Nice Italian wool. Lined in Bemberg instead of stuffy polysester. Half canvas construction. Plus, they’re sold as suit separates instead of traditionally nested pairs. That’s a huge deal for fellas who don’t fall into the normal “drop” zone of other suit companies.
And now they’re on sale for the same price that a fused, basic wool number from little brother JCF usually goes for.
Yes, they do have the too-slim-for-some 2.5″ lapel. But most don’t seem to mind it, and the slightly lower slung button stance on Ludlow jackets seem to balance it out. Bummed that there’s not any Crosby fit pants available, but there are some Crosby fit jackets kicking about in the sale section.
Extra 50% off sale items code WEDNESDAY expires today, 7/18/18.
Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
It’s mid season clearance time people. Now that we’re all sweating balls, what better time to buy some boots, eh? It actually is a good time, considering the prices. They want to get this stuff out of their warehouse to make room for the new fall stuff on the way. So this old stuff from last fall has gotta go. Still can’t believe those Astorflex boots are kickin’ about at ninety bucks. Also. Levi moon sale? Awwww yeeeeeeeah. Big thanks to Brandon D. for the tip!
This is a weird one because they’re advertising a summer clearance AND a summer sale… yet most prices don’t look like they’ve moved much if at all? Beats me. I thought the Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers shoes were long gone. But it doesn’t appear that way. Some people insist that these aren’t AEs, but… the Park Avenue style (the plain oxford cap toes) are still labeled as AEs. And if they aren’t from Allen Edmonds… who’s making them? Made in the USA and Goodyear welted. Boots are obviously Red Wings.
Sizes are scattered (it’s Spier & Mackay after all) but there are still some solid deals to be found in their sale section right now. And it’s not just suits and sportcoats. Trousers, sweaters, ties… etc. But if you are going for something more dressed up/tailored, head here for a review of their slim fit suits, and head here for a review of their more generous contemporary fit. Meanwhile, for those who are a fan of their polos, they’re doing a two for $ 40 deal through 7/15. That’s a savings of $ 10 each when you buy two or more.
Looks like the chocolate brown is sold out, but the other colors are still fair game. I’m wondering if the timetable is just too long this time. It’s the middle of summer, and you’re asking guys to lay down a quarter of a grand on shoes they won’t see until the very end of October (the estimated ship date). That’s a lonnnnnnnnnnng time. AND you can’t return them if they don’t work out? That’s a big ask.
And we’re off. If you’re a cardmember. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until Friday July 20th. And yes, we’ll have a full run down of picks then when the doors are thrown open to the general public.
Whatever floats your boat — including actual boats — you’ll find it at a festival somewhere in the boroughs this summer. That includes “math mimes” in Manhattan, board games in Brooklyn and pow-wows in Queens. Here are some of our favorites.
Why hoedown? Too much for a handful. Enjoy the long weekend fellas. And not to nag,
but come Monday, don’t forget what that day is actually about. Despite the two holidays being different,
we’re sticking with the same policy as Veterans Day come Monday. We won’t be posting.
BR’s offer for the weekend just got a whole lot better. 40% off, and now there’s no BR Merchandise exclusions. Nice. Also, if you trip the $ 100 threshold, you can get a bit faster than normal shipping with that BRSHIP code. Also, if you’re a cardmember, don’t forget to use the code BRCARD at checkout for an additional 10% off.
40% off is nothing to sneeze at. Usually they go 30% off for big weekends. Exclusions are all over the place (looks like most sportcoats are out, but some suiting is in?) but there’s plenty to consider. Like those Palma sunglasses. More on those over here.
Great for those of us who love Brooks Brothers… yet don’t usually operate on a Brooks Brothers budget. Personally, I’m a big fan of their Regent fit sportcoats. Especially when on double sale like this.
Half canvas construction. Easy to tailor, non functioning sleeve cuffs. Smartly designed linings (often partial depending on the fabric). Spier & Mackay knows what they’re doing when it comes to jackets. And now, their sportcoats are thirty bucks off through Sunday. Cotton sportcoats start at $ 198, so down to $ 168 with the discount. Higher end fabrics usually go for $ 398, and now drop to $ 368. Plenty in between those two price points too.
Look for the shoes that have the strikethrough prices (ie something like: $ 299 $ 249). Those are the shoes getting the extra cuts this weekend. Why did they pick those particular models to get the fat cuts? Beats me. But some of them are rare birds that have gotten oddly large discounts. Remember, its a gamble since these are 2nds quality (cosmetic blemishes picked up during the manufacturing process). And it’s not risk free in terms of cash. They’re still demanding a steep $ 25 restocking fee on returned factory 2nds.
Big thanks to Adam T. for the tip on this one. How can a small outfit like this company offer this sort of blanket, site wide discount? Beats the heck out of me. But it’s worth some browsing if you’re the rugged type who still has an eye for good aesthetics.
If you love Ledbury, then now is one of the few times of the year that you can get their shirts on a discount. It’s not a huge discount, but it is something. Doesn’t work on polo shirts. And note that this deal isn’t active until Thursday. No code needed. Discount automatically applies at checkout.
