Top 5 Most Wanted – August 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. GAP Birdseye Cardigan – $54.95 (but goes on sale a ton)
Birdseye doesn’t get nearly enough play. Great looking contrast placket and cuffs. If you wear it cleaned up with say, a wurkin stiffs equipped collared shirt, jeans, and some wingtips, you won’t look anything like the limp shouldered cardigan wearing hipster puffing away at his cigarette outside the nearest coffee shop. This one is labeled as a “skinny” cardigan, so, you might want to try it on in-store. Wait on a sale. 30% off would drop it to $38.
4. Ralph Lauren Deerfield Leather Card Case – $50.00 (reg. $125)
A lot of you have a zero tolerance policy on logos. And that’s understandable. But for those that can take a logo here and there, finding one that looks like it was stamped in the 1850s isn’t a half bad option. Made in Italy too. On sale via Bloomingdale’s (where they didn’t do it any favors with their image). Full price at Ralph Lauren.
3. Lands’ End Canvas Nailhead Oxford Blazer – $99.50
Part of the new Lands’ End Canvas fall lineup, and it might end up being their flagship for this season. Reasonably priced and a great looking color which should work easily with dark denim. Expect an in person relatively soon.
2. Tissot PRC 200 w/ J. Crew Strap – About $300 total new
All credit to reader Dan O. for this. He sent the Dappered Twitter account a pic of this watch setup not that long ago. Although $300 is no small amount, it looks terrific. The Tissot PRC200 has a design that’s well appreciated by many. Switching to the J. Crew strap was a small detail that makes a big change. (Note: We don’t normally do this, and don’t know him personally, but he apparently just put his used one up on ebay…)
1. Florsheim Gaffney Wingtip Boot – $96.00 SHIPPED w/ code LINK20 ($120)
Florsheim’s new run of their Gaffney Wingtip Boot now includes grey and blue suede options, plus the lighter chestnut color pictured above. The lug soles are a deal-breaker for many, but they’d be a huge upgrade to your knock-around-town boot collection. Full review here.