The brain consumes half of a child’s energy — and that could matter for weight gain

A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids — in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use — could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL UPDATE:

Long Weekend Sales Hoedown – BR Exclusion Free + New Arrivals, Shorts & Tee Sales, Nordy’s Half Yearly, & More

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IT’S NOT JUST A HANDFUL. IT’S A HOEDOWN.

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Why hoedown? Too much for a handful. Enjoy the long weekend fellas. And not to nag,
but come Monday, we won’t be posting. On Monday, maybe consider spending some of that style budget on a donation to the USO, the EOD Warrior Foundation, Special Ops Warrior Fund, or another organization dedicated to helping our veterans. A huge thank you to all of you in the readership who have served or who are currently serving. Stay safe out there.

 

B.R.: 40% off NO BR MERCH EXCLUSIONS + Free 3-5 Day Ship on $ 100+ w/ BRSHIP

OKAY. Now we’re talking. No BR Merch exclusions anymore, so Core Temp is IN. The upgraded shipping with BRSHIP is nice if you’re over $ 100. Cardmembers get an extra 10% off with BRCARD. More picks can be found here.

 

Allen Edmonds: Father’s Day Sale is Live

Not as “big” as their anniversary sale, but there’s more than a couple tempting models now under $ 300. And remember, these should be first quality shoes. So, free shipping and returns if you don’t like em’ upon arrival.

 

Spier & Mackay: $ 50 off Suits, $ 50 off Sportcoats, $ 30 off trousers

Gotta be regular price stuff, can’t be on sale, but, that’s a steal. Half canvas, Super 120s wool suits for $ 280? Well done Spier and Mackay. No code needed here. Discount happens at checkout.

 

EXPRESS: 40% off Everything

This year, EXPRESS seems to have, oddly enough, more than a few pieces inspired by classic (if not straight up retro) menswear. Avoid the logos kids. Stick with the unbranded stuff, as shown in the picks above. Those piped performance polos are darn near perfect. More info over here in our annual polo palooza.

 

Huckberry: Select Weekend Deals + Additional 15% off Clearance

Holy clearance. Clearance items get an additional 15% off taken at checkout, and that section is stacked. Other deals throughout the site, but it’s the clearance section that’s the star here. All prices above should reflect what you pay at checkout. Not bad at all. Just a few picks above, but there’s a lot going on over at Huckberry through Monday.

 

Amazon: Ex Officio Briefs are Five bucks off – $ 15 ($ 20)

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I know, I know. This ain’t anywhere as good as three for $ 20 – $ 25 at Costco, but that deal was exclusive to boxer briefs. With the lonnnng legs. That always, without fail, end up in fabric doughnuts, smashed into the craw of yours truly (and many others… there’s a feeling out there among some of us that boxer briefs/trunks are a total fraud since the legs never stay down. But that’s probably due to body type.) ANYWAY. Fifteen bucks for a pair of briefs seems a little steep. UNTIL YOU TRY THEM THEN YO LIFE CHANGES. Breathable. Wicking. Quick dry. Anti stink. Huzzah!

 

Bonobos: New Additions to sale + extra 30% off w/ SURPRISE

Honestly a bit, if you’ll allow it, surprised that their new “lightweight” chinos have already gone on pretty significant sale. Albeit in just a few shades. Extra 30% off drops those to $ 40ish. Full review on those coming soon.

 

Zappos: Select Item Long Weekend Sale

Zappos just doesn’t do sales, do they? I didn’t think they did. So this is a bit of a surprise. Big fan of Supergas. Perfect for summer. Classic. Timeless. Canvas uppers, nice rubber soles. The “Converse Chucks” of Italy (they’re not made in Italy, but the brand is favored by Italians,) if there can be such a thing.

 

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale Starts… NOW

It’s on. From terrific in house stuff, to big name brands, Nordstrom does it right. Plus it all ships and returns for free. Full picks here. We did the scrolling so you don’t have to.

 

Nordstrom Rack: CLEAR THE RACKS: Extra 25% off Red Line Clearance

It’s a big Clear the Racks event at Nordstrom Rack. Prices are as marked. Sadly, no free shipping (and returns are only free if you can walk em’ into a brick and mortar Rack location) but still, worth a mention if you’re a serious deal hunter. Big thanks to David B. for the tip!

 

UNIQLO: Free Shipping no Minimum + airism is a few bucks off

I know more than a few of you are huge fans of the UNIQLO airism line, so, this should be a welcome surprise. Free shipping no minimum, and what was $ 9.90 is now $ 7.90. Just in time for avoiding swamp-butt in swamp-butt season. Now that said, I personally don’t own/operate in these things. I’m an Ex Officio man myself. But every time I suggest ex-officio underwear, someone emails me and says that I should try out UNIQLO’s airism. They claim they’re basically the same thing, at a much cheaper price. This stuff, according to many a reader, is cool, dry, and super breathable. And their “mesh” line is even more breathable than their standard airism. So, keep that in mind.

 

Old Navy: 50% off all Tees, Tanks, Shorts & Swim

Old Navy

It’s limited to tees and shorts and what not, but, half off at Old Navy can be a screamin’ deal since stuff is already so inexpensive. Just a reminder that since it already IS so inexpensive, it can sometimes be a touch hit or miss.

 

Ledbury: 30% off, sitewide, no code necessary

30% off is about as good as it gets for Ledbury. A few exclusions like cufflinks and belts and what not, but if you’re after a shirt or three, this is great.

 

Charles Tyrwhitt: 25% off w/ MEMDAY25

Charles Tyrwhitt

Charles Tyrwhitt makes a lot more than just shirts. And much of it is very, very nice. That light blue, Italian wool sportcoat? Totally unlined in the back. Yes please. Looks like this is working on stuff that’s already marked down too? Like those made in the UK shoes for one instance.

 

J. Crew Factory: 50% – 60% off just about everything (suiting INCLUDED)

Yes, suits are included in this one too. Sportcoats and suits have been getting excluded a lot lately. So if you’ve had your eye on something in their Thompson Fit, now’s not a bad time to jump on it. Deal also applies to clearance, but you’ll need the code SUMMERSALE at checkout for the additional 50% off there.

 

Target: Select Goodfellow & Co Items on Sale (Tees, Shorts, etc) 

Target

I mean, now’s about the time we look at those shorts we beat to death over the last few summers and think “time for you to hit the rag pile,” no? So good to see the already affordable gets even more affordable with this sale. Big fan of those short sleeve henleys.

 

Club Monaco: 25% off w/ SUMMERTIME

Club Monaco

Looks like the exclusions are the same as they usually are: Just Birkenstock, Viberg, Woolrich, Zespa. So that means Allen Edmonds and some other third party brands are a go.

 

East Dane: Their Big Spring Sale is On

East Dane

No extra codes or anything here, just a dump of inventory into their sale section. And being that East Dane is a kinda sorta Amazon project, it all ships fast and free. Especially fast if you have Prime.

 

GAP: 40% off + Extra 10% off w/ COOL

GAP

GAP’s spring/summer stuff is full of lightweight, light in color (but not Easter pastel) shorts, pants, henleys, and more. Don’t forget to use the code COOL at checkout for that extra 10% off the discounted price.

 

J. Crew: 40% off Select Full Price + 50% off Sale Items w/ WEEKEND

J. Crew

Lots of exclusions. LOTS. Almost all suits and blazers are out. And I can’t believe we’re now in a place where the first thing I think of when a J. Crew sale rolls around is: “ooh, I hope their tech shorts and pants are on sale.” But, well, here we are. BTW, shorts are up for the promo, and pants are getting the cut now too.

 

Allen Edmonds: Factory 2nds Flash Sale

The Pick: Dalton Wingtip Boot 2nds – $ 199

Prices don’t seem to have moved that much from normal, except for Daltons under $ 200? Remember, these are factory 2nds. So, not first quality. A scratch or a nick or a ding or something should be evident. And if it’s too much for you to take upon arrival? That’ll be a steep twenty five dollar restocking fee to send them back. Ouch.

 

Brooks Brothers: Four Shirts for $ 199 (reg. $ 92 per)

Brooks Brothers

It’s a great day if you’re a fan of Brooks Brothers and their Non-Iron dress shirts. Lots of fits, colors, styles, etc. And it’s NOT just clearance stuff. There’s wheelhouse whites and blues and stripes and checks in there too. Same deal applies to their sport shirts as well, if you’re looking for something more casual with a button down collar. Deals don’t expires until 5/28.