Astorflex chelseas have dropped back down for the weekend. And for that audio stuff… B&O = Bang & Olufsen. I’m not really Mr. Audiophile, BUT… I’ve been lucky enough to drive a few automobiles with some Bang & Olufsen sound systems in them, and they’re friggin’ top notch. UPDATE: Looks like the wireless earbuds are NOT getting any kind of discount? Sorry about that.
Remember these things? This is UNIQLO’s foray into the world of neck and sleeve dress shirts. Only the sleeves are much more precise compared to other dress shirts (these are down to the half inch, instead of ballpark 32/33 sizing like most makers). Usually they’re just under $ 30 a pop, but buy two, and they drop to just under $ 25 a piece.
Yes, this is the company that makes the absurdly expensive, painted handle axes. But they also make some mighty fine, super well made, handsome gear outside of their “hipster axe decor” collection. Much of it is made in the USA too. Just extended through May 28th.
Todd Snyder has some oddly expensive stuff (look at their selection of athleisure) yet then they have some pretty reasonably priced items. $ 600 for a made in Canada, stretch Italian wool suit ain’t half bad. The fact that it’s on sale is something else.
Two wheelhouse products for those of us that frequent this site. The thing about the factory 2nds chukkas is… factory 2nds are a tough ask on final sale. Because you just don’t know what that blemish/flaw is gonna look like until it shows up. Normal price for those AE Massdrop chukkas is $ 239. So, some savings, but not massive. Meanwhile, that Orient Mako II has dropped to $ 129 since so many people have bought in. Final sale on both and since it’s Massdrop, you’ll have to wait a while for delivery. It’s pre-order after all.UPDATE: Looks like they just added the Orient Ray II for $ 139.99.
It’s the “up to” distinction that’s key here. So the site’s not half off, some of it is, a few items may be, but much of it isn’t. That said, free shipping no minimum is a nice bonus if you’re the type who shops for one piece at a time.
Of course there’s a ton more where all this comes from, but Nordy’s home department can tend to lean towards more feminine style sensibilities. Still, there are some nice finds that’ll look great in a guy’s space. And of course, everything ships and returns free.
Also worth a mention:
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 25% off clearance items. Prices are as marked and have been updated.
Bonobos: The 20% off code BLUEMOON appears to still be active.
East Dane: Their Big Spring Sale has launched. And since they’re operated by Amazon, everything ships fast and free.
Cool Material: 20% off their store, some exclusions apply, with MEMDAY
A professor has used video games to teach Italian, allowing his students to master two semesters worth of language acquisition through one intensive class for students new to the Italian language. Child Development News — ScienceDaily
What makes Italian shoes different from English or American shoes? When you educate yourself about shoes, you’ll encounter Italian shoes, English shoes, American shoes, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, but no one really explains what that means.
Let us delve into the different style hallmarks, as well as the construction of Italian, American, and English shoes.
For this guide, Ace Marks collaborated with us and you can find most of the Italian made factory shoes in their shop.
If you want to order from their website instead, use the code Gentleman for extra savings.
Hallmarks Of Italian Shoes
Italy has a long-standing tradition in craftsmanship and specifically, in leather goods. Because of that, you can find lots of shoemakers still in Italy, as well as many shoe factories. Italian bespoke or custom shoes are very different from Italian factory made shoes, so let’s take a look at bespoke first.
Beautiful patina and custom medallion and buckle on a bespoke monk strap shoe by Ugolini
Even in Europe, Italy has probably the highest density of bespoke shoemakers you can find. It’s the same with tailors, shirt makers and other crafts especially related to menswear. One thing that always struck me about Italian bespoke shoes is that even a shoemaker in a small town has a very good eye for an elegant last. If you go to a smaller town in Germany and every bespoke shoe made, it will fit very well, the quality and construction will be very good, but the style will always look a little old-fashioned.
Not so in Italy; the construction you find in Italian bespoke shoes is usually a hand-sewn Goodyear welt. Sometimes you can also find the Norwegian welt which is called Norvegese in Italian and it’s more visible, it is more time consuming and not many other shoemakers are so much in love with that welt as Italians are. The problem with bespoke is it’s very expensive, it’s very time consuming, and because of that, it’s not an option for most men out there especially ones outside of Italy.
Now, factory-made Italian shoes have been quite popular in the US and just think of brands such as Santoni or Tods and they’ve been around for a while, they have a good reputation, at the same time, they’re also quite pricey. With the advancement of the Internet, we’ve seen a lot smaller companies in recent years producing goods that they sell directly to consumers cutting out the middleman and saving you as a consumer on the purchase price.
One of those companies who did it very successfully is called Ace Marks. They’re based in the US but they exclusively produce shoes in Italy and sell them directly to their consumers either by their website or by a Kickstarter project. In fact, they have the two most popular Kickstarter campaigns ever raising over a million dollars.
Are Ace Marks The Best Italian Shoes Money Can Buy?
Absolutely not, however, that’s not their focus. They try to sell a shoe that is fairly priced with a very high-quality level and an extremely great value level at a lower price. So let’s have a closer look at Italian made factory shoes such as Ace Marks.
Burgundy Wholecut Oxford from Ace Marks in Burgundy Diablo Antique with burnished tip
It’s All About The Leather
Italians are very good tanners and because of that, most Italian shoes are made of Italian leather. Unlike in other countries, you can find entire towns dedicated to leather tanning and it’s just a joy to see that that craft is still so very much alive in Italy today.
