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…
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.
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.