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Ideas on how to use this $150 Jos. Banks gift card

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jester87, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jester87

    Jester87 Well-Known Member

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    I received a $150 gift card to Jos. Banks, and need some input on what to use it on. I am thinking maybe a few shoe trees, but I need some new pants.

    Does anyone know anything about whether their pants are any good? What else might be acceptable quality?
     
  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    They're pants are ok nothing high quality but at less than $50 you can't really go wrong.
     
  3. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    Shoe trees are good options there, of course. You could also put it with some cash and pick up some AEs.

    Don't mess with the pants - they have an odd cut, and the seams don't hold up at all.

    In terms of other stuff you can get there at decent quality, I actually don't mind their shirts. I mostly buy BB non-iron shirts, but their non-iron shirts aren't bad in the tailored fit. I still have quite a few hanging around my closet that are among my favorites (small-timer that I am).

    I have gone from a closet full of JAB stuff to one with shirts and shoe trees only from there, just to give some perspective.
     
  4. Jester87

    Jester87 Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking about ordering a pair of AE's, but their selection is abysmal. I'm still losing a lot of weight, so shirts may be a good option while I'm in transition. Eventually I want to try one of the online custom tailored shirts (but thats for another thread)
     
  5. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    If you order AEs from them, don't forget to sign up for their "corporate membership" that gets you 15% or so off the price (This discount, to my knowledge, is why their selection sucks).

    As it relates to their shirts, the "tailored fit" (I believe its still called that) is similar to BB's slim fit - not terribly slim, but not the excessively large traditional fit. Depending on your weight loss status, that may be of interest to you.
     
  6. raggedsweater

    raggedsweater Active Member

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    If you buy shirts from JosBank, then wait until there's a promotion where the shirts sell for around $30. Never buy anything there at full price. Pay more than $30 for a shirt only if you don't have the time or patience to wait for a sale promotion. They have new sales every couple of days.

    Also - I just discovered that they recently started offering "slim fit" shirts, in addition to the tailored fit variety. The new slim fit shirts fit me better, but are still not quite slim enough. I'm not a skinny guy, either.

    Otherwise, I stick to shoes, belts or ties on sale. I don't like their pants.
     
  7. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    Good thread. Got $100 to there myself. Probably looking at shoe trees, belts or a few dress shirts. Their traveler shirts or stay cool shirts are pretty decent in the Tailored or Slim fit
     

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