So when you look at quality Italian Shoes, they will likely have a hand burnished patina with either something darker areas and lighter areas which makes the shoe more lively, easier to combine, and it simply looks much better than a plain colored leather shoe.
Blake Rapid Construction
Most quality Italian shoes are either Blake-stitched or Blake rapid stitched. You can see here in these diagrams how that stitch is different. One has two stitches, one has just one, overall, Blake rapid is superior to just Blake and very similar to Goodyear in the sense that it’s more complex but with Blake sometimes you also have the issue that the thread will transport water from the wet street directly to the inside of your shoe which can be quite uncomfortable.
In terms of costs, they’re all very similar to each other including the machine-made Goodyear welt. In terms of quality, many would rate Goodyear welt on top of the bunch however, that’s not necessarily true. A Goodyear welted shoe just has different characteristics than let’s say a blake rapid shoe.
In general, a blake rapid stitch shoe will have a much thinner sole that is also more flexible than a Goodyear welted shoe which is generally a little thicker and harder. Now some people if they have issues with their feet just don’t get along with Goodyear welted shoes simply because they are too hard on their feet.
Ace Marks – Blake Stitched Shoe with Hand Burnished Patina
Personally, I own hand welt Goodyear shoes, machine-made Goodyear shoes, as well as Blake and Blake rapid shoes, the difference is really not that big. With the Goodyear welt, you get a little bit of cork on the inside which you usually don’t get with Blake Rapid or Blake construction.
Ultimately what matters more is the design of the last and how it works with your foot. When it comes to heel height Italian shoes have been all over the place. In the 70s, you saw really really tall heels but today, you can mostly find a moderate heel which is perfectly suitable for every kind of man.
Overall I would say that Italian shoes are always a little more fashion-forward, they have lasts that are longer, maybe a little rounded, maybe a little more extreme, they’re usually very stylish, and always put emphasis on elegance.
What About English Factory Made Shoes?
In my experience, they’re generally a little stiffer which means the uppers are a little stiffer, the soles a little stiffer, and that’s because they use the Goodyear welt method, machine welted almost exclusively in every factory I’ve ever seen. Now the leather is not super hard, it’s just a little harder than Italian shoes typically.
I’ve also found that all my English ready-to-wear shoes are much heavier than my Italian ones. Interestingly, bespoke shoes from England are generally much lighter than the English factory-made shoes. The lasts you can generally find in England are a little more traditional in Italian ones, they are very timeless and classic. They’re a little less flashy and less elongated as Italian lasts. The English also produces different kinds of shoes such as boots with triple or double soles and a rougher broguing that’s ideal for country wear, for example.
Allen Edmonds Fifth Aveune Cap Toe Oxford with Broguing on the toe cap
What About American Shoes Such As Allen Edmonds or Aldens?
Just like English shoes, they’re machine Goodyear welted and their lasts are generally a little more old-fashioned. Some people may call it clunky but overall, it’s just a different type of last.
Overall, I say American shoes are more similar to English shoes than Italian shoes but obviously, that’s a generalization. You can always find exceptions to the rule.
Wholecut in Antiqued Cognac Brown Leather on an elegant rounded last by Ace Marks
Which Type Of Shoe Is Better?
Honestly, there is no right or wrong. Personally, I own Italian shoes, I own German shoes, Austrian shoes, Romanian shoes, and everything in between. Now all of them have placed my wardrobe and for certain outfits, I prefer Italian, for others, American and then again, English for others.
For example, for a stylish double monk, I prefer the Italian silhouette because it’s a different last, it’s elegant, its unique, and it’s not clunky. If you want to go for a traditional classic cap toe Oxford, the English maybe with my first choice, at the same time, the Italians have also figured out to do it quite well.
That being said, when it comes to heavy leather boots, I go with English shoes no doubt about that. Now I’m very happy with my American Spectator shoes from Allen Edmonds, however, if you want a cordovan shoe, Alden is probably the most prestigious brand for that.
Now when it comes to loafers, a big fan of Italian shoes. Usually, they’re very elegant last, they’re stable in the foot, they don’t slip out and very happy with tassel loafers as well as penny loafers. Just look very different than American penny loafers or English penny loafers. Usually the longer last is a little more flattering in my opinion but again, each to his own.
Ace Marks – Basic 4 Shoes
At the end of the day, you have to figure out what works for you. If you’re a really heavy guy with 400 pounds, a thin soled Italian leather shoe is maybe not your best bet. At the same time, if you want an elegant shoe that is thinner soled for events with black-tie for example, as a whole cut or maybe just as a business shoe around the office, I would totally recommend going with Italian thin sole shoes rather than thicker Hungarian style or American shoes.
Buying a home can be one of the most expensive and stressful things you can possibly do. Anyone who has ever bought a home will be aware of the complications and pitfalls that are involved, especially when buying in the big city. The cost and complications can become overwhelming, and you are left wondering whether there is an easy way of doing all this. Well, there actually may well be.
