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.
Wine-Powered Aston Martin
This latest story in London’s Daily Mail has our head spinning: "In his latest effort to help the environment, the prince has converted his 38-year-old Aston Martin to run on fuel made from surplus English wine." You can read the full article here, but details aside, we can’t decide if this is… (a) the coolest… Read more »Posted on June 30, 2008 by Ami
Don’t get your tie in a bunch
The necktie industry has never seen so much press. The buzz began when news came down that the Men’s Dress Furnishing Association, which used to boast 125 members but was down to 25, would be disbanding. Certainly, the demise of a “trade group”, especially one that has been around for 60+ years, is an important… Read more »Posted on June 25, 2008 by Ami
Contrast-Collars are Back
Slowly but surely, over the past few months, we have noticed a trend that had its last moment in the sun in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s: the contrast-collar dress shirt. The contrast-collar dress shirt experienced a popular renaissance shortly after Wall Street was released in 1987, when Gordon Gekko epitomized the corporate raider in a… Read more »Posted on June 17, 2008 by Ami
Obama’s Ties to Lee Allison?
Any casual reader of this blog knows that I am a news junkie (wearing all black today to mourn the loss of Tim Russert). A prominent political website had a large photo from the AP of Barack Obama wearing a tri-colored, equal-width stripe in navy, light blue, and ecru. Immediately, my mouth dropped as I… Read more »Posted on June 15, 2008 by Ami
The Wrath of Caan
Nice guys do finish last. I had the pleasure of dropping by Michael Toschi‘s worldwide HQ a couple times of this week. On Monday, while talking to the West Coast sales rep, I noticed his shoes: the Caan. The shoe has been around for a year now, but I had never seen one in person…. Read more »Posted on June 11, 2008 by Ami
Hair Apparent: Sasha Vujacic
When he kept his hair clipped short, Sasha Vujacic reminded me a little of Adam Sandler. But now that the fourth-year Lakers guard sports this sweaty, flyaway Euro-mop, it makes me think he needs to make an appointment with Zohan. Granted, Vujacic isn’t the only baller spraying NBA courts with the oily oog of his lawn-sprinkler hairdo. Thankfully,… Read more »Posted on June 10, 2008 by teri
A Daniel Plainview for our Time
"I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!" Those words, from Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) have spawned T-shirts, an SNL skit, and even a discussion board devoted singularly to the phrase at…you guessed it…www.idrinkyourmilkshake.com. DDL’s performance was both Oscar-worthy and unforgettable so much so that the photo at left of a rapacious corporate titan sent me into… Read more »Posted on June 8, 2008 by Ami
Our Bi-Annual Sale: Right on Time
Perhaps global warming will cause the fashion industry to rethink its seasons. The way things are now, probably only because "it’s the way they’ve always been", we receive overcoats, gloves, and scarves in September, when it’s still nice enough to do without any of those items. By the time it’s cold enough to need them… Read more »Posted on June 6, 2008 by Ami
Can I Get French Cuffs With That?
You sure can. More and more men are finding that French cuffs are a wise way to distinguish themselves from the increasing number of well-dressed gents in the workplace and on the social scene. But are they for you? Known as double cuffs in Britain, French cuffs were once the exclusive province of boardroom swells,… Read more »Posted on May 30, 2008 by richard
Maria Sharapova: The Last Tennis Diva
The recent news of Maria Sharapova’s endorsement deal with Tiffany’s begged TCL to wax nostalgic for the bygone days of the tennis diva. We love the flapper-inspired Nike number Sharapova’s wearing at Roland Garros. The color is gorgeous and the drop-waist cut flattering. Even better, Tiffany’s accessorized this "Paris dress" with pearl buttons that fasten in back. The look recalls tennis’ first divas,… Read more »Posted on May 27, 2008 by teri