Up to Half off… Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale for Men
Remember sitcoms? Remember when sitcoms would sometimes run retrospective shows that were almost completely made up of clips from past shows, but somehow when they were all assembled again they were even better the second time around? This is kinda like that.
Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale for Men appears to have come to an official close, but plenty of the items that were drastically reduced during the sale have been dumped in the regular sale section and discounted further. Only those items that are now around 50% off or more are below. Is this a cop-out post at the start of a long weekend? Is there a slight feeling of obligation to let you guys know when Allen Edmonds are going for $140? Can’t it be both?
Allen Edmonds Lombard Wingtip – $139.90 (was $199, reg. $285)
Proof that the Nordstrom half-yearly sale for men is the real deal. Allen Edmonds rarely fall under $200. And if they do? They’re some weird style that seems like it was an experiment. Not the case at all here. Plenty of sizes for these blucher wingtips. 270 Goodyear Welt construction means they’re slimmer than most AEs. Made in the USA.
Calibrate Seersucker Sportcoats – $149.90 (was $150, reg. $295)
So you’ll be attending some event in blazing hot weather, but you don’t want to invest in a full seersucker suit. Either of these jackets make for a nice compromise. The stripes on the navy are much more showy than you see here. Add in a noticeable peak lapel and it’s not a quiet jacket by any stretch.
J. Fold “Substation” Work Bag – $86.90 (was $117, reg. $175)
Rugged but still urban looking. Canvas exterior with leather trim. Well played check interior. Double top grab handles are perfect. Doesn’t fit huge laptops though, just 15″ max.
1901 Trim Fit Poplin – $28.90 (was $39, reg. $60)
So who’s got the sartorial onions to pull off the orange? The blue is pretty bright too, and would do just fine in an attempt to steal a certain power forward’s style. From the trim fit Nordstrom house brand 1901.
J. C. Rags Extra Trim Fit Cotton/Linen Blazer – $98.90 (was $132, reg. $198)
Description says it has “understated shoulder pads.” Perfect. Combine that with the linen/cotton blend and that small ticket pocket, and you’ve got one unique wear anywhere this summer casual blazer.
Jack Spade Card Case – $31.90 (was $43, reg. $65)
Jack Spade excels at clean basics with one or two details that jump. In this case, and on this case, it’s a plain as can be stamped logo. Not a bad option for a younger pro.
1901 Knit Cotton Ties – $23.90 (was $33, reg. $50)
Knit ties and cotton ties both work with everything from suits to jeans. These just happen to be a combination of knit and cotton. Perfectly spaced stripes, nice color options.
J. Fold Trooper Weekend Bag – $96.90 (was $130, reg. $195)
Trapezoid shaped canvas with leather trim. 22.5″ wide so big enough to serve as a true weekend getaway bag. Also comes in Navy or Charcoal.
1901 Suede Laceups – $49.90 (was $65, reg. $100)
Summer suedes are everywhere this year. The price and lighter sole on these from Nordstrom’s 1901 make for a pretty tough to top combination.
Richer Poorer Bold Socks – $5.90 (was $8, reg. $12)
The bold sock trend has cemented itself in men’s style and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Just keep the rest of your getup toned down and they’ll be a nice addition.
Calibrate Lavender TRIM fit Dress Shirt – $33.90 (was $46, reg. $70)
You can wear lavender. In a sea of light blue dress shirts (which really, you can’t go wrong in) a lavender will stand out. Pair it with a lighter gray suit and a black tie and you’ll look nothing like an easter egg. Plus a few women are guaranteed to tell you they like your shirt. Micro stripes and as trim fit as a shirt gets off the rack.
Calibrate Grey Stripe SLIM fit Dress Shirt – $33.90 (was $46, reg. $70)
UPDATE: This is one of Calibrate’s “Slim” fit. Their slim fit shirts have smaller, more modern spread collars, and even less room in the body than their trim fits. Might even be too tight for some. Trim fits are a true trim, and my 165lb frame probably wouldn’t have needed tailoring at the sides when I tried one on. Slim fits are EXTRA trim. Credit to James III for noticing the difference.
Meanwhile, over amongst the not so purple shirts… Grey stripes never get the love the deserve. Could look extra sharp with a navy blazer and almost white chinos.
1901 Thick Stripe Ties – $23.90 (was $33, reg. $50)
All silk, 3″ in width, and a complete prep staple. Consider breaking away from the expected colors and grab one of the green ties.
Ibiza Collection Cotton Sportcoat – $199.90 (was $230, reg. $395)
Side vents, white buttons, and of course those stripes. A real kick in the pants… for a blazer. When you want to stand out, uh, not-so quietly. Expensive even at $200.
Calibrate Nubuck Wingtips – $64.90 (was $90, reg. $130)
Finally. Seemed like these things would never go on sale. Much, much trimmer profile than a standard suede buck. Comes with a nubuck upper instead of suede. From the Nordstrom house brand Calibrate.
Thomas Pink “Rod Bundle” Sterling Silver Cufflinks – $96.90 (was $130, reg. $195)
Still expensive at well over $100, but they are sterling silver. Just enough texture to the links. 3/4″ wide means they’ll keep your cuffs secure but aren’t enormous either.
Nordstrom Trim Fit Herringbone Texture Tuxedo Shirt – $48.90 (was $66, reg. $99)
Holy crap, there IS such a thing as a trim fit tux shirt. Egyptian cotton woven in Italy, trimmer fit (but still might need tailoring) and the herringbone provides the expected texture without a goofy pleated front.
Allen Edmonds Weybridge Oxford – $162.90 (was $215, reg. $325)
The rogue of the AE World. Much too out-there for the conservatives who buy old-school/clunky Allen Edmonds shoes in droves. Risky, but… damn.
For the full list of the 2011 Summer Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, click here.