Allow us to introduce the Italian town of Ollolai, nestled in Sardinia’s mountain region of Barbagia. This stunning place is actually tearing up every rule in the book, by offering homes for sale for just over $ 1. Yes, that’s one dollar. US. Who the how the what? Well, that was our first thought as well – so, here are a few things to know about Ollolai.
The first thing you should know about this stunning town is just how much natural beauty there is, both in and around it. This is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen, and there’s no big surprise that it’s attracting attention. How would you like to have a home with winding hills and stunning mountain passes? When choosing a home you want to think about the view and the surrounding space, and Ollolai tops the table for these things.
Cheapest homes in the world
Though not the first Italian town or city to try this cheap homes gimmick, it’s clear that Ollolai has a lot of appeal. In fact, the exact sum would come to $ 1.20 USD. This is the kind of thing that you might hear about and assume it’s a scam to get money from people – but it’s actually completely legit! In a bid to rejuvenate a dying community, the government has put this in place in order to prevent the town from becoming a ghost town. We don’t know about you, but we think this is a masterstroke. The mayor secured a lot of the empty properties here, and the government began selling them in 2017 for peanuts!
Frozen in time
Formerly the capital of Barbagia, Ollolai remains of the most untouched places of Sardinia. In fact, in many ways, this is a place very much frozen in time. With abandoned, disused homes, and the population dwindling each year, it very much has that ancient feel about it. But we think this is a big part of what makes it so popular and appealing. It’s the perfect place for those sick of city life and lonely for the small towns. Fresh air and wonderful views can actually be a really great way of healing the mind and body.
How would you love to get your hands on one of these homes? Sounds too good to be true right? Well, there is one catch, that buyers must commit to a $ 25,000 refurbishment within three years of purchase. Still, $ 25,001 is a steal for a home these days, no matter where you are. We would recommend these homes to any prospective homeowners out there – don’t wait around for them to all get taken.
If you’ve ever moved house or even scoured the property market, you’ll know how painfully expensive homes can be these days. It seems like the process of moving home is becoming more and more expensive every year. In fact, it’s become so pricey in some places that a lot of people are considering moving abroad when they buy a home.
Now, there are plenty of stunning places in the world to live, but there aren’t many as picturesque and stunning as Sardinia. Italy is one of the most breathtaking nations in the world and the perfect place for those who are looking to emigrate and move to Europe. If you are looking to move house abroad, we suggest you check out Barbagia, a mountainous area of Sardinia – here’s why!
It’s truly stunning
The first thing to consider is how stunningly beautiful this region of the country is. Italy has some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and Ollolai, the capital of the region, is one of the most striking. This delightful commune in the center of Barbagia is set against the backdrop mountains and rolling hills. It has some of the best views of anywhere in Europe and is a wonderful place to get out and about and enjoy some fresh air. If you want a place with an amazing view, this is the place for you.
$ 1 homes!
One of the most appealing and amazing things about this place is that they have started to sell homes for just $ 1! No, you haven’t read that wrong. That’s one dollar. Well, technically $ 1.20 US. So, what’s the catch, it’s got to be a scam, right? Amazingly, no. See, so many people have left the town and moved to the big cities, and officials have been looking for ways to boost the shrinking local population. In a stroke of genius, they have come up with the step of selling homes for as little as €1, around $ 1.20. The mayor was responsible for securing many of the empty properties here, and, in 2017, the government won a decree to start selling their ultra-cheap homes.
Small town feel
This is the perfect location for those who are tired of city life. The big city is great in so many ways, but it can also be draining, exhausting, and chaotic. And sometimes we just need to get away from it all and enjoy a more simple life. Well, Ollolai allows you to capture that small town essence, with cultural treasures perfectly preserved. This is one of the most sparsely populated places in Europe and is a much more relaxed way of life for all concerned. Fresh, country air, folk traditions, cobbled alleyways, and a great local food and crafts scene. In other words, the ideal counter to the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
What’s the catch?
Well, there isn’t a catch as such. The homes do, indeed, cost $ 1. However, most are in very poor condition, and homeowners are required to refurbish them as part of their contract. This must happen within three years, and at a cost of around $ 25,000. Still, compared with a house in New York this is a pittance! It could just be the perfect opportunity you’ve been waiting for all these years.
If you’re looking for excitement, adventure, and a home that isn’t going to break the bank, the village of Ollolai is the place to be. This slow and small-town lifestyle is a refreshing change of pace from the chaos of the cities and gives you something completely different.
WINTER GAMES: Giorgio Armani is back in the Olympics.
The designer strengthened its partnership with the Italian National Olympics Committee, or CONI, unveiling the EA7 Emporio Armani collection created for the 2018 Italian Olympic and Paralympic teams competing in the upcoming Winter Games, running Feb. 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Armani first sponsored Italy’s team at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and consequently supplied the official sports uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
At the upcoming Games, the EA7 modular wardrobe supplied to each athlete will include a technical-fabric ski tracksuit and mantle; a long down coat; a jumper; a polo fleece shirt, and cotton trousers, among others. Garments will be crafted in midnight blue and feature details recalling the Italian flag’s signature green-white-red colors, in addition to the EA7 logo.
Sketches of the looks Giorgio Armani designed for Italian athletes competing at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
To further enhance the patriotism, the first verse of the national anthem will be printed in gold inside jackets and sweatshirts, and replicated on a blue band under the collar of polo shirts.
