How does one break down a short trip to Vegas for a whisky show? 11:18 AM Order a cup of coffee and run into the West Coast Brand Ambassador for Macallan.
12:00 PM Head over to Delmonico’s with Jon Trainier, the west coast BA, for a steak lunch and some rare Glenmorangie.
1:45 PM Get the meat-sweats from devouring a massive bone-in rib eye. It was totally worth it.
Sometimes a cigar calls for a drink that keeps you warm: cognac, port, espresso. And on warm days, you might prefer a cigar-friendly drink to keep you cool like a Cuba Libre or a Cigar Lover’s “Martini.” Indeed, at some point in history, a brave soul tried combining cognac and port into a single cocktail. Our recipe:… Read more »
We are very excited for you to meet Mr. Mark Pomerantz, a menswear designer who represents the latest addition to our collection of bespoke offerings. His line of suits and coats is crafted from gorgeous fabrics. What we really love about Mr. Pomerantz’ work is the incredible amount of attention he focuses on embellishments and construction details. You would be hard pressed to find such specific work elsewhere.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »Posted on April 11, 2008 by guest
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 »Posted on April 10, 2008 by richard
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 »Posted on April 8, 2008 by Ami
Shoe Shine as Geopolitical Metaphor
Interesting editorial in this morning’s New York Times by Roger Cohen contrasting societies where you can get a shoe shine (i.e. ‘Merica), and those where you can’t (i.e. France, Germany, etc.). Whether you agree with Mr. Cohen’s politics or not, there are 2 things that I took away from the article: 1. Any article that… Read more »Posted on April 3, 2008 by Ami
You Never Call; You Never Write
This month, our Book-of-the-Month selection was Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F. Buckley, Jr. As regular blog readers now, I often lament how toxic our political discourse has become of late, so it was with much trepidation that I selected a book by someone as "ideological" as Mr. Buckley. But in the wake… Read more »Posted on March 31, 2008 by Ami
adidas’ Last Stan
I try not to be the type of person who complains that "Things aren’t made like they used to" — it strikes me as a complaint of first resort by change-resistant curmudgeons. By and large, innovations in materials and technology improve the products we use, often at a lower price (most electronics would be good… Read more »Posted on March 26, 2008 by Ami
Playstation is the New Porn?
Give Sony credit for internalizing the lessons of the wars of yesteryear. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that Sony?s Betamax format was defeated by VHS even though many technophiles still believe it was the superior choice. Many argued that it was the release of adult movies on the VHS format that… Read more »Posted on March 20, 2008 by guest
Luxury for $10? I’ll Take Two!
Admittedly, one of the issues with a Book-of-the-Month Club is you have to read a whole book each month! I thoroughly enjoyed February’s selection — Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster by Dana Thomas — and yet I just finished it this weekend. The basic premise of the book is that large luxury houses like… Read more »Posted on March 17, 2008 by Ami
What Knot to Wear
Bill Clinton, David Beckham, Jay-Z, and Prince Michael of Kent walk into a bar… Actually, why even try to finish that joke when the title of this blog is already so clever. It’s based on an article I wrote for the Financial Times noting the recent resurgence of thick tie knots. While big, thick knots… Read more »Posted on March 15, 2008 by richard
Test Driving the DB9
Way, way back in 2005, when gas was only $2.50/gallon in California, I wrote of our adjacent neighbor — Club Sportiva. Club Sportiva was the first "luxury carshare" concept, started back in 2003; today, clubs like it are popping up all over the country. In late 2005, On The Fly moved in next door to… Read more »Posted on March 13, 2008 by Ami