There are some brands where a sale is good enough. And then there are the brands where a sale on top of a sale is usually what most of us have to wait around for. Ralph Lauren is of the latter type (even Polo) and their current extra 30% off select sale items event is actually pretty decent. The apparel items aren’t that great, since most of the markdowns aren’t applied to the trimmer fitting “custom fit” stuff, but there’s some hay to be made with their shoes and accessories. Examples are below, with none of em’ getting north of $100…
They’re not the sexiest things ever, but seeing that they are
made in the USA (update… nope. they’re not. See comments from mixto down below.) and with the extra discount, they get dirt cheap. A big, big warning here: looks like the RL polo pony is on the back of the heel in a slightly contrasting color.
Black Chambray Newsboy Cap – $17.49 ($35.00)
The vast majority of us can’t pull off hats, especially this one, without looking contrived. But if you’re the type that can? Lucky you. Sizing says “one size” so that makes it a risk.
Custom Fit Double Stripe and Rugby Stripe Polos – $41.99 ($89.50)
Ralph Lauren Polos are just flat out nasty expensive if you’re just fine with those $10 Mossimo athletic fit Target specials. You’re paying for that pony in many ways. But the RL Custom fit is a true trim fit, and these stripes are dead on. Not real weather appropriate for just after New Years, but that’s why they’re on sale.
Made in Italy, 80% lambswool / 20% nylon, and with the late winter many are having, there’s plenty of use left for this thing. The lowest price (so far) of the season.
Wallingford Ankle Boot – $69.99 ($149.00)
made in the USA shoe for a real reasonable price. Calfskin uppers and rubber soles. Pretty simple looking, but again, nice price for it being born here in the states. Also available in Suede which might be the best play. Credit to Alex W. for the style tip on these.
Tartan Lined Card Case – $34.30 ($75.00)
Nice detail. But $75 is asking a lot for what usually looks like a plain’ ol’ card case. $35 is more like it.
Waterbury Ankle Boot – $69.99 ($149.00)
Probably the best looking of the
made in the USA cheap polo shoes trio. None of them look all that sleek, but for under $70 these should go real well with jeans and an deconstructed blazer.
Canvas Duffle – $41.99 ($125) | Buffalo Plaid Duffle – $69.99 ($145)
Both are from the new (and struggling?) sub line “Denim & Supply”. Both claim to have the same 11″ x 16.5″ x 9″ dimensions. But they look awfully different in the pics. The canvas duffle does have some logoing on one corner. Could make a great backup / upgraded gym bag.
No word on when the Extra 30% off Ralph Lauren sale expires.