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FINALSALE = Access to the just re-opened Suitsupply Outlet

WARNING: All sales are final here. No returns or exchanges. But… this is still kind of a big deal. For a few years the outlet was no more. Now? It opens consistently twice a year (for a winter and summer clearance). And it just relaunched, offering suits, jackets, shoes, and more at a fraction of the regular asking price.

But again, all sales are final. And some of the patterns and colors can be a bit off the beaten path. Tread carefully guys. A few quick picks are below, but know that size selection may vary greatly depending on style. And remember, this stuff can move fast. Real fast. Looks like its a mix of summer AND fall/winter stuff this year? Perhaps not as wide of a selection as past outlet openings, but still. And they’ve been known to restock 24-36 hours after it opens.

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The Thursday Handfuls are great, but what if Monday (or Tuesday) rolls around and there are a few sales that can’t wait til the weekend? You’ll find three of the best, with a few picks from each, to start the week below.

 

#1. Allen Edmonds: Factory 2nds Flash Sale

You guys know the drill. Huge savings, but a risk too, being that they’re still charging a $25 restocking fee for any returned through the mail Factory 2nds shoes. Factory 2nds = not good enough to sell as first quality at full retail. So expect some cosmetic defects. Still though… Liverpools for under $200? Chukkas for under $150? It’s tempting. But it’s a gamble. And if you’re out for dress oxfords, just a reminder that Nordy has the AE strand for $259. That’s just ten bucks more than a lot of the factory 2nds dress oxfords right now, and the Strand ships and returns for free. No silly $25 restocking fee.

 

#2. Bonobos: 200+ items added to their sale section + 15% off w/ SOLSTICE15

Not as drool-worthy as their 30% off site wide code from last week, but still. New items added to sale + you can stack that evergreen SOLSTICE15 code for an additional 15% off. Feels like a true clearance though. Sizes are scattered. I THINK all this stuff is final sale? It’s hard to tell with Bonobos sometimes.

 

#3. Banana Republic: $20 – $25 polos, 40% off select reg. price.

Two separate offers here which can’t be combined. And the bummer about the 40% off reg. price deal? Much of their core temp collection has been excluded. Bummer.

 

BONUS  Todd Snyder: Extra 25% off on-sale accessories w/ SALEDETAILS25

Todd Snyder is having a sale. Todd Snyder has accessories on sale. Todd Snyder is offering an extra 25% off those accessories, of which are already on sale, with the code SALEDETAILS25. The end.

 

BONUS II Nordstrom Anniversary is LIVE

Pretty sure you knew that already, but, just in case. Prices go back up on August 5th. Full picks can be found here.

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Men’s Style Picks 2019

NOTE: Today’s the day, but timing is a bit odd. We’re getting word that the sale goes live to the public at 12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM Pacific. We’re launching our picks/this post early so you can browse and get stuff in your cart if you so choose. We’ll update all via social when it’s live for the general public.

It’s one of the most anticipated sales of the year. Nordstrom doesn’t run many sale events. But when they do, they catch a lot of (deserved) attention. It’s not just their free shipping & free returns on everything policy… it’s what they carry, and what they’re willing to mark down to get your attention. Especially when it comes to their Anniversary Sale.

Unlike the half-yearly sales & seasonal clearances, which see in-season goods get marked down, the Anniversary Sale is mostly a preview of the upcoming season. Lots of fall goods or year-round stuff gets decent price cuts. And that’s a rarity in the retail sale game. Prices go back up on August 5th. This stuff can sell out sometimes too. So, know that. Here’s one interpretation of the best of the best for us guys:

 

Allen Edmonds Strand – $259.90 ($395)

Kicking off this post with solid proof as to why the Anniversary Sale is always worth paying attention to. Full review here. Last year these were on sale for $280. This year? $260. Twenty bucks less. That’ll do. $260 for first quality, ships and returns for free, USA made dress shoes? Not bad at all. Especially when they look like the Strand. Available in walnut (shown above) or black. Multiple widths available too. Not just the standard D width, although they have plenty of those as well.

