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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.

This Sunday, Panek will be the first blind person to run the NYC Half Marathon, and he will be guided by a team of three dogs, Westley, Waffle and Gus.

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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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How This Woman Cut Her Mortgage Payment in Half and Saved $525/Month

In 2005, Melinda Smieja was spiraling into credit card debt. With a 13-year-old daughter undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, an 8-year-old daughter at home and her only income from disability, she relied on plastic to cover everyday costs.

“I used [a credit card] for dinners; I used it for food,” she says. “For a place to stay. It got to the point where all of my credit cards were maxed out.”

By the time she thought to check, her credit score had plummeted to 480, and she had somewhere between $ 20,000 and $ 40,000 in debt on 11 credit cards.

Though she was living much of the time in Seattle to be near her daughter in treatment, Smieja still paid $ 1,200 a month — including 6.5% interest — toward a mortgage on her Seabeck, Washington, home.

“I knew that if I could get it [the interest rate] down, then that would help me out,” she says.

When she was denied twice for refinancing because of poor credit, it really struck her how much of a hole she was in.

How She Cut Her Mortgage Payment in Half

Smieja finally realized, “I knew that I could only go for so long the way that I was going. I was going to crash and burn.”

Nearing 40 in 2010, she knew it was time to grow up and get a handle on her finances. But she had no idea how to do it.

“I was struggling. It was stressful,” she says. “I would cry every night, because I didn’t know how I was gonna pay these bills.”

Then an email campaign led her to Credit Sesame, a company offering an easier way to monitor your credit history and see how to improve your credit.

Most consumers like Smieja won’t put in the work to request a free credit report from the major bureaus, she pointed out, even though we’re entitled to them every 12 months. It seems like a hassle, so most of us steer clear.

Smieja signed up with Credit Sesame to receive her free “credit report card,” which revealed her credit score, along with everything that went into it. She could see exactly what was hurting her score — and keeping her interest rates high — and how to fix it.

Slowly but surely, she used her credit report card and suggestions from Credit Sesame to pay down her credit card debt. In 2015, her credit score hit 680 — up 200 points and, for the first time, crossing the line of what lenders consider “good credit.”

She applied again to refinance her mortgage, this time with a company Credit Sesame recommended and was finally approved, more than a decade after her first attempt. With the interest rate reduced to 4.1%, her monthly payment dropped to $ 675.

With so much of her monthly budget freed up, she was able to pay off credit cards faster and apply for new ones with better interest rates. That way she could keep her credit limit up but her balance low — maintaining a healthy credit utilization, great for your credit score.

And, she told us, “It’s so much easier. Oh, my God the stress. It was so nice to have that stress gone.”

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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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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.

hair weaves for men

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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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