I've been in the market for a summer suit. Since it was more of a want than a need, I decided to wait toward the second half of the summer to get it, so I could get it on sale. I'm starting to look around to see what's on sale and what are the best options. I've been looking at the J. Crew Aldridge and a few of the Brooks Brothers ones. Any recommendations? The use will be future weddings, general dress for work and other occassions where I want to go further than the typical pants, shirt, tie combination. Thanks
J.Crew is having an extra 30% off their Final Sale items right now (code: LOVEIT). Here’s a few items that may be of interest:
Cotton-twill briefcase: Comes to around $70, for those of you who want a cheaper alternative to the Filson. Not sure if this is waterproof though.
Bowery wool classic-fit pants: Also around $70, in dark charcoal and lighter grey (above). I have a pair of these, and you should plan to get them tapered at a tailor. Depending on your price range, these could be worthwhile.
Baracuta G9 harrington jacket: At about $160, this is a rather low price to get an original Baracuta. I thought about getting one, but some research showed that these jackets aren’t kind to people of narrower torsos that also have longer arms (if anyone’s had a different experience, please let me know).
Lands’ End: ENDS TODAY. 30 percent off of everything, including overstocks and Lands’ End Canvas. Code: LESHARE30 PIN: 7785.
J. Press: Ends Nov. 25. Up to 25 percent off. Code: PSNOV10. (Via)
Endless: Ends Nov. 17. 25 percent off of all boots. No code. (Via)
J. Crew: Ends Nov. 18. Extra 30 percent off discount sale items. Code: JCREW.
Continuing my preparation for fall, I took another pair of trousers to the tailor: the J. Crew Bowery Wool Classic Fit Pants.
The classic fit doesn’t have a terrible fit by any means. The leg opening is just fine, it tapers quite well, but the problem comes at the seat of the pants (as others have griped about elsewhere). One $25 trip later and it fits snug and the hips are a bit narrower.
As for the pants themselves, they’re not a bad deal for the price (hoovering right now around $100+ tax and shipping. They’re half-lined to the knee and are dang comfortable.
It’s worth noting though that if you’re spending $125+ (cost plus tailoring) that you might want to consider going for a pair from Howard Yount (prices average around $160). The fit is perfect (waists are true-to-size, FYI), the material is top notch and they’re made in Italy.