Summer might have just (scientifically) started, but we’re pretty deep into the calendar when it comes to retail. And thus, big “end of season” sales are starting to roll in. Despite the weather now beginning to really heat up.
This sale is surprisingly good. Lots of stock. Lots of “wear now” stuff. Steep cuts in prices. The one draw back is that it seems to be mostly/almost all final sale. So no returns. Code BESTSALE knocks an extra 50% off already reduced items. Ready to gamble? Off we go with the picks.
Garment-dyed slub cotton crewneck T-shirt – $9.99 FINAL ($29.50)
Ten bucks! Final sale though, and it’s only classic fits here. No slim fits. Kinda a bummer there.
Well executed, basic 5-pockets here, in a saturated but still slightly vintage-y looking garment dye. Slim fits have a good amount of sizes but straight fits are pretty picked over in some colors.
A warm weather version of the chore coat, from J. Crew’s upgraded Wallace & Barnes workwear inspired line.
Dock short in stretch yarn-dyed plaid – $26.49 FINAL ($69.50) or organic cotton-nylon camouflage – $26.99 FINAL ($59.50)
And the plaid shorts are on sale too! Dock short summer is heating up. Really liking the camo option as well.
Cream. Not just for your coffee. One of the five suit colors that aren’t navy or charcoal to welcome back dressing well. Sold as suit separates so don’t forget the pants.
Unstructured Ludlow Slim-fit Portuguese cotton-linen Jacket & Matching Trouser – $119.98 FINAL ($336)
Probably the steal of the sale. Weddings. Long evenings on a nice patio with a drink in hand. Trips into the office (if you have an office). J. Crew’s unstructured cotton/linen suit separates are already a bit legendary, but to have one in a really handsome dark Navy/Black Glen Plaid, at this price, is a total steal. There’s just something about a dark suit in a lightweight summer fabric. It’s a bit mysterious, where as lighter shades like tan and traditional seersucker can lean… silly? Silly’s not bad. Especially in the summer. But this is more sexy. Still relaxed and summer appropriate though. Feel free to skip the tie and add a pocket square instead. Also shown at the top of the post. Sold as separates. Don’t forget the pants.
UPDATE: Dang it, most of the trousers sizes are now sold out. But plenty of jacket sizes left? It’d make for a great stand-alone lightweight sportcoat. $79.99 for just the jacket if that’s what you’re after at this point.
Lightweight sunfaded french terry jogger sweatpant – $27.49 FINAL ($79.50)
One of their bestsellers. Sunfaded everything with J. Crew, right? Although standing or laying around in the sun in sweatpants long enough to give them a “sunfaded” look sounds horrible. Lotta prickly ick going on. But they did that work for you! Without, y’know, having someone actually wearing the pants while they were sun faded. Hopefully.
Stretch Secret Wash cotton poplin shirt in print – $24.99 FINAL ($69.50)
If you’re kinda unsure of how to wear a floral print shirt (me too, although I have the Magnum look down), that right there is how to do it.
9″ stretch seersucker short – $31.49 FINAL ($69.50)
Super preppy. Mega preppy. So preppy that if you wore these with boat shoes and white polo, you might spontaneously acquire a trust fund, and lose any motivation to actually make your own name for yourself. Try them with sneakers and a t-shirt instead.
Stretch chambray chinos in 484 slim – $27.99 FINAL or 770 straight fit – $29.99 FINAL ($59.50)
Super versatile. Wear with everything from sneakers and a t-shirt, to a dress shirt and that navy/black glenplaid unstructured jacket. Four different shades to pick from here, including gray if blue chambray isn’t your thing. Also shown at the very top of the post.
Slim stretch Secret Wash shirt in navy gingham – $19.75 FINAL or Royal Gingham – $20.99 FINAL ($69.50)
As classic as it gets. The J. Crewiest of J. Crew shirts. And that’s not a bad thing.
Short-sleeve linen shirt in print – $21.49 FINAL ($79.50)
FLOWER POWER. Even the most pessimistic of us might be ready to embrace a little whimsey this summer, after the total sh*tbag of a year that preceded it.