 

Good Man Brand Made in Italy Edge Sneaker – $131.90 ($198)

Oh man, that navy heel tab on the tan leather option. Goodness. I really, really like Good Man Brand stuff. They seem to strike a perfect balance between modern and timeless, as well as high quality but not hyper-luxury pricing. These sneakers are Made in Italy, have leather uppers and are leather lined.

 

1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool Sport Coat – $199.90 ($299)

Looks to be a hopsack wool? And it’s from a Nordstrom house brand, so you can expect the quality to be pretty darn good for the price. A staple item that you’ll use again and again and again and, well, again.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Non-Iron Solid Dress Shirt – $35.90 ($49.50)

Lordy there are some terrible $35 dress shirts on the market, but these are NOT those shirts! Quite nice in fact. Trim but not skinny fit. And the light blue is a perfect shade of light blue. Great basics. Great price. Ships and returns for free like the rest.

 

adidas Gazelle Suede Sneakers – $59.90 ($79.95)

Oh man. Classic kicks in a gray suede colorway? Be still this humble affordable men’s style website editor’s heart. Also available in the classic black and white if that’s more of your thing.

 

Lightweight Puffer Jackets from Patagonia  – $148.90 ($199) or The North Face – $159.90 ($220)

These things have reached the level of “ubiquitous” in terms of basic outerwear. Doesn’t mean they won’t look good and you can’t save some serious cash on them. Multiple colors available for each.

 

Allen Edmonds Nomad Chelsea Boot – $229.90 ($345)

Hot dog those are something. Solid price for Made in the USA chelseas. Goodyear welted too, and can be resoled time and time again. Man, that suede is crying out to be worn with dark wash denim, or, a medium gray suit with some texture or subtle pattern to it.

 

1901 Ballard Slim Fit Stretch Chino Pants – $38.90 ($59.50)

From their younger leaning 1901 house brand, so, almost certainly a true slim fit. 97% cotton, 3% spandex with a 14″ leg opening. So yeah, should be pretty slim.

 

Nordstrom Men’s Shop “Remy” Monk Straps – $79.90 ($124.95)

Not bad for $125, and really good for the on sale $80 price point. Sleek. Oddly comfortable. Made in China but doesn’t look, feel, or smell cheap. A bit of subtle grip on the sole too, so you’ll stay upright on carpet/wet sidewalks. There is a chisel toe, so, traditionalists beware. A size 10.5 fit my normally 10.5D feet out of the box extremely well. Part of our annual best dress shoes under $200 list.

 

Herschel Canvas Duffle Bag – $59.90 ($90)

Tech canvas exterior with some snappy stripes and that super useful shoe pocket. Gym bag deluxe.

 

GREATS Royale Sneaker – $119.90 ($179)

Made in Italy sneakers from a brand that’s become a bit of a darling in the #menswear game for under $120? And they ship and return for free? That’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for you. Heck of a discount too. Sixty bucks off.

 

Ray Ban Justin Classic 54mm Sunglasses – $94.90 ($143)

Timeless wayfarers in a good-for-most faces 54mm size. I’m also liking that they’re made in a less than expected, but still subtle, “matte gray tortoise” shade.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Windowpane Stretch Wool Sport Coat – $299.90 ($450)

From their Jetsetter collection. A little more structure and lining, but still plenty of ease and stretch.

 

Allen Edmonds ‘Higgins Mill’ Plain Toe Boot- $259.90 ($395)

A criminally underappreciated and underpriced basic boot. Toe isn’t clunky in the least either. CXL leather uppers start to mold to your foot over time. Dainite sole helps with traction. Appears that these have a bit of a waxy finish/waxed flesh upper this year? Some will love it, some will not. It’s more matte/tougher looking/rock and roll in person.

