It’s On Sales: Warm-Weather Shoes

Bloomingdale’s is having their Friends & Family Sale right now, where you can get 20% off almost all items with code FRIENDS. It’s worth looking over their Polo Ralph Lauren, Billy Reid, Barbour and other sections, but I thought I’d point out two somewhat cheap warm-weather casual shoe options. 

This pair of boat shoes from Sperry Top-Sider comes to $68 with the discount (down from $85). I bought a pair of these several years ago and they lasted me about two summers of constant, near-daily wear. The sole is pretty much destroyed at this point at the heel, but it has yet to come unstitched and the leather laces haven’t broken. I’ve been pretty pleased with the value I extracted from them. 

And I would also check out the Tretorn Nylite, now $52 down from $65. I bought a pair last year on clearance in white and wore them this weekend during the warmer weather — sockless, of course. The cushioning is insanely comfortable and the shoe is very light to wear. They look great with casual chinos and a polo or rugby. 

Sale ends Sunday, April 7.


Brooks Brothers and Bloomingdale’s Mid-Season Sales

Brooks Brothers and Bloomingdale’s have started their mid-season sales.

At Brooks Brothers, you can take 25% off your total purchase with the code FNFBB1. This applies to sale items, which gives you the following deals:

The stock on Bloomingdale’s website is fairly lackluster, but most Bloomingdale’s I know of have decent in-store selections. The San Francisco location, for example, carries designer brands such as A.P.C. and Gant Rugger, as well as a special section for Polo Ralph Lauren. Almost all regularly priced merchandise is discounted 20-30%, and you can take off another 15% if you use your Bloomingdale’s card. 

Bloomingdale’s Sale

Bloomingdale’s is having a big sale starting tomorrow, May 11th, and it will go until Sunday, May 15th. Discounts will be between 25% and 40%. I don’t know what the designer menswear scene is like in your town, but in San Francisco, it’s surprisingly one of the better stores. The SF location carries labels such as APC, Gant Rugger, Michael Bastian, Engineered Garments, Woolrich, Moncler, Billy Reid, and Tom Ford. 

Check out your local Bloomingdales to see if anything strikes you. I stopped by mine this past weekend and saw some great madras shorts by Gant Rugger and some interesting rainwear by Noodle Park

Lastly, note that Polo Ralph Lauren stores can often be found within Bloomingdale’s. Thus, if you missed the recent sale at Ralph Lauren, here’s another chance to get some cheap Polo.