LABOR DAY 2021 MENSWEAR SALES LIST

STYLEFORUM AFFILIATE VENDORS SALES LIST

Allen Edmonds: factory seconds extra 20% off

Canoe Club: 20% off with code LABORDAY2021

Cavour: use code EXTRA15 for extra 15% off on discount items

Cobbler Union: Labor Day sales, up to 25% off

Drop95: September flash sale – NOS suits for 5,500 HKD

eHaberdasher: luxury tie clearance sale

Epaulet: 15% off custom shirt promotion

Falcon Garments: 10% off with code LD2021

Gentlemen’s Footwear: Carmina, Edward Green & other discounted items

iSuit: Cesare Attolini & Borrelli sale plus free tie with each suit or blazer

Italist: markdowns on hundreds of items

LuxGentleman: 25% off Belvest with code SA25

Nicks Handmade Boots: 10% off Black boots and Nicks belts

No Man Walks Alone: end of summer sale 15% off clearance items with code FINAL15

SARTORIALE: 30% off Labor Weekend

Shibumi Firenze: summer sale up to 40% off

Shop the Finest: summer clearance 

Spier & MacKay: 20% off sale items with code SPIER20

Taylor Stitch: up to 40% off everything for Labor Day

ZFACTORIE: 30% with code LABOR30 off plus extra 50% off clearance items with code CLEAR50


LABOR DAY 2021 MENSWEAR SALES LIST

Adidas: 30% off on full price and sales items

Allen Edmonds: factory seconds extra 20% off

American Eagle: The End of Summer Sale: 25-60% Off

Banana Republic: Labor Day Event up to 50% off plus extra 10% off online with code BRLD10

Berg & Berg: sale on SS21

Bloomingdale’s: Labor Day markdowns up to 50%, plus extra 50% clearance items

Bonobos: extra 25% off with code BONVOYAGE

Brooks Brothers: end of season markdowns up to 70% off

Bugatchi: 30% off with code LABOR30

Canoe Club: 20% off with code LABORDAY2021

Cavour: use code EXTRA15 for extra 15% off on discount items

Clarks: 25% off select styles with code TAKE25 plus free shipping & returns

Club Monaco: 25% off new collection with code BYESUMMER

Cobbler Union: Labor Day sales, up to 25% off

Cultizm: 10%, 15%, and 20% off with codes SALE10, SALE15, and SALR20

Drop95: September flash sale – NOS suits for 5,500 HKD

DXL: Up to 60% off select styles 

eBay: 15% off with code SAVE15LABORDAY

Eddie Bauer: 40% off sitewide

eHaberdasher: luxury tie clearance sale

Epaulet: 15% off custom shirt promotion

Express: 40% off everything

Falcon Garments: 10% off with code LD2021

Farherty: new styles added to sale

Frank and Oak: 20% off $100+ with code SEPT20 25% off $150+ with code SEPT25 30% off $200+ with code SEPT30

FWRD: new sales added

Gap: 50% off sale items with code SALE, 30% off everything else

Gentlemen’s Footwear: Carmina, Edward Green & other discounted items

HBX: Up to 70% off ed of season items

Hotoveli: SALE UP TO 70% OFF

iSuit: Cesare Attolini & Borrelli sale plus free tie with each suit or blazer

Italist: markdowns on hundreds of items

Lacoste: 20% off every order with code LD2021

Levi’s: Red Tab members get 40% off everything including premium items

LN-CC: end of season sales

Luisaviaroma: new markdowns plus 40% off full price items with code S40

LuxGentleman: 25% off Belvest with code SA25

Macy’s: Labor Day Sale 20-60% off plus 20% off with code LABOR

MatchesFashion: Up to 50% off select styles 

Moosejaw: Labor Day sale 20% off full price items with code APPLECIDER plus up to 30% off select styles

Nicks Handmade Boots: 10% off Black boots and Nicks belts

Nike: Up to 40% off hundreds of markdowns

No Man Walks Alone: end of summer sale 15% off clearance items with code FINAL15

Nordstrom: summer sale Up to 60% off 

Nordstrom Rack: extra 25% off red tag items

Old Navy: Up to 50% off everything 

Orvis: last drop of summer sale up to 60% off plus extra 30% off clearance items

Ozone Socks: 30% off 

Reebok: 40% off sitewide with code BTS

REI: Labor Day sale & clearance

SARTORIALE: 30% off Labor Weekend

Saks Fifth Avenue: Designer sale, up to 75% off 

Saks Off Fifth: Extra 10% in-app purchases with code APPSF

Shibumi Firenze: summer sale up to 40% off

Shop the Finest: summer clearance 

Spier & MacKay: 20% off sale items with code SPIER20

Stag Provisions: extra 25% off

SSENSE: Further markdowns, up to 70% off 

Superga: 25% off sitewide with code 25OFF

Theory: 15% off in-app purchases

Tillys: Labor Day Sales up to 70% off

Todd Snyder: Up to 70% off plus extra 30% off with code LABORDAY30

Tommy Hilfiger: up to 40% off sitewide 

True Religion: up to 70% off Labor Day sale

Vans: 30% Off for joining the vans family

YOOX: up to 80% off

ZFACTORIE: 30% with code LABOR30 off plus extra 50% off clearance items with code CLEAR50

GIIN Feynman Polo Shirt – Review

Fair disclosure: I’ve reviewed a few products from GIIN in the past. I’ve also bought products from them as a result of my experience with the product that they sent me. I’ve written about the artisanship and the beauty inherent in their boutonnieres, and I’ve talked about the functionality of their undershirts; each time I’ve seen their products I’ve been thoroughly impressed. As a whole, my impressions of the brand have been excellent.