 

Barbour Slim Fit Water Resistant Quilted Jacket – $133.90 ($199)

Basic, Barbour, Bombers. Very, very well reviewed. Nice to see the heritage brand making slim fit options.

 

Bonobos Summer Weight Slim Fit Stretch Chinos – $58.90 ($88)

In case you missed them on sale direct via Bonobos last week. Nordstrom doesn’t carry as many colors, but they still ship and return for free.

 

Good Man Brand Legend Lo Sneaker – $139.90 ($198)

And now some suedes from Good Man Brand. These sneakers are also Made in Italy, have calfskin suede uppers, and are lined in soft vachetta leather. Also available in red.

 

1901 Slub Stripe Long Sleeve Henley – $38.90 ($59.50)

From one of their younger leaning house brands. 59% cotton, 41% polyester. A basic, but since it’s Nordstrom, almost certainly a well executed basic

 

Nordstrom Slim Fit or Slim-Straight Fit Non-Iron Chinos – $59.90 ($89.50)

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Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Nordstrom: Anniversary Sale Begins Tomorrow, Fri. 7/18

Our preview can be found here. More picks coming tomorrow. Almost Nordy Anniversary Day. As a reminder, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike other sales. This isn’t old stock they can’t get rid of. This is mostly BRAND NEW stuff (all season as well as autumn specific) that’s just into Nordstrom. They heavily mark it down, and the free shipping / free returns policy still applies. One of the best (maybe THE best?) sales of the year. Head back our way very early tomorrow for a full rundown.

 

Spier & Mackay: 20% off All Suits w/ SUITS20

All of Spier’s suits are on sale. All of ’em. Not just the three quick picks above. It’s kinda the end of the season (and thus, why they’re starting to make room in their warehouse) so a lot of sizes are sold out for some of their suits, but not all. Still plenty available.

 

Gustin: New Deluxe Briefcases Pre-order – $349

Here’s an accurate reenactment of how I reacted to seeing those Made in the USA beauties come across my radar:

 

Because… look at them. Horween leather (even a CXL #8 option!), made in the USA, all the right details… Have mercy. Estimated ship date is September. Just in time for back to school.

 

JOMERS: Early Access to new Italian Fabric Short Sleeve Shirts – $32

These have quietly showed up on the Jomers site, and knowing Jomers, stuff sells out super quick when they send out notice to their customer base. Also, word is the last run of these sold out the same day they went live, so, if you’re looking to jump on the big-print short sleeve shirt train, now’s not a bad time. “Premium lightweight cotton sourced from Italy.” Made in India.

 

Banana Republic: Up to 75% off “Last Call Sale”

BR’s sale section is stacked right now. Yet, I think a lot of us are patiently waiting for the next extra 30% or 40% off code to roll along. Because that’s what BR has trained us to do overtime, no?

 

BONUS  J. Crew: Extra 50% off Sale Items w/ WHOA

Another sale section overflowing with end of season clearance. Heads up for final sale items though. No returns on that stuff.

 

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Huckberry Vintage Runner – $92.98 ($185)

Editor’s Note: These have been kicking around in clearance with all sizes available for a while now, and then… poof… sizes are down to just a few left at post time. Fingers crossed they do another run. If nothing else, this’ll be a nice look into what you get for the money in terms of Huckberry’s Italian made, exclusive, in-house casual shoes. (These reviewed runners as well as these trainers too?

Background

Retro is all the rage and the decade spanning the early ‘80s to early ‘90s is especially hot right now. From fashion to video games to blockbuster movies, everything from that period in time seems to be getting a modern refresh. With the huge popularity of shows like Stranger Things and This Is Us, we’re seeing a large influx of retro styled clothing hitting the shelves and that wave of nostalgia is hitting  home for some of us very hard. As a shoe nerd, I’m really digging the fresh batch of vintage minimalist sneakers, especially these from Huckberry.

