The Friday Handful – 2/8/13

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.
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Express:  $15 off $30, $30 off $75, and $60 off $150 w/ 1036
When's the derby again?

When’s the derby again?

The Picks: Oxford Photographer Blazer – $118.00 ($178)

Haven’t seen this in person yet, so who knows if it has any sort of sheen to it.  Here’s to hoping it doesn’t.  A spring/summer blazer for sure (check the white buttons) but a nice addition to the Express lineup.  Also intriguing:  The deep blue cotton suit that with the 1036 code would run you $217.90 (before shipping & tax of course).  Efforting an in-person with the jacket and pants.  Code 1036 expires 2/10/13.

 

Billy Reid: Last Chance for Fall Sale Items
Warning:  Splurges ahead.

Warning: Splurges ahead.

The Picks: Corduroy Blazer – $209.00 ($595), Cashmere Knit Tie – $68.00 ($135)

For those who put an absolute premium on quality.  A bunch of ties have been added to the sale section, and while you’ll be paying quite a bit more than thetiebar prices, they’re still marked down by quite a bit.  Blazer is made in Italy, has functioning two-button sleeves, and a suede under collar.  Tie is 2.5″ wide, 100% cashmere, and made in Italy.

 

Jack Spade: New Items added to Sale
The (affordable) cure for the common case.

The (affordable) cure for the common case.

The Picks: Plaid Wool Slim Brief – $158 ($325), Work Twill Swiss Brief – $183 ($375), Monza leather Credit Card holder in black – $52, or red – $32 ($80)

Watch out for final sale items.  There’s plenty.  But like the (final sale) case above, they might just be worth a shot. Free ground shipping on all orders makes it extra tempting too.  But again, final sale = no returns.

 

J. Crew:  New items added to sale (and now waitin’ on an extra 30% off code?)
Blazer bonanza.

Blazer bonanza.

The Picks: J. Crew Ludlow Italian Tweed w/ Ticket Pocket – $230 ($328), English tweed (no ticket pocket) – $219.00 ($298),  Ludlow brown cord sportcoat – $99 ($138)

Some real nice additions to the J. Crew sale section just arrived and the size selection for this trio of sportcoats is stunningly good (at post time).  But the question is:  are you going to sit and wait for another 30% off code to come along?  What if one doesn’t?  Seems like they sure have shown with some regularity.

 

Allen Edmonds Outlet: Annual February Factory 2nds Sale, 15% – 50% off
Imperfect?  We're all imperfect.

A non-2nds pair of the AE Rutledge.

The Picks: The (imperfect) Rutledge for $249 ($475 retail)

This is an in-store outlet only type of thing, but lots of enterprising guys actually call around to try and land one of these factory 2nds (translation: imperfect) pairs at the deeply discounted prices.  There are some hurdles though.  More on threads over here.  Thanks to Steve, Andrew, and a few others for sending in the style tip.  Sale runs through 2/18.

Also worth a mention: CountyComm has the large Maratac Pilot watch in stock (for now), but the price jumped from $195 to $239.  In other watch news, Christopher Ward is taking 14% off a selection of watches for Valentine’s day w/ the code VAL2013… free shipping too (usually $25 to get it here to the states).  There’s a Valentine’s Day gifts sale going on over at Huckberry for her.  Meanwhile, Banana Republic is doing an additional 25% off sale items in store, and 25% off online with BRNEW25, but the exclusions online are lengthy.  Thanks to Brian T. for the in-store tip.

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