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.
The Picks: Claiborne Suede Oxfords – $50.00 ($60)
Perfect. They were already a deal at sixty, and the code knocks them down to $50. Ships free to a local brick and mortar too, if they by chance don’t have your size in store. Full review here. Meanwhile, you could also just cherry pick a bunch of jcp and Stafford stuff like the jersey polos and cotton ties. The deal is also going on in store too, but you’ll need a coupon. Thanks to Kyle and everyone else who sent in the style tip. Promotion expires 3/17.
Thanks to Rick for the initial tip on one of these watches. Ever since Orient Corporate in Japan killed off 50% off codes months ago, 30% off seemed like that was about as good as it was going to get. Now Amazon (or in these cases, Amazon or watches being at least fulfilled by Amazon) has drastically cut prices, some well more than 50% off, on more than a few Orient models. Here we go with some picks:
- M-Force 2011 in Black – $283 or Orange – $320 ($550 w/ code via Orient)
This is from their upgraded line. Hackable and hand winding automatic, power reserve indicator, water resistant to 200m, Sapphire crystal… the works. Bit of a beast at 46mm in diameter.
- Mako XL in Black – $145.00 or Orange - $150.51 or Lum. White – $157.99 ($224 w/ code via Orient)
Expect a full in-person review and giveaway of the black dial version next week. A larger 44.5mm in diameter, but it doesn’t totally swallow up an average sized wrist. More over here in the Best Automatic Watch Deals post.
- Blue Mako – $119.99 ($199.50 w/ code via Orient)
Full review over here…
- Orient Vintage – $221.99 ($325.50 w/ code via Orient)
Online pics don’t do it justice. Power reserve, champagne textured dial, exhibition case back. Real impressive. Review here.
- Orient Symphony – $126.00 ($147 w/ code via Orient)
An entry level, simple, dress auto.
NOTE: All of these were either being sold direct by Amazon, or at least fulfilled by Amazon (they ship and handle returns) at post time. That of course can change. Be real careful who you’re buying from online.
Two items that haven’t been seen in person yet and have gotten mixed reviews. See the comments section over here for the GAP blazer. A couple readers in the past have mentioned that GAP’s Selvage is a decent entry level pair? (Personally in the 514s-are-just-fine-for-me camp over here.) Also, the Banana Republic Friends & Family event is underway, but the exclusions are numerous.
Bad news is there’s a high threshold for that first discount. The good news is that Club Monaco doesn’t seem to exclude their curated 3rd party merchandise from their sales (apologies in advance if this is the one time when they change that up). So that’ll take $100 off the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots and get them down to a more palatable price (available in brown or black). The Ernest Alexander brief goes from almost $300 to just over $200 with the code. Congrats to them for just being named one of GQ’s best new designers in America. SAVEMORE expires 3/17.
Dappered Donates: Final Push!
Store Wars starts on Monday, so now would be a good time to thank everyone who’s already cleaned out their closets for Career Gear, and to pre-preemptively thank all of you who are thinking about doing so this weekend. Many thanks once again to Career Gear for doing what they do.
Also worth a mention: Giltcity is doing a $75 for $150 in credit at Ledbury deal (thanks to Sean for the tip). Banana Republic has their f&f 30% off BRFRIENDS code going on, but exclusions are once again lengthy (including blazers). Rue La La has launched their once a season “Big. Rue. Sale”. Ralph Lauren is offering free shipping through St. Patrick’s Day with RLLUCK13. J. Crew’s extra 30% off sale items code GOODNEWS expires today, and this blazer is still getting that discount. J. Crew Factory’s extra 30% off site wide code STYLESCORE is good through Tuesday, pushing those cotton suits way down to $176.