Details:
  • Brand: Huckberry
  • Style: Sneaker
  • Construction: Bonwelted (glued)
  • Upper: Nylon, suede, and leather
  • Lining: Cotton “Terrycloth” and pig leather
  • Sole: Black Rubber “Trail” Sole
  • Details: Foam-backed leather insole, khaki laces, and a contrast heel
  • Origin: Made in Italy
  • Price: $185 USD ($92.98 on sale)
Ordering, Delivery, and Packaging:

This pair of Vintage Runners in Khaki was ordered on a Saturday and were delivered the next Saturday. The shoes arrived in a plain brown cardboard box with minimal stuffing and no extras of any kind. Very retro.

Back in MY day, there were no unboxing videos on the FaceTube! We got a box, and we felt lucky we got the box!”

First Impressions:

First things first, these are not actual running shoes. They’re too heavy and not supportive enough for those who actually enjoying running or jogging. These are fashion sneakers but surprisingly good ones at that.

Nice materials used. Leather, terrycloth, nylon, etc.

Style wise, they fit the retro sneaker aesthetic similarly to New Balance, Nike, Adidas, and Veja. Initially I thought that this khaki color would be hard to wear, but I’ve been easily pairing them with various earthy toned tees, polos, and short-sleeved button-down collar vacation shirts and olive and navy lightweight shorts.

Comfortable with socks or sockless. Insole is just fine. Not the best, not the worst.

The suede, leather, and nylon uppers are well constructed. The interior is mostly lined with plush cotton Terrycloth, which was surprising given that Huckberry’s website says it’s all leather. There is a thin leather strip running around the opening, too.

Good traction. Good looks. Good comfort.

Comfort is entirely subjective, but if you’re a “no socks in the Summer” kind of person, I’m happy to report that the Terrycloth lining is VERY comfortable on bare feet. The removable leather lined foam insole is okay – not as comfortable as Superfeet or Nike’s “Lunarlon” insoles – but they’re fine enough and get the job done without any complaints. The dense foam midsole and grippy rubber outsole give you plenty of cushioning and traction whether you’re running errands or standing in line for Space Mountain.

Fit and Sizing:

With the Huckberry Vintage Runners, you’ll want to choose a size closer to your Nike or Adidas size. For me, a 44 EU felt very similar to my Adidas Iniki Runners in 11 US. For sizing reference, I am a 10.5 D/E on a Brannock device and usually take a 10D in most dress shoes, including Alden’s Barrie last. I take a 10.5E in Allen Edmonds 65 last, as that last runs narrow and I have slightly high arches. I take an 11 in Adidas and Nike.

Sized in EU sizes. Take your normal athletic shoe size.
I normally take an 11 in sneakers, so 44 worked for me.

A Few Words on Quality:

Aside from one small missed stitch along the inner leather lining, both shoes were assembled very well. I failed to notice any other issues that would be a cause for concern fresh out of the box. I’m not a synthetic materials expert by any means, but I feel that the nylon panels should clean up pretty well and should last for years to come.

Nylon panels on the sides which run through the tops of the toes. True retro style.

Final Thoughts:

While they may not bring you as much joy as your old Lite Brite or Easy Bake Oven, these Vintage Runners from Huckberry are very comfortable for daily casual usage, are assembled well, and are definitely worth checking out, especially while they’re on sale.

About the Author: Adam Terry is Dappered’s resident shoe expert. He’s a thirtysomething Technical Trainer in the heating and manufacturing industry. He enjoys bourbon, boots, sneakers, and raw denim. He’s also a new dad!

