Every so often a weekend comes along where there’s a decent batch of sales, but none of the sales produce enough solid finds to warrant your full attention. This appears to be one of those weekends. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
Ralph Lauren: Extra 25% off Sale items with RLEXTRA25 (exp. 7/9/12)
Lots of affordable stuff to choose from here if you keep it limited to their more accessible Polo line. A bunch of their driving shoe styles are on sale (sidenote, these aren’t on sale, but they’re holding up great). Along with the basic drivers, there’s the oft mentioned Roderick Calf driver with the rawhide boat-shoe like lacing. The Indigo Plaid comes in RL’s much, much closer “custom fit” and should look terrific under a summer blazer with jeans, or, as a monster pop of color with a summer suit. Don’t forget, you have to use the code RLEXTRA25 to get the above prices.
Zara: Summer Clearance Sale
The Pick: Cotton/Linen 2-button patch pocket blazer – $69.99 ($99.90)
It looks awfully chopped, so if you’re tall, skip it. But for an ultra-casual wear it out and beat it up blazer, it has real potential. 84% cotton and 16% linen. Three colors available, one of which is pink. Other two are a light blue and the beige seen here. Free shipping and free returns.
Urban Outfitters: “The Big Ass Sale”
And after all this time, UO still hasn’t changed the pic on their websites to accurately reflect what the suede option looks like in person (pic above is accurate… not nearly as rich as the pictures they have on the site.) The personal pair of Hawkings McGill wingtip boots are doing just fine. They do require a little cognac leaning orange colored shoe creme to touch up the toes every now and then, but they’re still going strong. Review on those here, and a review on the suedes here. Many thanks to reader Adam for sending in the style tip on this one, and points to Urban Outfitters for just being blunt with their sale’s name.
GAP: Red, Bright + Blue Sale – Up to 40% off (expires 7/4 online)
The Pick: Garment-dyed washed blazer - $78.40 ($98)
Another super casual blazer, but this one leans even more casual than the Zara option. Also unlike the Zara option, this one appears to not be chopped too short in the tail. Haven’t seen it in person yet. Have a similar looking blazer from GAP that was purchased 4 or 5 years ago, and it’s a terrific lazy piece you can put on, ball up, and thrown in a corner. Good for vacation travels where you’re headed somewhere less than fancy.
Original Penguin: 40% off w/ EMPOP0620 | Perry Ellis: 40% off w/ STPESU40
OP and PE are owned by the same company, and they’re both running 40% off site wide codes. The Perry Ellis codes expires today, 6/29, with the Original Penguin Code getting kicked to the curb on 7/1. Free shipping on Perry Ellis orders, but not on Original Penguin. It’s tough to find Earl Polos on sale in regular colors, and while $41.40 is still a hefty price tag for a single polo, you’re paying for the unique style. The bag might make a nice upgrade if your current gym bag is trashed. It’s small at 1100 cubic inches of space. For Perry Ellis… not a lot there. Maybe a plain white slim fit shirt in the low $20s or these shoes for around $70? At least there’s free shipping through Perry Ellis.