Tomorrow Only: 30% off Regularly-Priced Brooks Brothers Merchandise for Corporate Members
For one day only on Wednesday May 22nd, Brooks Brothers is doubling the standard Corporate Membership discount to 30%.
If you don’t have corporate membership, you can get one for free by going to this page and entering the following enrollment information:
Organizational ID #: 38801
Organizational Enrollment PIN #: 27789
You should get an email with your member number almost immediately, good for the sale tomorrow, and have a membership card mailed out to you in a few days that you can use in-store.
Unfortunately, the discount doesn’t apply to sale merchandise, but it should apply to their everyday “3 for $225” deal on oxfords, such as the Extra-Slim Fit classic cotton striped OCBD pictured above.
Brooks Brothers ESF oxfords are mainstays in my own wardrobe—I own three in solid blue and one in university-striped navy. I actually wish I’d gone with the reverse (three striped, one solid), since I think the lighter appearance of the striped shirts looks better against my darker complexion.
Stacking the 30% Corporate Membership discount with the “3 for $225” deal brings the per shirt price to $52.50, which is not bad, given the sturdy oxford cloth, decent collar roll, and “Made in the USA” provenance. I recommend ordering an inch longer than your normal sleeve length, since the sleeves shrink considerably after a first wash.
Nelson at Pockets Menswear hooked my brother up with these beautiful Gravati wingtips at a steep discount as part of the Pockets closeout sale (mentioned two weeks ago by PTO). Check out the gnarly lacing.
My brother tells me that Nelson exemplified friendly and thoughtful customer service. There are still shoes on sale, but sizing is very limited, so I recommend giving Nelson a call at (214) 368-1167 to see what’s still in stock.
This isn’t the last you’ll hear of great things from Nelson, so be sure to follow him at The Unbuttoned Life.
Thanks for the question.
Since they’re asking you to dress sharp, I’ll assume it’s a typical office job. Ideally, you should wear a suit in navy or charcoal grey, with a light-colored shirt, dark tie (solid or a subdued pattern), and dark shoes.
If you don’t own a suit, wear the same shirt, tie, and shoes, substitute a blazer for the suit jacket and grey or khaki trousers for the suit pants.
If you don’t own a blazer, you’ll get by wearing the above outfit without one. Make sure shirt and tie are crisply ironed.
If you don’t own a light-colored shirt, dark tie, or dark dress shoes, wear the best substitute you own.
Whatever you do over the next 24 hours, don’t spend too much time thinking about what you’re going to wear, and definitely don’t go shopping for any clothes you think you might need for the interview. That time is far better spent focusing on what matters to the employer, anticipating what questions they’ll ask, and practicing your responses so that you can deliver them crisply, succinctly, and without hesitation.
Watch the interview scene from The Pursuit of Happyness. While what you wear matters, it’s far more important to demonstrate honesty, integrity, punctuality, reliability, and resourcefulness.
Hey Aliotsy, no question, just a thank you on the Della Ciana recommendation. I had to go through your link to access the sweaters because I couldn't find it through a Yoox search. But damn, I'm blown away with the quality. I bought two for next fall. They're a nice mix between a merino and lambswool weight-wise, and the fit is outstanding. Good looks.
Finally The Museum Calf MTO group buy delivered!
102480 - Punched cap toe Oxford - Dark Brown Museum Calf - Olfe last - Purple calf Lining
Thank you guys for your support. We really hope you’ll enjoy wearing them!
Had a chance to go in on these, but bowed out to direct the funds toward my Peal & Co. shell cordovan boots. Pretty sure that was the right choice, but I won’t pretend that I don’t have some regrets.
My wife and I just got back from a relaxing 24-hour getaway to the Sonoma Valley, for what we described as a “Birthday-Birthday-Babymoon-Anniversary” Trip. It was my way to make up for not really getting a chance to celebrate her birthday (in November), celebrating my birthday (today!), getting a break in before the birth of our second child, and celebrating our 5th anniversary a few months early since it falls within days of said second child’s due date (late July). Phew.
We packed light—a single duffel for both of us—and I used the opportunity to road test two pairs of pants I received courtesy of Khaki’s of Carmel. Part of an in-house line developed by owner Jim Ockert, they’re both tailored in New York City with a not-too-full, not-too-slim classic fit.