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What are you going to wear? Sometimes it’s good to look at a few suggestions then add your own tweaks and ideas. That’s what these are for. It’s a summer night and you and your significant other want to let loose without getting fancy. This is the comfort zone for my wife and I – going out, without showing out. It’s a time to relax and refresh from a busy week, together. Maybe it includes dinner, maybe not. If it does, it’s somewhere laid back like a local bar-b-que joint, or for us a favorite sushi spot where it’s BYOB. This is a casual look that offers you some cool comfort and freedom to be spontaneous. One of our favorite summer date nights? The classic mini-golf and ice cream. Sixteen again, baby!

The Polo: BR Luxury Touch Slim Fit in Dark Grey – $25ish ($44.50) A standard, classic grey in a non-standard, gloriously soft cotton polo. Some of you have issues with shrinkage in the dryer. Simple solution for me: hang dry. Size shown above is a Large in slim fit on 5’7” 175 pounds.

The Watch: Orient Kamasu Diver in Blue – $280. Classic styling with day/date functionality and sapphire makes this a no-brainer at the price. Included in our dads & grads watch roundup earlier this year.

The Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 54mm Polarized Wayfarer in Lite Havana – $80. No idea how these are still in stock at this price. An incredible bargain. Full price is $180, so if you’re on the hunt for new shades, jump on these while you still can. You will be hard pressed to find a better deal. 

The Pants: Bonobos Lightweight Chino in French Navy – $66.30 w/ SOLSTICE15 ($78). Formerly called their “summer weight” chinos, now known as the “stretch lightweight” chino – though the URL still reads as “summer weight.” Go figure. Either case, an extra-breezy version of the beloved Bonobos chino. These are a true lightweight, and the change in name seems to have brought a $20 price drop when at full retail. Was just 30% off during their big site-wide sale. Now 15% with that evergreen code.

The Socks: Calibrate Merino Blend Sock in Bright Blue – $12.50. Not for everyone, but I like to have fun with my socks. Especially in the summer, bright colors add a playful touch and pair well with the attitude of the pattern on the braided belt.

The Belt: The Tie Bar Braided Zig-Zag Belt in Navy/White – $25. I’m a huge fan of braided belts for the summer. They’re lightweight and have endless customization in size, while adding some flash with fun patterns and bright colors. I’ve had one from The Tie Bar for 4+ years, so unexpectedly durable, too. A great buy even at full price.

The Shoes: Adidas Continental 80 White/Navy/Scarlet – $60 ($80). In-person review coming shortly on these. Leather quality appears to be a slight step up from Adidas’ own Stan Smith, and a few more layers provides added visual interest. Also available in a nice off-white version direct from Adidas.

About the Author: Jason P. is a Dappered devotee, having curated the majority of his wardrobe through the site. He is an enthusiast of wool sweaters, chino pants, and affordable automatic watches. In his free time, you can find him at his boxing gym or antiquing with his wife.

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SUPERFIT = 35% off full price & sale items (7/12 – 7/16)

I step away from the interwebz for like, an hour to go get a haircut, and this is what happens. Moral of this story: I am the Samson of style blogging. Never get a haircut. Ever.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS WEEK. And the Nordstrom Sale hasn’t even gone live to the general public yet. Just cardmembers. General public for that starts Friday. Are mid-year financial reports due or something? Why is everyone going nuts in retail now?

35% off until 6pm ET at Bonobos. No exclusions. Code now is SUPERFIT. Prices have been updated below. Big thanks to Jason, Manmeet, Brandon, Simon, and the rest who sent in tips!

Unconstructed Italian Hopsack Wool Sportcoats – $260 ($400)

I know that Bonobos was founded as a pants company, and their chinos and how they fit are their “thing.” But to me? These unconstructed, Italian hopsack wool sportcoats are the best thing they make. Period. And they make some mighty fine other things. Super airy but still 4-season appropriate Italian hopsack wool. It drapes great, it feels great, it breathes exceptionally well. And the barely-there construction ensures that you wear the sportcoat. The sportcoat doesn’t wear you. The Bee’s Knees and then some.

