Picks from Park & Bond’s Spring Sale
Spring sales are beginning to crop up across a multitude of stores lately, and since I can’t seem to restrain myself, here’s a brief “Interesting Things on Sale” blurb containing a handful of items from the sale.
Today it’s Park and Bond - Gilt’s companion site of posh menswear at full price. Sometimes they have decent discounts, but usually it’s just a semi-kludgy site to navigate with full price clothes. Returns are free for store credit or you can deduct shipping for a refund.
Light blue jeans from Levi’s Made & Crafted(the ‘designer’ brand from Levi) in a straight, slim cut.
Levi’s M&C jeans in dark indigo wash. Perfect for emulating Sean Connery’s golf style.
J Brand jeans in a lovely green. This is showing up in spring collections alongside brighter, louder colors…and I think the greens will stay around a little longer.
Nudie Jeans dry selvedge in a straight slim cut. Also good for Connery copying. If you care about selvedge denim, these are likely worth the $30 difference from the other jeans on sale.
Paul Smith Rowland boat shoes - adding a bit of brogue detailing to boat shoes, in a color that you could sneak away as formal for just about any summer event outdoors.
Back on the green track, a nice pair of suede driving shoes in penny loafer style from Salvatore Ferragamo.
Some of my favorites from the entire season. D2(DSquared, however people like to write it) bringing a stunning washed blue penny loafer.
(A quick note here about ties and pocket squares: Save your budgets on designer ties/squares for particularly lovely patterns. Every single essential you’d ever want or need is pretty much sold by The Tie Bar, and it’s safe to say I’m liable to strum up a selection from them very soon.)
Shipley & Halmos woven belt in a powder blue(also available in a more neutral off-white).
Prints outside the paisley range are showing up, and while I think entire shirts or blazers in these prints are a bit much, ties are not a bad way to try them. Just keep everything else toned down. Woolrich Woolen Mills slim(2.25”) pattern tie in red or yellow.
A good summer tie in red chambray from Alexander Olch. 2.5” at the widest point.
Speaking of Olch, this navy blue chambray pocket square(ROUND) is another great summer choice. I highly recommend Olch rounds for helping you cope with pocket square OCD.
Another tie from Olch, this one in a cotton black/white stripe.
Because I can’t stay away from them: one bowtie, another Olch, in red minicheck.
(These outerwear picks are on the “aaaaaaiiieeee” level of expense, but I just included them because they’re classy.)
Etro army green trenchcoat with a hidden front placket.
Burberry is responsible for the original trenchcoat, and this is pretty much the modern version, with no corners cut. Also, I like the yellow lining. (See the print on the pants? Prints really are all over the place this year)
Chinos from Levi’s Made &Crafted, in a softer pink. These are a great counterpoint to the soft blue jeans, too.
Horizontal stripe seersucker shorts, with a blue dye bleed effect. Just about the sort of thing you’d expect from Paul Smith Jeans.
Another pair of shorts from Paul Smith Jeans, still in seersucker but this time in green/navy gingham.
On the seersucker trend, here’s some reversible shorts from Tailor Vintage. Gingham on one side, solid navy on the other.
Suits & Blazers
Oddly, I didn’t become fascinated with seersucker until AFTER I left the South. It still remains one of my favorite fabrics for summer.
(Sold out, but there’s a waitlist in case of returns) Paul Smith Jeans’ version of the seersucker blazer in gingham. Unlined, deconstructed, and exactly how you’d want this.
Belvest’s patch pocket blazer in pre-washed colors is a lovely way to add color. In blue or red.
Gant Rugger’s peak lapel, single button blazer in houndstooth. Color is listed as red, but it’s actually red/white/blue.
(There’s also a Navy Hopsack version, which is arguably superior for the same price)
Etro’s finest hour, at least in my book: Seersucker in a Prince of Wales check pattern. The sizes are limited, but this is hands down one of my favorite suits from this season.
$237 - Etro PoW Check Seersucker Trousers
$837 - Etro PoW Check Seersucker Blazer
I am a serious fan of Sir Paul Smith, if you haven’t noticed, and much of it started with a London line blazer. This Byard suit is in a gorgeous lighter blue with a bit of sheen from the mohair.
Another Byard cut suit from Paul Smith London, this one in what looks to be a marled grey wool.
I really love the plaid on this suit. The finer detail is subtle, and the lighter windowpane brightens it up a tad for the warmer months.
I’m actually putting this here to suggest that there are cheaper, broader options for a seersucker suit in these more traditional colors. I love the cut of the London version, but honestly you can get one from Bonobos.com in the same colors for $400(20% less if it’s your first order, and usually 50% off when they finally go on sale)
This is the perfect sort of light blue jacket for the spring/summer months. Half-lined, but still structured in the shoulders.
Basically the same jacket, in a gingham with patch pockets. I’m quite fond of the fabric break around the boutonnière, too.
Another blue sport coat! In a richer washed blue cotton, and double breasted. PS by Paul Smith.
That’s it for now, though I expect to have another round of picks from other sales soon, as more discounts are hitting every day, and inventory is getting cleared for early Fall styles.