10
Oct
putthison:

For $50 You Can Buy …
By going through this Gilt City sale, you can buy SWIMS galoshes for $50. That’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen them. You can also get some handsome hats for about the same price.
The deal is through Shrine Haberdashers, a store in Chicago that Jesse and I have recommended before. The Gilt City coupon is supposed to only be used in-store, but I talked to the owners and they said they would honor the voucher over the phone if a customer didn’t see the fine print. Nobody will be turned away.

I usually try to avoid reblogging PTO — not because they aren’t great, but I just as well assume everyone who reads my blog is definitely reading PTO — but I feel this is a really good deal.
I’m a fan of my pair of SWIMS and the folks at Shrine are extremely nice and helpful. If you don’t own a pair of overshoes, but you do own some nice pairs of leather-soled shoes you’d like to keep alive as long as possible, then definitely consider a $50 investment.
Be warned though: These aren’t going to fit over your bucks, might not fit over loafers and I’d be uncertain about some brogue boots.

putthison:

For $50 You Can Buy …

By going through this Gilt City sale, you can buy SWIMS galoshes for $50. That’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen them. You can also get some handsome hats for about the same price.

The deal is through Shrine Haberdashers, a store in Chicago that Jesse and I have recommended before. The Gilt City coupon is supposed to only be used in-store, but I talked to the owners and they said they would honor the voucher over the phone if a customer didn’t see the fine print. Nobody will be turned away.

I usually try to avoid reblogging PTO — not because they aren’t great, but I just as well assume everyone who reads my blog is definitely reading PTO — but I feel this is a really good deal.

I’m a fan of my pair of SWIMS and the folks at Shrine are extremely nice and helpful. If you don’t own a pair of overshoes, but you do own some nice pairs of leather-soled shoes you’d like to keep alive as long as possible, then definitely consider a $50 investment.

Be warned though: These aren’t going to fit over your bucks, might not fit over loafers and I’d be uncertain about some brogue boots.

04
Oct

Shrine Haberdashers on Gilt City Chicago

If you live in Chicago, then you might want to check out the Shrine Haberdashers Gilt City offer today. Shrine Haberdashers is a really neat shop on Oak Street downtown that carries an impressive amount of high-end mens accessories, like neckties from Drake’s London and umbrellas from Francesco Maglia (which are really amazing).

I’ve been in their shop before and their customer service is extremely friendly and helpful. And this Gilt City deal is pretty sweet: $50 for $100 of in-store credit.

A similar deal to this ran on Rue La La’s local Chicago site and I bought two such certificates (one for myself and one to use later to put toward a gift for either my brother or father).

For those of you who don’t live in Chicago and can’t take advantage of this deal, you can use the code #bowtietuesday (I’m not sure if it’s with or without the “#”) to get 15% off all of their bowties online.

(If you don’t have a Gilt City account, click here — and I get a referral fee, I think.)

ADDING: Tommy beat me to posting about this…

22
Sep

Ever been to Morris & Sons in Chicago? They have a sick GiltCity deal right now.

- Asked by Anonymous

Just saw that deal, too. Looks like a pretty good deal, although I have no idea what their prices are like. Sure, $160 for $400 worth of “full-priced” merchandise seems like a really good deal — unless they’re charging $200 for a single necktie, etc.

Looks like their website is down at the moment, but the Yelp site has some interesting reviews. Overall, they seem to carry some solid Italian brands, including Cucinelli.

I will say that as a Chicagoan, I’m really tempted to buy this. The one catch seems to be that you can’t use the deal on sale/discounted merchandise — only on the full retail prices. So, your mileage may vary.

22
Jul

Regarding: Mission Impossible: Suit, shirt, tie & shoes on $500 budget ... in less than a day

Great article, I think that is the way most people acquire their suits. They realize that they haven't worn their old one in years and have gained/lost weight, moved their stuff, moth holes, etc... and don't realize it until the last minute.

Do you know if those are the same suits that are always up on Gilt? I have always been curious, but not enough to pull the trigger and return it.

- Asked by williamstelmach

Thanks. I do agree that if you’re not dressing up every day, then you probably don’t know how that suit in the back of your closet fits. Worth doing every six months or so, or at the change of the season, to see how it fits and if you need alterations and/or a new suit.

I’m not entirely sure if they’re the same suit that ends up on Gilt, but I’d assume they might be. If you can make it to a Macy’s, then at least you could try them on and get an idea if you like them or not. Either way, Gilt’s non-final sale return policy is fairly decent now.

