Macy’s One Day Sale Picks – May 6 – 7, 2011
As always, it’s incredibly tough to peg when Macy’s will launch a One Day Sale. Sometimes a month and a half will go by between them, sometimes only a few weeks will pass. One thing is certain: These are sales worth paying attention to. The one-day sale prices are some of the best mark downs in the retail industry. Here’s some of the best from the One-Day-Sale which runs Friday May 6 – Saturday May 7th. Items marked with a * are “Web Busters.” In store prices may match up, and may not. Selection on all items (especially shoes) in store can vary greatly.
Alfani RED Cotton/Silk Suit Jacket – $99.99 and pants – $49.99 (reg. $350)
WARNING: Haven’t seen this in store yet. Cotton/Silk blends are often a terrific way to get a smooth summer ready suit. But the sheen can be an issue. This could have some serious sheen. And if we’ve learned nothing from these last few months, too much sheen is an awful, awful thing. Really. Depending on shine, this thing could be a bargain if you’re into the light-grey suit thing, or, an absolute catastrophe. Ships free, returns are free in store.
Alfani RED Bar Stripe Knit Tie – $19.99* (reg. $45)
Well look what’s back and on sale. $20 is a fair price for one of the more casual, versatile, knit ties you’ll find. Ties a pretty decent knot too. Pretty trim in the width so steer clear if you don’t like that look.
Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Striped Rugby – $36.99 (reg. $89.50)
Probably the lowest you’ll see these go for. The custom is an honest-to-goodness trim fit (and could be too trim for some) that eliminates all that extra bulk you usually get with Rugbys. Not a ton of color options, good size selection.
Calvin Klein Textured French Cuff Dress Shirt – $38.99 (reg. $65.00)
The texture is thin and runs north to south, making this one of the best dress shirt options for wearing with a tux. If you don’t like that entire winged collar pleated front tux shirt look, this is a great affordable alternative. Plus, it’s just flat out a nice dress shirt. Absolutely wearable with suits.
Hilfiger Trim Fit Tuxedo Jacket – $149.99 ($375) & Pant – $74.99 (reg. $175)
Speaking of black tie, wedding season is almost here. And despite the temperatures, a lot of couples like to throw black tie late afternoon into the evening weddings. Don’t get caught having to rent a tux at the last minute. The Hilfiger Trim Fit isn’t too skinny, isn’t traditional fit either, and can be tailored to fit your body shape.
Tallia Orange Check Houndstooth Sportcoat in red – $149.99 (reg. $250.00)
A word about moderation. One item that pops is good. Two is pushing it. This dude above looks like he’s showing up for graduation day at his local Clown College. Tallia Orange is the mark (like Alfani RED) and they’ve got an updated fit. Been mentioned in Esquire/GQ as well. Risky, not for beginners, and for God sakes keep the rest toned down.
Timberland Earthkeepers Desert Canvas Chukka – $69.99 (reg. $80.00)
Not bad looking for a ready to get beat up Chukka. A weekend or beers at the bar shoe for sure. Nice contrast sole, and from the Timberland Earthkeepers line.
CR by Clubroom Fitted Iris Gingham & Fitted Aqua Check – $19.99* (reg. $45.00)
Good on Macy’s for expanding their usually old and boxy Club Room line to the new more fitted CR. $20 for a colorful checked shirt isn’t half bad. Especially if you’re going for something like this look.
Diamond Flower Cluster – $119 (reg. $300) Diamond Round Stud – $199 (reg. $500)
A reminder guys, Mother’s Day is Sunday. These aren’t real appropriate for your actual Mom, but if you have kids? You best not forget about she who carried your offspring. Diamond Studs that are a little more intricate than just one stone are about as safe a play as it gets. Plus, she can wear em’ just about anywhere. Department Store diamonds can vary greatly in quality, so if you’re looking to buy, head in store and ask to see multiple options side by side. Pick the pair that the light bounces off of the best.
This current Macy’s One Day Sale ends Saturday 4/16.