 

Saddleback: Dave’s 20th Anniversary Briefcase – $ 499

Saddleback

Not a sale, but Saddleback has launched a 20th anniversary edition of the “original” briefcase that started it all for their company. Just under half a grand. Limited run of these things.

 

Lands’ End: 40% off Full Price w/ STARS and PIN 1776

Lands' End

Not as good as their “50% off 1 item” deals, but… you can buy more than one thing! Great for buying suit separates, and being able to get a decent discount on more than one item makes it much more likely for you to trip the free shipping threshold, now that they jacked that up from $ 50 to $ 75.

 

Allen Edmonds: Fifth Avenue, all colors, $ 299 ($ 395) 

Allen Edmonds

Not some big event like they’re Anniversary Sale, but, to be fair that just ended, and it was something else. Still made in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Still Goodyear Welted. And under $ 299 is NOT a bad price at all, for a do anything, first quality, cap toe oxford in your choice of calfskin. Ships and returns for free, and you even get free 2-day shipping since these are north of $ 250.

 

Also worth a mention:

  • Need Supply Co: Up to 40% off Summer Sale.
  • Cole Haan: Extra 40% off sale styles w/ EXTRA40
  • Allen Edmonds Shoebank: They’re claiming long weekend savings, but… at post time I’m not seeing a lot there?
  • Unionmade: 40% off sitewide (Alden and a few other exclusions) w/ WOW40. Big thanks to Aled J. for the tip!
  • Gitman: 20% off $ 250+. No code necessary. Discount happens at checkout.
  • Cool Material: Up to 45% off their shop.
  • LL Bean: 20% off w/ SUMMER
  • Todd Snyder: 15% off $ 200, 20% off $ 500, 30% off $ 800. No code necesscary, and this should stack with the one time use code you may have gotten in a paper snail-mail catalog. There are exceptions of course (Alden, Converse, Nike Hodinkee, Hamilton watches, and a few more.) Big thanks to Brandon D. for the tip!


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FASHION DEAL UPDATE:

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Summer 2019 – Picks for Men

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer 2019

It’s arguably one of the better sales of the year. No codes to wrangle. No extra % coming off once something hits your cart. The price you see is the price you pay, and since it’s Nordstrom, everything ships and returns for free. Everything. Plus, Nordstrom is the rare department store that has curated some really nice upper scale brands, and balances those more expensive items with their more affordable, still solid quality, house-brand goods.

So what’s the catch? When they do a sale, it’s always huge. As in inventory. As in 7,000 items this time. There’s a boatload of pages to scroll through and browse. That’s a lot of clicking. And we went through all of it. As always, the picks below are limited to those with at least a decent size selection at post time.

 

Nordstrom Tech Wool Sportcoats – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

Nordstrom

A very, very nice price, for a 97% wool / 3% spandex sportcoat. Perfect, lighter shades for spring and summer, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t wear these in fall and winter as well. Wrinkle resistant. Extra pockets on the inside.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt – $ 32.90 ($ 49.50)

Nordstrom Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt

A basic, but a well executed basic in a trim fit that’s always appreciated extra-amounts when it goes on sale.

 

Calibrate Extra Trim Fit Dinner Jacket & Matching Pant – $ 198.98 ($ 398)

Calibrate Extra Trim Fit Dinner Jacket & Matching Pant

Under $ 200 for a navy, shawl collar tux? It’s pretty modern (a pretty thin shawl collar), but still. Nice. 50% wool and 50% poly. It is wedding season after all. Glad they found some pants. The jacket has been in the sale section for a while, but there weren’t any pants left, if memory serves.

 

Monte Rosso Made in Italy Lazio Cap-Toe Oxford – $ 249.90 ($ 375)

Monte Rosso Made in Italy Lazio Cap-Toe Oxford

To go with the tux. You’re gonna need some black oxfords if you’re wearing a tux somewhere. Word is they run large and you’ll want to order the next size down?

 

1901 Rowan D-Ring Leather Belt – $ 29.70 ($ 49.50)

1901 Rowan D-Ring Leather Belt

When I finally say “screw it!” and move to the woods, this’ll be the kind of belt I’ll probably wear all the time. That is, assuming I’m wearing pants. Which is far from a guaranteed. Nothin’ says get outta mah forrest quite like porky piggin’ it.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Stretch Wool Blazer – $ 334.98 ($ 500)

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Stretch Wool Blazer

Spendy, but Bonobos knows what they’re doing when it comes to sportcoats. 97% wool and 3% spandex. Would look dynamite with lightweight chinos for the heat ahead, and could also pull some serious social studies teacher duty with jeans in the fall.

 

Common Projects Retro Sneaker – $ 278.98 ($ 465)

Common Projects Retro Sneaker

Unpopular opinion time: I don’t “get” the Common Projects hype. The prices are comparatively absurd. And I think the foil stamped number on the outside is dumb. “Low-Key branding” my fat arse. They’ve literally stamped their calling card in reflective gold type on the outside of your ankle. But, this site isn’t about me. And never will be. So, buy away if it’s your thing! Also, hi reddit subs who love to post deals we find and not give us credit. I see you. UPDATE: And they’re gone. I’m shocked. Shocked!

 

Cole Haan Pinch LX Sneaker – $ 89.90 ($ 150)

Cole Haan Pinch LX Sneaker

Or there’s these for almost $ 200 less. But what do I know. Why you’d name anything that’s fit-based the “pinch” is beyond my grasp, but, I think it’s one of Cole Haan’s more popular lines. So, beats me. Again, I know nothing.

 

1901 Ballard Slim Fit Stretch Chino Pants – $ 35.70 ($ 59.50)

1901 Ballard Slim Fit Stretch Chino Pants

From their younger leaning 1901 house brand, so I’m gonna assume that these are a true slim fit. 97% cotton, 3% spandex with a 14″ leg opening.

 

Levis x Justin Timberlake Colorblock Trucker – $ 88.80 ($ 148)

Levis x Justin Timberlake Colorblock Trucker

Man of the woods and all that. I heard “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC the other day. Goodness that was a throwback. Hard not to dance to. Or move to. Or convulse to. Or, well, whatever happens when you’re a few pints deep.

 

Smartwool Burgee Geometric Socks – $ 12.57 ($ 20.95)

Smartwool Burgee Geometric Socks

Wool is so much better than cotton, in so many ways. And Smartwool makes a REALLY nice sock. Or, socks. So much so that I got all three pairs here for myself. Prefer stripes? Here you go.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Mélange Sport Coat – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

Nordstrom Trim Fit Mélange Sport Coat

A lightweight blend of wool, silk, and linen, AND they didn’t fully line the back? Just butterfly lined? For $ 150? Dang Nordstrom. You tempting and then some. Want it in some check patterns? Done. They have those too.

 

adidas Handball Spezial Sneaker – $ 77.96 ($ 129.95)

adidas Handball Spezial Sneaker

Whoa. Serious 70’s sport vibes here.

 

Nordstrom Signature 58% cashmere, 42% linen sweater – $ 89.49 ($ 179)

From one of their high end lines. Not cheap, but it could be the perfect spring/summer sweater. And yes, there is such a thing as a spring/summer sweater. The weather can be unpredictable. The wind can kick up at the beach and all of a sudden you (or your date) is cold. And then there’s once the sun goes down. Huge thanks to Sean H. for sending in the tip, who said: I’ve seen this in person and it is fantastic- never pulled the trigger (despite every fiber in being wanting to) because of the high price tag but it’s now included in the sale so I was able to order one. 

 

1901 Extra Trim Fit Chambray Sport Coat – $ 83.98 ($ 168)

1901 Extra Trim Fit Chambray Sport Coat

Light and breezy for the spring and summer. And now, thanks to the sale, cheap! Cotton linen blend. Totally unlined in the back.

 

Nordstrom EXTRA Trim Fit Dress Shirts – $ 32.90 ($ 49.50)

Nordstrom EXTRA Trim Fit Dress Shirts

When someone yells “HEY SLIM!” in a crowded room, do you look up to answer? Then these shirts are for you. Not just their trim fit, but their extra trim fit. Lots of colors.

