As many of you know, my son Ami, got married in September in San Francisco’s Shakespeare Garden to the most wonderful and beautiful young lady, Stacy.
Though they both grew up in Arroyo Grande, (I even coached Stacy and her brother in soccer) Ami and Stacy share a love of “The City”. That’s why it is no surprise to me that Ami sought to settle down and develop his business model in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.
The retail store and private club is touted as an “urban refuge for today’s modern gentleman” (Wingtip Website – http://wingtip.com/) His business model is unique in that a club member pays an initiation fee, then monthly dues that are credited back to the member in the form of merchandise from the retail store. The brick and Mortar store recently relocated to the historic Bank of America building at 550 Montgomery St.
Like a good son, Ami initially looked to Chameleon Fine Furniture to furnish the two floors of the club, conference rooms, wine cellar, billiard room, fitting rooms, tailor shop and the bar. He selected the finest men’s suiting fabrics from Dormeuil to dress the Chameleon Fine Furniture Parson’s chairs. (I’d like to think that Ami got his retail genes and love of fine textiles from me, but I digress).
Wingtip had the opportunity recently to participate in the Make-A-Wish event for the “Bat Kid”, Miles Scott.
The historic bank building was the perfect place for the Riddler to rob and for Bat Kid to lock the villain up in the safe deposit vault (that Wingtip uses as its custom tailoring shop!