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.
Charles Tyrwhitt: Summer Sale (including goodyear welted shoes)
Massive hat-tip to Chris B. for this one. The Shoes that shirt-maker Charles Tyrwhitt carries are Goodyear welted. Rumor has it, some of the models might be made by Loake. Bottom line: all signs point to promising quality. But there’s a bit of a catch: They’re noticeably less expensive on their U.K. Site. For example:
- U.S. Site: Brown semi-brogue shoes – $179.10 w/ TYR23B (10% off)
- U.K. Site: Brown semi-brogue shoes – $152.93 (£99. conversion here)
BUT WAIT! Unfortunately, it gets complicated. There’s more to consider. Shipping from the U.K. site to the U.S. is $21.59 (£13.94). U.S. shipping for that same pair of shoes is $14.95.
Total with shipping from U.K. site is $174.52
Total with shipping from U.S. site + 10% off code is $194.05
And then what about returns? You’re on the hook for return postage if you buy from the U.K. site, and shipping to the U.K. can get pricey. Returns are free on the U.S. side. So, plan accordingly. And now, my head hurts.
UPDATE: Great call by a few of you guys in the comments. Beware currency conversion charges and other fees if you go the U.K. route.
Banana Republic: Summer Sale + Extra 10% off for cardholders w/ BRCARD
The Picks: Vintage Straight 5-Pocket pant in Blue or Stone – $39.99 ($79.50), Slub Knit Pocket Polo – $29.99 – $32.99, Slim Fit Linen Button Down – $34.99 ($69.50), Chest Stripe Textured Polo – $29.99
Probably deserves its own post, but… the brain still hurts after that Charles Tyrwhitt breakdown. Those 5-pockets are a great way to get out of jeans in the summer. Size down on the polos. Fantastic fit after you do that. Feels weird not using a code, but a good chunk is on sale for fair prices and there’s actually a decent size selection as of post time.
Allen Edmonds: Summer Clearance
This is a true clearance event. Some real odd-ducks, and sizes can be all over the place. But the Strandmok is sorta the ultimate summer, slightly loud shoe. You’ll pay for it though. The Lubbock single monk is still sitting just under two bills. More on how to wear that one over here.
J. Crew Factory: 10% off $75, 20% off $125 w/ SUMMER
The Pick: Thompson Chino Suit Jacket – $79.65 ($148)
The Thompson suit jacket in Chino is back in stock… or so it seems… since the ship date is clear out in October. But these long-distance shipping dates have popped up before, and the products usually (not always) get shipped well before that. Anyway, might be worth looking around if you’re in the market for a Thompson wool suit. Sizes are scattered there though, and the summer suits are all but sold out.
Well that’s nice. Code 4246 is still active, and seems to take $30 off $75. That drops their cotton suit down to under $140, and it ships free. Also offered in their slightly fuller “producer” fit. Their Khaki and White “sateen” suit separates are also sitting at this price. Thanks to David for the tip about the sale.
Also worth a mention: Billy Reid’s summer sale has added some new items. Coach is offering 25% off in store and online w/ this free Gilt City voucher. EXTRA20 takes an extra 20% off L.L. Bean Signature sale items. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Men is ongoing. GILT is running a Simon Spurr Sale, with some made in the USA jeans for $60-$70, but know they’re final sale. Dockers is offering an extra 20% off sale items with the code EXTRA20. J. Crew is once again running a 30% off almost everything code (and yes, suiting is excluded but blazers are fair game). Zara’s big summer sale starts on Friday 6/12.