Yeah… you’re right. Lots of sales lately. But early – mid spring saw a drought of good promotions & markdowns. Now? They’re coming fast and furious. Maybe retailers are trying to hit your wallet before the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale launches on Friday? Probably overthinking that.
The code TODAYONLY works for… you guessed it… today (6/9/14) only, and takes 40% off sale items. Most of which don’t appear to be final sale either. As always, picks below had at least a decent size selection at post time, unless otherwise noted. Keeping it in the double digits this time, just in case your wallet has taken a beating (me too) lately…
Sorry… what? How much? Goodyear welted, slim profile, and smooth sole. It’s as dressed up as a suede chukka can get (think a Desert boot that’s been given a shave, shower, and slick new haircut) and might even work with a seersucker or off white suit for summer. But these things should really excel in the cooler months. They don’t even appear to be final sale, so, if they’re a dud, you can always return em’.
Chambray without the stiffness. Super lightweight with a hidden button down collar (which, that’s awfully nice and kinda key). Meanwhile… the reviews. For crap’s sake. Glad we can come to some sort of agreement there fellas. UPDATE: These are in the sale section, and have the 40% off text on the item page, but the code isn’t working. Might be because they aren’t actually discounted? Perhaps they’ll get a slight discount later today? Might be worth keeping an eye on.
Stripe Webbing Plaque Belt – $20.75 ($39.50)
A striped summer belt that thanks to the boy-scout-belt-like plaque, shouldn’t slip throughout the day. Made in the USA.
Irish Linen Button Down – $41.70 ($79.50)
Baird McNutt linen cut into a fine-stripe button down shirt. A good choice for those stupid hot days where you shake your fist at the sun, hoping and praying for a cloud to pass by overhead.
It’s really hard not to like Oxford Cloth pants. Super soft, real breathable, and they project a pretty-close-to-perfect relaxed yet not sloppy summer vibe. A warning, these are cut in the Urban Slim fit, which is gonna be too tight for many. Plenty of sizes in that “I’m not headed to Boca just yet” vintage peri. Try em’ with a navy polo and brown suede drivers or penny loafers.
Suede chukka boots that make for a nice alternative to boat shoes when worn with lightweight chinos. Looks like just smaller sizes (10 and under) are available at post time.
That full retail price is eye popping. But, now it’s down to under $30, and these pop-over things are super comfortable. They’re a nice mid-point between polo and button down. Plus the pieced chambray is kinda unique. Still pricey for a short sleeved shirt, and know that the fit on these is pretty standard. Wish they made it in slim.
Looks like it hits all the perfect points of a good pair of trunks. No scrunching elastic waistband (but there is an interior draw cord) a not too long inseam, and the seersucker fabric is a nice touch. Plus, they’re lined. But… just how are they lined? From a review: “The only downside is the mesh pouch lining. I find it a bit uncomfortable and wish it was fully lined versus pouch”
Baseball Jacket – $53.99 ($128)
Hey batter batter. Probably too warm in most parts of the country for this thing right now, but a good cooler-than-expected summer night layer that’ll work plenty well once fall comes close around.
All right, so it’s not under a hundred bucks. But close enough. Looks like the pants are sold out (these, while similar looking, are made from a wool/linen fabric from a different mill, but they do have a matching jacket that’s on sale). But, and this is a big but, maybe orphan it and us it as a blazer with a pair of white or off white chinos and a pale blue shirt? It’s flashy, no doubt, but… crazy enough to work?
Not bad prices for Italian made boots with stitched soles. The Macalister classic, with the rougher crepe sole, is available (on sale) in four separate colors. Rave reviews on these too.
Lightweight button downs for the warmer weather. More than a couple colors to pick from in the regular fit. Three to chose from in the slim. The kind of shirt that’ll do just fine with shorts, especially if you roll the sleeves up.;
Obviously a limited edition collector’s item that the truest of all J. Crew Fans must possess. Not even final sale, so you CAN return it, in case Product Short Desc – Please Update at the Product Level doesn’t work out. Color = natural. Naturally. (Yes, glass houses, stone throwing… totally understood… and no disrespect intended. It is comforting to know that even a behemoth like J. Crew can goof up from time to time).
The Not Under $100: Ludlow Silk-Linen Glen Plaid Sportcoat – $161.99 ($388)
Color is listed as “Sahara Dune“… so… guessing the true color has more yellow/tan-tones to it like the close up on the right? Half lined, summery fabric, good construction.
The extra 40% off sale items code TODAYONLY expires, well, it expires today… 6/9/14. Event is going on in-store as well. Free shipping kicks in at $150, with a $5 flat rate shipping charge before that.