Posts Tagged: Michael Toschi

A Wingtip Wedding

On Saturday, September 14th, Wingtip — the store and the club — hosted its first wedding: my wedding to my beautiful wife, Stacy. And since this is the company’s blog, and the store and the club played a starring role in the entire day, I thought I’d do a recap of the details that would… Read more »

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Look of the Week

Johnstons of Elgin Shawl Collar Cardigan Bills Khakis Sporting Twill Shirt Michael Toschi Berta, Natural w/ Blue Sole Bills Khakis Flannel-Lined Khakis W. Kleinberg Italian Calf Belt in Navy Moore & Giles Wilson Slim Brief Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Ribbed Hat Gold & Wood Aviator Sunglasses

Updates on the Grand Opening Party

While we are neck deep in construction, with Heidi keeping a close eye on proceedings (above), we also have some exciting updates on the Grand Opening Party, which will be Thursday, September 27th. As you may know, the event will take place all day in the store from 10am – 6pm. Many of our vendors will be… Read more »

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Free Cedar Shoe Trees with Every $250+ Pair of Shoes

Much of my inspiration for On The Fly was born of my own frustrations when shopping for myself. And don’t get me wrong, I loved the stores where I shopped. But there were always little things, nagging frustrations, pet peeves, that made me think: “if I ever have a store of my own, I’d do… Read more »

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It’s Good to be King

On the drive home for Thanksgiving, I stopped by the Michael Toschi warehouse to pick up some shoes for customers, when the Warehouse Manager said he had some things he wanted to show me. Lucky for me, I happen to be a size 9, which is their sample size. Tonight, he showed me some prototyped… Read more »

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Why On The Fly, Part I

I’m in Scotland for the next two weeks, which, ironically, will likely mean I’ll have more time to blog than when I’m at the store. True to form, I waited till the morning of the trip to start packing, which reminded me in part* why the company is called "On The Fly." I am not… Read more »

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Questions for Michael Toschi of Michael Toschi International

In case you haven’t heard, Michael Toschi, the Founder & CEO of Michael Toschi International, will be attending our new store’s Grand Opening Party this Friday. As he continues to stonewall the mainstream media, we plan to use the opportunity to get the straight answers to some tough questions. To wit: Your given name at… Read more »

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The Problem When You Have Too Many Shoes

Don’t get me started on furniture I want to design for the 112 guys like me in the U.S. that own 50+ pairs of shoes. At this point, I have shoes in the closet, under the bed, beside the bed, and my favorites in a hyperbaric chamber.  Today, after stopping in the Michael Toschi store… Read more »

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Shameless Salesmanship: Exposed

Rather than provide an example of my own shameless salesmanship — which I’m happy to do on a regular basis going forward — I thought I’d expose what is quickly becoming a minor pet peeve of mine: the elusive "shoes that go with jeans and a suit".  To men that don’t like to shop, or… Read more »