For the hour-and-a-half drive down to Sonoma, I wore a blue gingham buttondown collar shirt and these amazing dress chinos from Khaki’s, made from a British dress twill in a beautifully rich golden brown. The fabric is sturdy and dense, holding a crease well if you want to dress them up, but after a few washes I’ve taken to wearing them unpressed and a little rumpled.
For dinner, I threw on an unstructured blazer and changed into Khaki’s grey wool-cashmere dress trousers. I was a bit worried about folding them into the duffel, honestly, as I didn’t know if I’d have time to iron them. Amazingly, they came out of the duffel unwrinkled, a testament to the quality of the fabric. They look a bit messy below the knee, but that’s because they’re catching on my over-the-calf socks, a weird problem I have due to my biggish calves. To be frank, I should’ve known better than to pack OTC socks. Sockless, the trousers drape beautifully.
The next day, or itinerary was simple: explore downtown Sonoma, grab a nice lunch, and then head home. I was back in the Khaki’s dress chinos, but this time with a polo.
Pictured above: View near our room at the Kenwood Inn & Spa; antipasto misto at Della Santina’s; fireplace in our room at the Kenwood Inn & Spa
What I Wore
Dress chinos and wool-cashmere trousers: Courtesy of Khaki’s of Carmel
Pocket Square: Hermès (eBay)
Shirt: Courtesy of Hucklebury
Polo: Kent Wang
I am interested in the Benjamin Sartorial Dark Navy Classico suit from eHABERDASHER. However, I am worried that the Super 140s wool may not be durable after repeated wear (2-3 times per week)?. Do you recommend I buy a suit with a lower thread count?
I’m not sure.
I’ve only owned the Benjamin Classico for less than a year, and since my lifestyle doesn’t require wearing a suit very often, I think it’s been worn less than a dozen times.
Conventional wisdom, and my understanding, is that a higher S-number means a more delicate and less durable wool, but that may not always be the case. There’s a long but interesting repost of a Wall Street Journal story on S-numbers about seven posts into this StyleForum thread. At the bottom they test the durability and wrinkle-resistance of various suits in a lab, and find that S-number doesn’t necessarily correspond to greater fabric strength.
It’s may be worth asking your question in the eHaberdasher SF affiliate thread. I know at least a few of my readers also own the Benjamin suit, as I first found out about it through a reader. So if anyone can speak to the long-term durability of the suit, please send me a message.
Noticing that I’ve been wearing down the heels of my Allen Edmonds penny loafers at an alarming rate, I picked up one of these Florshiem Tienomite boat shoes on MyHabit this week as a second casual shoe for summer.
At $69, I’m not expecting the sort of quality you’d get from Sloops or Car Shoe, especially since it’s well-known that Florsheim’s quality isn’t what it was 20 years ago. That said, I’m hoping that these will hold up a little longer than your typical Sperry or Sebago since they’re from Florsheim’s somewhat higher-end “Limited” line and retail for $130 (they’re still going for that much over at Nordstrom’s). I prefer the cleaner look of the Florsheims, anyways—notice how the lacing runs through the tongue of the shoe, like the above-mentioned Sloops, rather than the vamp, as you’d see on Top-Siders and Docksides.
If you’d like a pair, they’ll be on sale through Friday morning, and there’s still a good range of sizes available in the Cognac color pictured above. Online reviews suggest that these run big, so I went down a half-size. Of course, since MyHabit has free shipping and free returns, it’s risk-free to try two or three pairs to see which fits best.
Well, almost risk-free. Full disclosure: I picked up my pair using MyHabit referral credit. As it turns out, MyHabit doesn’t reimburse referral credit on returns. So if it doesn’t work out for me, the credit’s gone (don’t worry — if you don’t use referral credit, MyHabit will fully reimburse your original method of payment). I’m really hoping the four of you who made the purchase possible by kindly signing up through my referral link didn’t do so in vain.
Speaking of referrals, if you’d like to pick up a pair of these boat shoes and aren’t a member yet, consider signing up for MyHabit through my referral link here.