Accessories as trial waterproof shoes with anti-slip
As if Italy couldn’t be any more beautiful and mysterious, we just found out about these wicked abandoned towns! We’ve heard of endangered species before, but these are endangered towns – places in the back of beyond. Old towns somewhere south of nowhere, trying desperately to cling to an outdated way of life. Though they are full of history, mystery, and much of the culture of old Italy, they are also long forgotten places.
But, we often think that it’s places like this that deserve to be discovered! And that’s why it’s important to find out what we can about these towns, and understand their importance. Many of these towns seem otherworldly, and look like they wouldn’t have been out of place centuries ago. Let’s look at some of the stunning abandoned Italian towns just itching to be discovered!
Craco is a ghost town and abandoned commune situated in Matera in southern Italy. It is one of the most stunning abandoned towns we’ve seen anywhere. Craco is a hill town built on top of a steep summit that was abandoned due to natural disasters, and, following an earthquake in 1980, the place was completely abandoned. However, many of the buildings here are still intact, and the town has become a popular tourist destination. There are rumors that it is haunted, and the town has actually been used for filming – appearing in a number of projects, including James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.
Civita di Bagnoregio
Just two hours outside of Rome, this otherworldly town sits atop a mound of volcanic rock. It was almost fully abandoned around the time of World War 2, and currently has around 10 residents! It is slowly eroding away and will eventually become part of the landscape once more. It’s a stunning sight and a big part of what makes Italy so unique and traditional. Sure, we’d struggle to spend over a week here with no Wi-Fi, but it’s places like this that really give us a complete view of how amazing Italy can be, and the incredible history it’s got.
Consonno is one of the most fascinating additions to this list because of what it used to be. In the ‘60s, businessman Mario Bagno bought the hamlet of Consonno, just outside of Milan. His plan was to take advantage of Italy’s economic boom, and create their version of Vegas! It spectacularly backfired when a landslide in 1976 destroyed the road to the town, and the hamlet is now and abandoned ghost town. It’s strange because much of the infrastructure is still there, and seeing it is a bizarre and surreal sight.
These are just a few of the stunning ghost towns in Italy that have been abandoned, or nearly abandoned. They all have some kind of an eerie quality about them, and this makes them fascinating, not to mention the fact that they play a role in the historical beauty of old Italy. These towns are a big part of the character of the country, and they deserve to be preserved and explored by as many visitors to Italy as possible. Start with these three, but there are many more to uncover as well!
Three Mini Coopers: one red, one white and one blue. Can you think of a more iconic lineup of movie stars? We’ll wait…
The Italian Job’s trio of nippy little getaway rides epitomises the comedy crime caper, the bank heist movie and British acting royalty (the legendary Michael Caine) all at the same time. It’s no wonder the union-jacked-up motors have become an iconic staple in cinema, perhaps more memorable than anything else in the movie besides Charlie Croker’s infamous line, “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”
Having three Mini Coopers racing through the winding city streets and ornate buildings of Turin must’ve been absurdly costly and a big studio risk back when the movie was made in 1969, and yet it pays off in unforgettable fashion. As a result of Croker’s audacious Italian robbery, the Mini Cooper S shot to immense popularity. The tricolour of Coopers now ranks alongside Bond’s lineup of Aston Martins and the Delorean from Back to the Future in the halls of iconic movie car fame. And the Minis do all of that without the luxurious allure of the former or the time-travelling whizz-coolery of the latter. All it takes is a little wink to camera and the lovable charm of the British bank robber, and you have one of the most watchable chase sequences of all time.
It’s so cute, too, looking back. While modern day movies bombard the cinema screen with explosions and near-death misses, The Italian Job relies on simpler tricks to deliver thrills. Having the Minis plough through various parts of Turin to get away from the cops is enjoyable enough, but the moment that the song “Self Preservation Society” kicks in is pitch perfect filmmaking that remains just as strong almost 50 years later.
Countries and cities come into fashion all the time because of the impact of TV and cinema. Just look at what HBO’s Game of Thrones series has done for the Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik, or what Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy did for the picturesque mountain ranges of New Zealand. They fall out of fashion pretty regularly, too: Turin may not be the coolest go-to destination in 2017.
But the timeless Mini Cooper S has had much better luck. It’s still a collector’s dream, still any kit car enthusiast’s must-have garage toy and still one of the cars you dream about having when you get your first motor. It’s also obviously the best thing about the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. (The less said about that the better.)
Whether in Turin, Prague, Brazil or the Alps, there’s no movie car in cinema history that better epitomises a speedy getaway or the cheeky slink through a narrow side street that the cops simply can’t fit through. Long after Turin fell off Hollywood’s map, the Cooper reigns supreme.
Want to take a Mini Cooper S for a spin yourself? You can drive a 1965 model in the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7, available October 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Just make sure you’ve got “Self Preservation Society” ready on the in-car cassette player to blast while you do it.
Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.
A high threshold for sure. And yes, Bonobos is known more for their pants than their sportcoats. But their unconstructed Italian wool sportcoats are unique in the mens style world. Totally unconstructed. Not a sniff of lining in the back (just the sleeves), and a loose hopsack weave only increases the airflow. Lots of colors and two fit profiles to choose from. Code ends today, 9/21.
