East Dane is Amazon’s highly curated, and highly expensive men’s shop. It’s one of those sites that most of us stick to window-shopping while on, but it’s still fun to drop in every once in awhile. And when they offer 25% off, almost site wide, that means many of us drop back in. But, there are exclusions…
Brand Exclusions: 3.1 Phillip Lim, A.P.C., Alexander Wang, Canada Goose, Filson, Hunter, Rag & Bone, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage and Wolverine.
DAMMIT. No Filson? No Woverine? Drat. So know that going in. Being that East Dane is an Amazon project, shipping is free both ways, and extra speedy if you’ve got Prime. Here’s just a few picks from their virtual shelves:
Embossed anchors. One of Jack Spade’s more unique offerings. Two card slots on one side, plus a center compartment for cash.
NOTE: Sizes listed are UK sizes, so, use the conversion chart provided. These are NOT a cheap desert-boot/chukka. What do you get for all that extra cash? Answers over here. Goodyear welted. Super durable. Meanwhile, these can go for a bit cheaper, but more often than not they’re sold by UK retailers. This way you get free shipping & returns. Color shown here might differ slightly than from the brown shade that East Dane is selling, being that Loake seems to make a few different shades of brown for this chukka. Could be the same though.
Be warned. As good looking as these things are, they’re smaller than you’d expect. Just 14″ by 10″. This one comes in “brown waxed” and does appear to have a waxed finish to it? Made in the USA.
The James Bond Archives – $150*** ($200)
The last coffee table book (and perhaps first) you’d ever buy. Rare photos, story boards, cast & crew notes… a history of the 50 years of Bond movies. ***NOTE: This is actually cheaper through Barnes & Noble. Heck, even Overstock has it.
A blend of functionality and retro hiking boot looks. Full grain suede uppers, gore-tex lined, welted to a vibram sole, and Made in the USA. For those that like to hit the trails, but wouldn’t mind it if their boots were lookers too. No half sizes, and you’re going to want to size down if you’re in-between.
Well that looks awfully familiar. Mucho moola for a Quartz (Swiss) Mineral Crystal (earth’s crust) watch… but it’s a looker. Nice blue hands on that brown strap option, plus the tonal stamp below center at 6 o’clock is a fine touch. For all those who wished more watches were made in the more classic, high 30mm range, this one nails it. Also available in black on black.
Can snowboots be sexy? No. Well, depends on who’s wearing them (and what else they’re not wearing… aw yeeah. Scare them neighbors good). But if they could be sexy, by themselves, these would be the tops. For those in brutal climates who trudge to work, not walk, during the nasty months.
One of Persol’s cheaper models (yes, that’s “cheap” for Persol) and one of their best. Super underrated. Dressed up enough, but still has some sportiness. Wear them with everything.
Two of FFF’s beefier Timex options. Can’t seem to find the textured leather band on the FFF site, and that Timex style, with a black dial, is tough to find as well. Liking the combo though, big-time. *NOTE: Looks like you can assemble the “sport” option, on your own, for cheaper? You can find the watch itself through Amazon for $39.41, and the band is $48 through FFF direct.
Grenson Sid Suede Wingtips – $96.75 FINAL ($430)
The wrong season for these, but a screamin’ deal if you think you could pull them off. Just 10 and 10.5 in UK sizes though. Check that size conversion chart. Final sale too. No returns.
The 25% off East Dane friends & family code FAMILY25 expires Saturday 10/18/14.