Most Wanted Affordable Style – November 2013

A completely subjective top 5 most wanted pieces available now.

Consider these to be power rankings.  Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or a quick upgrade for yourself, expect these to come around about once a month.  The potential best of the best, which you may or may not have seen already.  Agreements, disagreements, and additions are more than welcome in the comments section below.  Top Photo Credit: andrew_j_w .

 

5. The Standard Memorandum Annual Journal – $11.00

Via Word Notebooks. The Cliffs Notes version of… your life. A few lines a day and you’ve got a record of who and what you were. Even for those of us who are allergic to nostalgia, there might be something here. $45 gets you the notebook plus a leather cover that you can have monogrammed for free. You could obviously pick up something much cheaper. But they nailed it on the purposeful styling here. Made in the USA.

 

4. J. Crew Velvet Shawl Collar Ludlow – $288.00

Ludlow Velvet

A dame (or dude) slayer. Will often dip to $216 thanks to the every-so-often 25% off $150 codes. Shawl collar. Might look completely ridiculous in a few years, or, right now depending on where you live. Wear the ever living sh*t out of it if you jump in these waters.

 

3. Claiborne Brown Suede Wingtips – $31.99 w/ NOVSAVE ($60)

Claiborne Suedes

Wait, how much? Well all right then. Code gets you an extra 15% off up to $100 through 11/6. These… obviously very much on sale. They feel like they’re solidly built, the sole is grippy for slick fall sidewalks, and if they get rained on? So what. They’re thirty bucks. A nice (and cheap) upgrade for fall casual footwear. Full review here.

 

2. Jack, Royal Doulton’s British Bulldog – $58.99

Jack the Bulldog

“The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives.”

“Your interior decorating tips have always been appreciated…”

 

1. One of the new Orient Bambinos – $182.00 w/ dappered30 ($260)

New Bambinos

Same domed crystal, same in-house movement, but they slimmed down the hands, added Roman Numerals, and gave the dial some early 20th century looking font and added on an onion shaped crown. 40.5mm case diameter. It’s not often that a sequel outperforms the original. Scroll down on the item’s page to see all of the different styles. Two of the four styles are sold out at post time.

 

BONUS: Those Broken Homme Boots from the Eliminator$225.00 ($265)

Broken Homme Most Wanted

Many thanks to our winner Jason D. for sending in this shot of his new boots and his first impressions: “They’re a little darker than the pics online and actually look better in person. Leather is soft and the sole feels indestructible. Love the fact that they’re Goodyear welted and made right here in the states too. I’m very impressed and look forward to wearing them!” Good golly look at that sole. They’ve just returned to Huckberry’s Fall Essentials shop at forty bucks off. Still a lot of money, but it sure looks like you get a lot for that cash. Made in the USA.

Want more most wanted?  Click here for the top 5 most wanted lists from previous months.