October 17, 2014

The Boys Are Back in Town

The folks at Wingtip in San Francisco have been stepping up their game in a big way over the past few months. They have been attracting some serious talent to their store, and that can be seen in the dual trunk show going on now. 

Phillip Carr of Saint Crispins and Salvatore Ambrosi will be at Wingtip 10am-6pm today, taking orders for custom handwelted shoes and bespoke trousers, respectively. Both men represent the absolute best in their field and I’m thrilled that they will be stopping by San Francisco regularly. If you have the available funds to commission items like this, know that I am very jealous and suggest that you stop by. 

May 2, 2014
Wingtips at Wingtip
This one’s for the Bay Area shoe aficionados - Phillip Car of St. Crispin’s will be holding a trunk show at Wingtip on Montgomery St. today. There are dozens of ready to wear models to browse in the store, and orders for custom shoes can be made as well. 
I had the opportunity to chat with Phillip yesterday, and he was able to tell me a bit more about the company and their products. Saint Crispin’s is a small shoe company that makes stunning hand-made shoes - about 1,500 pairs per year - for some of the best men’s stores in the world. They are carried by The Armoury and Leather Soul in the US, but this is their first trip to San Francisco (at least as far as I know). The shoes speak for themselves, so I’ll let the photos do the talking. Click the link below for a few more photos of these beauties.
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Wingtips at Wingtip

This one’s for the Bay Area shoe aficionados - Phillip Car of St. Crispin’s will be holding a trunk show at Wingtip on Montgomery St. today. There are dozens of ready to wear models to browse in the store, and orders for custom shoes can be made as well. 

I had the opportunity to chat with Phillip yesterday, and he was able to tell me a bit more about the company and their products. Saint Crispin’s is a small shoe company that makes stunning hand-made shoes - about 1,500 pairs per year - for some of the best men’s stores in the world. They are carried by The Armoury and Leather Soul in the US, but this is their first trip to San Francisco (at least as far as I know). The shoes speak for themselves, so I’ll let the photos do the talking. Click the link below for a few more photos of these beauties.

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February 8, 2013
Brown in Town
Edwin, Jason, and myself, all sporting brown checked jackets at the recent Wingtip meetup. It’s kind of like when two girls wear the same dress to prom, except instead of being humiliating it just reaffirms your awesomeness.
(Photo via Edwin Zee)

Brown in Town

Edwin, Jason, and myself, all sporting brown checked jackets at the recent Wingtip meetup. It’s kind of like when two girls wear the same dress to prom, except instead of being humiliating it just reaffirms your awesomeness.

(Photo via Edwin Zee)

February 7, 2013

brokeandbespoke:

StyleForum San Francisco Meetup, 2/6/13

I hopped over to the city (San Francisco, not New York) today after work for the first StyleForum meetup of 2013. It was a lot of fun, and the space in which it was held, Wingtip’s club rooms (Ian, of fromsqualortoballer fame, wrote a great piece on the location’s history here), was an amazing sight to behold: architecturally, menswearily, and baller-ass accoutrement-arily (think Dormeuil suiting fabric and Johnston’s of Elgin tweed upholstered chairs).

Special thanks to Ami of Wingtip (top left) for generously hosting this event, and to Gus for organizing it. Ami gave tours of the club’s various rooms in progress (a tweed room, a rotating Bill’s Khakis-dressed room—corduroy in the fall, seersucker and madras in the summer, a leather room, a cigar room with a hidden swiveling wall, to name but a few…) and I must say that I have no doubt the digs will be a true sight to behold once they’re up and running. I’m looking forward to going back and checking out the retail store and the MTM suiting vault in the historic Bank of Italy building’s basement which is managed by Erik Gavrilor, with whom I had a great talk tonight about the thrill of mixing colors, patterns, and textures, and repurposing women’s accessories for some solid menswear game.  

It was great to see the private club level of Wingtip and even more great to spend time with the people in it. Ami has created a wonderful social space at Wingitp and it was very kind of him to open it up to a handful of rowdy Styleforum-ers. More info on the Wingtip Club can be found here.

January 29, 2013

Out & About: Wingtip

The Financial District of San Francisco is an interesting place. I’m there all week but I rarely venture over during the weekend as it generally becomes quite desolate and empty without the bustle of business. However, I decided to change that and went on a weekend visit to the infamous Wingtip (formerly On the Fly), now located in the shadow of the Transamerica tower in the historic Bank of Italy building.

Now, before I even get in to talking about the store I think it’s worth giving a bit of background on the Bank of Italy building. As someone who designs buildings for a living I think it adds a nice bit of context to the whole experience. 

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