Lightweight Chinos – $50.70 ($78)

A competitor to the core temp from BR? I prefer the core temp, but I can see some guys who love the Bonobos fit preferring these. 62% Cotton, 24% Polyester, 12% Rayon, and 2% Spandex. These don’t feel like a tech chino. At all. Which is interesting considering the blend. Lightweight for sure. Tech? Not so much. Shown above is a size 34×30, athletic fit, Tahoe blue, on 5’10” / 200lbs. Twelve colors to pick from.

Bonobos Daily Grind Suits – $260 ($400)

Here’s why these almost certainly fused, 60% Wool, 40% Polyester suits are getting a mention. The fit. The Bonobos fit is tough to replicate. A lot of guys with either super slim OR super thick legs swear by it (and yes, even those of you somewhere in between). And $400, I’d say just get a Spier and Mackay. But here? At $280? I think that qualifies as a deal. Plus, these are sold as suit separates. So you’re not locked into some suit “drop” zone, and the pants come pre-hemmed. Perhaps you could even skip the tailor. 3 1/4″ lapels here. Side vents in the rear. They do say the jackets are slightly shorter. Fingers crossed they’re not chopped.

Jetsetter Stretch Wool Sportcoats – $260 – $292.50 ($400 – $450)

What’s the difference between these and the unconstructed Italian Wool Sportcoats? The lining. They’re either fully lined or butterfly lined in the back with a full lining up front. Still, terrific sportcoats and good for those who prefer a bit more structure (but still far from the hard shouldered stuff your Uncle Bill wore in the 80s). Just about all Italian wool with a bit of stretch thrown in, and some strategically placed interior pockets for quick access to travel documents.

Stretch Washed Chinos – $63.70 ($98)

I’d say these are the originals that built the Bonobos empire, but they aren’t. Bonobos has phased out their original, all cotton chinos, in favor of their stretch versions. Still though, these are the new flagship. And Bonobos was built on pants, and for good reason. Tons and tons and tons of colors to pick from, and more than a few fits to fit plenty of body types.

Unconstructed Italian Hopsack Wool blend Sportcoats in Patterns – $292.50 ($450)

For those that want a little pattern in their sportcoats, but still want the super unconstructed nature of what Bonobos offers with this model. Some are 99% wool / 1% spandex, some are wool / linen blends. Just depends on which pattern you’re after.

Lightweight Golf Pants – $63.70 ($98)

A Bonobos tech pant that doesn’t start north of $150? Be still. My heart. All poly/nylon blend here. So don’t be shocked if they “swish swish” when you walk.

Oxford Stretch Chino – $57.20 ($88)

A late arrival to the Bonobos stock shelves this year. Or at least that’s what it felt like when they finally showed up. But they’re back! Cool, crisp, oxford cloth cut and sewn into chinos with that Bonobos fit.

Unconstructed Italian Blazer in Wool/Cotton/Linen – $292.50 ($450)

A summerized version of their highly popular unconstructed blazers. I can see these easily being worn in cooler weather though. Also shown at the very top of the post.

Cotton Linen Long Sleeve Henley – $63.70 ($98)

One of those items that you balk at the full asking retail price, but then they go on sale (like now) and even though they’re still more than what you’re used to paying for, you give it a shot because of the free shipping and free returns. And it shows up and you like it. Maybe. There does appear to be some old cotton/linen henleys bouncing around in their sale section. Limited sizes there, but with the code those drop to $54.60.

Italian Knit Blazers – $182 – $260 ($350 – $400)

All hail the swazer! Or swacket. Or… you get the idea. This is the Bonobos take on the knit jacket/blazer thingy. All Italian fabrics here. Some are already on sale, and thus, you can double dip on savings with the discount code. Price depends on which color/pattern you decide on.