 

Criquet “Range” Regular Fit Jersey Polo – $ 50.40 ($ 84)

Criquet "Range" Regular Fit Jersey Polo

I’m pretty floored that not only are these on sale, they’re 40% off. Fifty bucks still isn’t cheap for a polo, far from it, but they’re a super popular, jersey knit polo with collar stays. Four colors to pick from. Also pictured at the top of the post.

 

Criquet Regular Fit Players Jersey Polo – $ 47.40 ($ 79)

Criquet Regular Fit Players Jersey Polo

Their flagship polo. With the pocket. Still has collar stays, so, don’t worry if that’s what you’re after. They’re here too. 100% Organic Cotton.

 

Nordstrom Leather Jacket – $ 199.49 ($ 399)

Nordstrom Leather Jacket

Sporty. Black leather, snap band collar (instead of a floppy bomber style), and a price that feels quite good as long as the leather looks and feels decent in person. And if it doesn’t? You can send it back for free. Thanks Uncle Nordy.

 

Good Man Brand Slim Fit Vintage Twill Knit Sport Coat – $ 178.80 ($ 298)

Good Man Brand Slim Fit Vintage Twill Knit Sport Coat

As super comfortable and well made as Good Man Brand sportcoats are… they are SHORT. Super chopped in the tail. Which can work with a t-shirt or a henley or something, but I wouldn’t wear this with a collared shirt and slacks. Just a heads up.

 

1901 Colton Suede Belt – $ 29.70 ($ 49.50)

1901 Colton Suede Belt

Suede! Texture for now, texture for later. Works both in warm weather and in the cooler months. And, since that texture is a purposeful break from smooth leather shoes, you don’t have to worry about perfectly matching your belt to your kicks. Any of these would look great with some white sneakers. Speaking of…

 

1901 Sloan White Leather Sneakers – $ 59.96 ($ 99.95)

1901 Sloan White Leather Sneakers

White leather sneakers have become just about an essential in most men’s wardrobes, no? Okay, maybe not essential, but they sure are versatile.

 

1901 Stripe Crewneck Sweater – $ 34.75 ($ 69.50)

1901 Stripe Crewneck Sweater

One of those sweaters that if you’re new to dressing a bit more intentionally, you might take a pass on. Why? Because of the shoulder buttons. But they were put there long, long ago so sailors could get the things over their heads, and then button them up tight to keep sea spray out. Now, they’ve hung around like epaulets on a trench coat. And they’re subtle. But still kinda cool. I wear my version from Lands’ End (sadly, long gone in terms of stock) all the time.

 

Nordstrom Athletic Fit Textured Chinos – $ 44.75 ($ 89.50)

Nordstrom Athletic Fit Textured Chinos

Yay. Something that’s not a super slim cut, and instead made for those of us on team leg day. Oxford style texture to the cloth.

 

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn Wool/Linen Sport Coat – $ 238.80 ($ 398)

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn Wool/Linen Sport Coat

Italian made, a seasonally appropriate shade, and a 52% wool / 48% linen blend.

 

Goodlife Slim Swim Trunks – $ 58.80 ($ 98)

Goodlife Slim Swim Trunks

Shades of the trunks Daniel Craig wore in Casino Royale? Y’know, minus the shrink-wrapped effect.

 

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn Wool Blend Blazer – $ 238.80 ($ 398)

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn Wool Blend Blazer

Looks to be a box-weave hopsack? Or something along those lines? Not bad for a made in Italy sportcoat. Lots of potential here. Appears to be mostly unlined as well.

 

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Cap Toe Oxford – $ 139.90 ($ 220)

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Cap Toe Oxford

Are they Allen Edmonds? No! Are they worth a shot if you don’t have AE money, you need a conservative dress shoe that’ll also be comfortable, and you’re not willing to commit to a pair of shoes for life? Of course.

 

John W. Nordstrom Italian Wool Flat Front Trousers – $ 95.40 ($ 159)

John W. Nordstrom Italian Wool Flat Front Trousers

Really, REALLY nice dress pants. Made in Italy from Zignone wool. From their higher end “John W. Nordstrom” line.

 

Nordstrom Silk Knit Tie – $ 39.75 ($ 79.50)

Nordstrom Silk Knit Tie

Most are more than fine with picking up cheap ties here and there, but the problem with cheap ties is that sometimes they can feel… cheap. Imagine that. Bad knots, weird fabric, etc. That shouldn’t be the case here. And if it arrives and you’re not thrilled? Send it back. For free. Lots of colors to pick from. Big fan of that hunter green on the left.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Stretch Wool Blazer – $ 301.49 ($ 450)

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Stretch Wool Blazer

97% wool and 3% spandex. Hits a lot of right notes for the warmer weather ahead. On sale, but not final sale. Which is always a plus with Nordstrom.

 

Nordstrom “Shane” Bucks – $ 83.71 ($ 124.95)

Nordstrom "Shane" Bucks

From their mainline, men’s house line. Bucks but not super preppy thanks to the muted shades. Plus, these look to be a little sleeker through the toe, and not so bulbous like traditional bucks?

 

Criquet 93% pima / 7% stretch Players Polo – $ 53.40 ($ 89)

Criquet Polos

More Criquet. This time in a stretchy, 7% spandex, 93% cotton version. More color options here, and this is their flagship design with the pocket.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Dress Shirt in Cotton Texture – $ 39.90 ($ 69.50)

Nordstrom Trim Fit Dress Shirt in Cotton Texture

Basics from a trusted source at a more than reasonable price. A bit of texture. Nothing crazy.

 

Belstaff Racemaster Water Resistant Waxed Cotton Jacket – $ 329.98 ($ 550)

Belstaff Racemaster Water Resistant Waxed Cotton Jacket

A shorter version of the Roadmaster, which is the one with the belt. Which not everyone wants to mess with. Which is understandable. So they made this thing!

 

Nordstrom The Rail Payson Chelsea Boot – $ 60.26 ($ 89.95)

Nordstrom The Rail Payson Chelsea Boot

Yes you CAN wear boots in the warmer weather. Chukkas work. As do chelseas. Especially more casually constructed, suede chelseas like these form Nordstrom’s entry line house brand.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Knit Cotton Sport Coat – $ 234.49 ($ 350)

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Knit Cotton Sport Coat

Another knit sportcoat, this time from Bonobos in a “Brown melange knit.” 100% cotton here.

 

Nordstrom Lightweight Overcoat – $ 99.49 ($ 199)

Nordstrom Lightweight Overcoat

The simple, navy mac is about as versatile and useful as it gets in men’s outerwear. And this one is now half off, and just under a hundred bucks.

 

1901 Marled Slub Slim Fit Polo – $ 24.75 ($ 49.50)

1901 Marled Slub Slim Fit Polo

That’s more like it. Had my eye on these, but fifty bones seemed like a lot. Now half off and under $ 25. Say it with me: Button Down Collar Polos!!

 

Cole Haan Feathercraft Grand Derby – $ 120.60 ($ 180)

There’s something about these things. Especially that gray suede option?

 

Herschel Supply Co Strand XL Tote Bag – $ 47.98 ($ 80)

Herschel Supply Co Strand XL Tote Bag

There are worse ways to carry your crap. Especially, say, if you’re a new Dad and you’ve gotta lug around diapers and what not. (Hi Adam!) Dimensions are 16″H x 17″H x 7 ½”D.

 

Made in the USA Goodlife Henley – $ 48.98 ($ 98)

Made in the USA Goodlife Henley

Spendy. But, made in the USA. So should appeal to those that want to keep as much of their style spending as possible supportive of the good ol’ US of A.

 

adidas Samba OG Sneaker – $ 53.56 ($ 79.95)

adidas Samba OG Sneaker

Another alternative to the J. Crew Nike Killshot. Sizes are a bit scattered here though, being that they’ve been cooking in the sale section for a little bit now?

 

Bonobos Peak or Shawl Lapel Tux Jacket & Matching Pant – $ 669.98 ($ 1000)

Bonobos Tux

Jeebus. That’s a lot of money. At that point, Suitsupply’s tux package, where you get a shirt, tie, and shoes (along with the tux) might be worth your while.

 

Herschel Supply Co Novel Canvas Duffle Bag – $ 59.98 ($ 85)

The compact gym bag design to end all gym bag designs? The very thoughtfully designed number from Herschel. Separate compartment for shoes. Now down to $ 60 in the camo print.

