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The Next-Level Man Cave

Wingtip by the numbers—a first look inside of San Francisco's new Gangnam-style social club.

Wingtip takes over 13,000 square feet atop the former Bank of Italy building on December 12—an homage to the birthday of Ol' Blue Eyes. Initiation costs $2,500, in addition to a monthly $100 fee. Here's a by-the-numbers deconstruction of the scotch-stocked, leather-swathed dandy den.


4 fabric-themed parlor rooms (A tuxedo-inspired velvet-and-grosgain room, a seasonably rotating seersucker room, a Moore & Giles-outfitted leather room, and a Johnstons of Elgin tweed room)

$130k — Cost of the Dormeuil suiting fabric used to upholster the bar furniture

37 Average age of members

400 Current members

9:1 — Ratio of male to female members)

$5,500 — Value of the '60s-era Russian antiaircraft binoculars on the roof deck

3 rooms devoted to a specific type of booze: Wine, port, and champagne)

$800 — Cost of the on-the-rocks ice ball maker in the billiard room

78 championship courses available in the Full Swing virtual golf room

$100k — Value of the Peter Pap Oriental rugs decking the floors

1 Audi S8 model available for car service

12 Wingtip members who purchased an Audi in the past 10 months

50 (150 by spring 2013) single-malt scotches and bourbons on hand in the "whiskey corner"

 

Originally published in the December 2012 issue of San Francisco.

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