Cyber Monday 2012 – Deals for Men

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After a Black Friday that could be best categorized as hit or miss (with some good hits and some serious yawns), Cyber Monday 2012 is shaping up to be a bit of the same.  (UPDATE:  This is actually taking a turn for the better.  More to come throughout the day.)  Yet for those of us who get no thrill, at all, about being slammed into that great clammy wall of humanity on Black Friday and the shopping season that follows, Cyber Monday still offers some refuge.  You point, you click, and the UPS, Fed Ex, or Mail Man delivers it to your door. Yayyyyyyy internet.  Expect this post to be updated throughout the day with more offers hopefully worthy of firin’ up the ol 56k modem.

jcp: Select Specials + Free Shipping No Minimum

All from the jcp brand, all the safest plays.

The Picks: Contrast Stitch Crew – $17 ($25), Slim Straight Jeans in Rinse – $22 ($30), OCBD – $20 ($25), Gingham Poplin – $20 ($25), Wool Blazer – $70 ($100, and you’ll want to size down), Quilted Barn Jacket – $25 ($40)

Probably the highlight of the day.  jcp’s CEO was adamant about not opening their doors on Thanksgiving (a nice gesture, as well as a brilliant marketing idea) and now they’re at the top of the heap for Cyber Monday deals.  Free shipping no minimum, and lots of price slashing on their terrific new jcp line.  Here’s some reviews on the jcp stuff in case you haven’t seen that yet.  Meanwhile, after a disappointing first spin with the jcp wool blazer in the normal size (medium), a size down was scored off the web.  The Small fits my frame extremely well off the rack.  So consider sizing down if you’re eyeing up the $70 all wool light grey blazer.  As for the other brands?  They can be a risk.  Seems like the fits can be a little wonky.

 

Amazon: $20 off $100 / $50 off $200 select boots & shoes w/ CYBRSHOE

If you like Allen Edmonds, your bank account may hate you.

This one’s all about filtering.  Once you get to the sale page, look to the left column and click on a men’s category.  Once the new page loads, scroll down a bit and once again on the left you can filter by brand.  The shoes you see should all be up for the code.  You can also filter by size, price, review, etc…  Apply the $20 off $100 or $50 off $200 code CYBRSHOE at checkout and you’re in business.  Note that there’s no “E” in “CYBR” for the code.  Weird.  Couple of noteworthy picks here:

 

Bonobos: 30% off site wide w/ TAKEOFF30

No must-spend thresholds for this code.

One of the best codes in recent Bonobos memory.  Great to see a company that hangs their hats on the web throw those same hats in the ring on Cyber Monday.  Also works on sale items.

 

J. Crew: 25% off site wide & free shipping no minimum w/ MONDAY

Nicely done with the free shipping no minimum.

A step up from the Black Friday weekend code thanks to the free shipping no minimum.   Some of the 3rd party merchandise and their Wallace & Barnes line is excluded.

 

J. Crew Factory: 50% off Site Wide & free shipping no min w/ YOURGIFT

Prices are as marked.  Code tacks on the free shipping.

Before you spit out your coffee, know that the prices have already been marked on their website.  So don’t head there thinking the code will get you an EXTRA 50% off those numbers.  The code more or less is a free shipping code, while their entire site has been marked down.  Thompson suiting line ends up at about the same price ($188) as it was with the black Friday codes ($191).

 

Lord & Taylor: 25% off, “limited” exclusions w/ CYBER

Actually, those exclusions are quite limiting.

Watches are excluded.  So are a host of brands.  Best if you’ve had your eye on something over there.

 

LL Bean & LL Bean Signature: 10% off w/ THANKS10

It’s (a little) something.

Actually started last week (more on those last week offers in a second) but never got a mention.  L.L. Bean doesn’t do codes all that often, so a 10% is a nice little something.  Ships free too.

 

Club Monaco: 30% off Cashmere w/ MONDAY

Comb the goat.

