The good folks at Criquet Shirts and Jack Donnelly are hosting a party this Thursday at the Doogallary in Atlanta. It’s better than a party at the Moontower. Music, booze, and bites to be provided. Be there or be square…
Sitting by the pool? Getting ready to head to the lake? Well, while this weekend provides excellent weather and general debauchery, it also provides some outstanding online sales. Take that Q1 bonus and put it to work, readers:
Brooks Brothers has about three sales going on during Memorial Day, but the two that should catch your attention are the 40% off Spring stuff and the new additions they’ve made to their clearance section (70% off).
J.Crew is doing a nice little 30% off your entire order, which includes the sale section. Good stuff for all your basics. I have a spring wedding coming up, and I am looking forward to hammering the Ludlow section…
Yoox is doing an extra 40% off all their summer styles. Good stuff that is seasonal appropriate.
Neiman Marcus is doing a big 40% off sale as well. Again, like most of the big box stores, they are going to have a ton of stuff. Check out the cashmere section…maybe not to wear right now, but you’ll be glad you pulled the trigger this Fall.
Bloomingdales is doing their Brown Bag sale…20-70% off. Seriously, this one is worth the look. It’ll fill quite a few gaps in your wardrobe.
Billy Reid just loaded up their sale section. Double monks. Sweatshirts. Dress shirts. Very good prices…
Steven Alan is doing 30% off your entire purchase this weekend. Big sales on some really nice stuff. They have upped their collaboration brands over the last year, so now is the time to take advantage.
Jack Spade is doing a kicker sale (save 20% on $150+, 25% on $250+, and 30% on $350+). Nice…they normally only put their sale section on ‘extra’ sale, but this applies to everything.
Any that I’ve missed? Leave me a comment below and I’ll update the list.
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Memorial Day weekend is upon us…since a large clip of commuters have taken PTO today, traffic should be light, or at least until it’s time to head out of town for the weekend. Memorial Day in our house is going to involve a lot of pool time and grilling with friends, all with a nod to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation. With that theme in mind, here’s how I plan on doing it:
From top left:
1. State Traditions Traditional America Visor: Extensive hours in the sun will require some sort of face protection. I have a friend who is a dermatologist, and she will insist.
You’ve probably gotten the communication from Peter Millar about their new Seaside collection. They released a collection of shirts that are a classic fit, and made with a broadcloth that is washable and supposedly easy to iron. Hey, I’m all for shirts that don’t need to go to the dry cleaners…ironing is pretty therapeutic for me. I usually keep a stack of ironing for Sunday afternoon, and actually look forward to it.
When the good folks at Peter Millar heard that I was heading down to Seaside for a long weekend, they sent me a shirt to get my opinion. They said wear it, beat it up, and tell us what you think. Now, my experience with Peter Millar shirts over the years has been hit or miss. I got a couple shirts years ago that didn’t really fit that well. So much so that they couldn’t keep their spot in the lineup. Well, over the last couple of seasons, they have really focused on their off-the-course apparel, and it is showing.
Here’s what I like about this shirt: first, the fit it spot on. While it is called ‘classic fit’, it is definitely NOT vanity sized. A medium is a medium…the chest fits, but isn’t tight. The sleeves are not blouse-y, instead they have a more fitted look and the cuffs hit at just the right spot. The fabric is great – it’s not pique, but instead a medium-weight broadcloth. I washed and ironed this shirt, and it took to the steam like a champ, sans starch.
The pastels in the Seaside collection are neutral enough to go with just about everything, without looking like an Easter egg. They did a good job incorporating navy with this purple and teal plaid, which gives it a more mature look, so it will great under a navy blazer or with a pair of lighter khakis. Whatever you do, avoid wearing socks when wearing one of these Seaside shirts.
To illustrate, here is my submission for America’s Next Top Model: