Brooks Brothers Friends & Family 25% off – The Picks

Filson briefs, Boots, belts, and one blinding sweater.

25% off at Brooks Brothers – No Code Necessary (exp. 9/30)

Brooks Brothers is one of those places where most of us have to sit tight for a sale. But a warning: prices are going up everywhere, so even 25% off almost everything at Brooks Brothers is still going to be a reach for some. Shipping is also pretty insane (unless you sign up for that ShopRunner service), so be careful with your clicking.

Picks below are gathered both from the regular and sale sections. Size selection had to be at least decent at post time, but you guys know how these things go. At one moment, they’re in stock and ready to ship… and then they’re not.

 

Filson Original Briefcase in Navy or Brown or Olive – $186 ($248)

Filson original briefs

Hat tip to Nathan K. for sending in the early style tip about these, and a nod of appreciation in the direction of Brooks Brothers. Hard to beat this price on a new Filson original Briefcase.

 

Red Wing 4522 Brown Pebble Leather Boots – $217.50 ($290)

Pebbled Red Wing

“Pebbled” might seem like an exaggeration if compared to the football leather Allen Edmonds Promontory, but there’s some good looking grain to these all the same. Starts at under $300 (which is nice), and the $217.50 price tag after the discount seems fair.

 

Navy/Yellow/Grey Ribbon Belt – $36.00 ($48)

ribbon belt

If you’re patient, you might be able to wait these out until an end of season clearance and land one in the $20s… if you’re lucky. They’re expensive for a ribbon belt, but they’re awfully nice. And the color combo is spot on for fall.

 

Golden Fleece Embossed Slim Card Case – $73.50 ($98)

BB GF embossed card case

Logos are bad. Right. They are… but… sometimes don’t they look realllllly good? No? Not to you? Oh, like you haven’t worn a No Fear or Big Johnson t-shirt before. Well anyway, tonal embossed Golden Fleece pattern, slim body, two slots on either side plus another slot up top.

 

“Red Fleece” Long Placket Polo – $29.02 ($64.50)

BB RF Polos

Shades of a Michael Bastian for Uniqlo polo? Sorta has that just off center style. Longer placket. Button down collar. Contrast striped- fabric collar. Washed for softness. From the younger leaning Red Fleece collection.

 

Blackwatch Plaid Luggage Tag – $28.50 ($38)

BB luggage tag

Pricey? Yeah. But the holidays are coming up. If you know someone who travels a lot, this might be one of those mini-splurges that they’d never buy for themselves, but would love to see on their luggage.

 

Brooks Brothers Goodyear Welted Chelsea Boots – $223.50 ($298)

Another one of those damn-it-looks-good… but damn-it’s-still-expensive. Made in Mexico, Goodyear welted, Dainite rubber sole, and the shape is downright perfect. Part of the best looking boots of the fall feature.

 

Rugby Stripe Knit Gloves – $27.48 ($48)

BB Stripe gloves

Always good to have a backup pair for when you can’t find your leather gloves. Cotton, lighter, but not boring.

 

Buckle Front Waxed Cotton Jacket – $168.00 ($448)

waxed cotton jacket

Already on sale and the extra 25% off dips it down into somewhat reasonable territory. Waxed cotton, metal buckles instead of toggles, and claims to be “Tailored for a slimmer fit”.

 

Filson Cover Cloth Jacket – $176.25 ($235)

Filson cover cloth bomber

Or… there’s this guy. Shorter. Made from their famous oil finished cover cloth. Also made in the USA. Limited sizes at post time.

 

Goat Suede Varsity Jacket – $224.25 ($598)

goat suede varsity jacket

Also already on sale. Takes some serious onions to pull off.

 

Tie-Stripe Magnetic Money Clip – $28.50 ($38)

Leave the metal at home when it's sunny.

Even money clips can be casual. Metal, chromed out money clips can look a little stiff if you’re out in a t-shirt and jeans. This one doesn’t.

 

Marine Stripe Board Shorts – $33.75 ($75)

BB boardshorts

Slightly retro pattern, 8″ inseam, and a drawstring instead of scrunchy diaper-like elastic at the waist. Pretty close to perfect. They don’t appear to be lined though? From the younger leaning Red Fleece collection.

 

Red Wing 9024 Black Featherstone – $255 ($340)

Red Wing Chukkas

Black uppers, toasty brown sole. More proof that black & brown can in fact go together. Going to be a dynamite combination with jeans for the lucky few this fall and winter.

 

Milano Fit Double-Breasted Cotton and Linen Sport Coat – $201 ($448)

BB Milano DB

Speaking of onions… This has been on the ol’ personal radar for a while now. And 80% of the grey matter is screaming: “don’t do it”… but 10% is saying “if there was any DB that could be pulled off casually, this is it…” The final 10% is still hung up on that Christina Hendricks .gif from Friday.

 

Slim Fit Cotton Tartan Pants – $73.50 ($98)

tartan pants

I’M SORRY. I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER YOUR TROUSERS. Festive. From the younger leaning Red Fleece collection.

 

Brooks Brothers Cedar Shoe Valet Kit – $96.00 ($128)

Brooks Shoe Shine Valet

Full review over this-a-way.

 

Suede Tie Driving Moc - $111 ($148)

BB Suede Drivers

We’re just about clear of driving moc weather, so this counts as an out of season purchase. But drivers can make for a real nice lazy around-the-house shoe in the fall and winter. Great looking suede on these, and the tie is a nice way to finish off the top.

 

Fitzgerald Fit Seersucker Sport Coat – $179.10 ($398)

The summer splurge?

End of season on this one. Navy seersucker sportcoat cut in their Fitzgerald fit. Half canvas yet unlined? Interesting. Could make for a great travelling blazer.

 

Lambswool Argyle Shawl Collar Pullover –  $148.50 ($198)

holy shit sweater

Good. Gravy.

The Brooks Brothers 25% off almost everything sale ends today, 9/30/13.