FF25 = 25% off at Brooks Brothers (exp. today, 9/22)
In case you missed the quick, Friday update over on the handful, Brooks Brothers is running their most recent 25% off Friends & Family code, FF25, through today 9/22/14.
Yes, even with 25% knocked off, Brooks Brothers is steep for a lot of us. And those shipping costs. Yikes. But that’s why a bunch of the picks below have been scoured up from the extensive clearance section, where items are already on sale and the extra 25% off does some nice damage (in our favor). Hat tip to Brooks Brothers for having this code apply to just about everything. Even most 3rd party stuff. No long list of exclusions = extra appreciated from us on this end.
Already on sale, and lots of sizes left. Nope, not the cheapest you can find 501s for, but they’re made in the USA. So you’re getting an American Classic, that’s actually made here in the states. Not bad for sixty-six-sixty.
Big on quality… and interior space. Not some shrinking violet of a weekender like other, cheaper brands. 25″ x 14″ x 13″ = 4550 cubic inches of space that should have you covered for a long weekend. Made in the USA. Dynamite looks.
Basically the Loake Kempton Chukka (with one less pair of eyelets?). If you don’t want to go through a UK based retailer, then this mid to high $200s price point through Brooks Brothers isn’t half bad. Goodyear welted. Substantial suede. Dainite rubber sole. Full review over here. Available in brown or light brown. Already on sale.
Awfully comfy looking, without being sweatpants. Or “joggers.” Sorry. Joggers. Whatever. Herringbone pattern. Super light grey will help pull a wardrobe out of the dark and dull doldrums of fall/winter habits, but they’re still not summery. From the younger leaning and trimmer fitting “Red Fleece” collection.
Solid Textured Tie: $50.68 / per (if you buy two, normally $79.50)
Here’s how this works: It’s a multiple buy discount, so grab two, take 30% off the second, and then knock 25% off with the FF25 code. Yes, fifty bucks for a tie is steep (especially compared to TheTieBar prices). But when it comes to a basic, workhorse tie like these textured, Italian Silk, Made in the USA, timeless 3.25″ wide ties, some will invest a bit more. They feel different, tie different, and last longer.
Pretty expensive, but unlike many alternatives (like Woolovers), this should come in a trimmer fit since it’s by Red Fleece. Five shades to pick from. Casual/sporty raglan sleeves. Know that there is a tonal Brooks Brothers logo on the left chest.
You just have to wait on Brooks Brothers ribbon belts. They’re awfully nice in person… good quality, nice color, hold their grip throughout the day… but fifty bucks for a ribbon belt is a little out there. Twenty-ish is more like it, thanks to their clearance pricing and the extra 25% off. Lots of spring & summer color combos in that clearance section, but more than a couple should be wearable for the coming months.
Good grief that’s a lot of cash for a cotton sportcoat. But, there is a defense for the Fitzgerald fit and the quality you get with a Brooks Brothers jacket. Italian cotton, blue windowpane plays well with the grey. Half-canvas construction.
Made by Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers, and basically their classics with a few tweaks. One of those tweaks is a poron cushion footbed (some will like it, some won’t), and another is that these shoes come standard with rubber/leather combo soles. That’ll save you $50 some odd bucks alone, since AE charges extra on most of their shoes for that extra grip. Terrific looking shade of burgundy on the wingtips.
It’s expensive. It’s out of season. It’s… still very much awesome. The argument, over here.
Flannel Chinos – $67.12 ($89.50)
From the younger & slimmer leaning “red fleece” collection. Not a bad price for a pair of slim fit flannel pants, in a versatile but not boring shade of blue.
On clearance, and extremely limited sizes left. Just 11, 11.5, and 12 at post time. But goodness, they’re like Red Wings that’ve had a shower, shave, and have gone on a diet. Nice and fast looking, yet unmistakably boots. If memory serves, these are made in Mexico?
A bit more room than the original brief (also available for the discount, but only in brown). Two way brass zipper, terrific leather trim, lots of compartments, and made in the USA.
Ugly as sin, or… kinda genius? Perfect as a dressed-up summer shoe (think lightweight off-white chinos, open collar white dress shirt, and a blue cotton blazer), but could also pull some nice house holiday-party duty too. Think dark wash jeans, a velvet blazer, and one of the three color options. A bit of a reach (okay, a huge leap for some), but extra nicely priced now that they’re on sale as well as getting the discount. Made in Italy.
Limited sizes left since it’s from the expiring season. 38R and 41R (and some other longs) available at post time. Summer might be over, but this should still be able to do some work between now and when the snow flies. Italian cotton/silk blend. 3/8 lined (bonus!) Mother of pearl buttons. Now more than half off with the clearance price & extra 25% off.
Oh like you wouldn’t wear it… Old Sport? (That said, the button stance seems really high.)
The 25% off Brooks Brothers Friends & Family code FF25 expires today, 9/21/2014.