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When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, May 12, 2011.

  1. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Well-Known Member

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    I live in Rhode Island
     
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    Hi Mr Engineer! I got this jacket a few weeks ago … still deciding if I'm going to keep it. I'm in Southern California, so out here it would make a decent 3-4 season jacket. The jacket isn't super lightweight. Its got a dense weave … sorta hopsacky, but not very see through. It's 3/8 lined, but the sleeve lining feels heavy and will wear warm on a hot day. I like it a lot, but there are a few things that irk me: Having a ticket pocket is weird. The cut is nice, but the lining and weight makes it less of a true summer jacket … anything over 75°F - 80°F, I think will feel way too hot. The smoke mother of plastic buttons look good, but I'd consider replacing them if I was going to wear it in fall/winter. Layering shouldn't be a problem for cooler weather. All in all it's a nice SC, but I'm not sure it's something I need in my wardrobe. Cheers!
     
  3. Mr Engineer

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    I currently don't own a navy blue SC and this is the only one I can find withen my $500 dollar budget(open to recommendations). Do you wear this SC with a standard tie width or a skinny tie(less than 3") tie based on the lapels of this SC?
     
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    Get an epaulet one for a tiny bit more
     
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    Regent coats should look fine with a 3.5" tie or less.
     
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    All my ties are 3" to 3.25" and IMO work well with the Regent and Fitz. I wouldn't go any wider and don't like the look of anything skinnier.

    I second Stevent's recommendation. Epaulet is a great option. The Caine Navy Hopsack would be my choice if fit me off the rack. It's got a nice material. Great lightweight 3/8 lining and excellent construction. Great QPR for $650. I would have gone made to order on this, but I really wanted a super lightweight blazer. I ended up pulling the trigger on the Howard Yount Summer Blazer ($549). It's definitely more of a summer blazer and the VBC fabric is awesome. I wore it yesterday and it was in the 80's and I didn't break a sweat. Highly recommended, but definitely not for year around in RI.


    +1. I ordered a stock Napoli Hopsack, very nice, but had to return cause it was a bit big and a bit heavier material than I was looking for. I'll have to MTO next time, but instead of the Napoli I'm going to do a Caine and in a more "fun" fabric. EP is great!
     
  7. TM79

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    There won't ever be such a thing as a proper year round jacket in RI unless you want to sweat your ass off in July or shiver in January.

    Epaulet/Southwick is indeed better than this Regent and only $150 higher - a well spent $150.

    I also own a navy hopsack and it's simply too hot for summer months.
     
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    Any one know when the next online clearance deduction sale will be?
     
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    Says made in Italy, what Italian maker does the shoes for BB?
     
  11. jrd617

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    I feel like the only MC wear worth buying at Brooks Brothers now are pants and select pair of shoes (Peal, which are overpriced compared to regular C&J and AS)

    Shirts, especially button downs, aren't worth it: get Kamakura instead.
    Suits and SC's - go to Suit Supply for slimmer,darted ones
    Ties, Belts, Socks: meh, better deals elsewhere
     
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  12. Mr Engineer

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    I agree with you 100%. I plan on ordering a couple Kamakura shirts soon.They have great quality spread collar and cutaway collars at a solid price.Brooks brother cutaway shirts are highly priced.

    Suit Supply is my go to SC and suit website.Great quality for the price and super fast delivery. I can't find a place that has more variety in SC and suits then Suit Supply

    The rest I always get elsewhere
     
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    I am curious why you think Peal are overpriced compared to regular C&J. The ones I have seen are the same price as C&J benchgrade, yet most seem to think the Peals made by C&J fall somewhere in between bench grade and hand grade.
     
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    They reduce clearance items down to 60% for a couple of days, at least they did last year.

    I'm looking at some chinos currently in their clearance section, a little too high still at $88...
     
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    I have a Kamakura slim fit in a pattern and the darts in the back are a bit odd, especially for wearing without a jacket. Great quality but just wanted to point that out. May be less of an issue on a white OCBD.
     
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    Is there any schedule to the 60% reduction?
     
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    It seems to happen more frequently on Saturdays.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  20. Winston S.

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    This might be of interest in our discussions regarding Supima cotton.

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    The fact that it does not say made from imported fabric might mean the fabric was made in the US then transported to Malaysia for construction.
     
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