Seventy Five dollars. That’s a lot of money. It’ll get you a couple pairs of Levi’s, a nice dinner out, or a couple months at your local gym. Seventy Five dollars. It is a lot of money, especially if you spend it right. Ten picks follow, all for $75 or under, and some of them are much, much less.
TGT “The Doctor Deluxe” Slim Wallet – $42.00
Slim, but can accommodate the necessities. Color, without getting weird. Elasticized canvas on one side in tan, white, and black stripes, with Italian Lambskin in black on the other. The extra pocket can hold a key or something else small. Made to slide into slim pockets. 2.25 by 2.75 inches and made in the USA. Big thanks to Brian W. for sending in the style tip about this brand.
The Best of Billie Holiday 20th Century Masters – $5.99
When you find yourself, at night, flipping through your music collection wondering “ah man, what should I listen to?”, this is never the wrong answer. Nor is it the wrong answer when a party is winding down, coming in for a landing, yet all the people you really like are still there and you don’t want it to end quite yet. And to say it’s simply not a “wrong answer” is to do Ms. Holiday and this collection of songs a real injustice.
J. Crew Cashmere Wide Rib Hat – $73.50 w/ SHOPNOW ($98)
That’s a lot of money for a damn watch cap, but it’s 100% cashmere, and that wider gauge knit gives it a real nautical look. Not some skull clinging paper thin beanie. Super soft,and doesn’t have the itch that lambswool comes with. The one place where a lot of us who usually won’t splurge on cashmere, will in fact splurge on cashmere. 25% off code SHOPNOW expires today, and they just announced free shipping for all orders through today with the code.
B.R. Tailored Slim-Fit Flannel Pant – $72 w/ CHEER ($120)
98% wool / 2% spandex flannel trousers that never seem to be excluded from the often-used 40% off codes that BR runs. Hat tip to reader Harrison B. for sending in the style tip on these, and for reporting that while their shirts in the “tailored slim” are awfully tight, these “tailored slim-fit” pants don’t cling if you’re a guy with larger than average thighs. If you’ve got enormous thighs? All bets are off. But if you’ve got some muscle there, might be worth a shot. Has dipped to as low as $60 before (they’ll go “on sale” and then codes can drop them further). Code “Cheer” is good for 40% off, with the regular exclusions (so no blazers) and runs through Tuesday both at BR and GAP.
Woodlore LONG Cedar Shoe Horn – $12.00
To all the young bucks out there laughing at the idea of an extra long shoe-horn that saves someone from having to get down on one knee to get into their kicks… Listen. You get north of 30 yrs old. You run 8 miles in 20 degrees. You come home, take a hot shower, and put on a suit and then look long and hard at those monk straps and tell me that a few extra inches wouldn’t be helpful (obligatory). That, and it smells good. It’s very much worth the twelve bucks. Ships free and fast through the Amazon powered site East Dane.
H&M Burgundy Corduroy Blazer – $59.99 (in store only?)
This has either come and gone on the web already, or, it’s a new arrival that hit brick & mortar stores first (pants are online? Maybe? Looked less purple, and more red, in person). Corduroy blazer, slim fit, and in the burgundy/wine color that UNIQLO failed to make their version in this year. That’s a size medium on 5’10”, 180. So, might want to size up. It’s H&M, so, expect the tails on these things to be quite short. Other than that, excellent for the price, and will look dynamite at whatever holiday parties you’re headed to, or hosting, this year.
Satchel & Page Luggage Tag – $23.98 ($30)
Going somewhere in the next month or two? Rich, vegetable tanned leather. Antique brass buckle. Slot for your business/contact card. Gonna stand out very nicely on that luggage carousel. Sold by the flash sale site Huckberry. May you, and your luggage, travel incident free.
GAP Lambswool Blend Rugby Stripe Sweater – $38.97 w/ CHEER
The kind of sweater where your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse says “you look cozy!”… then throws their arms around you and doesn’t want to let go. And then it’s your opportunity to… maximize that situation. Can’t say that about that bulky, boring-as-hell collegiate hoodie you’ve had forever. Their extremely good (rugged but not crazy itchy) 55% lambswool / 45% nylon blend. Was $64.95. Now under forty bucks with the 40% off code CHEER.
Blue Chevron Dial Timex T2P4519J – $39.92
That’s a lot of looks for under forty bucks. A warning though: This appears to have a similar sounding movement to their weekender series. Meaning, the audible “tick” is louder than many will expect. But for forty dollars… c’mon. And for plenty (perhaps those that have gone to too many loud concerts) the tick won’t be a concern. Nice chevron pattern on the inner dial (pardon the snowflakes, won’t you?). 40mm Brass case. Indigo back-light.
Allen Edmonds Flannel Topped Gloves – $51.00 ($68)
Part of their “Novemberrrrrrrrr Savings” event (no, I didn’t count how many “r”s are used). Flannel tops, black leather palms, and a snap-wrist strap to give em some extra visual interest. Fleece lined. insulated. Ships and returns free.
For other best bets under $75 from previous months, click here.