Club Monaco’s sale section is stacked right now. Lots of items. It’s the sizing that’s the problem. Sizes are pretty scattered across it all, so, this is more of a poke and hope situation. Code FALL30 runs clear through October 1st.
That’s not a bad price, at all, for a Scottish made wool throw. Time to upgrade from that crappy discount polyester fleece blanket you’ve got smashed in the closet. Throw this on the back of a couch and your date might just grab it to keep them warm, and they might invite you under the blanket too. 70 inches long and 56 inches wide. Final sale since it’s Massdrop.
And here we are, on technically the last day of summer, and finally these things get some sort of cut. They really are a brilliant blazer. Barely-there construction. Portuguese cotton/linen fabric. Easy to wear just about anywhere when it’s warm (or, even when it starts to cool off with jeans). Won best in show over here. Might be worth hanging out for the next extra 30% off sale items code? As long as sizes last?
DSW’s tiered deal is back. Some deals to be had for sure if you like DSW’s house brand lines. Aston Grey has always been a nice budget brand. You can check out a full review of those chukkas right here. Should do well now that the weather is turning cooler.
Also worth a mention:
Brooks Brothers: Their 30% off select sportcoats, suits, & more wardrobe event is still going on.
Ledbury: They’re running a sale called “Shirtember.” Select items only.
J. Crew Factory: They’ve dropped some new fall-specific items and are offering 40% off the “valued at” price. Usually prices will dip a bit lower than that.
The Thursday Handfuls are great, but what if Monday (or Tuesday) rolls around and there are a few sales that can’t wait til the weekend? You’ll find three of the best, with a few picks from each, to start the week below.
As is almost always the case with Jomers, when they drop a new item, it sells super fast. And the grey options are all sold out at post time, but somehow there’s a good amount of sizes left in the blue shades they’re offering. Blue, a heather blue, and a darker blue sharkskin, cut from either Marzotto or Barberis Italian wool. Partially lined in Bemberg and comes with real horn buttons. Made in Hong Kong. Not bad for under seventy bucks. All trousers come with a 34″ inseam, so, you’ll most likely have to get em’ hemmed by a tailor.
I know. I know. We mentioned this on Thursday in the handful, but, time’s running out to use this extra 35% off voucher from Gilt City. Of course suiting is excluded, but it seems like JCF has a huge chunk of their fall line on the site right now. And when you consider the current sale prices, plus the extra 35% off = more than half off the “valued at price”, then you know it’s a solid deal.
Why hello there, automatic brother of the hugely popular Seiko Solar Compass. No chronograph here, obviously, but you do still get 100m in water resistance, those fat sword style hands, the knurled textured case, and an easy to wear 42mm in diameter. Exhibition case back is a nice addition too. Movement hacks and hand winds. Can’t imagine, in the era of GPS that anyone is gonna use the compass function, but hey, at least that internal bezel does rotate and you can kinda use it to ballpark elapsed time.
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News
A cookery school and some amazing restaurants transport Harriet Green and her family to foodie raptures
We walk into the massive kitchen and Aldo, the chef, announces that he can tell at a glance who does the cooking at home. He’s not talking about me. My husband exudes calm, Aldo says. He has, it seems, the look of someone who can stand the heat. Stung by this, I’m determined to prove Aldo wrong, and outshine my husband.
3 Piece suit
features a classic Italian cut and fit
The jacket features side vents
hand stitching and comes with pleated pants
made of Italian fine super 150s fabric
Available Color : Charcoal
List Price: $ 165.00 Price: $ 165.00
Available Color: Black
Material Upper: Genuine Ostrich
Material Lining: Full Genuine Leather For Added Comfort And Durability
Material Sole: Genuine Leather For Added Durability And Traction
List Price: $ 288.00 Price: $ 288.00
This attractive Jorg Gray JG1850-25 men’s watch features a 44mm wide stainless steel case with screw down case back and protective cap crown. This great watch also features high precision quartz movement, scratch resistant mineral crystal, black Italian crocodile leather strap with white stitching and buckle clasp, water resistant up to 50 meters and black dial with date display and luminous hands & indexes.
