Top 5 Most Wanted – July 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. Via Nordstrom: Hawkeye Supply Co. Knit Ties – $8.90 (reg. $19.50)
Is it fall yet? Of course you can wear these now, but these things are begging to be worn with super-dark denim. Incredibly cheap and great muted colors. The stripes on the middle brown are actually navy. Nice.
4. Tommy Hilfiger Chambray Linen Blend Suit – $249.99
Stand by for an in-person on this one. It’s on the way. Has an immense amount of potential if it posesses the same lines as the wool Hilfiger trim fits. Chambray can look great, yet it can also look terrible. 64% cotton chambray, 36% linen. From Overstock, so $2.95 shipping, but you do get dinged if you send it back. Beware, Overstock has been known to have a pretty strict return policy. (i.e. sometimes, partial refunds)
3. Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter 23rd Birthday Reserve
If you live east of the Mississippi, finding this in your neck of the woods might be close to impossible. Even if you live out West getting your hands on a bottle is no gimmie. Based out of Bend Oregon, Deschutes Brewery releases a special reserve edition of their Black Butte Porter every year, and after 23 incarnations, they’ve got it down. Ingredients used to create the complex flavor of this year’s edition include Seville orange zest, chocolate nibs, and pasilla negra chilies. Worth finding someone in the distribution radius to procure a bottle on your behalf.
2. Allen Edmonds Weybridge Oxford – $162.90 (reg. $325)
One of the many items to get reduced even further in Nordstrom’s post half-yearly sale for men…sale. Sizes got real tight, real fast, but worth keeping an eye out for in the future.
1. Lands’ End Canvas New Pocket Squares – $9.50 (ships free with DEFINED & 2514)
Lands’ End Canvas knows how to make a mean pocket square. And their new versions, especially that orange plaid, are nails. Might want to zoom in on the pattern on the blue option too. It’s not solid, but instead a nice tiny birds eye micro-dot. Thankfully L.E.C. is running a free shipping/no minim code now: DEFINED with pin 2514. Expires 7/15. Hat tip to Michael D. for the code.