 

Nordstrom Shark Attack Socks – $ 7.49 ($ 12.50)

Nordstrom Shark Attack Socks

Amity, as you know, means friendship.

 

TBNY Benjamin Double Monk Strap – $ 234.49 ($ 350)

TBNY Benjamin Double Monk Strap

To Boot New York shoes don’t satisfy the shoe snobs. The construction and materials are good, not amazeballs. But sometimes they nail a design, and that appears to be the case here. Perfect, timeless toe. Slim sole. (Assuming its Blake stitched?) And those buckles are nice and subtle. Not some big, rigid, clunky, flashy hunks of metal. Full marks. Made in Italy.

 

TheTieBar Pocket Square Trios – $ 20.10 ($ 30)

TheTieBar Pocket Square Trios

Three pocket squares in similar color schemes (or in the case of the white, with differing piped edges). All for less for what one pocket square from a more famous brand would run you. More than a couple of color schemes to pick from. Ships free too, being that it’s Nordstrom.

 

Ledbury Jasper Tailored Fit Dot Dress Shirt – $ 97.15 ($ 145)

Ledbury Jasper Tailored Fit Dot Dress Shirt

DOTS! Dots are good. Dots are modern. And Ledbury shirts are amazing. They aren’t cheap, but they are amazing. Can’t swing the price? Understandable. You can get your fill of blue and dots via a less expensive Nordstrom house brand dress shirt right here.

 

Shoe the Bear Linden Sneaker – $ 97.15 ($ 145)

Shoe the Bear Linden Sneaker

More simple, leather sneakers. But not so simple that they’re boring. Still light years away from the “intentionally ugly” territory.

 

Topman Mac Jacket – $ 72.00 ($ 120)

Topman Mac Jacket

Sometimes you just need a mac to get around town in. And this appears to be a winner. Cotton/Poly blend fabric should keep the rain out. Perfectly placed pockets. Length = suit jacket coverage. Or, you could always spend 4x as much and get this from BOSS.

 

Hart Schaffner Marx Sportcoats in Light Grey – $ 296.98 or Tan – $ 356.98

Hart Schaffner Marx Sportcoats

Both are made in Canada. Light gray option is a 98% wool, 2% elastane fabric, while the tan is a stretch blend of 55% viscose, 44% wool, 1% elastane. Both are 40% off.

 

Gitman Regular Fit Pinpoint Cotton Oxford – $ 77.49 ($ 155)

Gitman Regular Fit Pinpoint Cotton Oxford

Not bad for a made in the USA, timeless classic. Lavender here. Not blue or white, but, lavender isn’t a bad way to step outside that blue and white box.

 

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn wool/cotton/linen Sportcoat – $ 238.80 ($ 398)

Made in Italy Rodd & Gunn wool/cotton/linen Sportcoat

Mainly wool with a good dose of cotton and a little linen for texture. 65% wool, 27% cotton, 8% linen is the exact mix. Trim fit? Sure seems like it according to the reviews. Made in Italy.

 

Nordstrom Vincent Plain Toe Derby – $ 83.71 ($ 124.95)

Nordstrom Vincent Plain Toe Derby

Simple suede bluchers in a dress shoe silhouette. Think less clunk than your standard suede buck.

 

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Gingham Dress Shirt – $ 45.90 ($ 69.50)

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Gingham Dress Shirt

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Also available in an extra trim fit.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Italian Knit Sport Coat – $ 234.49 ($ 350)

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Italian Knit Sport Coat

Dressed up but also easy to dress down thanks to it being a knit. 70% cotton / 30% poly.

 

Bonobos Slim Fit Performance Polo – $ 38.86 ($ 58)

Bonobos Slim Fit Performance Polo

I don’t have any personal experience with this particular blend (this one is 50% Drytex acrylic, 38% cotton, 12% modal), but Bonobos usually makes a solid product. And their slim fit, which is what these are, is appreciated by many.

 

Nordstrom Smartcare Trim Fit Check Dress Shirt – $ 45.90 ($ 69.50)

Nordstrom Smartcare Trim Fit Check Dress Shirt

I don’t know why checks, specifically windowpane style checks like these, don’t get more credit. They’re hugely versatile, and a nice way to mix it up but not stray too far away from the usual solid and stripe routine.

 

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Wool Travel Trousers – $ 64.49 ($ 129)

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Wool Travel Trousers

Wool that’s been woven to be extra breathable, crease resistant, and move with you. 97% wool, 3% spandex.

 

Timex x Todd Snyder Watches – $ 74 ($ 148)

Timex x Todd Snyder Watches

Still kicking around in the sale section. Half off. Ships and returns for free. Not a bad way to scratch a new watch itch for not too many dollars.

 

1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool Sport Coat – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool Sport Coat

EXTRA trim fit here. 100% hopsack wool. Burgundy shade that’s farrrrr from fire engine red. So, should be not too difficult to find good looking pants (try white or off white jeans) to wear with it.

 

The Rail Everett Plain Toe Derby – $ 66.96 ($ 99.95)

The Rail Everett Plain Toe Derby

Those shoes sure are shoey! Plain toe derby = probably what you’d see in a dictionary if you looked up the word shoe. Maybe. Who knows. Depends on how fancy the illustrator was feeling that day. From a Nordstrom house line. For the less is more crowd. And warm weather, for some reason, makes simple bluchers like these look all the better.

 

NNNNNOPE! Gucci Colorblock Velour Track Pants – $ 749.98 ($ 1500)

Gucci Colorblock Velour Track Pants

Leave it to Gucci to take a style already pre-disposed to fugly (joggers) and make them in the most icky fabric possible (velour) and ratchet up the fug even more through some sort of evil design magic. Those things look like the dumpster contents of a 3rd-rate colonic shop. But what do I know, I’m just some bum who wears Old Navy from time to time.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is set to expire on June 2nd. And remember, everything ships and returns for free.


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In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs.

The researchers used demographic and income data to project estimates of a portion of the senior population, those who will be 75 or older in 2029, with a focus on those in the middle-income range — currently $ 25,001 to $ 74,298 per year for those ages 75 to 84.

And it doesn’t look good for that group because of the rising costs of housing and health care. The researchers estimated that the number of middle-income elders in the U.S. will nearly double, growing from 7.9 million to 14.4 million by 2029. They will make up the biggest share of seniors, at 43%.

By 2029, more than half of the middle-income seniors will have annual financial resources of $ 60,000 or less, even if the equity in their homes is included. Projections put the average annual assisted living and medical expenses cost in 10 years at $ 62,000, meaning that a majority of the middle-income seniors then will not be able to afford an assisted living facility.

Middle-income seniors are a group that Beth Burnham Mace, one of the study’s authors, said has been often overlooked when policymakers and legislators think about housing and care for aging Americans.

“The low-income cohort has been taken care of by tax subsidies, while the high-income cohort is largely self-sufficient. But the middle-income seniors have been ignored,” said Mace, who is chief economist at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care, a nonprofit research group.

The study’s authors said they are probably underestimating the extent of the looming problem. They projected out-of-pocket medical costs of only $ 5,000 a year for seniors.

Deborah Carr, chairwoman of the department of sociology at Boston University who studies aging, noted that Americans “are able to live longer today than they have in the past because of medical technology.” The downside, said Carr, who was not affiliated with the study, is “if they’re living for years with dementia or mobility issues, then they have to pay longer for medical care for the additional years they live.”

Indeed, the researchers projected that 60% of the middle-income seniors will have mobility limitations, while 20% will be considered “high needs,” meaning they have three or more chronic conditions and one or more limitations in activities of daily living, such as bathing or dressing. Eight percent will have some form of cognitive impairment.

Seniors living with mobility limitations, chronic conditions or cognitive impairment are more likely to need care and support such as that offered by an assisted living facility.

But that’s not a reality for many.

In her written response to the Health Affairs study, Jennifer Molinsky, a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, addressed the needs of seniors who decide to stay at home as they age instead of going to an assisted living facility. She said these older Americans face a different set of challenges.

“One of the challenges is that most people don’t live in cities,” Molinsky said in an interview. “And most houses in these areas are single-family detached homes. The infrastructure is not set up for safe walking, so you have to drive. People often give up driving as they age. So these locations can be difficult to provide services to people.”