List Price: $ 99.95 Price: $ 99.95
Crystallized Soft Italian Leather Dog Collar. Bring some cheerful color and added sparkle to your dog’s day with one of these beautiful collars. These soft and durable collars are made of luxurious Italian leather and are adorned with Swarovski crystals. Lined with leather for durability and bright nickel hardware finishes the look! Made in the USA. Sizing: Measures from nearest to farthest hole. 8: 6 – 8 in. x 1/2 in. W One row of crystals 10: 7 – 10 in. x 1/2 in. W One row of crystals 12: 9 – 12 in. x 5/8 in. W One row of crystals 14: 11 – 14 in. x 3/4 in. W One row of crystals 16: 13-16 in. x 3/4 in. W One row of crystals 18: 14 – 18 in. x 1 in. W Two rows of crystals 20: 16 – 20 in. x 1 in. W Two rows of crystals 22: 18 – 22 in. x 1 in. W Two rows of crystals 24: 20 – 24 in. x 1 1/4 in. W Three rows of crystals 26: 22 – 26 in. x 1 1/4 in. W Three rows of crystals
List Price: $ 159.00 Price: $ 55.00
When the fresh truffle season ends (yes, a dark day indeed in kitchens around the world), we’re thankful that there is an alternative to get our truffle fix. Enter preserved truffles. With jarred white truffles, you will have to work with them, and will need to be heated up or cooked with to bring out the flavors. Best for used in hot dishes like risottos, omelettes and mashed potatoes. The heat of the dish itself will help bring out the aromas. Another tip? Use a truffle butter, oil or paste to complement and enhance. Preserved truffles are a nice, budget-friendly way to add visual truffle appeal to dishes. However, if you are looking to add the pungent aroma and taste of truffles to your dish, we recommend that you explore our fresh truffle selection at http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com. Jarred or canned truffles, sold by us or any other vendor, are mere shadows of their fresh truffle selves and will not, by themselves, deliver the aroma or flavor of fresh truffles. They are great to use with truffle oil – the oil will add the flavor, the preserved truffles the truffle “look”, but preserved truffles should be used only to garnish a dish, or in conjunction to truffle butter and oil during those times when fresh truffles are out of season or when the budget doesn’t allow for the real thing. Preserved truffles out of the jar or can have almost no flavor or odor. If you are looking for the true flavor of a fresh truffle, then please visit our fresh truffle page and purchase a fresh truffle – we carry the markets best selection of fresh truffles while they are available at unbeatable prices. If you’re looking to add a truffle appearance to your dish, then this is the product for you, as the excellent texture, rigidity and wholeness of our preserved truffles will give any dish a truffle look.
List Price: $ 14.75 Price: $ 14.75
Fresh garlic aromas, heady and rich flavors, the sublime Alba truffle is a delight to serve in whatever presentation. Pureed and thickened with peanut oil, this paste is a brilliant ingredient and spread. You can use this versatile preparation simply, just spread on some toast or canapes, or concoct magnificent sauces and soups to bring the heady flavor and aroma of truffles into your kitchen. In a convenient tube. Imported from Italy.
List Price: $ 198.00 Price: $ 198.00
The little pebble-sized truffles are preserved in their own juices or brine, and are ready to use. In order to help reconstitute their original flavor and aroma from being preserved in brine, chefs suggest to first lightly saute them in a truffle butter or oil, and then use at the end of a preparation (like risottos and pastas) to release the full potency flavor and scent as they are served. Preserved truffles are a nice, budget-friendly way to add visual truffle appeal to dishes. However, if you are looking to add the pungent aroma and taste of truffles to your dish, we recommend that you explore our fresh truffle selection at http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com. Jarred or canned truffles, sold by us or any other vendor, are mere shadows of their fresh truffle selves and will not, by themselves, deliver the aroma or flavor of fresh truffles. They are great to use with truffle oil – the oil will add the flavor, the preserved truffles the truffle “look”, but preserved truffles should be used only to garnish a dish, or in conjunction to truffle butter and oil during those times when fresh truffles are out of season or when the budget doesn’t allow for the real thing. Preserved truffles out of the jar or can have almost no flavor or odor. If you are looking for the true flavor of a fresh truffle, then please visit our fresh truffle page and purchase a fresh truffle – we carry the markets best selection of fresh truffles while they are available at unbeatable prices. If you’re looking to add a truffle appearance to your dish, then this is the product for you, as the excellent texture, rigidity and wholeness of our preserved truffles will give any dish a truffle look.
List Price: $ 60.25 Price: $ 60.25
When the fresh truffle season ends (yes, a dark day indeed in kitchens around the world), we’re thankful that there is an alternative to get our truffle fix. Enter preserved truffles. Best for used in hot dishes like risottos, omelettes and mashed potatoes. The heat of the dish itself will help bring out the aromas. An even more successful way to enhance the dish would be to add as well some truffle oil, butter or truffle paste (oils and butters are usually more aromatic than canned truffles, and can preserve the fragrance of the dish longer). Preserved truffles are a nice, budget-friendly way to add visual truffle appeal to dishes. However, if you are looking to add the pungent aroma and taste of truffles to your dish, we recommend that you explore our fresh truffle selection at http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com. Jarred or canned truffles, sold by us or any other vendor, are mere shadows of their fresh truffle selves and will not, by themselves, deliver the aroma or flavor of fresh truffles. They are great to use with truffle oil – the oil will add the flavor, the preserved truffles the truffle “look”, but preserved truffles should be used only to garnish a dish, or in conjunction to truffle butter and oil during those times when fresh truffles are out of season or when the budget doesn’t allow for the real thing. Preserved truffles out of the jar or can have almost no flavor or odor. If you are looking for the true flavor of a fresh truffle, then please visit our fresh truffle page and purchase a fresh truffle – we carry the markets best selection of fresh truffles while they are available at unbeatable prices. If you’re looking to add a truffle appearance to your dish, then this is the product for you, as the excellent texture, rigidity and wholeness of our preserved truffles will give any dish a truffle look.
List Price: $ 10.25 Price: $ 10.25
Black Summer Italian Truffle Juice is a more cost efficient way of giving your dishes that special flavor that only truffles can offer. Combine it with appetizers and main courses to take your dishes from bland to brilliant in seconds. Imported from Italy.