Linen Blend Trousers – $96.20 ($148)

Linen trousers can be tough to anchor firmly in the “Dressy” department. But these are. And I’m guessing it’s because of the blend: 55% Linen, 30% Polyester, 13% Viscose, 2% Spandex. Guessing that’s to help keep them from looking a little less wrinkled as the day goes on? Should keep you cool and summery though. Want more summer appropriate trousers? Head here for our list of styles/types of pants that should keep you cool, even though now it’s heating up.

Jetsetter Stretch Wool Blazer in Blue Windowpane  – $292.50 ($450)

That pattern. Awesome. Super airy Italian wool that, unlike their solid jetsetter blazers, is just butterfly lined in the back. Perfect for spring and summer, but that cool-blue with windowpane shade would look dynamite with jeans when it cools off too. Eye catching, but the simplicity and crisp squares keep it from getting loud.

Travel Jeans – $70.20 ($108)

One of the original, best selling pants from Bonobos. 98% cotton and 2% elastane.

Jetsetter Grey Windowpane Stretch Wool Suit Jacket & Pant – $336 FINAL ($600)

Here’s a reminder to take a stroll through the sale section. Because you might stumble across something like this. Made from Jetsetter wool (97% wool / 3% stretch) in an eye catching but not obnoxious pattern. It’s lined in Bemberg, has double vents in the rear, and is made for year-round wear. Now almost half off. I THINK it’s final sale though? So, tread carefully.

Stretch Wool Dress Pants – $128.70 ($198)

Stretch wools for the office crowd. 99% wool and 1% elastane for comfort. Plenty of colors and patterns to pick from. Some even on sale already, so you can still apply that 30% off for additional savings.

The 35% off code SUPERFIT expires at 6pm ET on 7/16, and then I think it’s back to 30% off everything w/ code FITSALE through the rest of the day. Works on full price as well as sale stuff

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Up to 50% off watches from Citizen, Bulova, Invicta, etc.

I have no idea why this was a slower roll out this year, but, I don’t believe these were live yesterday with the rest of the first Prime Day wave. But they’re live now! Not a large selection at all. Hardly. But some classics of the cheap-wrist-game genre all the same. Got a tip on something else that has made it into Amazon’s Prime Day Deals? Send those into: joe@dappered.com

Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Quartz Chrono BL5551-06L – $121.99

Is this the replacement for the old Titanium Quartz Chrono (BL5250-02L)? They’re awfully similar. Not exactly the same, but pretty close. Titanium case so it should wear light and easy, but still tough and rugged.

Citizen Canvas Strap Eco Drive Field BM8180-03E – $56.99

NOT some diameter monster (we’ll get to one of those below.) 37mm. Day and Date window. 100m water resistance. Classic field good looks.

Citizen BN0151-09L Promaster Professional Diver – $90.99

That’s a lot of watch for ninety bucks. Usually in the mid $100s to $200 if I’m not mistaken. NOT small. 48mm. But if you want a big-arse beater for the weekends that you can put to the limit, then here’s your watch. Eco-drive equipped. 200m water resistance. Tough.

Timex Brass Case Chrono – $37.30 ($53.30)

A favorite. Nice and substantial. Not rickety like some cheap timex watches.

Invicta Pro Diver Quartz 38mm in Blue or Black – $30ish

You could do a lot worse for $32. Japanese quartz. 38mm in diameter, so, more classically size (read: smaller) than most other divers. Would look terrific on a nato strap.

Invicta Pro Automatic – $56.49

And the highlight. Usually around $85 (already a deal at that price) and now down to $56 for Prime Day. Secret Agent looks on a cubical worker’s budget. Good feel and solid, 200m water resistance too. Nice stainless steel band and case. Automatic movement. Exhibition case back. 40mm case dial hits the sweet spot for most. Also looks great on a rubber/silicone or leather strap. High end Swiss watch makers? They should subsidize Invicta’s production of this particular watch. This son-of-a-gun is a gateway drug if there ever was one.

And that’s it. I think. Send any additional tips to joe@dappered.com. Want more Prime Day? Head here for yesterday’s full picks.

