Top 5 Most Wanted – April 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.
5. Calibrate Dixon Wingtip Oxford – $130.00
A suede/nubuck true oxford with wingtip details AND it’s got a slim shape? Nice. Now if it’ll just go on sale…
4. L.L. Bean Signature Mariner Stripe Jersey Polo – $19.99 (reg. $29.99)
Should have a decently trim fit, the placket dips lower and offers plenty of buttons, and it’s made from Jersey fabric not pique. Plus L.L. Bean now offers free shipping with no minimum.
3. GAP Classic Black Blazer – $73.50 SHIPPED w/code GAPGET25 (reg. $98.00)
The use of the word “chino” in the item title on Gap.com is a little misleading. This isn’t some rumpled chino blazer like the Old Navy variety (which are great in their own way). The cotton is smooth, the blazer has a perfect weight to it, and it can be easily dressed up or down. Great fit off the rack, perfect fit once it gets back from your tailor (like it just did from mine). With jeans now, with lighter chinos come summer time. Goes on sale a lot too. As good as it gets. UPDATE: Looks like this sale is one of their “select customer” sales. Your discount could be more, could be less. Thanks to John Boyer in the comments for picking up on that.
2. Montrek World Time Automatic Watch – $218.40 (reg. $650)
Was $650, dropped in price a few times because of sales, now an extra 20% off with the code MARCHFF. Automatic too. Incredible for just north of $200.
1. Wood and Faulk 16″ Carpenter’s Bag in Black – $119.00
Credit to Phil for sending in the style tip on Wood and Faulk. Black, heavy duty cotton canvas with a lighter honey-colored leather. I myself am a big fan of that color combination. It’s only $120, and get this… it’s made in the U.S.lack