% of… Read more »Posted on December 16, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Of-the-Month Clubs
The industry jargon for them is "continuity programs", but to most people, they’re known as some form of "_____-of-the-Month" clubs. Continuity programs make a great gift because the recipient is reminded of your gift over and over. Today, On The Fly offers three different continuity programs with more to come in the future. Since we… Read more »Posted on December 14, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Desktop Lighters
We have covered several different guidelines for shopping for "the guy who has everything". Today’s idea incorporates a couple of those rules, and introduces a new one. Gift him something he wouldn’t buy himself. Gift for his hobbies or passions. And a new suggestion is: Gift him the impractical version of the practical something he… Read more »Posted on December 13, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Shaving Tools
How much do you want to bet that "the guy who has everything" does not have a Sterling Silver Razor Set? Does he really need a $2K+ razor set? That’s beside the point — the premise is that even the guy who has everything doesn’t really have everything. More broadly, one rule of thumb Within… Read more »Posted on December 11, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Golf Shirt
Back on May 22nd, right before Father’s Day, I wrote that Golf Shirts are the new Necktie. That may have been considered blasphemy so close to the holiday most associated with the necktie. I didn’t cite any facts, but my gut told me there was a great deal of truthiness behind my assertion. Wouldn’t you… Read more »Posted on December 10, 2008 by Ami