List Price: $ 57.00 Price: $ 57.00
Scully makes luxurious accessories for men & women!. Crafted of genuine Italian leather. Lovely mahogany hue. Interior features weekly planner. This Scully planner is stylish and functional! Planner features genuine Italian leather. Interior features weekly planner. Measures 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Imported.
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Fresh truffles are a highly seasonal, rare product that can be hard to acquire (not to mention expensive). Thankfully, there are options for the wallet-weary or the beginner gourmet. This Italian Summer Truffle Paste with Porcini Mushrooms is made on a peanut oil base. It makes an excellent base to sauces and creams. Porcini and truffles complement each other, and do not overpower. Imported from Italy.
List Price: $ 27.25 Price: $ 27.25
The acclaimed Italian winter black truffle (tuber Melanosporum vitt) is pureed and combined with mouthwatering peanut oil to create a truly spectacular spread, packaged in a convenient tube. You can use this versatile preparation simply, just by liberally spreading on some toast or canapes. Get creative and concoct magnificent sauces and soups to bring the heady flavor and aroma of truffles into your kitchen.
List Price: $ 47.75 Price: $ 47.75
Soft Italian Leather Dog Leash. Bring some cheerful color to your dog’s day with one of these beautiful Soft Italian Leather Dog Leashes. Our soft and durable leashes are made of luxurious Italian leather and finished with bright nickel hardware. Don’t forget the matching collar! Sizing: 4 ft. L x 1/2 in. W 4 ft. L x 3/4 in. W
List Price: $ 59.00 Price: $ 54.00
ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.
The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.
Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.
The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.
American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.
American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.
A high quality design from Fontanelli this handbag in the finest ostrich-embossed leather makes a smart choice for work or play featuring a zippered compartment and comfortable slightly longer shoulder straps. Dust bag included Made in Italy.
Secret 50% OFF Special not accessible from our public site. Use code: PLATINUMCODE. Limited time only. At once vivacious and eye-catching this highly polished leather handbag is the perfect accessory for the spirited woman. Detachable shoulder strap included. Made in Italy.
Soft Italian Leather Dog Collar. Bring some cheerful color to your dog’s day with one of these beautiful Soft Italian Leather Dog Collars. Our soft and durable collars are made of luxurious Italian leather, lined with leather for durability and finished with bright nickel hardware. Don’t forget the matching leash! Sizing: Measures from nearest to farthest hole. 8: 6 – 8 in. x 1/2 in. W 10: 7 – 10 in. x 1/2 in. W 11: 8 – 11 in. x 1/2 in. W 12: 9 – 12 in. x 5/8 in. W 14: 11 – 14 in. x 3/4 in. W 18: 14 – 18 in. x 1 in. W 20: 16 – 20 in. x 1 in. W 22: 18 – 22 in. x 1 in. W 24: 20 – 24 in. x 1 1/4 in. W 26: 22 – 26 in. x 1 1/4 in. W
List Price: $ 54.00 Price: $ 29.00
Accessories can make an impression, but they can also scream andquot;Iand#39;M TACKY!andquot; Not to worry. Fryeand#39;s Brooke Envelope Clutch purse lets you make an elegant impression with vintage Italian leather and stud details.
List Price: $ 298.00 Price: $ 139.95
The horsebit silvertone detail on the front and the tassel drops endow this timeless Buti bag with additional character and a western vibe enhancing the beauty of the sumptuous camel Italian leather. Dust bag included Made in Italy
CLOSEOUTS . Frye’s Brooke Envelope Clutch purse does all the talking for you, making a grand impression with vintage cracked leather and shiny, hand-hammered stud details. Available Colors: WHITE.
List Price: $ 298.00 Price: $ 139.95
“SparkCharts(TM) “The information you need-concisely, conveniently, and accurately. Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, these study companions and reference tools cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, from Business and Computer Programming to Medicine, Law, and Languages. They’ll give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp. This six-page chart includes a general guide to pronunciation and nearly 1,500 Italian vocabulary words in the following categories: Numbers and digits Calendar Time Weather Encounters The body Directions Colors Relationships Health Clothing Food and restaurants Leisure Household Education Work Around town On the road Travel Geography Animals Verbs Adjectives Adverbs
Complete your look with this fierce leather tote from Furla. Featuring a chic colorblocked design and plenty of room for all of your essentials; this fabulous tote is a must-have.Dual handle designDual; top-zip partial closure Interior zip and slip pockets
List Price: $ 498.00 Price: $ 498.00
Secret 50% OFF Special not accessible from our public site. Use code: PLATINUMCODE. Limited time only. This ultra-chic white bag is made in Italian leather embellished by detailed stitching tassels and silvertone metal studs combining a trendy western vibe with maximum sophistication. Signature dust bag and shoulder strap included Made in Italy
CLOSEOUTS . Hand-buffed at the toe and heel for a touch of sophisticated shine, Johnston andamp; Murphy’s Tilson slip-on shoes go to town in fine Italian waxed suede, with Bondwelt construction for a refined dressy look. Available Colors: GREY, STONE. Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13.
List Price: $ 225.00 Price: $ 144.95