Top 5 Most Wanted – January 2011
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 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.
Click here for the top 5 most wanted lists from previous months…
5. Lands’ End Canvas Silk Knit and Silk/Wool Ties – $14.99 (reg. $39.50)
Good grief… Fifteen Bucks? I can’t see myself wearing purple, other than when wearing that tie. The gray or navy silk/wool blend ties will go with almost anything. Clear into the warm weather too.
4. Ted Baker Hake Slim Derby – $124.00 (reg. $155)
Ted Baker = British silhouette with a bit of funk. These are going to be too modern for some. Not an every day pair, but a pair you wear when you really want your feet to stand out. Free two day shipping as well.
3. L.L. Bean Signature Cord Blazer – $124.00 (reg. $155)
The INC cord blazer is gone, and so is the Old Navy ultra-affordable option. But the first signs of spring are a lonnnnnng way off for most of us. Killer cut, functional buttons at the sleeves, nice price. Especially if you get the matching pants and make a suit for under $190.
2. Ralph Lauren Buffalo Plaid Cartridge Bag – $126.75 (reg. $295)
At just 12″ long it’s too small for almost any laptop. And that’s most likely a major factor as to why it’s on sale. Just not enough people hauling 12 gauge shells around anymore. But if you do? Or you’ve got say… an iPad? (Or maybe you’re the rare soul who carries around both shotgun shells and a tablet) Not a bad bag for that job at all.
1. ESQ by Movado Round Filmore – $195.00 | Black Dial Chrono – $395.00
Of course it was too good to last. The round case ESQ Filmore was inexplicably $55 cheaper than its smaller, rectangular shaped cousin. Hell, the gold version is going for almost twice as much on endless. But the sub $200 find at Macy’s is no longer available online. There might still be a few in store at the $195 price. For the black Chronograph, pushing $400 is absolutely a reach. But the watch is nothing short of perfect. (First mentioned in the affordable & ultimate guide to black tie)