Suede Red Wings, $80 Topcoats, & More – The Thurs. Handful

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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.


Banana Republic: 50% off Select Styles w/ BRGIFT

BR Sunday Sale

Blackwatch Navy Wool Blazer – $125.00 ($250), Extra Fine Merino Wool Crew – $34.75 ($69.50), Tailored Fit Black Cord Blazer – $99.00 ($198), Slim-Fit Indigo Chambray Button-Down – $34.75 ($69.50)

This is a bit of an anomaly. Usually when BR runs codes, blazers + suit jackets are almost always excluded. And, those codes usually top out at around 40% off, with 30-35% off being the norm. This is a “select items” sale, but half off is half off and there’s some solid stuff in here. Worth a Sunday spin. Code expires 12/15/13.


Sierra Trading Post: 35% off w/ EB121013B

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Seems like STP has transitioned from Wolverine 1k 2nds, to Red Wing 2nds. Not a bad deal at all for Made in the USA, tough, casual boots. Code appears to be good through today.


UNIQLO: Weekly Specials

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The Pick: “Chesterfield” Topcoat – $79.90 ($99)

Not warm, but awfully good looking. Pictured here ^ is last year’s version, but by the reviews already left, it hasn’t changed much. Great cut, thin but strong feeling 70% wool fabric, and easy to slip over a suit jacket or blazer.


Billy Reid: 20% off w/ HOLIDAY

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The Picks: Pebbled Card Case – $68.00 ($85), Astor Coat in Brown/Black Plaid – $445.60 ($795), Bond Peacoat in Navy (backordered) – $556.00 ($695)

And on the opposite end of the price spectrum from UNIQLO… it’s Billy Reid. Not cheap. Quite the opposite. But extremely well made and great looking stuff from one of America’s premier designers. Card Case is made here in the USA. The Astor Coat (and it’s DB brother, the Bowery) are cut from super soft wool. Ticket pocket on this one with a versatile subtle plaid. Buffalo horn buttons. Leather underlining to the collar. Made in Italy.


J. Crew: 30% off & Free Shipping w/ GIFTNOW 

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Well, looks like J. Crew is after our money, hard, this holiday season. Almost perpetual sales & codes, and now they’re even allowing this 30% off code to work on select Ludlow suits. That’s not without precedent, but it is rare. The free shipping no minimum is nice too. Meanwhile, you have to wonder if J. Crew might have gotten the hint that pricing their blazers in the $350 – $500 range was a little too steep for most of us. Two of their English Wool Blazers have been reduced to $280ish, and with the code, they drop to around $190.


Ralph Lauren: Extra 25% off Select Items w/ TOPGIFTS25

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The picks: Deerskin Gloves – $74.25 ($125), Newent Chelsea – $104.99 ($198), Suede Belt – $37.59 ($75)

25% off whatever RL decided to be “top gifts”.  So how precisely did they decide what was a “top gift” and what was not? Who knows. But at least everything is shipping free for a limited time.


BONUS Jack Erwin: The New Dale Driver – $95.00

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The only “sale” here is on-sale. Jack Erwin just released their next shoe. And despite being decidely un-wintery, it’s awfully tempting at under a hundred bucks. Made in Portugal, three shades o’ suede, and maybe a nice splurge gift along with detailing for the fella who just got a new ride. Spring. It’ll happen. More on Jack Erwin over here.

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