Molinsky said other issues to consider are making homes more accessible by adding ramps for wheelchairs or wall handles in the shower and the cost of these changes.

The other dire warning of the study: While spouses and middle-age daughters have historically provided the bulk of elder care, that is a less likely option in the future because of changing marriage patterns, lower birth rates and the increasing number of adult children who live far from their parents. Some seniors will need to seek paid care.

The study suggests that policymakers could expand Medicare benefits to include access to a wider range of supportive services, or create a new benefit, “Medicare Part E,” that funds long-term care. However, other attempts to set up such a program have run into resistance among lawmakers because of cost.

While Medicaid is the primary payer of long-term nursing home care, right now the program is available only to low-income seniors. Seniors may become eligible if they impoverish themselves. However, lawmakers could also broaden the Medicaid income eligibility requirements or expand options to include home-based care for those with higher-end incomes.

Some seniors are already turning to creative solutions to address their growing need for affordable housing.

Carr said one innovative option she has seen is the Village to Village Network, a community program that allows seniors to stay in their homes but have access to general support services, such as home repairs, transportation, health care and even social activities.

Co-housing, where seniors share a residence, like in the classic TV show, “Golden Girls,” is another solution, Carr said.

Mace said she hopes the study will spark more conversation between public and private sectors for creative ideas to address the issue of housing the growing number of Americans who will turn 75 or older in the next decade.

Her advice to both those seniors and their children is to openly discuss the issue.

“It is a good idea to sit down and talk about what your plan may be,” said Mace. “Talk about what the financial assets are and the housing options. It’s a worthy topic to talk about, though it can be hard, because it helps to avoid putting both children and parents in difficult situations in the future.”

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Thomas Panek, 48, has been a runner for quite some time — he’s run 20 races throughout his life. Ever since he lost his sight in his early 20’s, he was hesitant to continue running, but eventually trained to run in races with the help of human guides tethered to him. However, he wondered if it was possible to run a race without human guidance, instead led only with guide dogs.

Panek is the president and chief executive officer of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New-York based nonprofit organization that matches guide dogs to people with vision loss. Five years ago, Panek was paired with his own Guiding Eyes dog, and now 7-year-old yellow lab named Gus. In 2015, he developed the “Running Guides” program, which trains dogs to guide blind runners at a running pace.

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Cole Haan Colton Chukka Boot – $ 124.97 ($ 250)

Chukkas are great. But not all chukkas are as great as others. For example, take desert boots. Love desert boots. But that crepe sole and more casual shape/floppier construction just doesn’t look all that good dressed up. The ultimate style of chukka is a sleek but not pointy, slim soled chukka that can do work with both dressed up and dressed down outfits. In cold or hot weather.

The Nordstrom exclusive, Cole Haan Colton is a fine example of that kind of super-versatile chukka.

Cole Haan Colton Chukka Boot

They’re not dirt cheap, but you do get a lot for the cash. A stitched, storm welt, a slim sole that still has some grip to it, a full-of-depth copper leather color, and a bit of flash with those blue panels. Plus, they’re extremely well reviewed. 4.5/5 stars after 150+ reviews.

List price is $ 250. Drops to $ 150 during big sales. Was recently on clearance for this same price of $ 125, but sizes were short then if memory serves.

Just about a full size run is back now, but they’re being sold through HauteLook, which is the flash-sale site that Nordstrom happens to own.

Shipping is free since they’re over $ 100. Returns are free if you can walk them into a Nordstrom Rack brick and mortar. Otherwise, returns through the mail will cost you $ 5.95.

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks for Men

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Winter 2018-19

There are seasonal clearance sales, and then there are seasonal clearance sales. This is the latter. This is one that you probably don’t want to brush aside. It’s not just any other clearance. It’s Nordstrom, and for whatever reason, they continue to do just about everything right, while the rest of the department store retail world seems to get it wrong.

Great in-house brands. Terrific 3rd party stuff. Deep cuts, usually reasonable size selections, and as always, everything ships and returns for free. Their sale section is easy to browse too… it’s just… enormous. So if you don’t feel like scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling… you’ll find a selection below of what we’ve deemed to be the best of the best. But if we’ve missed something in this massive half-yearly sale that deserves a mention? Shoot an email to joe@dappered.com. Okay. Off we go.

 

Made in Italy Good Man Brand Legend Sneakers – $ 132.66 ($ 198)

Good Man Brand Legend Sneakers

Cleaner than the Board of Health. Both are pebbled leather (which is a little tough to see on a screen when it comes to the white option), and both are made in Italy. Also available in black, which is pretty close to sold out at post time. Head here for a review of the smooth leather/blue heeled version, which sadly isn’t included in this sale.

 

Nordstrom Cashmere V-Neck Sweater – $ 98.90 ($ 145)

Nordstrom Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

Not cheap since it’s cashmere, but, under $ 100 isn’t half bad for a good cashmere sweater. Tons of colors to pick from too. Also available in a crew neck if that’s what you’re after (more crewneck cashmere colors can be found here… not sure why they’re in different spots).

 

1901 Auburn Chukka Boot – $ 73.90 ($ 124.95)

1901 Auburn Chukka Boot

Looks like a smooth leather version of their highly appreciated 1901 suede chukka. Different sole on these (no studs) but still some traction.

 

Barbour Lightweight Ashby Wax Jacket – $ 239.40 ($ 399)

Barbour Lightweight Ashby Wax Jacket

A hefty discount on heritage British sportswear. Lightweight here, but still waxed. Corduroy collar.

 

Wolverine 1000 Mile Wedge Boot – $ 254.98 ($ 425)

Wolverine 1000 Mile Wedge Boot

Well all right then. Was going for $ 280 during the big Anniversary Sale back in July, then went back to full price. Now? 40% off. Horween leather here helps too. Made in the USA. Sizes are already starting to go quick.

 

Nordstrom Smartcare Trim Fit Solid Dress Shirt – $ 29.90 ($ 49.50)

Nordstrom Smartcare Trim Fit Solid Dress Shirt

Why do you guys always recommend Nordstrom dress shirts? Look, don’t take our word for it. After 160+ reviews, these are still almost 5/5 stars. That’s hard to do these days on the interwebz. Also available with a button down collar if that’s what you’re after.

 

Allen Edmonds Hearst Cap Toe Boot – $ 249.90 ($ 395)

Allen Edmonds Hearst Cap Toe Boot

Who? Hearst? Is this a Nordstrom exclusive? Made in Port Washington. Cap toe. Ankle high, but not a true chukka. Dainite studded rubber sole for traction.

 

Made in Italy 1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool & Silk Sport Coat – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

Made in Italy 1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool & Silk Sport Coat

Not bad at all for made in Italy. $ 150? For real? Sure. Exterior is a blend of wool and silk from the Zignone mill. Just butterfly lined in the back. A true slim fit here.

 

Cole Haan ‘Colton’ Chukka Boot – $ 124.98 ($ 250)

Cole Haan 'Colton' Chukka Boot

Very, very well reviewed. Storm welt. Blue panels at the top and grip on the sole. A Nordstrom exclusive. Now half off.

 

1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool/Cotton Sportcoat – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

1901 Extra Trim Fit Wool/Cotton Sportcoat

Another oddly inexpensive, made in Italy sportcoat. Wool/Cotton blend from Marzotto.

 

Calibrate Trim Fit Stretch Solid Dress Shirt – $ 31.80 – $ 46.90 ($ 79.50)

Calibrate Trim Fit Stretch Solid Dress Shirt

Not quite sure why there’s two different price points (the white is the cheaper $ 32 option), but not bad for a ships and returns for free stretch dress shirt. 96% cotton and 4% spandex.

 

John W. Nordstrom Fiore Medallion Toe Derby – $ 97.49 ($ 195)

John W. Nordstrom Fiore Medallion Toe Derby

Not an oxford, but an open laced derby. Still, the sleekness and that dress medallion should make them suit worthy. Made in Italy too.

 

Nordstrom 100% Cashmere Scarves – $ 49.75 ($ 99.50) and/or Hats – $ 34.75 ($ 69.50)

Nordstrom cashmere

What’s an after Christmas clearance event without a bunch of cashmere scarves and hats? And since it’s Nordstrom, you can count on the cashmere they selected to be of good quality, especially for these reasonable prices.