The Feynman polo is a shirt that has been in the works for quite some time now. GIIN—as a company—has a habit (detrimental for them, beneficial for the consumer) of performing extensive research, design, and testing for each of their products. This shirt has been a long time in the making, having seen several iterations before finalizing a product that they are ecstatic to offer.

Photo: GIIN

 

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If You Could Actually Summer 2020

The year started so well, didn’t it?  Or maybe our recent nostalgia is especially heartbreaking because we had so many plans, just to have them melt away like so many ice caps.  But even if the only sunshine you can get is on your way to pick up essentials, dust off and don those summer togs for a little thread therapy.  If nothing else, imagining yourself actually enjoying festival activities can transport you to warmer thoughts for a bit of safe escapism.  Need some inspiration?  Try the following…

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How Do You Black Tie?

Back in the glory days of StyleForum a self-proclaimed n00b started a thread for an urgent matter: he had a formal party to attend and had no time to buy a tuxedo.  All he had was a black suit and a pair of black shoes, and although he knew he had a long way to go before he had decent formal attire, he only had time for a quick upgrade before the party.

From what I’ve read, I need to get a “Formal Dress Shirt” and a black satin tie. Am I close?

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What to Wear When It’s Still Warm

The best time to visit San Francisco is now.  Arriving at the chilly heels of “Fogust”, fortune favors those who visit during mid-September to mid-October, when you are all but guaranteed plenty of daylight, clear skies, and warm sunshine.  Not surprisingly, it’s also the most popular time for weddings in the Bay Area, including my own twenty years ago.  I remember being a bit incredulous when my wife scheduled our wedding for early October, but her confidence was rewarded with wonderfully mild temperatures, perfectly suited for an outdoor garden wedding.  I should have never doubted her.

Fortuitously, it’s also the ideal weather for transitional clothes, those baby-bear pieces that are too airy for the dead of winter and too oppressive for the peak of summer, but just right for right now.  Think breathable linen sweaters, gauzy cotton trousers, and lightweight tops that can be layered.  Never mind that you can only practically wear them a couple months of the year; when that time comes, you’ll be wondering how you ever lived without them.

Inis Meain linen tunic, Eidos cotton boucle trousers

There are a few designers that offer choices for this kind of weather, but none stands out as much as Steve Calder.  Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Steve’s line Informale includes clothes for all seasons, both tailored and casual, but his mid-season clothes are the most compelling to me personally, particularly the double-pleated trouser in 280 gram linen (about 10 ounces).  With a hidden elastic waistband, high rise, relaxed and slightly tapered leg, they have been my go-to trousers practically every moment I wasn’t working or in bed, and look good with everything from loafers and a sport coat to sneakers and a t-shirt, on the streets or the beach.

Eidos jacket in linen/cotton, 18Waits polo shirt in double-faced linen/cotton gauze, Informale trousers in linen, Kilim and Shoes slippers

This aesthetic seems to permeate most of Steve’s Instagram, which is how I got to know of him (and a great source of inspiration for transitional clothes in general).  His feed is full of outfits that interpret classic clothes for a casual environment, and while all of the items are familiar to menswear, it’s not strictly menswear, and neither is it streetwear.  The overall impression is sophisticated but not ceremonial, unstudied but not sloppy.  Or as Steve calls it: sartorial casualwear.

Informale is essentially born out of my own personal style,” Steve relates.  “I wouldn’t say it fills a void or is super unique, but I do want to make sure it has our own signature, a small detail or fabric which can’t be found anywhere else.  When I started seeking out casual pieces to mix in with my tailoring, I noticed that there weren’t many casual options that mix well with the kind of classic, soft tailoring that I was making.  Everything started with the dream of making a pair of drawstring linen trousers with a tailored cut that I just couldn’t find anywhere. I figured, how hard could it be to find someone local in Melbourne who can make me a pair of pants?  And that was what drove me to seek out someone who could make my dream a reality.”

When it comes to styling, Steve says Informale can work piecemeal or wholesale.  “Don’t worry about buying into the entire look; pick and choose the pieces that will work best for you and your own personal style.  I like to believe our designs are simple and easy enough to work seamlessly into our clients’ existing wardrobe.” 

I love flannel as much as the next guy, but before you go all tweedy for winter, ease your way out of summer with transitional clothes while it’s still warm.

pictures mine and courtesy of Steve calder of informale

Labor Wear for Fall

Carhartt recently released a video for Labor Day that good-naturedly highlights the rookie gaffes of apprentices, and you should watch it, because it’s wonderful. I’ve done at least three or four of these, and as embarrassing as it is, everyone stumbles when taking their first steps, and it’s good practice to laugh at yourself, if not then, at least in retrospect. 

I like to think it’s in honor of those who suffered for those benefits we sometimes take for granted that workwear has become such an ingrained part of everyday clothing.  From denim to duck cloth, one can hardly walk down a street anywhere in the industrialized world without seeing something that references the hard-wearing togs of the common laborer.  Many of the upcoming fall/winter collections include a sweeping variety to choose from, so if you don’t feel like going all-out with hickory-striped coveralls and hi-viz, you’ve got plenty of other options.  Here are my favorites for the early season.

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Pitti Uomo 96 Streetstyle Photos – Part 3

The first and second days of Pitti are insane – meetings, parties, and press. The third day slows down dramatically, and by the fourth day, everyone just wants to go home. Presently on the train to Rome to start my trip home, I’m just now realizing that I mostly trawled the booths to take as much advantage of the air conditioning as I could. I should have taken more pictures, but I did catch a lot of video, so check out the stories on Styleforum’s Instagram on these makers:

  • Craftsman Clothing
  • Amidé Hadelin
  • Freenote Cloth
  • Man 1924
  • Valstar
  • Stefano Cau
  • Made With Hart
Andreas in the swealtering heat.
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