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.
Took a spin through Macy’s the other day for Polopalooza research… and it’s starting to look more and more like Ross Dress for Less. But the good news is that most of Macy’s promos, especially the F&F offers, work on their higher end stuff online… like Allen Edmonds and Persol. You might have to promise your first born to the Sunglasses gods, but boy… those Persols are something else (and they better be for FOUR HUNDRED RETAIL?!?!).
Remember… UNIQLO Blazers run long in the arms, and short in the tail. Button stance also sits a little high on these things. But the price? Can’t beat the price.
The Pick: Dockers Alpha Khakis – $33.74 ($59.00)
Free shipping & free returns at Piperlime as well. These things… are SLIM. So if you’ve got some meat on your legs, you might want to take a pass on the much beloved, but not the easiest to get into, Alpha Khaki from Dockers.
- Washed Chino Blazer in Olive – $62.40 ($198)
- Double Breasted Slim Washed Chino Blazer – $102.40 ($248)
- Washed Chino Blazer in Khaki – $102.40 ($198)
- Slim or Straight Travel Jeans in Steel – $62.40 ($98)
- Rhodes Collar Oxford in Navy Tattersall – $38.40 ($88)
Came up yesterday of course. So that double breasted super-casual chino blazer… yeah, it’s a bit odd. Yes, it seems contradictory to have a double breasted blazer cut in such a casual fabric. But this thing has a shot. No nipple-level buttons, patch pockets reinforce the casual nature… this might be worth an in-person look…
- Bonobos Slim Fit Striped OCBD – $29.97 ($68)
- Walk-Over USA Made Suede Chukkas in Navy or Grey – $149.97 ($275)
- John W. Nordstrom Smartcare Trim Fit Dress Shirt – $34.97
You no longer need a HauteLook (Nordstrom’s flash sale site) account to access the Nordstrom Rack website. For those who have ridiculously STOCKED Racks near them (not all have the same caliber of merchandise), the site might not live up to expectations. But for the rest of us, might be worth a spin here and there. Best way to browse is to probably sort by your preferred brands. Know that shipping is a little steep. $7.95 under $100… over $100 = free. $5.95 to return by mail, but you can return a purchase to a Nordstrom Rack store.
BONUS: J. Crew: 30% off select items w/ GOSHOP
The Picks: Unconstructed Mini-Houndstooth Cotton Blazer – $131.60 ($188), Abingdon Laptop Bag – $68.60 ($98), Goodyear Welted Kenton Suede Bucks – $138.60 ($198)
Last day for this promo that happens to include a few summer suits. The unstructured mini houndstooth cotton blazer shown above just came in yesterday. It’s sized in S/M/L/XL, so most will need tailoring since it’s not quite as dialed in as their 36/38/40/etc… sized blazers. For example, the above is a M, and fits closer to a 41 or 42 than a 38 or 40. Gonna need the sides brought in and sleeves shortened. That said, it’s better than good for a casual blazer. Noticeably darker in person than online, and despite being completely unlined in the back, the facing inside the front (covers the pockets) adds a bit of unexpected weight. Not in a bad way, but know that it’s not super breezy. 97% cotton 3% spandex exterior. Sleeves are lined in a cotton poly blend. Micro houndstooth pattern is just that… tiny.