The Thursday Handful – 12/13/12

Five sales worth your attention

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend, or sometimes, a bit earlier.  Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look.  Those are what make up these handfuls.  Expect these things when necessary.  Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below.  Included are a few picks worth pointing out.

Kent Wang: Spend $100 get $150 Urban Daddy Deal

Rugby has serious potential. Plenty of colors too.

The Picks: Rugby in Grey – $85, Sterling Silver Stirrup Cufflinks – $55, Horn Comb – $20

Thanks to everyone who sent in a style tip on this one.  Kent Wang is known for, among other things, really good polo shirts.  Polos with collars that are made like standard shirt collars.  So there’s less flop, curl, and all that other junk.  It’s no bargain brand, but it’s not outrageous either.  The Urban Daddy deal costs $100 to get, but the $150 you get is a nice jump.  Orders take 24 hours to process and you have to use it by 3/3/13.  (Yes, the picks combo is actually $160.  Don’t need a comb?  Want to flash your inner Dandy?  They’ve got lapel flowers for $10.  Meanwhile, those polo shirts are $65 a pop, and there are lots of pocket squares.)

 

J.Crew Factory: 40% off + extra 20% on $75+ w/ SCOREMORE

Ships free too.

The Pick: Thompson Suit in Med. Grey - $180.00

It’s hard to find better in the low $200s, let alone well under.  Note that the navy option is spitting out an absurdly long “estimated ship” time of March.  Meanwhile, the 80% wool / 20% poly lightly marled dark grey from last year is down to a beyond nice $151.20.  That’s “first suit & I don’t have a ton of money” territory.  Pretty sure most of us wish our first suits felt like and were cut similar to the Thompson.  Code SCOREMORE + promotion expires 12/16/12.

 

Bonobos: Extra 30% off Sale w/ YULELOOKGREAT

Probably deserved its own post.

The Picks: Woolrich Tweed Jacket – $175 ($450), Lambswool Blend Scarf – $29.40 ($60), Cashmere Scarf in Navy & Red College Stripe – $49 ($108), Eastland Sherman Suede Boot – $105 ($225)

Many times it’s just an extra 25% off sale.  Other times there’s spending thresholds.  This time around it’s an extra 30% off and you can go as low as you want, as long as it’s already on sale.  The pants are a bit picked over (except for those flannel lined lumberslacks, now $55), but there are some real gems lurking.  Such as that investment Woolrich 3-button for $175.  Ninja service and free shipping both ways of course.  Code expires today, 12/13/12.

 

LastCall:  Extra 40% off Select Items Sale

Ships free with LCDEC75.

The Picks: Magnanni Burgundy Lace up, Cap Toe Oxford, or Single Monk – $179.40

For plenty, this trio falls in that range between More than SlightlyDead Sexxxy.  Yes, the toes are slightly chiseled, but they’re far from Frankenstein shoe blunted squares.  Part of the extra 30 – 50% off LastCall sale that’s going on right now, with shoes getting an extra 40% off.  $180 seems fair for Magnanni, and those burgundy lace ups nail that sharp simplicity thing.

 

Ernest Alexander: 20% off site wide w/ DAPPERED20

An extra 20% goes a long way in the sale section.

The Picks: Spencer Nylon Brief – $72 ($225), Anderson Duffel – $68 ($195), Chocolate Wax Flask – $40 ($50), 

Well that’s awfully nice of them.  The guys at Ernest Alexander wanted to make up for sending a more expensive bag for review (there’s nothing to make up for) so they’re offering a 20% off code that’s good site wide through Friday.  As BorrowedSuits put it in the comments: “This is why I can’t have nice things…they’re ****ing expensive.”  Yeah.  Lots of times they are.  But with the 20% off code, some of their small goods start to fall into the realm of possibility.  That code also makes a few items in their sale section real hard to pass up.  Thanks again to Ernest Alexander for providing the Bedford Overnight Bag for giveaway, and now this code.  Expires 12/14/12.  Free shipping on all domestic orders.

 

Hexadactyly Bonus – J. Crew: 30% off & free shipping no min. w/ WISHLIST

The 2011 version in a lighter grey.

The Picks: Ludlow Corduroy Sportcoat – $96.60 ($188)

Just launched this morning.  Not just sale items either.  30% off “every purchase” EXCEPT FOR… Men’s suiting and some 3rd party merch.  But sportcoats are up for grabs.  And their Ludlow cord sportcoat in Graphite and Navy are already marked down.  The extra 30% off drops them under $100 shipped.  Last year’s version was outstanding. Here’s to hoping this year’s is just as good.  Full review of the 2011 cord sportcoat from J. Crew can be found here. WISHLIST expires Mon. 12/17/12.

Also worth a mention:  Banana Republic, GAP, and Old Navy are all doing 30% off through today w/ HOLIDAY.  Park & Bond has launched their winter sale.  French Connection is taking an extra 50% off sale styles with FCGIFTS, which make this waxed jacket ($100? Navy? …nice) and this 100% wool tweed blazer ($150) tempting… careful though, those are final sale.