Posts Tagged: Mulholland

Mulholland Bros feature in SF Chron

The SF Chronicle ran a feature on Mulholland Bros., one of our favorite local brands, over the weekend. There are some new stories here that we hadn’t even heard yet. Click through to read the full article and see more pictures. “Jay Holland eased out of high school with a 1.0 GPA. He took an 11-year break… Read more »

The Power of the Business Card Wallet

Despite having been a business owner for 8+ years now, two things have consistently shocked me: how often I meet people who have services I need but who do not have a business card on them, and how often I don’t have my own business cards on me. It’s embarrassing, really. You’re in business to do… Read more »

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Open for the Holidays: Baggage Claim by On The Fly

For the second year in a row now, On The Fly will have a temporary "pop-up shop" open in 1 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco’s Financial District, right next door to our original store on the Street Level. It will feature leather goods from Mulholland, Martin Dingman, S.T. Dupont, Barbour, Dunhill (coming Tuesday), and maybe… Read more »

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Wingtip. Now with Change Bases.

For ever, we’ve considered the Change Base "the gift that no one realizes they need until they have one; then they wonder how they ever lived without it." But I’ve tended to think of the change base (a.k.a. Valet, a.k.a Catch-all) as purely an accessory of the home. If you asked most Wingtip members, though,… 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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37.5% Flattered

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we consider ourselves 37.5% flattered. Of the 8 holiday gifts for your favorite golfer suggested by Golf Digest‘s "Mr. Style", On The Fly carries 3 of them. All three are long-time best-sellers of ours. The Mulholland Brothers Flat Shave Kit is the #1 dopp kit we sell,… Read more »

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Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman IV

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my many neuroses, but a recent purchase by one of San Francisco’s most discerning customers has forced me to weigh in on a purchase of his: a new laptop bag. I shared many of my thoughts on the various business case options we offer, and he ended… Read more »

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Gift of the Day: The Change Base

We assume "the guy who has everything" doesn’t "need" anything. He may not even "want" anything because he thinks he already has everything (although that is never the case — the gentleman that appreciates the finer things in life knows all of the things he wants). So one strategy in choosing a gift for him… Read more »

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Gift of the Day: A Platform

Today’s gift for "the guy who has everything" doesn’t recommend any single, specific gift but rather a "platform" for future gifts. If a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, then the path to matching luggage starts with a small duffel. While most men do bare-minimum accessorization (watch, belt, cell phone), 30% of… Read more »

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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 »