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.
Gift of the Day: Money Management
Buying a gentleman a wallet is one of the riskiest undertakings a gift-giver can attempt. They (we) tend to be extremely particular about how they carry around their money, and that is one of the reasons we offer so many different types of billfolds, breast pocket wallets, ID wallets, money clips, and credit card cases… Read more »Posted on December 9, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Cufflinks
About 10 years ago, I was told by an old, wise man or woman that a true gentleman does not buy his own cufflinks; he is gifted them. It made sense. I would argue that after a nice necktie or watch, a beautiful pair of cufflinks are complimented by a stranger more often than anything… Read more »Posted on December 8, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Wine Aroma Kits
Before I expound on the greatness of this gift, let me start by saying last Christmas, I was a cynic. We sold a lot of wine aroma kits, but I thought they were kitschy. The idea was cool, but the execution seemed inauthentic. If you’ve seen the movie French Kiss (which I was forced to… Read more »Posted on December 7, 2008 by Ami
Gift of the Day: Cashmere Socks
Evidently, there is a holiday coming up which I have missed amidst the news of the meltdown of our financial system and the brewing nuclear war between India & Pakistan. So what better way to bring cheer than to spend the next 18 days talking about my favorite gifts, and why I like them. Let… Read more »Posted on December 6, 2008 by Ami
Official Haberdasher of Somali Pirates
The Skull & Crossbones motif has been very hot the past few years. So hot, in fact, that I was hoping it had finally jumped the shark. I’m sure some of you will say it already had, which it did; but, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still sell, which, to a retailer, means it hasn’t… Read more »Posted on November 28, 2008 by Ami
On this Thanksgiving Eve…
…we can reflect on all of the things we are thankful for: Family. Friends. Health. TARP. Jessica Alba. Small batch bourbon. Google Reader. In that order. Bill Lavin, whose belts we have been carrying for years now, releases dozens, if not hundreds, of new belts every year. It’s tough for us to keep up. Worse… Read more »Posted on November 26, 2008 by Ami
Our “Hipster” at Treasury
Over the weekend, the Economist profiled President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner. You might assume we liked the article because of this passage: "The current treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, is reworking the $700 billion bail-out plan on the fly" (emphasis ours), but that statement, for reasons that should be obvious, doesn’t make us… Read more »Posted on November 24, 2008 by Ami
Update on Safety Razor Shaving
Since I know you are all very concerned with my shaving regimen, I wanted to provide a brief update on my experiences with Safety Razor shaving. Three weeks in now and I’m now beginning to enjoy it. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: Cream is key. While they call it "wet shaving", cream seems more… Read more »Posted on November 23, 2008 by Ami
Hanging Around with Kirby
Kirby Allison is an officer and a gentleman. Kirby is the young entepreneur behind the Hanger Project: a company dedicated to creating hangers that are as beautiful as they are functional. That, in and of itself, is enough to interest me since I used to require that all of my dress shirts were hung on… Read more »Posted on November 21, 2008 by Ami
May He Rest In Peace
You don’t start a business like this if you don’t already enjoy reading men’s magazines. I have, at times, been subscribed to GQ, Esquire, Robb Report, Men’s Health, Details, Maxim, Men’s Journal, Playboy (for the articles), and a handful of others that have since disappeared from the landscape (Vitals, Player, FHM to name a few)…. Read more »Posted on November 20, 2008 by Ami