Deals and Steals for the Weekend - 7/25/2014
Hot damn, when I first started writing this up I didn’t think I was going to have much to share, but after a little digging I have a ton of great finds for y’all. First, our usual little spiel:
"Every weekend, check in on the blog for a collection of the best (read: my favorite) deals and steals on the interweb for some quality shopping over the weekend. Have any to add? Share them in the comments or shoot me an e-mail. Also, if you’re biting on any of these hooks, I’d love to hear about it!"
And here we go:
'Contemporary Collections' up to 90% off at Gilt:
First up, Gilt is running a bunch of non-brand-specific sales with pretty extreme discounts. Brands are wide-ranging, especially if you check out some of the other ‘collections.’ My method was to pick a sale, and then narrow it down by picking out the brands I knew I liked. Whatever your method, I recommend applying some filters, otherwise there’s just too much to see. Anyway, my favorites from this sale were mostly trousers from Gant (either Gant Rugger or Gant by Michael Bastian), like this pair in a very fine grey stripe:
Striped Cotton-Wool Pant | Gant by Michael Bastian via Gilt
I’m loving the cotton-wool blend on these bad boys - the 62% cotton will keep them light and cool, plus make care a bit easier, while the 38% wool will help them stay wrinkle-free and up the dressiness of the pair. Originally pretty damn pricey at $375, Gilt has these knocked all the way down to $79. Also catching my eye were these chinos with patch pockets ($49) and this rugby shirt with button-cuffs ($49), both from Gant as well. Other brands I checked out included Brooks Brothers, Ben Sherman, J.Press and more.
When it comes to shirts, though, Gilt has you covered in another umbrella sale:
Button-Ups Under $50 at Gilt:
Again, I filtered by brand to narrow things down. Of course, my favorite picks were the OCBD’s, with solid options from Grayers, Gitman, and Brooks Brothers, like this option in classic solid white from BB’s younger Red Fleece line:
Solid Oxford Sport Shirt | Brooks Brothers Red Fleece via Gilt
Crisp, white, and slim-fitting - what more needs to be said? Oh, maybe that it’s marked down from $70 to just $45. Sold.
If you’re looking for something a bit brighter and bolder, Brooks Brothers has you covered there as well with a bunch of options in very seasonal, madras-esque colors. Of course, my favorites are the popovers, and I have my eye on this number, clocking in at just $35 (originally $70):
Plaid Popover Sport Shirt | Brooks Brothers Red Fleece via Gilt
Like I said, very summery colors, and I’ve been hooked on popovers since picking one up from Frank & Oak a few months ago. Normally, pretty hard to find at affordable prices, so this is a steal worth checking out.
No-Show Socks from PACT:
Moving right along, the good folks at PACT have marked down a few sets of their no-show socks, which are my absolute favorites and a must-have for a stylish, sockless summer. I think they’re affordable at full price ($15 for a three-pair set), but discounted to $9, they’re too good to pass up. The two sets available on sale:
Campground Stripe No See Ums | PACT
Zig Zag Picnic Stripe No See Ums | PACT
Even if you aren’t a big fan of the colors/patterns, I still say check them out - the whole point, after all, is that you can’t see them, even in your low-cut loafers and boat shoes.
Up to 75% Off Online and In Stores at Gap:
As usual, my go-to at gap is the lived-in slim khaki, but I’ve hyped that enough so I picked out a few other options. First is a bit outside the box, but very on-trend with the latest reemergence of Hawaiian floral shirts. If you ask me, the trick to not looking like your weir uncle on vacation is to keep it to one color and avoid the huge, big-petaled, stereotypical Hawaiian flowers. This short sleeve shirt hits all the right notes - I even checked it out in-store the other day, and was pretty impressed:
Botanical Print Shirt | Gap
The big risk with shirting at Gap is that it can be hard to find slim enough cuts, but this is listed as a tailored fit, plus the casual nature means you won’t be wearing it tucked in anyway, which gives you a little more leeway as well. Originally $45, you can pick this up for just $27.
Next is a pair of skinny white jeans, which I actually just picked up a few weeks ago (see me in them on my Instagram here and here). Normally $70, this style is now just $46:
1969 Skinny Fit Jeans | Gap
Now, I’ll admit, I’m not positive this was the cut I got, so it might be worth stopping into a store to see if you need slim, skinny, etc., but they have a few different fits on sale so you should be good to go regardless. I think the white denim looks perfect paired with a dark blue chambray shirt and boat shoes - kinda nautical, preppy, and summery.
Alright, last from Gap. I saw this field jacket pop up on From Squalor To Baller (one of my newer blog finds that I’ve been kinda hooked on):
Fatigue Jacket | Gap
I’ve really been digging the military aesthetic lately, and the cut of this jacket is very classic M-65. At the same time, the navy color keeps it a bit out-of-the-ordinary, and for a guy like me who already rocks a ton of blue, will fit in very well with the rest of my wardrobe. At $70 (originally $98), it’s very reasonably priced as well.
Alright, it’s getting late so I’m gonna wrap this puppy up. However, there’s still plenty of sales, so here’s a list of honorable mentions:
30% Off Bonobos Sale: Thank the folks at Dappered for this one, they managed to score an early code for Bonobos’ upcoming discount. Link directs you to Dappered.
40% Off Final Sale Items at J.Crew: Plus free shipping if you break $100. As we’ve mentioned, they keep freshening up the selection, so take another look.
50% Off at The Knottery: Haven’t tested this one out myself, and I’m not sure how long it lasts, but supposedly code BURFDAY will get you half-off of these affordable, stylish and well-made ties.
Hugh and Crye Summer Sale: Damn, some really nice prices here. I have yet to try these guys out, but I hear awesome things, and this sale might be a great chance for a first buy. The question is, shirt or blazer? Shirts start at $39, and blazers at $149.
FRIDAY ONLY - Twitter Day at H&M: Never heard of this before, but apparently if you show a cashier that you follow H&M on Twitter, they’ll give you 25% off. Not a big fan of H&M quality, but they have a lot of fashion-forward items and can be a cheap way to test out recent trends.
Picking up anything good this weekend? Share in the comments on the main site!