It’s On Sale: J Press Grenadines
J Press has been having a 25%-off sale for a while now, but they just put up a new four-day “flash sale” code. Get an extra 10% off by punching in EXTRA10 at checkout. The code works on a number of items, including the grenadine neckties you see here.
The shipping charge is about $ 15, which negates some of the savings. For comparison, know that Drake’s and EG Cappelli grenadines run between $ 125 to $ 150 at full retail, but sometimes can be had for about $ 90 on sale. More affordably, Sam Hober’s are $ 80, Kent Wang’s are $ 75, Knottery’s are $ 55, and Chipp2’s are $ 49.50. The last four almost never go on sale, so you should expect the full price to be standard.
It’s On Sale: Superga Shoes
Oi Polloi is having a 20% off sale on Superga sneakers. The 1705 model, which you see above, is my favorite, but hard to find on discount (and near impossible to find in the US). Once you account for the sale, VAT exclusion, and shipping, these come out to $ 59. I recommend sizing up (I’m regularly an 8UK, but take a 9UK in the 1705).
Superga’s most popular mode, the 2705, is also part of the sale, though some of those are easier to find in the US for less.
Two Closeout Sales
Two stores are having closeout sales at the moment, both with pretty good deals.
The first is at Pockets Menswear in Dallas, Texas. The owner is retiring, so everything in the store must go. Things at this point are discounted about 75% off. Nelson there tells me they have
- Zegna shirts for about $ 120 (sizes 15.5 through 17, and medium through extra-large)
- A few Incotex pants for about $ 70 (sizes 32 through 34 waist)
- A couple of Boglioli sport coats for about $ 500 (sizes 44 and 46 in US sizing)
- Lots and lots of ties from brands such as Luciano Barbera, Zegna, Nicky, Seaward & Stern, and Altea. There’s also a couple of E. Marinellas left, but not many. Prices for these are about $ 45. For ease of ordering, I’ve included ten photos of some of their inventory. When you call, you can tell them something like “I want the brown tie on the left hand side of picture 8” (or something like that). Note, in pictures 1 and 3, those are mostly wool knits, but there are some in silk.
When you call, ask for Nelson. He’s familiar with Put This On and the photos above, so he’ll be able to sort you out. Their phone number is (214) 368-1167. Nelson said it’s fine to call today and next week, but ideally not over the weekend, as they get super busy then.
The second sale is at Independence in Chicago. They’re selling off all of their Swims Premium Classic galoshes and pricing them at $ 60. Colors available include orange and black. Again, you have to call in the order, however (the number is 312.675.2105). Ask for Timothy.
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Friend of the blog Giuseppe of An Affordable Wardrobe is having a 20% off sale at his online shop, where he’s placed several vintage finds for you to buy at an extremely discounted price. Oh, he also has plush Polo bears for sale, too. Just use code WINTERSALE and receive your discount through the end of Sunday.
It’s On Sale: Bill’s Khakis
RueLaLa is having their final sale today that includes Bill’s Khakis, putting this pair of their “Model 3” Cramerton twill chinos at $ 59.90. The same chinos typically retail at $ 175.
ADDING: Jesse informs me that a better deal can be had on Bill’s Khakis at Sierra Trading Post right now. Click here to “like” Sierra Trading Post on Facebook and activate a 40% off coupon. Then visit STP to see the selection of Bill’s Khakis. The coupon expires at midnight MST.
You can also see sales featuring items from Kiton, Luciano Barbera, Brunello Cucinelli and Turnbull & Asser. If you don’t have an invite to RueLaLa you can use our invite here.
The Wool Herringbone
I remember having this mid-grey, wool herringbone tie by Thom Browne when I was in my mid-20s. It was lightly lined, untipped, and featured handrolled edges. I wore it with everything back then – brown tweeds, navy sport coats, and a charcoal double windowpane jacket that I inherited from my father. It was one of my favorite ties, until it got ruined in a greasy lunch accident.
Wool herringbones ties are still some of my favorites, especially for winter. Wool has the advantage of reflecting the season’s mood, just like how cotton and linen do for summer. Solid wool ties with a slight mottling to them, like these from Drake’s, are very versatile, but if you just want a bit more pattern, try herringbones. They’re good for when you’re not sure whether to go for something solid/ semi-solid, or a straight-out pattern, such as a rep stripe. This is helpful if you, like me, enjoy dressing well, but don’t want to spend too much time in the morning trying to figure what can be worn with what. Depending on the scale of the herringbone, these can be successfully paired with almost any kind of shirt and winter sport coat you can think of (barring except maybe a herringbone coat that looks too similar). Just stick with something mid-scale: a slightly noticeable pattern, but not so large that it could compete with other elements in your ensemble.
The three best places I know of to buy one (at the moment) are Drake’s, E&G Cappelli, and Marshall Anthony. The first two makers are pretty well known, but the last is a bit of a newcomer to the neckwear industry. I thought they made pretty nice ties when I first reviewed them, but they’ve come even further in their quality over this past year.
The color selection for Drake’s wool herringbone ties is a bit limited on their website, but you can find more options through A Suitable Wardrobe. Linkson Jack also sells some E&G Cappellis at slightly lower prices if you don’t need something custom. For something more affordable, try Mountain & Sackett. They do pretty good end-of-the-season sales, though not all of their stock is always included.
Pictured above: First tie by E&G Cappelli for Napolisumisura; second and third by E&G Cappelli; last by Marshall Anthony.
It’s On Sale: Kelty Vintage Backpacks
Huckberry is having another sale on Kelty Vintage backpacks. These aren’t real vintage backpacks, they’re new designs inspired by vintage pieces in Kelty’s archives. Still, I think some of them look really nice. I especially like the Mockingbird model you see above, which is on sale for $ 89 right now. You can read my review of it here.
If you’re not a member of Huckberry, you can use my invite. New members also get a $ 5 discount off their first order, which brings this to $ 84.
I love that I was following you on Tumblr and Instagram before I discovered The Significant Other or that you were behind it. Reading the blog for the first time today, I really enjoyed it and look forward to more. If you’d like, have a glance at my blog on WordPress (genteelflair). By the way, I hope you’re having a great day.
Thank man! Glad you like the blog. It’s been hard to keep up with it lately but notes like this make me feel motivated to write more often
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Stop posting pictures of food and the same damn cup of coffee over and over again! You know the popularity of your blog was based off your posts on style forums. Do you care about your followers at all?! You are uploading pictures daily for US to see!
Style is relative – forums are not where it’s at, getting out there & living is where it’s all about.
Interestingly I have only participated in ONE style forum & that was over 2 years ago..