Raise your hand if you’ve ever done the Black Friday thing in person. Â ‘kay, a few hands went up. Â Now keep your hand raised if you think doing the Black Friday thing in person was WORTH it. Â Not so many hands now.Â With the explosion of e-commerce, you don’tÂ necessarilyÂ have to wait until Cyber Monday if you hate the crowds. Â You can already get incredible, free from the crush-of-humanity deals via the magical internet. Â Here’s some of the best. Â Picks are scattered about when something was too good not to specifically mention.
J. Crew Factory: Â Up to 40% off site wide + Extra 15% off $100+ w/ GIVEANDGET
The Pick: J. Crew Factory Thompson Wool Suit – $191.25 (usually in the mid $200s)
And the 80% wool / 20% poly blend suit is a ridiculous $160.65 w/ the code. Â Meanwhile, reader Derek sent in a style tip about how some who have shopped at J. Crew Factory before might have one-time-use codes for 20% off orders of $125+ lurking somewhere. Â That drops the suiting even further. Â Code GIVEANDGET expires Sunday 11/25/12.
J. Crew: 25% off site wide* w/ COLOR25 Â Free shipping at $150 or more.
The Pick: Chippewa for J. Crew Plain Toe Boots – $186.00 ($248)
Yes, “*” means there are some exclusions. Â But it’s more than just the sale section that gets the discount this time. Â Now the exclusions include “certain third party branded merchandise”, but not all 3rd party merch is disallowed. Â For example, these boots from Chippewa are up for the discount. Â Goodyear welt, made in the USA, all that good stuff for well under $200 shipped. Â Code expires 11/25/12.
Banana Republic: 40% off w/ BRFRIDAY
Short of a Friends & Family 50% off 5 full priced items sale, this is as good as it gets. Â The early word on this code was that exclusions would be limited to: “Leather, Cashmere, MenÂ´s Performance and SF Made.” Â That’s hardly anything. Â Suiting, Monogram, new arrivals… those can get the discount too? Â We’ll see if that sticks. Â Code expires today, 11/23/12. Â UPDATE: Â Looks like there’s not many exclusions on this one at all.
Yoox: Up to 40% off Fall/Winter + Extra 15% w/ YOOXTHANKS
Yoox is a difficult site to browse. Â There’s just so much damn stuff there. Â But the in-house Italian shoe brand Ciro Lendini can deliver serious looks and good quality at a reasonable mid $100s price. Â Think of Ciro Lendini as Mercanti Fiorentini, only through Yoox instead of DSW. Â (And honestly, Ciro’s quality seems to be a notch up.) Â Now with the sale and the extra 15% off, those shoes drop even further, and items that aren’t already on sale also seem to get the discount. Â Shipping is free through Cyber Monday as well. Â Codes expires 11/26/12. Â Full review here for those shoes shown above.
jcpenney: Â Free Shipping no min.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like that thrilling of a deal. Â But… imagine trying to hit a jcpenney on a day like today. Nope. Â No thanks. Â Not a chance. Â You can look at their in-store deals here, but nothing is all that thrilling for the guys. If they want to get their $22 jcp flat front cords (or other items from their jcp line) to my doorstep and pay for the transport… then that’s worth a mention here. Â Also, sizes on these new jcp items, especially the light grey wool blazer, can be strangely scarce in-store. Â Just got my hands on the small version of the jcp blazer over the web since the medium was big. Â While a little tight in the arms, it’s a keeper.
Lands’ End / LEC: 30% off + Free Shipping w/ WONDERLAND & 2126
Oak Street Bootmakers & Allen Edmonds are the obvious exclusions. Â Usually you can’t snag the free shipping if all the items in your cart are clearance and end in $.97. Â ButÂ that doesn’t seem to be the case this time. Â The Coastal Rugby with the khaki chambray collar has been on the radar for awhile. Â And while “black jeans” might produce visions of over-saturated Wranglers, these might lean more grey thanks to the wash. Â Not for everyone, but for under $20 shipped, they could be a steal for some.
Club Monaco: Extra 30% off already reduced styles + free shipping
The good news is that extra 30% off applies to items that have already seen a price cut. Â The bad news is the lack of size selection. Â You’ll still pay quite a bit, but their black watch Military Snorkel Jacket has now dipped to $188. Â Right, still up there, but retail on that one was $389. Code expires Monday 11/26/12, and might be worth a look in-store for better stock.