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Chinos, Chukkas, and a Polo is our ongoing series out to prove the benefits of this simple combination during the warmer months. There’s a million ways to do it, the benefits are numerous and significant, and it can be executed at all levels of style budgets. Head here for a further explanation of why this combo works, and click here for the growing archive. Got a suggestion for Chinos, Chukkas, & a Polo? Send those into joe@dappered.com.

The Polo: GapFit Breathe Pique Polo Shirt – $24 w/ SUNNY ($39.95). Skip the cotton polos when it’s 100 degrees. They’ll never dry out. Instead, go for a tech fabric that looks clean and mean (meaning, no sportswear logos or goofy patterns). 77% Polyester, 18% Lyocell, 5% Spandex and built to be super breathable and lightweight. Straight fit.

The Chinos: EXPRESS Slim 365 Comfort Stretch+ Chino – $47.94 ($79.90). A competitor to the BR core temp? Cotton/Polyester/Spandex blend. Efforting an in person. Currently 40% off.

The Chukkas: Nordstrom Alton Chukka Boot – $79.90 ($124.95). Part of their huge Anniversary Sale, which goes live to the general public on Friday. We’ll have full picks then, don’t worry. But what are the chukkas at the top of the post? They’re sadly discontinued. Wolverine (not 1000 milers, just regular ol’ Wolverine) Marco Chukkas. Made in Portugal. Want to take a risk on something CHEAP? Try these Joseph Abboud chukkas at Nordy Rack. Forty bucks!

The Sunglasses: Warby Parker Ellison – $95. An investment, but these things nail the modern yet retro blend.

The Watch: Orient Ray II Automatic – $137.50One of the best bang-for-the-buck divers on the market. Waterproof, and therefor, sweat proof. Don’t like the reflection you get when wearing a stainless band in the bright sun? Swap it out for a NATO strap.

The Belt: Banana Republic Stretch-Web Buckle Belt in Navy – $12.99 ($54.50). Wait, how much? Perfect. Adds a little color to the otherwise gray-scale outfit.

The Briefcase: Tumi Bravo Aviano Slim Briefcase – $263.90 ($395). Another Anniversary Sale Pick. Perhaps we’re taking the monochrome thing a bit too far here. Nice case though. Over $100 off. Ships and returns for free.

The Underwear: Ex Officio Give-N-Go Breathable Brief in Charcoal – $15. Underwear of choice when it’s swamp-crotch weather. These breathe, wick, and dry quickly.

The Socks: Made in the USA Mixed Stripe Merino Cool Dress Socks – $14.97 ($19.50). On clearance at Allen Edmonds. Might as well throw a little bit of “loud” in there.

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J. Crew Tech Shorts in 7″, 9″ or 10.5″ – $19.50 ($69.50)

Super lightweight. Breathable. No scrunchy elastic waistband. Yes, they “swish swish” because they’re all synthetic, but you wear them once and you’ll be hard pressed to go back to a standard cotton short in severe heat and humidity. And now they’re under twenty bucks.

Usually these things go for around $40 when 40% off. At least, that’s what I’ve paid for each of my four pairs. And now they’re TWENTY bucks, because everyone is trying to jump on the freight train that is Amazon Prime Day.

These were a super late addition to yesterday’s Tripod, so, chances are you missed it. They’re part of J. Crew’s very limited selection of “Prime Time”  deals. Nice name for the promotion J. Crew. At least they’ve got their tongue firmly planted in cheek there.

Size shown up top is the 9″ inseam option with a 34 waist on 5’10” / 200, and to be honest, they feel a little big around the middle. A 33 would fit me better there, so, they might run a touch big. But they still look good and overall, feel terrific in the heat.

J. Crew’s “Prime Time” deals end today, 7/16/19.

Polo is a $15 athletic fit Amazon Essentials tech polo. Size medium. If you care.

That’s all. Carry on.

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