White Stretch Chino Pants in 484 Slim or 770 Straight Fit – $34.99 FINAL ($79.50)
Aw I dunno if I can pull off white chinos Joe. Of course you can. Especially in a blazing hot summer like this one. Here’s how.
Stretch chino pants in 484 Slim or 770 Straight – $34.99 FINAL ($79.50)
Cotton shawl-collar sweater in stripe – $24.49 FINAL ($98)
Shawl collar and stripes. A nice summertime sweater if there ever was one (and sometimes you do need one).
Love the red and blue one. Not sure about the last one (“Fleur Batik Bleeder Madras”) Reminds me of a couch my grandparents had. Extra lightweight fabric here. For when it’s not just hot, but hot hot. Which, well. Okay, so, now.
Slim short-sleeve seersucker shirts – $31.49 FINAL ($69.50)
Pucker up people. It’s gonna get hot. And that’s when seersucker excels, with its pucker creating air channels that can help cool you off. Slim fit helps you look more style-forward, and less Tommy Bahama bloomy dad shirt.
Cashmere Striped Sweaters in Waffle or Plain Stitch – $49.99 FINAL ($178 – $138)
If you’re gonna throw a sweater in a weekender bag for a quick trip away, might as well be cashmere. Heavily discounted (final sale) cashmere.
Court Sneakers in Tan or Black – $49.99 FINAL ($148)
The white sneakers are still pegged at full price, but the tan or black are on sale for $99.99. Apply the code, and ta-da. Down to $50. Full review can be found here.
Lounge short in plaid – $19.99 FINAL ($59.50)
More lounge/dock style shorts. These are loud. But loud works when it’s well over 100 degrees.
Garment-dyed slub cotton hoodie – $19.99 FINAL ($59.50)
If a hoodie can be “beachy”, then these are those hoodies. Surf’s up, brah.
Cashmere jogger pant – $88.99 FINAL ($198)
Still can’t believe more than one brand made cashmere sweats. But here they are.
Chambray shirts are great… unless they’re super stiff and come with too many pockets. Then they’re not very versatile. This one doesn’t do that! It’s versatile! Wear it under a light summer sportcoat or a chore blazer.
They took your favorite winter shawl collar, merged it with a sweatshirt, and pumped it full of summertime vibes.
Cotton patch-pocket sweater-blazer – $75.49 FINAL ($168)
Chunky knit. “But how do you wear it?” That’s pretty much how you wear it, right there. With lightwash jeans or broken in chinos. With a t-shirt or polo. Don’t overthink it. It’s pretty casual. Just use it as a functional extra layer that happens to look pretty darn good.
Lightweight sunfaded french terry sweatshirt – $29.49 FINAL ($69.50)
That ivory option could see lots of use during the warmer seasons. Big fan of the pocket at the chest too.
Printed Linen Check – $12.49 FINAL or Cotton Liberty Print Pocket Square – $22.49 FINAL ($49.50)
Pretty much the perfect pocket squares for warmer weather ahead. Not some glossy silk thing. Linen and cotton here.
Ludlow suede tassel loafers – $118.99 FINAL ($298)
Final sale shoes are so risky. Especially loafers. No laces to cinch down a so-so fit if they’re slopping about. Want. But. Don’t buy these. Maybe.
Traditional seersucker is dandyish. Dark seersucker is dashing. Just depends on what you’re going for. Personally, go with dark. It can look really pretty darn terrific on a hot summer night.
Wallace & Barnes Copilot sunglasses – $19.99 FINAL ($79.50)
Another risk because if they look odd on your face, then you’re out twenty bucks. Because like almost everything else, they’re final sale. Interesting that they put these under the Wallace & Barnes line instead of the regular J. Crew name? W&B stuff can sometimes feel a bit more substantial in build quality.
NOT final sale… yet still on sale. Code won’t apply here but still worth a mention. One of J. Crew’s best sellers and for good reason. Wear it as a spring/summer light jacket. Wear it as a super casual sportcoat. Wear it with everything and take it everywhere. Big fan of the new “skylark blue” shown above. Got one for myself recently and while it’s more sack-style and not super tailored, I wear it all the time with everything. It’s a super easy, great looking layer to throw on early in the AM or later at night when it cools off a bit.
The J. Crew Extra 50% off final sale items code BESTSALE runs clear through July 5th.