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.
The Picks: John Varvatos Dress Chukka – $119.94 ($298), Santoni Goodyear Suede Oxford – $249.94 ($795), Santoni Suede Chukka – $149.94 ($595), Santoni Goodyear Chukka – $249.94 ($795), John Varvatos Star USA Driver – $99.94 ($198)
DSW has launched a major clearance and at post time there’s a good amount of sizes left on most shoes. Varvatos seems to be one of those brands with head-scratchingly high retail prices (for the quality). And read the reviews on the dress chukka… these aren’t risk free, but if you can deal with that small logo on the heel, man do they look like something else. Also, lots of Italian made options from their LUXE810 section, including those Goodyear welted Santoni cap toes.
Last Call: 40% off Site wide (exp 5/23)
The Picks: Hugo Boss “The Grand Central” suit in windowpane plaid – $345 ($795), Magnanni Double Monk Strap in leather – $179.40 (suede too), Magnanni Cap Toe Oxford in Navy Suede – $165.00, Linen/cotton blend blazer – $148.00 ($375)
The 40% drops to 30% tomorrow (5/24), and it’s not limited to just one or two purchases, but everything. Mid $300s is about as high as most will go on a fused suit. Even though retail is $795 on this one, Hugo Boss suits are usually fused… right? Made in the USA, and that pattern is terrific. Purchases north of $75 ship free with the code LCMAY75.
J. Crew: $30 off $150, $50 off $200, $75 off $250 w/ SHOPNOW (exp 5/26)
Those casual boot laces mentioned as a pick aren’t intended to be used with the bucks. The shoes are $198. Buying those laces bring the total price to $200.99. Which is right over the second threshold. If you were to buy JUST the shoes, they’d cost $168 after the code. So… get the laces, or, something else inexpensive like a pair of socks so you tip that balance. Goodyear welted, and you can read a full review here. As far as the blazer goes, that’s about 22% off, so, not incredible, but a decent deal. Suiting is excluded from the code. Code expires Sunday 5/26. Not Monday?
If it’s a 2-day special, like both suits above, the extra 15% off code won’t apply. But under $200 for a summer suit is still a solid deal. Michael Kors suits can fall in that grey area between slim fit and traditional, so expect tailoring. The Kenneth Cole Pincord is a nice alternative to the J. Crew Factory Thompson option, but do know that the KCNY is fully lined. Two day special prices expire today, 5/23. Update: Looks like SAVE will only get you an extra 10% off on suits + sportcoats, not 15%. 2-day specials are still excluded. Good grief that’s a lot of exclusions.
EXPRESS: 40% off everything, no code needed. (exp 5/27)
The Picks: End on End Cotton Blazer – $76.80 ($128)
That blazer might be one of the bigger winners of the spring/summer season. Cotton, just partially lined, and could very well make a perfect, inexpensive replacement for the wool blazer seen in this style scenario here. Don’t be afraid to wear a darker grey like this in the summer, as long as the sun has gone down and the temps have dipped a bit. UPDATE: Try code 1665 at checkout for $25 off $100. Seems to stack. Hat tip to fattsmann in the comments.
Also worth a mention: Jack Spade’s sale section is now an extra 25% off w/ MEM25OFF. Lands’ End / L.E.C. are offering 20% off sale + clearance w/ EXCLUSIVE and 2226. Club Monaco is taking an extra 30% off sale items with the code MEMORIAL30. Ralph Lauren has an extra 25% off select (yes, select) sale styles with the code RLMEM13. Cole Haan has 25% off your total purchase with 25MEMORIAL. J. Crew Factory has extended a 40% off sale to everything on their site through 5/27 (and 50% off in stores through 5/27). Prices are marked, and that pushes many of their Thompson suit jackets down to around a hundred bucks. Sizes are a little scattered, but most are available. Pique was fully lined in poly, with the corded cotton just half lined. Oxford is fully lined but looks incredible. Thanks to BenR for posting pics on Threads, and thanks to Andrew for the heads up about the sale extension in the comments.
Friday Updates: Bloomingdale’s is running one of their Big Brown Bag Sales, and the code EXTRA20 takes an extra 20% off sale items at checkout. That drops these Italian made boat/moc hybrids down to $98. Brooks Brothers is doing a 2 for $99 on shorts + polos deal. Aldo has put a chunk of Mr. B’s on sale and is offering free shipping through Monday. Need Supply Co. is taking an extra 20% off sale items w/ EXTRA20 and items in their sale section include the BillyKirk Schoolboy Satchel and this pricey pair of Burgundy Alden Longwings (now $360 w/ the code). Lands’ End Canvas is taking 30% off everything w/ CANVAS and 1315. In addition to the SHOPNOW tiered code already mentioned, J. Crew is offering 30% off sale items with SHOPJCREW.