Tattoo Your Sperry Shoes June 25th

Sperry Top-sider returns to Wingtip June 25th for a new kind of custom trunk show. Tattoo artist Dominic Vasquez joins the event and will be tattooing your new Sperrys with designs in the mode of sailor jerry. See examples after the jump.

The Risk/Reward Sale Starts Now

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.

  • Is the Golf Shirt the New Necktie?

    Disclaimer: there is no truth to the following post; only a great deal of truthiness. The necktie has been the #1 Father’s Day gift since 1006 A.D. A mere 1,000 years later, in 2006, NPR broke the news that the gifting of a tie for Father’s Day had jumped the shark, calling the "ubiquitous but… Read more »

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  • Tom Brady: Fashion’s Gordon Gekko

    DAN KOPPEN: Hi, Tom! Wow, I can’t believe how awesome this public appearance stuff is! Thanks for inviting me! TB: Dan. What’s with the tuck? You’re so tightly wrapped, I could drop a quarter on your belly and it would boomarang back. No one tucks, Dan. That was last century. DK: Huh? Wha…? TOM BRADY: And a white oxford? Dan, I’ve… Read more »

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  • A Rare Glimpse at Vecchia Mano

    Hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since Michael Toschi first mentioned a very exclusive project he would be undertaking to both celebrate and preserve the art of the handmade shoe. Now, Michael Toschi is not the only shoemaker in the world offering a benchmade shoe, but as a shoe company first,… Read more »

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  • A Cherry Is a Grape Is a Nut

    It’s Hump Day, dear readers — and we thought we’d help get your mid-week workday started with a little wake-up post. How’s this for a morning jolt? For the hockey-deprived, this (ahem) colourful gentleman is Don Cherry, colour commentator (there was no way around that …) on the CBC’s "Hockey Night in Canada." L’assemblage burst through American TV… Read more »

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  • James Bond and the Job Interview

    Here?s a slice of sartorial advice you?re unlikely to find in any ?dress for success? guide or style bible. And it just might give you the much-needed edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Common wisdom dictates that you should wear your best clothes to a job interview and that usually means a new or… Read more »

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    Posted on May 13, 2008 by
  • Paul Goydos in Fairway & Greene

    Paul Goydos and Sergio Garcia are about to tee off in the first playoff hole at The Players Championship. Of course, it happens to be one of the most intimidating holes in all of golf — the island green on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. The two players are polar opposites in a lot of… Read more »

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    Posted on May 11, 2008 by
  • Our Next Cigar-of-the-Month?

    May’s Cigar-of-the-Month selection is already in the mail — the 2005 God of Fire Carlito Blend — but we may have discovered June’s cigar in this morning’s New York Times.  The inside page of the Business section features a small story about a Minnesota company called Ruyan America that has invented a cigar that produces… Read more »

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  • What to Wear to a Recession

    Confused by conflicting reports about a global recession? Well, you’re not alone. Even the experts disagree. According to Morgan Stanley, the US is already in one. Then CNN commentator Lou Dobbs hysterically announced that the US economy was flirting with disaster. Meanwhile, the luxury industry asserts it’s sitting pretty, as recession-proof as ever. Clearly sectors… Read more »

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    Posted on May 9, 2008 by
  • Haute Couture for Superheroes

    OMG! Monday was, like, Christmas in May for New York sports fashionistas: the Met held its annual Costume Institute Gala, and SO MANY jock-types on the guest list! This year’s theme? "Superheroes: Fashion & Fantasy."   TCL wonders whether that explains the way Victoria Beckham looked on the arm of her dapper dandy. Was Posh Spice dressing up as Cruella DeVille? Or maybe Mommy Dearest. The way… Read more »

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    Posted on May 7, 2008 by
  • A Reprieve for His Airness

    TCL pondered for untold hours what first impression we ought properly to make on readers in our first post for OnTheFly.com. Better to go flash … or trash? Classy or sassy?  High-brow — or low? Well, here’s how it is: Michael Jordan ruined everything, foiling our intention to kick off this web log by taking some… Read more »

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