Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend, or sometimes, a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Expect these things when necessary. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
Club Monaco: Extra 30% off Sale items w/ SPRING30
Anyone have direct experience with Club Monaco suiting? Fused? Half-canvas? Jackets look a little on the short side… but for $300, it’s an Italian tropical-wool that appears to have a bit of marl to the fabric. Available in grey or navy. Sleeve buttons do appear to be functional. Five-pocket canvas trousers come in other colors, and while sizes are scattered… well, grey jeans! Shipping is free on these. You’re on the hook for return shipping to the tune of $5.
Lands’ End / L.E.C.: 25% off everything + free shipping @ $50 w/ HAPPY & 1610
Few exclusions on this one (Allen Edmonds, Oak Street Bootmakers). And with the ongoing self destruction of the jcp brand, the LEC OCBD now becomes tempting. Gonna miss those jcp OCBDs. Anyway, nice change of pace with the collar on the Lands’ End Canvas option. Looks like the blue shirt has stripes on the collar. For the suede bucks, they don’t look as trim as the welted options from J. Crew, but they’re much more affordable.
The Pick: Kenneth Cole Pincord Suit Separates – $149.99 total
CHEAP. But totally workable by your tailor. Kenneth Cole suiting is usually trim, but not super skinny. Lots of sizes, a cotton/linen/rayon blend, and a safe for summer light grey. Also worth a look, the Bar III blazer and Bulova automatic from yesterday’s style scenario.
Bonobos: New Items Added to Sale
Yo moneybags. Cashmere… on sale. Plenty of us are just fine with humble merino, but if an extra 30% off code pops up, well, that’d still be ninety bucks for a sweater. Get ready to search by your size.
Amazon: 20% off select clothes $100+ w/ APR20PCT | Same for shoes of $100+ w/ 20SHOE13
Hat tip to Ryan N. for sending this one in via style tip. The shoe selection is pretty much a bust (no Allen Edmonds, very limited brands, etc…) but there’s potential on the apparel side with that APR20PCT code. Amazon has struggled making a dent here on Dappered when it comes to clothes. They get slaughtered every year in Store Wars because of it. The selection is almost overwhelming, and not all of the brands are worthwhile. So, be ready to search. Lots of Hilfiger, Penguin, etc…
The real steals might (might) be with the Joseph Abboud stuff. Much of it is made in the USA, and their “soft construction” sport coats might be outstanding. I have something that sounds like it’d be similar in my own closet, and it has little to no construction to it. It’s like a wool version of the ol’ INC ultra lights. Stand by for an in person with this soon. Code for the clothes expires 5/1/13. Returns are free as long as you’re ordering from Amazon, which you have to do anyway in order to use the code.
Also worth a mention: J. Crew is now doing free shipping + 25% off almost everything (suiting & 3rd party are excluded) with the code SPRINGBESTFB. Original picks are here. There’s new arrivals at J. Crew too, including… wait, what is going on here? Ralph Lauren has launched a sorta secret “Private Sale” that isn’t visible on their main site. Through 5/1 they’re also taking an extra 15% off at checkout Allen Edmonds is still taking an extra 15% off their clearance styles. Banana Republic is 35% off through 4/27 with BR35TREAT, but the normal exclusions (suit jackets/blazers) are there. Meanwhile, even though the code won’t apply, B.R. has dropped the price on a few of their tailored fit blazers, and there’s a good amount of other items marked down.