13
Jun
GiltManual’s “Impossibly Cool: 25 most follow-worthy Tumblrs” — I want to give a “thank you” to Jonathan Evans at GiltManual for including me on this list with some other really great bloggers. I totally didn’t expect this at all and it’s quite a shock. To be complimented not only on my style but also the content I’m posting definitely makes my day (heck, week, month!)

GiltManual’s “Impossibly Cool: 25 most follow-worthy Tumblrs” — I want to give a “thank you” to Jonathan Evans at GiltManual for including me on this list with some other really great bloggers. I totally didn’t expect this at all and it’s quite a shock. To be complimented not only on my style but also the content I’m posting definitely makes my day (heck, week, month!)

01
Apr

I sent the message that talked about the socks a few days back - I happened to check out Gilt today and lucky me, Happy Socks in the colors I was specifically looking for. Score one for the home team, especially because I get to use my $25 credit.

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/socks-356/product/57595269

- Asked by Anonymous

Good deal. Everyone might want to check out Gilt’s socks page, even if you’re not a fan of Happy Socks, as they have other offerings, too.

And if anyone still needs an invite to Gilt, just click here. (Disclosure, it’s a referral link and I think I get Gilt credit if you buy something.)

29
Mar

Gilt Chicago is hiring

Sadly, I don’t even remotely qualify, but maybe you do!

19
Jan
22
Nov
putthison:

tredicielupo:

because every stylish guy needs an easier way to carry their axe.
Gilt.

This whole fashion axe thing is totally out of control.  Pure insanity.  I’m all for rugged, outdoorsy clothing, particularly when it has the classic aesthetic values of the mid 20th century.  I love that shit. 
BUT AXES?  SERIOUSLY?  FUCKING AXES?

Reaching back into the Put This On archives to reblog this here, but I think I finally have a working theory on why the fashion axe exists:
It looks bad ass to hang up over your mantle and is completely decorative — until the moment it becomes a utilitarian necessity during the zombie apocalypse.
Also, during said zombie apocalypse, you’ll need to carry the axe on the go, so that’s where the sling comes in.
(Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of “The Walking Dead”.)

putthison:

tredicielupo:

because every stylish guy needs an easier way to carry their axe.

Gilt.

This whole fashion axe thing is totally out of control.  Pure insanity.  I’m all for rugged, outdoorsy clothing, particularly when it has the classic aesthetic values of the mid 20th century.  I love that shit. 


BUT AXES?  SERIOUSLY?  FUCKING AXES?

Reaching back into the Put This On archives to reblog this here, but I think I finally have a working theory on why the fashion axe exists:

It looks bad ass to hang up over your mantle and is completely decorative — until the moment it becomes a utilitarian necessity during the zombie apocalypse.

Also, during said zombie apocalypse, you’ll need to carry the axe on the go, so that’s where the sling comes in.

(Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of “The Walking Dead”.)

17
Sep

Gilt introduces their styleblog, 'MANual'

The name strikes me as being a bit too cute, but considering they’ve got Gay Talese contributing, it might be worth checking out.

(And, yeah, if you don’t have a Gilt invite yet, here you go.)

02
Sep
Gilt City Chicago is offering a deal from Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors today:
$1220: One style consultation and fitting to include six custom shirts, one custom blazer, and a pocket square. 
$2070: One style consultation and fitting to include one Super 120s custom  three-piece suit, four custom shirts, two custom blazers, and a pocket  square. 
I don’t have any experience with them, but they’ve got 7 reviews on Yelp giving them 4.5 stars (take that for what it’s worth). You can also check out their website.
If you don’t have a Gilt invite, click here to get one.
Anyone have any insight on this?

Gilt City Chicago is offering a deal from Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors today:

  • $1220: One style consultation and fitting to include six custom shirts, one custom blazer, and a pocket square.
  • $2070: One style consultation and fitting to include one Super 120s custom three-piece suit, four custom shirts, two custom blazers, and a pocket square.

I don’t have any experience with them, but they’ve got 7 reviews on Yelp giving them 4.5 stars (take that for what it’s worth). You can also check out their website.

If you don’t have a Gilt invite, click here to get one.

Anyone have any insight on this?

09
Aug
Happy Socks on Gilt today — My favorite fun socks are going to be featured on Gilt.com today. They’re being sold in packs of 3 for $19, which is about 33% off the regular price. The downside is that you don’t get to pick which three you get together in a pack.
If you don’t have a Gilt invite, then click here.

Happy Socks on Gilt todayMy favorite fun socks are going to be featured on Gilt.com today. They’re being sold in packs of 3 for $19, which is about 33% off the regular price. The downside is that you don’t get to pick which three you get together in a pack.

If you don’t have a Gilt invite, then click here.

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