Cashmere is usually at the top of the list for exclusions when a retailer runs a sale.  Not this time.  To some, cashmere is highly overrated.  But not to others.  Especially the ladies.  If you’re looking for a splurge, for her, maybe the Luella striped cashmere scarf.  But it’s still a splurge.  $90.65 after the discount.

 

Jack Spade: Extra 25% off Sale w/ 25FTW

Carry this while wearing a Glen Plaid suit and you could hurt someone.

The Pick: Grey Plaid Computer File case – $133.50 ($375)

Jack Spade is most certainly a double dip brand.  Wait for a sale, and then wait for another sale, and then things start to get real reasonable.  The aesthetics are certainly second to none, but they don’t ooze bulletproof quality like say, Saddleback.  This grey plaid cotton work brief might have drool-worthy looks to some, but almost four hundred dollars is way steep.  It came down in price, slowly but surely, and now with the extra 25% off it’s a bargain compared to other plain, department store type of cases.  Final sale though, so you can’t return it.

 

Nordstrom:  30% off Bonobos

Bonobos for relatively cheap?

A Bonobos specific deal going on over at Nordstrom?  30% off all Bonobos that’s sold through Nordstrom.com.  There’s not a ton of inventory over there, but they do have travel jeans, straight leg washed chinos, and weekday warriors.

 

Levi’s: 40% off sitewide and free shipping no min w/ CYBERMON

Jeans, that you’d actually want to wear, in the mid $20s.

Many thanks to Jared in the comments.  514s in Tumbled Rigid for $26.40 shipped is worth a mention.  Sizes seem to be going quick on their stock though.

 

DSW: Tiered $15 off $74, $30 off $149, $50 off $199 w/ HOLIDAYS

Probably not going to be wearing these together.

The Picks:  Mercanti Fiorentini Cap Toe + Woolrich Socks in orange or charcoal = $119.89

By adding the socks you actually end up saving more in the end, thanks to barely tripping that $149 threshold.  The last time they ran a tiered sale the second level was $139, which was perfect for these new Made in Italy dress shoes.  This time, you gotta add some made in the USA socks.  As always, you’ll have to sign up for the DSW email list for this deal.

 

Banana Republic, GAP, Old Navy: 30% off w/ CYBER

You probably pulled the trigger on Friday?

Oof.  The 40% off at BR memory from Friday is still plenty Fresh, which makes this seem solidly… tepid.

 

Brooks Brothers:  Free Shipping no Minimum

Free shipping may lead to impulse buys.

The Picks: Double Bold Stripe Crew - $7.25, Key Fob – $14.50, Wool Pocket Square – $28.00

Brooks Brothers shipping can be an absolute deal breaker.  It usually runs pretty pricey.  But they were just running a 15% off sale, so the best “deal” would be to jump on something small and stocking-stuffer-ish here.  Socks and pocket square are made in Italy

 

Blue Claw Co.: 10% off entire site w/ CyberMonday, 25% off $500+ w/ Cyber25

Both the Urban and Classic collection get the 10% off.

Their Black Friday offer was 30% off, but just their new Urban Collection.  While not as generous, the 10% does now work on the Worton Weekender.  They’re also offering a free “classic dopp dark” (that the Bay Head Bathroom bag?) with orders of $350 and up.  Extremely well made here in the States.

And now… those offers that started last week that are continuing through today:

  • Yoox: Up to 40% off Fall/Winter + Extra 15% w/ YOOXTHANKS
  • Lands’ End / LEC: 30% off + Free Shipping w/ WONDERLAND & 2126
  • Club Monaco: Extra 30% off already reduced styles + free shipping,
  • Ralph Lauren: Extra 25% off already reduced styles + free shipping,
  • Rugby: 30% off regulr price, 50% off sale items + free shipping no minimum,
  • Indochino: 30% off orders of $700+ w/ BLACKFRIDAY12
  • The Motley: Tiered savings w/ THANKS15THANKS20, and THANKS25

Thoughts?  Doesn’t it seem like the online Black Friday deals launched earlier this year and that most retailers were just fine with letting them roll through Cyber Monday?  Leave your take in the comments.