 

Goodman Brand Soft Cotton Sportcoats in Gray or Blue – $ 178.80 ($ 298)

Goodman Brand Soft Cotton Sportcoats

Obviously these are more than a bit on the “chopped” side, and despite that, I still love them. I wear mine (a wool/cotton number) more like a cardigan, often with henleys and t-shirts and sneakers. All cotton here.

 

Polo RL Mixed Media Gloves in Deerskin – $ 40.80 ($ 68) or Quilted Leather – $ 46.80 ($ 78)

Ralph Lauren Gloves

Winter just technically started, so, lots of opportunity left to wear these things. Touch screen compatible too.

 

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Unconstructed Blazer – $ 224.98 ($ 450)

Bonobos Jetsetter Slim Fit Unconstructed Blazer

Totally unlined in the back. 97% wool and 3% poly. Half off, and unlike Bonobos when it gets to half off, this isn’t final sale. You can very much return it.

 

Calibrate Solid Merino Wool Blend Socks – $ 7.49 ($ 12.50)

Calibrate Solid Merino Wool Blend Socks

I don’t have any experience with these socks, but Calibrate is still a Nordstrom house brand. Mid-calf length. And merino wool blend for dress socks is a must around these parts.

 

Good Man Brand Slim Fit Merino Wool Track Jacket – $ 136.80 ($ 228)

Good Man Brand Slim Fit Merino Wool Track Jacket

Yes please. A nice mix of modern style with heritage materials. 100% merino wool.

 

J. Crew Ludlow Trim Fit Solid Wool Blazer – $ 212.49 ($ 425)

J. Crew Ludlow Trim Fit Solid Wool Blazer

Well this is confusing. The description clearly states that it’s super 120s Loro Piana Italian wool (and the shot of the inside of the jacket shows the corresponding label). But J. Crew’s legacy blazers have been made with American wool for a while now? Or is this a suit jacket? Beats me.

 

The Rail Carlin Work Boot – $ 71.98 ($ 120)

The Rail Carlin Work Boot

From one of Nordstrom’s in-house brands. Red Wing looks without the steep price.

 

John W. Nordstrom 80% wool / 20% Cashmere Overcoat – $ 299.49 ($ 599)

John W. Nordstrom 80% wool / 20% Cashmere Overcoat

A basic, but being that it’s not just Nordstrom, but their upgraded John W. line, you can be pretty assured that it’ll be a well executed basic. And 20% cashmere is nothing to sneeze at. Sizes are starting to get a bit short.

 

Norstrom Signature Trim Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat – $ 359.40 ($ 599)

Norstrom Signature Trim Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat

Made in Italy. Should do well with jeans. Really like that it’s just butterfly lined in the back. Trim fit too. Get yer professorial-look on.

 

Ted Baker Merman Faux Leather Briefcase – $ 77.40 ($ 129)

Ted Baker Merman Faux Leather Briefcase

Faux leather, but that stripe is pretty slick and the price sure is right… assuming it doesn’t look or feel super plastic in person.

 

Nordstrom 100% Cashmere Scarfs in Gray or Blue Windowpane – $ 49.75 ($ 99.50)

Nordstrom 100% Cashmere Scarfs

In case you need something to go with that new topcoat.

 

1901 Made in Italy Extra Trim Fit Wool Blend Sport Coat – $ 179.49 ($ 349)

1901 Made in Italy Extra Trim Fit Wool Blend Sport Coat

Fabric is 94% wool and 6% poly. Considered a true trim fit, and it looks like the tails might be on the shorter side? Another pretty good price for being made in Italy.

 

John W. Nordstrom Double Monks – $ 92.49 ($ 185)

John W. Nordstrom Double Monks

More sub $ 100 Italian shoes. Speaking of oddly affordable made in Italy goods… I’m guessing these are blake stitched? Plain toe here. Not bad if you’re in the market for a pair of double monks.

 

Vintage 1946 Cotton/Poly Henleys – $ 29.75 ($ 59.50)

Vintage 1946 Cotton/Poly Henleys

Mainly cotton with some poly in there for softness and stretch. Lots of colors and even some stripes or rib knit to pick from.

 

1901 Stevens Waterproof Chukka Boot – $ 78.90 ($ 124.95)

1901 Stevens Waterproof Chukka Boot

One of the quiet gems of the sale. Claims to be waterproof, and, oddly enough, they’re made in Italy. Just one review and they say it’s a little more gray than brown in person. Which isn’t a problem for many of us.

 

John W. Nordstrom Plaid Wool Sport Coat – $ 249.49 ($ 499)

John W. Nordstrom Plaid Wool Sport Coat

From their higher end John W. Nordstrom line. Plaid has a bit of a cold weather look to it, but I can see it being worn in the spring. Made in Mexico.

 

Selected Homme Colorblock Sneaker – $ 80.98 ($ 135)

Selected Homme Colorblock Sneaker

Not bad for a made in Portugal leather and suede sneaker… that also ships and returns for free.

 

Tumi Alpha Bravo Aviano Slim Briefcase – $ 300 ($ 375)

Tumi Alpha Bravo Aviano Slim Briefcase

Super sleek and modern but still highly functional. Ballistic nylon and leather. Easily slips over the handle of a rolling suitcase.

 

Calibrate Modern Trim Fit Car Coat – $ 149.49 ($ 299)

Calibrate Modern Trim Fit Car Coat

From their younger leaning Calibrate brand. So expect it to be a true trim fit made specifically for the slimmer fellas.

 

Cole Haan Wool GrandPro Tennis Sneaker – $ 64.98 ($ 130)

Cole Haan Wool GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

A combination of old school and new school materials.

 

Nordstrom Merino Wool Polo Sweater – $ 42.49 ($ 85)

Nordstrom Merino Wool Polo Sweater

The humble polo with long sleeves, and… made in merino! 100% fine merino wool knit. That’s huge. Much more comfortable and breathable compared to cotton which will stick and grab to your skin and soak up any perspiration and hold onto it.

 

Nordstrom V-Neck Merino Sweaters – $ 39.75 ($ 79.50)

Nordstrom V-Neck Merino Sweaters

And now basic v necks. Seven colors to pick from. After almost 50 reviews, they’re still almost 100% five out of five stars.

 

Nordstrom Signature Trim Fit Windowpane Wool Sport Coat – $ 359.40 ($ 599)

Nordstrom Signature Trim Fit Windowpane Wool Sport Coat

More made in Italy sportcoats. More of a windowpane forward pattern here. Still trim fit.

 

Allen Edmonds Renton Chukka Boots – $ 236.98 ($ 395)

Allen Edmonds Renton Chukka Boots

Are these a Nordstrom Exclusive? Seems pretty similar to plain chukkas from AE’s past, but these have that broguing around the heel as well as a studded Dainite sole, standard. Made in the USA and Goodyear welted.

 

Cole Haan Diamond Quilted Jacket – $ 150 ($ 300)

Cole Haan Diamond Quilted Jacket

Heritage British Sportswear looks… without the mega steep price that usually goes with those brands. Also available in olive.

 

Nordstrom Cashmere Waffle Knit Crew – $ 124.90 ($ 179)

Nordstrom Cashmere Waffle Knit Crew

An investment, but check out that texture. 100% cashmere too. And Nordstrom just doesn’t cut corners with their in-house branded stuff.

 

Nordstrom Signature Addison Windowpane Wool Blend Overcoat – $ 479.40 ($ 799)

Nordstrom Signature Addison Windowpane Wool Blend Overcoat

An investment… but that windowpane pattern is something else. Made in Italy too.

 

Wolverine 1000 Mile Plain Toe Boot in Charcoal – $ 218.98 ($ 365)

Wolverine 1000 Mile Plain Toe Boot in Charcoal

Made in the USA, Goodyear welted, and Horween leather uppers.

 

Bonobos Plaid Wool Unconstructed Sportcoat – $ 224.98 ($ 450)

Bonobos Plaid Wool Unconstructed Sportcoat

Slim fit. Just quarter lined in the back. And unlike Bonobos, when these are on sale, they aren’t final sale. Hooray for free shipping and free returns.

 

1901 Rainier Longwing Derby – $ 65.90 ($ 110)

1901 Rainier Longwing Derby

Sole looks a little… thick? Not platform, but not svelte either. Yet sometimes that can work on a longwing. Also available in blue suede here.

