Most Wanted Affordable Style – February 2011

Most Wanted Affordable Style – February 2011

Top 5 Most Wanted – February 2011

Consider these to be power rankings. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or a quick upgrade for yourself, expect these to come around about once a month. The best of the best, which you may or may not have seen already. Agreements, disagreements, and additions are more than welcome in the comments section below.

Click here for the top 5 most wanted lists from previous months…

5. Duluth Pack Medium Sportsman’s Duffel – $220 – $275

Available in seven other colors

Credit to Greg_S who left a comment in the “Best of Made in the USA” feature about this company.  Duluth Pack makes their gear in the US (not surprisingly, Duluth Minnesota) and it’s guaranteed for life.  $220 for a duffel is getting a bit expensive, but when it looks like that and it’s made in the States?  Well worth it.  Comes in a huge variety of colors, and the waxed canvas is the one that’ll cost you the extra cash.

4. Pottery Barn Marina Task Clamp Lamp – $79.99 – $129.00

It's a beast.

First saw this monster back in July, and I recently noticed that in some stores (but not online) it’s now on sale.  Make no mistake, this isn’t some flimsy clip lamp you attach to a headboard for night time reading.  This thing has a C-Clamp that looks like a medieval torture device.  Pretty cool.  For a lamp.

3. Old Navy Black Twill Blazer – $49.50 | Boden Everyday Jacket – $128

The basic and no so basic

The Old Navy Chino Blazer is back.  You WILL need to have that one tailored.  But once you do?  It’ll be one of your favorite go to pieces in your closet.  The Boden everyday jacket is more than twice as much, but that bold but not too bold stripe is tough to ignore.  In a good way.

2. Green and Black Silk Knot Cufflinks – $4.95

Cheap and not flashy at all.

Green doesn’t get enough play.  And with spring (please dear God) hopefully coming up in the not too distant future, these would go perfectly with lighter gray chinos, a white french cuff, navy blazer, and black wool tie.

1. BOSS Black Croc Strap Chronograph – $295.00

This'll work.

Sure it just showed up earlier this week, and $300 isn’t exactly Fossil Watch price range… but… yeah I think most of us would wear the hell out of that watch.