Macy’s One Day Sale Picks – August 19 – 20, 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 August 19 – Saturday August 20. 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.
INC Black striped blazer – $44.99 ($99.00)
Not bad, but certainly not one of the INC ultra lights. Has some real structure to the shoulders. Should need tailoring for most. More dressed up looking without an ounce of rumple to it.
DKNY Grey Slim Fit Sharkskin Suit – $279.99 ($650)
The price is oddly low here. DKNY suits are a noticeable step above Alfani RED and Hilfiger Trim fit. Sometimes they can run a little larger, but, the quality of the construction makes them feel a little less… machined? DKNY suits usually end up in the low $300s on sale, so $280 isn’t a bad price at all. Nice looking lapels on this one.
Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka – $64.99 ($90.00)
First featured over in this recent style scenario, the Bushacre is almost the same design as the classic desert boot from Clarks. The sole is rubber instead of the textured crepe, and some of the colors vary. Thanks to Frank and and Wilson for elaborating in the comments over here.
Sperry Top-Sider Wool Boat Shoes – $48.99 ($55.00)
More than a few of us are suckers for anything wool or tweed. Who knew it could look this good on a usually summer boat shoe. Perfect for those that hate to see their boat shoes get stashed when the leaves start to change.
Levi’s Graphic Tee – $14.99 ($24.00)
It’s completely understandable to have a personal zero-tolerance policy against graphic tees. I’m in that camp too, with only one real exception: Levi’s. It’s not pretentious, it’s simple, and when it’s on a cotton/poly blend tee like this one, it’ll fit and feel just as good as it looks. Plenty of colors to pick from. Not a bad way to get above $100 for free shipping if you’re close.
Calvin Klein Navy Stretch Wool Blazer – $149.99 $350
Traditional but not stuffy. From Calvin Klein but will still need some tailoring. The stretch wool is nice, and the subtle dark metal buttons are even better.
Timex – $37.50 ($50.00) | ESQ Rubber Strap Chrono – $346.49 ($495)
Just when you thought there wasn’t another Timex out there worth looking at. The ESQ is anything but ignorable. Black rubber strap, big case… lots going on there. Ships free, and happens to be the same price on Amazon.
Alfani Double Layer Linen Vest – $24.99 ($33.50)
You’re either a waistcoat guy or you’re not. Haven’t seen it in person, even though a good amount of searching has been done. Linen, the word “tailored” is used, and the color means it’ll go well with dark denim.
Rowenta Cord Reel – $49.99 ($90) | Rowenta “Focus” – $79.99 ($130)
Hey look. Irons. I know, not the most thrilling thing in the world, but if you’ve been using the same hunk of plastic crap you got at Walgreens 10 years ago, maybe it’s time to upgrade (unless it works great, then… keep on keepin’ on.) Many swear by Rowentas. Some don’t get caught up in the brand name. Do some research before you jump in.
This current Macy’s One Day Sale ends Saturday 8/20.