 

Hart Schaffner Marx Sheffield Classic Fit Wool & Cashmere Overcoat – $ 297.49 ($ 595)

Hart Schaffner Marx Sheffield Classic Fit Wool & Cashmere Overcoat

Still plenty of winter left. 90% wool and 10% cashmere here. Really liking that not quite camel, but not medium brown either shade.

 

Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Socks – $ 29.70 ($ 49.50)

Nordstrom Cashmere Socks

If you or someone you know loves his shoe collection, then he pays attention to his feet. And nothing says appreciating feet quite like cashmere socks.

 

Nordstrom Auburn Trim Fit Peacoat – $ 199.90 ($ 349)

Nordstrom Auburn Trim Fit Peacoat

Wool blend here: 60% wool, 35% polyester, 5% other fibers. Claims a trim fit though, and it’s a little longer than some other peacoats so it looks like it should cover a sportcoat or suit coat tail?

 

Nordstrom Leather Driving Gloves – $ 44.75 ($ 89.95)

Nordstrom Leather Driving Gloves

Great for this time of year… if you live in warmer climates. That said, drivers are great for those in-between weather days (and seasons… like Spring and Fall). Also available in black.

 

Calibrate Wool Blend Bomber Jacket – $ 84.49 ($ 169)

Calibrate Wool Blend Bomber Jacket

It’s poly first, but at least there’s a good amount of wool in the blend: 64% polyester, 33% wool, 3% other fibers. Available in either solid, or HOLY PLAID THAT’S REALLY PLAID.

 

Cole Haan Quilted Jacket – $ 149.00 ($ 298)

Cole Haan Quilted Jacket

Yes it’s all poly, but boy does it get a lot of things right. The snaps to cinch up the fit. The elbow patches. The hand warmer pockets. The corduroy collar. That’s a lot of jacket for $ 150.

 

Nordstrom The Rail Tempe Chukka – $ 53.96 ($ 89.95)

Nordstrom The Rail Tempe Chukka

What do you get when you take a $ 90 leather chukka and mark it down to fifty? I’m not sure. But the almost 5/5 star reviews after 17 reviews is encouraging. And hey, if they stink, you can send em’ back for free.

 

Lamarque Diamond Quilted Leather Jacket – $ 418 ($ 625)

Lamarque Diamond Quilted Leather Jacket

I’m not a leather jacket guy myself, but… if I was? That’d be the jacket. That quilting. Great googly moogly.

 

Marc New York Humboldt Quilted Jacket – $ 117.25 ($ 175)

Marc New York Humboldt Quilted Jacket

A standard quilted jacket with a surprise inside. Extra insulated thanks to a high-pile fleece liner vest that’s also detachable. Too hot one day? You can ditch it until the temps drop further.

 

Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Perforated Deerskin Gloves – $ 44.75 ($ 89.50)

Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Perforated Deerskin Gloves

More coverage than a standard driver, and these are lined in cashmere.

 

Good Man Brand Twill Quilted Slim Fit Shirt Jacket – $ 136.80 ($ 228)

Good Man Brand Twill Quilted Slim Fit Shirt Jacket

Cotton here, but that texture and the snaps/pocket placement/collar all make for a really unique looking medium to light jacket.

 

UGG Halfstein Plain Toe Waterproof Boot – $ 112.90 ($ 190)

UGG Halfstein Plain Toe Waterproof Boot

There are worse looking ways to get through the slush and snow. Surprised they’re priced this low, being that UGG seems to be something of a brand that likes to mark their stuff up. Full grain leather uppers too.

 

John W. Nordstrom Houndstooth Wool Sport Coat – $ 249.49 ($ 499)

John W. Nordstrom Houndstooth Wool Sport Coat

Oooh. Hello. Burgundy. That’ll do. And from their upgraded, nicer than you’d expect line, John W. Nordstrom.

 

Nordstrom Merino Wool Blend Thermal Henley – $ 44.75 ($ 89.50)

Nordstrom Merino Wool Blend Thermal Henley

More Nordstrom house brand goodness. 50% merino, 50% acrylic. Can’t speak for these, yet, but I’m a big fan of merino and merino blend henleys. And thus, have a couple on the way.

 

1901 Jackson Extra Trim Fit Wool Overcoat – $ 209.40 ($ 349)

1901 Jackson Extra Trim Fit Wool Overcoat

EXTRA trim fit here. So you better be real slim, or, not one to layer much. 100% wool.

 

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Offset Denim Duffel Bag – $ 83.98 ($ 120)

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Offset Denim Duffel Bag

With that famous shoe compartment. Liking the color contrast here.

 

Marc New York Fletcher Quilted Bomber Jacket – $ 105 ($ 175)

Marc New York Fletcher Quilted Bomber Jacket

Quilted jacket #2365 from this sale… but… this one is a bomber. Complete with bomber collar, cuffs, and hem, as well as the zippered pocket on the sleeve.

 

L.B.M 1911 Classic Fit Cotton & Wool Sport Coat in Blue or Green – $ 476.98 ($ 795)

L.B.M 1911 Classic Fit Cotton & Wool Sport Coat

Spendy. But worth a mention for the #menswear nerds out there, since it seems those types seem to really, really like the L.B.M. brand and what they offer.

 

Billy Reid Eastwood Wool Blend Jacket – $ 176.98 ($ 295)

Billy Reid Eastwood Wool Blend Jacket

Wait, it’s wool? Well, at least wool blend. 65% wool, 35% nylon. And Billy Reid makes really, really nice stuff.

 

The Rail Edward Chelsea Boot in Chestnut or Gray – $ 65.98 ($ 110)

The Rail Edward Chelsea

Inexpensive. Very inexpensive. And that’s not a bad thing if you’re curious about chelseas but don’t want to drop a ton of cash on a pair for fear of them not “working.” Should go great with jeans. And they ship back for free in case they arrive and you decide they’re a no-go.

 

The Rail Quilted Nylon Trucker Jacket – $ 59.40 ($ 99)

The Rail Quilted Nylon Trucker Jacket

Cheap! And the use of both vertical and horizontal stitches to make the quilted exterior is a nice call.

 

1901 Columbia Chukka Sneaker – $ 62.49 ($ 125)

1901 Columbia Chukka Sneaker

A hybrid. Not all hybrids look… natural? Some of them look kinda Frankenstein-y. Not here. And the price is solid too.

 

John W. Nordstrom Mason Herringbone Wool & Cashmere Overcoat – $ 359.40 ($ 599)

John W. Nordstrom Mason Herringbone Wool & Cashmere Overcoat

Subtle, but should stand out a bit thanks to the herringbone pattern to the fabric. 95% wool and 5% cashmere exterior.

 

Polo RL Deerskin Gloves – $ 74.98 ($ 125)

Polo RL Deerskin Gloves

More on-sale gloves. Deerskin here. Still smart-phone touch screen compatible. Adjustable wrist strap. Lined.

 

Made in Italy TBNY Double Monk in Leather or Suede – $ 196.90 ($ 395)

Made in Italy TBNY Double Monk

Well those are awfully handsome. Perfect, timeless toe shape. Subtle cap toe. And the buckles are slightly rounded at the corners. No sharp edges there. Slim rubber sole for traction.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Flat Front Stretch Wool Trousers – $ 77.40 ($ 129)

Nordstrom Trim Fit Flat Front Stretch Wool Trousers

Check out that burgundy option. Un-hemmed, so, you’ll need to have a tailor shorten them to your specified preferred break. Trim fit. Flat front.

 

Nordstrom Trim Fit Flat Front Stretch Wool Pants – $ 49.75 ($ 99.50)

Nordstrom Trim Fit Flat Front Stretch Wool Pants

Or… there’s these. Plaid. And noticeably less expensive. Still unfinished hem. 97% wool / 3% spandex.

 

1901 Renton Suede Bluchers – $ 69.90 ($ 109.95)

1901 Renton Suede Bluchers

Inexpensive suede bluchers that’ll look great with all sorts of smart-casual or business casual wear.

 

Vince Camuto Melton Car Coat with Removable Bib – $ 129.90 ($ 198)

Vince Camuto Melton Car Coat with Removable Bib

That could be a LOT of coat for $ 130. And the key is that the bib is removable. I’ve never understood otherwise refined looking topcoats with a fixed, non-removable bib/fake layer. Thankfully, that’s NOT the case here.

