The dapper man is a rarity; today it’s all baggy jeans, tanks and bling. The days when gangster meant a man dressed in a sharp suit with a fedora have changed into gangsters wearing baggy jeans and backwards baseball caps. Which is why a company like Wingtip is so refreshing. Founded by Ami Arad, Jesse Potterveld and Sam Neth, each bringing different experiences to the table, whilst sharing a passion for the finer things in life. True to it’s vibe, Wingtip also added a social club for it’s best customers. Everyone has seen the depressed looking men hanging around the seating area of high end stores, Wingtip offers shopping experience men will actually appreciate. Their new store in San Francisco’s historic Bank of Italy building covers 21,000 square feet and exudes old school opulence. The two-story retail space has been decked out in antique furnishings and game tables to both complement the historic architecture and entertain the discerning man. The retail space will offer collections from Dunhill, Michael Toschi, Oxxford, Alfred Sargent and more. The banks vaults have been repurposed to house an accessories and bespoke area that will offer rare vintage timepieces and customized shirts, suits and hats.
The penthouse of the building is 12,000 square feet stretched over two levels and will house Wingtip’s private club. With a restaurant, bar, wine tasting room, billiards room, barbershop, business center and golf simulator, this can only be described as cloud 9 for men.
A rooftop terrace will also be opening later this year. The club will also provide patron with a chauffeured house car that happens to be a 2013 Audi S8. Wingtip is the perfect place for the modern young man to become acquainted with his dapper old school roots.