Ralph Lauren: Extra 25% off already reduced styles + free shipping
The Pick: American Deerskin Tuxedo Gloves – $79.69 ($125)
Â Not a lot in their sale section so it’s not the world’s greatest sale. Â These deerskin gloves are a splurge for sure, but they’re as sleek and clean looking as it gets. Â Lined in merino, snap closure at the interior wrist, and that standard three line stitch on the tops has been converted to recessed channel stitching. Â Free shipping no minimum is a real nice bonus. Â Sale expires Monday 11/26/12.
Rugby: 30% off regulr price, 50% off sale items + free shipping no minimum
Remember… these guys are going out of business in early 2013. Â Just like big brother Ralph, they’re doing free shipping no minimum. Â Sale expires on Monday 11/26/12. Â UPDATE: Â They just jacked up the discount on their sale items to 50% off. Â Not bad. Â Especially if you’re looking at an all wool blazer. Â Lots of sizes left when the post was updated.
Brooks Brothers: 15% off sitewide
Good but not mind blowing. Â It’s a blanket sale, so if there are exclusions they should be minimal. Â Looks like Sale items are up for the extra cut as well? Â Sale ends Saturday 11/24/12.
Bonobos: 25% off $150 w/ TURKEYDAY25 & 30% off $250 w/ TURKEYDAY30
Seems like Bonobos has slowly but surely been ramping up their use of codes and sales. Â Yet they continue to set pretty high spend thresholds for codes like these to kick in.
Indochino: 30% off orders of $700+ w/ BLACKFRIDAY12
$700? Â Ouch. Â Let’s do the math: Â Two of their “essential” suits at $379 = $758. Â Lop off 30% and that brings the total down to $530.60. That’s a big bill this time (or anytime) of year. Â But that does work out to $265.30 per suit. Â Add the fact that you get two $75 alterations credits and the price gets extra nice. Â IF… you like Indochino, and IF… you need a couple of suits. Â They do have outerwear, blazers, and other stuff too…
EXPRESS: 50% off everything until Noon
Well that makes it easy. Â After noon today, Black Friday, it drops to 40% off. Â Prices are already all marked on their website. Â No codes or anything to monkey with on this one.
Tommy Hilfiger: 40.5% off w/ TURKEYTH
The Pick: Blackwatch Plaid Flask – $22.23 shipped.
Yep. Â Forty and a half percent off. Â It’s what’s equal to 30% off, plus then another 15% off after that 30% reduction has been taken. Â Shipping is a steep $7.95, but the grand total for the flask with shipping comes to $22.23. Â Not a bad price for a sharp looking pocket liquor keeper. Â Code won’t work on watches or fragrance. Â Code expires Sunday 11/25/12.
The Motley: Tiered savings w/ THANKS15, THANKS20, and THANKS25
Kenneth Cole: 30% off full priced items w/ BFW12
The Pick: Coated CanvasÂ Duffle w/ Vechetta Leather Trim$194.60 ($278)
Kenneth Cole is one of those stores where it’s good to double dip. Â Y’know, a code applied to an already on-sale item. Â Problem is, that can’t happen with this 30% off BFW12 code. Â BUT… that bag is pretty mean looking for under $200. Â That, and it’s actually a decent size. Â 19.5″ x 9.5″ x 14″ makes it almost 2600 cubic inches inside. Â Of course you could get a made in the USA Flight Bag from Frost RiverÂ for less (full review here)… but talk about night and day in the looks department. Â Limited lifetime warranty on the KCNY bag. Â Code expires 11/25/12.
Blue Claw C0.: 20% off their Urban Collection w/ BlackFriday
The Pick: O’Hare iPad Sleeve: $60.00 ($75)
Made in the USA, plenty durable, and now their newer “urban collection” gets a 20% discount. Â Might be a good way to knock out that apple fan on your list if they don’t already have an iPad sleeve they’re in love with.
Amazon: 25% off Select Boots w/code BOOTLOVE
The Pick: Allen Edmonds Cronmok – $206.21 ($275)
Amazon on Black Friday is a little like being in store at Macy’s on Black Friday. Â There’s so many “specials” on small ranges of select goods, it’s a little mind-numbing. Â Be ready to filter. Â These are from the select boot sale they have going on. Â That’s right, a select boot sale. Â ‘kay.
Macy’s: Select Black Friday Specials online + in store
Macy’s can be a bit of a hub for all that Black Friday crazinessÂ most of us try toÂ avoid. Â They hang their Black Friday hat on individual product specials, which honestly… they can muck up the browsing. Â Could be worth a look if you’ve had your eye on something that Macy’s carries for awhile.
Expect updates throughout the day. Â What else? Â Hit the comments section if you’ve got leads on other Dappered-related Black Friday deals. Â Are you heading out to shop with the masses today? Â Sticking it to the big dogs and embracing Small Business Saturday (more on that tomorrow)? Â Leave it all below.