 

Jack Mason 40mm Racing Chrono – $ 164.98 ($ 275)

Jack Mason 40mm Racing Chrono

Fast looks but a not super expensive price. Not from a heritage watchmaker, but a fashion brand. Yet it’s a fashion brand that can make some good looking watches if you like the busy thing.

 

1901 Kent Chukka Boot – $ 74.90 ($ 125)

1901 Kent Chukka Boot

Gray! Suede! Chukkas! It’s like they’ve been reading this site (I’m guessing they haven’t, but hey, that’s cool too).

 

1901 Lightweight Chore Jacket – $ 71.40 ($ 119)

1901 Lightweight Chore Jacket

Shades of J. Crew’s cotton chore jacket… only this one isn’t almost always perpetually sold out, AND it ships and returns for free.

 

Good Man Brand Mix Modern Slim Fit Wool Sweater – $ 118.80 ($ 198)

Good Man Brand Mix Modern Slim Fit Wool Sweater

Another modern design made from heritage materials from Good Man Brand. All merino here. Two colorways to pick from.

 

Rodd & Gunn Regular Fit Sport Coat – $ 198.98 ($ 398)

Wool blend. But zoom in and it almost looks like a corduroy? Or maybe a knit? 42% wool, 40% polyester, 18% polyamide.

 

Made in Italy Monte Rosso Montreux Wingtip Boot – $ 174.98 ($ 350)

Monte Rosso Montreux Wingtip Boot

The not as fortunate man’s Dalton? Plus these come with traction on the sole, standard. Uppers also claim to be water resistant.

 

Cole Haan ‘Warren’ Wingtip – $ 99.90 ($ 200)

Cole Haan 'Warren' Wingtip

Kinda liking that “copper” leather. Looks matte and marbled. A casual wingtip for sure. Not gonna be dressed too far up, but should look pretty good with jeans and a sportcoat or OCBD/sweater combo?

 

Billy Reid Regular Fit Mouline Cardigan – $ 97.50 ($ 195)

70% cotton and 30% poly, so… luxury sweats? Is that a thing? Two colors.

 

Reebok Revenge Plus Sneaker – $ 50.96 ($ 84.95)

Shades of the Nike Killshot. Maybe. A little. More Killshot alternatives can be found here.

 

Flynt Regular Fit Knit Wool Blend Sport Coat in Port or Blue – $ 318.75 ($ 425)

Somewhat similar to BR’s outstanding Italian wool knit sportcoat. 55% wool / 45% poly here for the Flynt option. Frankly, I’d go with the BR.

 

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Cap Toe Oxford – $ 129.90 ($ 220)

Entry level dress shoes. True oxfords with a cap toe. Probably won’t last you a lifetime, but with reasonable care, should last you a while. Well reviewed.

 

Ted Baker Berman Faux Leather Duffel Bag – $ 89.40 ($ 149)

Speaking of probably not gonna last you a lifetime, but could do right by you with reasonable precautions… Sporty stripe. 19″W x 11″H x 9″D = 1,881 cubic inches. So not the biggest thing.

 

Michael Kors Wool Blend Peacoat – $ 99.90 ($ 350)

Michael Kors Wool Blend Peacoat

Good grief… 400 reviews, and it’s north of 4/5 stars. That’s impressive. 60% wool. Four colors to pick from including navy (which isn’t shown above).

 

Cole Haan Jefferson Waterproof Wholecut Oxford – $ 129.99 ($ 300)

Cole Haan Jefferson Waterproof Wholecut Oxford

Cole Haans for $ 300? Nah. But for $ 130, and they can be go-tos on crap weather days since they’re water proof? Yes please. They look a little thick in the britches, but that might come in handy when the weather is being terrible. Also available in black.

 

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Check Dress Shirt – $ 34.75 ($ 69.50)

Nordstrom Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Check Dress Shirt

Basic dress shirts that have some technology woven in for stretch and breathability. Lots of colors, but sizes are pretty scattered.

 

Cole Haan Tyler Chukka Boot – $ 149.90 ($ 250)

Cole Haan Tyler Chukka Boot

Yes, Cole Haans are overpriced at full retail. But this isn’t full retail. Lots of positive reviews on the Nordstrom site too.

 

Berle Wool Flat Front Windowpane Wool Trousers in Gray or Blue – $ 129.98 ($ 215)

Berle Wool Flat Front Windowpane Wool Trousers

So these are loud. Real loud. And not the slimmest cut. But if you’re a risk taker and have some meat on your bones… just keep the rest of your outfit pretty calm, right?

 

Cole Haan Original Grand Wingtip – $ 74.98 ($ 150)

Cole Haan Original Grand Wingtip

Some people love these things. Some think they’re an abomination. I ain’t judging. At least, not this time.

 

Nordstrom Signature 100% Cashmere Overcoat – $ 599.49 ($ 1199)

Hey big spender. I mean, that’s a lot of cash. But that’s a lot of goat combing too. 100% cashmere and made in Italy.

Well I don’t know about you dear Reader, but I’m exhausted after all that. Did we miss something? Send anything that you think belongs in our picks from this monster half-yearly sale to: joe@dappered.com


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Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO, ENB) announced the company continues to expect 2018 DCF per share in the upper half of its guidance range of $ 4.15 to $ 4.45 per share. The 2019 and 2020 mid-point of the projected range of DCF is unchanged from last year at $ 4.45 per share and $ 5.00 per share, respectively. Beyond 2020, Enbridge is targeting to achieve annual DCF per share growth in the range of 5%-7%.
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Say What Now? Nuns Accused Of Embezzling Half A Million Dollars From Catholic School To Gamble In Vegas [Video]

Two nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, California, allegedly embezzled as much as $ 500,000 in tuition, fees and donations.

Authorities say they spent some of the money on trips and gambling at casinos while telling parents the school was operating on a shoestring budget.

via CBS:

Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang were embezzling from the school for at least 10 years, the Press-Telegram reports.

Kreuper, who retired as the school’s principal earlier in 2018, handled all tuition checks and fees. She allegedly withheld some checks and deposited them into a secret account only she and Chang were aware of.

While investigators found the two gave some of the stolen money back to the school, the rest was used for their “personal gain.”

They kept up the charade, telling parents that the school was operating on a tight budget, all the while using the embezzled funds for lavish vacations and trips to the casino.

The report claims the archdiocese and the church are not pursuing criminal charges after the nuns said they’re sorry.

This is the ‘Sister Act 3′ storyline we deserve.

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Vice is reporting that a black barber based out of Maryland, is making a lucrative business creating hair weaves for men. Thirty-five-year-old barber Wade Menendez glues natural and synthetic hair to balding men’s scalps and then styles them into their remaining hair. From Vice News:

Menendez began installing hair over four years ago through the help of another stylist. Since then, his barber shop in Glen Burnie, Maryland, The W Hair Loft, has become a haven for balding black men looking for scalp rejuvenation.

Menendez also does more than just work with clients; he hosts a regular class where he’s instructed over 500 hair professionals how to do what he does. The most recent class, in October, drew stylists and barbers from as far away as London.

Hair weaves and extensions, traditionally donned by women, are a big business, especially with black consumers. Market research company Mintel reports that “Nearly six out of 10 black consumers wear a wig, weave or extensions, which enables them to switch up their look.” African Americans spend an estimated $ 2.54 billion on black haircare in the beauty supply business.

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Yet, much of the money spent on hair weaves does not go back into the black community. “When you walk into a beauty supply store in an urban neighborhood or a suburban strip mall most likely you will see a Korean owner,” said hairstylist Alonzo Arnold in an interview with Black Enterprise. Arnold, in addition to being a stylist, is an entrepreneur who creates custom wigs and weaves. He is also one of many black people in the beauty industry calling for more black ownership and economic empowerment.

Lia Dias is another voice. She is the owner of The Girl Cave in Los Angeles, a one-stop shop for all the things hair and clothing. In a market traditionally dominated by Korean ownership, Dias wants to empower black women to be suppliers and distributors as black women make up the largest consumers group in the industry.

Also, men are increasingly becoming consumers of beauty products that were always targeted at women. Black-owned products targeted to men of color including products from Bevel and Scotch Porter are strong men’s grooming sellers. In-Cosmetics reports that millennial-aged men are driving the current “men’s beauty” trend with younger men wearing cosmetics.



 

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