Everyone’s favorite sale of the season, Mr. Porter’s, just started. The sale isn’t advertised on the homepage yet, but you can see prices already marked down on select items (just browse around). If history is any indication, more items will be marked down as the night moves on. And by tomorrow morning, the entire sales inventory will be up.
Things here tend to move fast – very fast – but I’ll be updating this post in the next half hour with some of my favorite finds. If you’re having trouble accessing the sale, use a browser other than Google Chrome. For whatever reason, Chrome occasionally glitches on Mr. Porter’s site.
Some favorite finds so far:
Outerwear: I’ve been thinking about getting a duffle coat forever. Basic ones can be had from companies such as Gloverall for not too much money, although these from Camoshita and Mackintosh are tempting. APC’s chunky herringbone topcoat is mercifully not too short; Freeman’s Sporting Club has a waxed cotton fishtail parka; Margiela’s oversized Balmacaan is a great way to play with looser silhouettes; Valstar’s leather A-1s can be worn in-lieu of a sport coat; and The Lost Explorers has a boiled wool field jacket that would look nice with an old pair of jeans. If your city is cold enough, this black Todd Synder shearling bomber looks tremendous. And if you’re daring, I really like this puke-green Nonnative fleece jacket. It’s a little unusual, but I think it would look nice in that Japanese hiker way.
Knitwear: There is a ton of great and interesting knitwear here. These SNS Herning pieces are useful if you have a lot of workwear in your wardrobe (just be sure to size up). Inis Meain’s mockneck offers an interesting neckline; Eidos’ Shaker knit has a nice heritage feel; Howlin’ by Morrison makes slightly more youthful looking Scottish knitwear; and this cream Camoshita sweater draws on the better parts of 1970s style. If you’re really bold, this Kapital boro sweater is something like a Japanese indigo version of Coogi. And for something more traditional, this chunky shawl collar Cordings cardigan would work well with flannel trousers or jeans when you’re at home (I find they’re great when entertaining guests).
Shirts and Pants: For basics, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Engineered Garments have handsome red flannels; Freemans Sporting Club’s navy corduroy button-up would be good with khaki chinos; Orslow’s slim tapered 107 jeans are a personal favorite for denim; and Chimala’s wide legged jeans can be a nice way to get into a fuller fit.
Footwear: RM Williams’ Gardner boot is a more rustic Chelsea compared to their Craftsman, and looks better with looser, more casual workwear. Brands such as Yuketen, Viberg, and Visvim also have some nice workwear-styled shoes, while Spalwart’s mesh-paneled sneakers are better in the warmer months. For dress shoes, check in with Edward Green, John Lobb, and JM Weston.
Accessories: Some wonderful scarves here from Drake’s and Begg. The second is unique in that they have washed cashmere scarves. The process softens up the fabric and makes it “fuzz up” a bit, giving it an interesting texture. I find they work better with casual outfits than tailored clothing. I also like these rugged bags from Porter and RRL, as well this more contemporary looking backpack from And Wander (I’ve been thinking about buying the same one). And while I’m pretty sure it won’t make it into the sale section, I’m intrigued by this sweater shaver.
Note, not everything above has been discounted yet, but prices are changing hour-by-hour. In the meantime, you can browse to see what’s been marked down. Mr. Porter’s official sales page should be up by morning with the entirety of their sales inventory.