@dappercanadian & @CutandSew, I've sent you a PM.
I'm curious if any of the Corthays went on sale. (I highly doubt it.) Has anybody taken a gander at the shoe section lately?
Originally Posted by akoustas
I've been roaming the Saks sale for a couple of weeks now (I work across the street). There are a few items that could be of interest in the Menswear section but they are certainly for a particular taste. There's a chance you may come across something you love but the selection is limited. I wouldn't get too excited about finding a staple suit or something like that.
There are some nice shirts on sale and I did get a Charvet tie (non-pull) for $120 before the latest mark-down. Footwear is mixed. Not a ton apart from some pretty old manish Ferrangamo loafers as far as more formal stuff goes. The sneakers are obviously the more colourful and fashion forward selections.
The streetwear section probably had some better stuff before being picked over by the UofT millionaires. The racks are pretty full though so you may find something!
I always thought the shoe section was alright, especially on the streetwear side. For those looking for quality dress shoes, it's pretty much only Corthay, Ermenegildo Zegna, the most expensive Salvatore Ferragamos and the two most expensive Prada shoes.
Regarding the last sentence: I'd say that's accurate. Because of that, I would advise those who are into high-end designer brands and wear small(er) sized clothing not to wait for sales if you want it badly enough and will regret it if you don't get it. This is especially the case with streetwear shoes. Granted, restocks sometimes happen but one shouldn't count on that.
Originally Posted by dappercanadian
So it's safe to assume there are no Isaia suits in solid navy or charcoal then?
No charcoal from what I remember. There were some different blues but I don't remember if there was anything in any shade of solid blue.
Originally Posted by hrv123
I later went to harry rosen to see if the competition had forced them to become more competitive with their pricing. As I expected, still the same wildly overpriced merchandise.
Here's hoping Saks sticks around and changes the menswear landscape in Canada. Hopefully Nordstrom has a similar effect.
Nordstrom is my last hope for size 36S/38S Eidos OTR. Don't fail me now!
But who am I kidding, that's likely not going to happen.
Originally Posted by hrv123
Yea they were an unadvertised markdown. Regular $495. All in was $80 with tax in staple colours and normal sizes (32-36). Picked up a few for myself, my dad and brother.
Not sure about sizing of the zegna and isaia suits. They definitely had 40/50-54/54 but not sure about 36/46. Had a charcoal zegna with overcheck going for $550.
If you go, ask them to scan the tag because the item might be on steeper sale than is advertised.
Saks didn't bring in any size 36/46 suits or jackets from Isaia or Corneliani. There were one or two Ermenegildo Zegna suits in 36/46 but one of them was black.
There aren't enough of us in the 36 range for most of these stores to justify carrying them.