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.
C’monnnnnnn Irish Linen Suit jacket no wammies no wammies no wammies STOP! AWWWW DAMMIT IT’S STILL NOT IN THE SALE SECTION. Well, the code doesn’t expires until August 4th, and the Irish Linen pants are still in there, so, here’s to hoping. But the Italian Chino is in the sale section (scroll down here, you need to select the center vent jacket). Free shipping now kicks in at $100.
FRIDAY UPDATE: There was a bit of a change to the items in the sale section overnight. For those who have purchased a Ludlow before, check your inbox. J. Crew just sent out some single-user, one time use codes that are good for 30% off Ludlow Summer suiting. Chino, Irish Linen (!!!), Italian Linen Wool, etc… But not everyone got these, and again, they’re one time use. Anyway, that means what summer suiting was in the sale section has since been removed.
Need Supply Co is awfully hipsterish in their imagery (beards! tats! vacant stares of melancholy!), but they do carry some well made goods. Billy Kirk Case is especially tempting and made in the USA. Meanwhile… those shoes. They’re strangely intriguing. In a Centaur kinda way. Something obviously not right, but that makes ’em great (or, just hideous to others). Handsewn. NubuckSuede + Leather = Would you wear it? (Here’s a slightly more subtle boat-shoe version)
This is a weird one, because while the usual exclusions are right there in the fine print (suit jackets, blazers etc…) the code seems to work as long as the item is already marked down and in the sale section. … ? … So there are exclusions to the exclusions perhaps, and creating a double negative and thus, making the blazers + suiting in sale up for grabs? Who knows. But that Madras blazer is plenty nice, being that it’is only partially lined. Nice fabric too. Discount jumps to 40% off if you use a GAP inc. credit card.
UPDATE: Looks like suits and blazers, even if they already are on sale, are back to being excluded. Dang.
Hautelook is the flash-sale site owned and operated by Nordstrom, and it’s one of the nicer ones. But like all of these flash sale sites, you have to hand over your email to sign up. Also, know the return policy (HL = decent). For budget suiting, DKNY hits a lot of solid points: Neither too tight nor too boxy, and the shoulder pads aren’t nearly as bulky as the Hilfiger suits which are also available. You’ll need some tailoring done, but it’s not a bad template to work with. DKNY suits usually run in the mid $200s at Macy’s when deeply discounted.
Well that’s something. Bespoke Post is running this “Upgrade your Wrist” contest, and three winners will get to choose their favorite watch from the three above. Pretty straight forward with signing up. You just hand over an email address.
The guys at Bespoke Post contacted us recently and said: “Hey, do you want a specific link/url that’ll get the Dappered community two entries with just one sign up instead of one?” … Uh. Sure? So here’s that link. And no, Dappered doesn’t get anything out it if you sign up through that Dappered specific link. None of the Dappered team can even win since we work with Bespoke Post for those monthly giveaways. Rules are over here, and it looks like your email goes on a mailing list (or two…) and then you can opt out of those emails later on. Small price to pay for some, others, maybe not.
The Friday Polydactyly Addition: 40% off everything at J. Crew Factory
The Picks: The New Thompson Navy Glen Plaid – $255.00 ($426)
Mid $200s for a Thompson is not mind blowing, but it’s decent. And with the new MSRP of $426 being so high, waiting for 50% off would get you down to $213. But, it might be time to get a jump on fall suiting, get it to your tailor, and have it at the ready. Maybe. Wool poly blend on this one.
Bonobos is offering 25% off their really nice Travel Jeans with the code GOINGPLACES25. Code expires 7/28. Ledbury has a summer sale going on… still plenty expensive. Ralph Lauren is taking an extra 40% off select items that are marked on their site. J. Press York Street has launched a summer sale if you want to channel some inner prep. Nice made in the USA ribbon belts for around $20. Watch out for final sale, and thanks to Scott for the tip. Gilt has an Android sale going on. It’s Android, so, prepare for some funkiness. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still on, with a few new items added daily.