Macy’s One Day Sale Picks, March 26 – 27

From Bar III Suits to Hilfiger briefcases...

Macy’s One Day Sale Picks – March 26 – 27, 2012

As “The Young Garifo” put it in the comments of their Store Wars loss: “I’ve come to realize that Macy’s is like Nordstrom’s little brother that wears way too many graphic tees and crappy jeans but occasionally rocks something fresh.”  For whatever reason, you’ve got to do some hunting with Macy’s these days.  And the days to do that hunting is almost always during their One Day Sales, when prices bottom out for the most part.  Here’s some of the best from their current O.D.S..  Items marked with a * are “Web Busters.”  In store prices may or may not match up.  Selection on all items (especially shoes) in store can vary greatly.  And yes, these sales do last two days.

NOTE:  Looks like there’s a $10 off $75 code floating around out there: X192B6SU28 … Doesn’t appear to be a single use code.  Who knows when it expires.  Prices below don’t reflect that extra $10 off since it could evaporate.

UPDATE:  Try TXTCLB for 15% off orders of $100+ .  Hat tip to Redford in the comments.

Michael Kors Linen Suit in Natural or White – $199.99* ($495)
Keeping cool under the owl eyes of TJ Ecklberg.

Keeping cool under the eyes of TJ Eckleberg.

Michael Kors suits are usually a step up in quality from Alfani Red when it comes to construction and feel, and while not super trim, they usually do have a bit of a fitted silhouette   Most will still need some extra tailoring done on the sides of the jacket.  7″ drop on these, so subtract seven inches from the jacket size to get the off the rack pant waist (ex: 40R = 33 waist).  Hems are unfinished so you can get whatever break you want at your tailor.  Good size selection, but 38R are gone in the Natural.  The white suit comes with a vest.  3-piece white linen?  How very Gatsby.

 

Bar III Wool Suit Separates in Blue or Light Grey – $215.98 ($550)
Grey guy looks like he'd blow over in a stiff breeze.

Grey guy looks like he’d blow over in a stiff breeze.

Probably the steal of this O.D.S.  Suit separates from Bar III in wool, two colors, and right around $200 if you use that extra $10 off coupon.  A word on Bar III:  these things usually fit REAL slim.  A nice alternative to the J. Crew Factory Thompson suit separates if those don’t float your boat.

 

Bar III Slim Fit Peak Lapel Suit – $223.99 ($595)
Size shown: 38.  The 31 waist was a squeeze.

Size shown: 38. The 31 waist was a squeeze.

Also from the in-house Macy’s line Bar III but a true suit with a 7″ drop.  Really well reviewed, the peak lapels are extremely subtle, and there are lots of sizes at post time.  Extra 20% off comes once you drop it in your bag, and the $10 off coupon gets it down to $213.  Ships free too.  Close up of the fabric here.

 

Calvin Klein Slim Fit Notch Lapel Suit Separates – $239.98 ($650)
"Now dip, baby, dip"

“Now dip, baby, dip”

The retail price on suits at Macy’s can be crazy high ($650?  For a fused suit?) but with sales they drop into the tempting category for those on a sub $300 budget.  This one is a slim fit from Calvin Klein (although the fit sure looks generous on the model).  Suit separates again here, so you get to choose what pant size and jacket will be paired together.  That’s a must for guys with body types that don’t fit into standard drop-sizing on suits.

 

Hilfiger Double Gusset Portfolio – $128.99 ($250)
Rod topped.

Rod topped.

Looks like Hilfiger is getting back into the retro inspired prep luggage thing.  Canvas sides and (suspect looking) leather on this brief.  Might take a bit to break in that leather and knock the shine down?  16.25″ wide.  Also available in a more standard looking top zip slim brief.

 

INC Albert Linen Blend Blazer – $79.99* ($119.50)
Also available in an eye piercing blue and a softer green.

Also available in an eye piercing blue and a softer looking green.

Haven’t seen this one in person yet, but it appears to be the 2013 version of the Linen/Ramie blazer INC had last year (which was a real solid value).  It should be very lightweight.  Breezy.  Hacking pockets.  Lapels look real slim.

 

Perry Ellis Cotton/Poly Woven Belt – $18.99* ($39.50)
Some color without getting crazy.

Some color without getting crazy.

One of those free shipping balance tippers.  If you’re close to the $99 threshold, maybe worth a look.  Just those four colors to pick from.

 

Bass Buckingham – $79.99* – $99.99
Tons of colors, but few are on sale at Macy's.

Tons of colors, but few are on sale at Macy’s.

Check Amazon first.  Only a few colors are at the web buster price on Macy’s, and shipping is a killer.  (But that $10 off code sorta gets you shipping for free).  Basic buck shape.

 

Cole Haan Air Kilgore – $129.99* ($178)
I can tell you're thrilled.

I can tell you’re thrilled.

As simple as a black lace up gets.  Equipped with Nike Air for cushioning.  Goes for $168 through Nordstrom.

 

Hilfiger Shawl Collar – $51.99 ($98) | Cable Crew – $40.99 ($79.50)
Careful with sizing.

Careful with sizing.

Even though these are web busters, might be best to keep an eye out for them in-store?  Hilfiger stuff has a nasty tendency to run real big.  So sizing down might be necessary.  Cotton.  Extra $10 off code drops them into prices that are worth considering.

 

Dopp Canvas & Leather Duffel - $175.99 ($220)
Bit of a retro look.

Bit of a retro look.

More dressed up looking than the Flight bag from Frost River, but no word on the dimensions.  Quality?  Who knows. Says it’s imported.  Looks good online, but most likely a pass at $176.

UPDATE:  ebags has it at over 3100 cubic inches.  They also have it at $164.79 w/ free shipping.

 

DKNY Jersey Blazer – $77.99 ($149)
Barney Stinson's hoodie.

Barney Stinson’s hoodie.

It’s a sweatshirt!  It’s a blazer!  It’s… well it’s sorta both.  More over here.

 

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Leather Sneakers – $66.99 ($85)
Leather side panels instead of suede or canvas.

Leather side panels instead of suede or canvas.

Down to $57 (plus shipping) with the $10 off code, which is an awfully decent price.

The current Macy’s One Day Sale ends today, Wednesday 3/27/13.