Belgravia

New Member
With Brooks transitioning into Joseph A. Banks-style sales coming and going, I wanted to document this year's Christmas sale.
Yesterday, December 25th, was an additional 20 percent off everything. For the 26th and 27th, the lure is an additional 15 percent, with the addition of brick and mortar stores being open. Obviously, everyone's mileage will differ as to how useful the sale is.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
With Brooks transitioning into Joseph A. Banks-style sales coming and going, I wanted to document this year's Christmas sale.
Yesterday, December 25th, was an additional 20 percent off everything. For the 26th and 27th, the lure is an additional 15 percent, with the addition of brick and mortar stores being open. Obviously, everyone's mileage will differ as to how useful the sale is.
I went to the Madison Ave store today and was underwhelmed. For the OCBDs, you need to buy four to get the 40% off - hence, my need for one went unmet. A lot of items - like socks - were buy 3 get 25% off - yawn. Red Fleece was 25% many items, but no more. Reflective of the skimpiness of the sale - and that BB has a lot of sales of equal value throughout the year - the store was (I kid you not) empty when I was there in the morning.

(Sounding like I'm 100 years old, I'm 55) In the old days, the semi-annual clearance sale at BB was much better - you didn't need to buy three or four to get the sale price, more things were on sale, the discounts were, overall, deeper and BB truly only had two main sales a year; otherwise, you pretty much paid full price.
 

Eligius

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Last week they had a 40% off any 2 items in store. I was excited but actually left empty handed. The store here is 1/2 the size it was prior to a remodel. I didn’t want a non-iron shirt or Regent cut made in ? sport coat, so there was little to meet my interests. They had some Regent cut flannels for what would have been a good price, but their “regular” rise was a lot shorter than my preference. The JAB analogy is fitting.
 

Ungentleman

New Member
I got four unlined Original Polo OCBDs a few weeks ago via one of the bigger sales, which, in combination with some reward points, brought the cost per shirt down to $42.00, or thereabouts. That was a genuinely good deal.

I just bought another four on this sale (thanks for the heads-up, gents, like I really needed four more!) at at the standard discount plus some more rewards, bringing the price to around $71.00. Not a smoking deal, but a fair value for these specific shirts, I think.

Again, I thank you for the heads-up about the sale. My wallet doesn't, however. :)
 

Belgravia

New Member
For comparison purposes, the 2018 sale was an additional 15 percent off everything from December 25 to 27.

The larger discounts have historically applied to multiple purchases for the last decade. The price point for shirts and ties is good for those who are building their wardrobe or want to do an annual refreshing.
 

Jeff84

Senior Member
I bought several things during their sale, linen and cotton chinos, a cardigan, brown leather gloves. During the 40% off two items in store, I bought a v-neck sweater for me and an OCBD for my nephew for next to nothing.
 

Ungentleman

New Member
Hmm... it seems that if I had waited a day, I would have gotten an additional 15% discount on top of the 40% four-or-more discount. This additional 15% is valid for the next two days, if anyone is interested.
 

Big T

Senior Member
At the moment, I'm staying at the Omni William Penn, in downtown Pittsburgh. Less than 100 yards away is a BB. I shall wander in there later today.

The last time I was in that store (Easter time, several years ago), they had several tables of various shirts on sale, with each table marked the same, something like "3 for $175.00). I picked two shirts from one tabe and one shirt from another. Whilst checking out, the clerk informed me, that since the shirts did not all come from the same table, they would be full price. I left and have not returned since, but I shall try again later today.
 

Eligius

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
I did get one thing in the pre Christmas sale. A striped ecru button down GF. The sticker price was high, but wiith all of the discounts, it came out similar to a pretty nice shirt from elsewhere on sale. Brooks Bros does still do some things that keep my interest up. I’ve found almost no one else who reliably has ecru shirts at a good price. The must iron regular shirts on these type of sales come out at about $30.
 
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Big T

Senior Member
I did visit the downtown Pittsburgh BB (NOT a BB outlet store) and was a bit disheartened to see that the store did have several tables marked in the same manner (Regent, etc.) as their outlet stores. I was told at a BB outlet store that the label names differentiates between outlet and regular stores.

Would like to hear from BB if this is true, as I've had excellent fit and wear from regular BB shirts.
 

Ungentleman

New Member
Milano (skinny), Regent (slightly slim), Madison (standard BB fit), and Traditional (extra full) are all fit names, and have never, to my knowledge, been used as a quality indicator, or to differentiate between outlet and standard products. For example, I have bought Brooks' reincarnated OCBD, which is one of their more expensive shirts at full price, in both Regent and Madison fit. I don't think Brooks Brothers makes a dress shirt in this day and age that isn't categorized into one of those four fits.
 
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Big T

Senior Member
Milano (skinny), Regent (slightly slim), Madison (standard BB fit), and Traditional (extra full) are all fit names, and have never, to my knowledge, been used as a quality indicator, or to differentiate between outlet and standard products. For example, I have bought Brooks' reincarnated OCBD, which is one of their more expensive shirts at full price, in both Regent and Madison fit. I don't think Brooks Brothers makes a dress shirt in this day and age that isn't categorized into one of those four fits.
Thanks-I was relaying what I was told at a BB outlet store (Gettysburg, PA).
 

IT_cyclist

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Milano (skinny), Regent (slightly slim), Madison (standard BB fit), and Traditional (extra full) are all fit names, and have never, to my knowledge, been used as a quality indicator, or to differentiate between outlet and standard products. For example, I have bought Brooks' reincarnated OCBD, which is one of their more expensive shirts at full price, in both Regent and Madison fit. I don't think Brooks Brothers makes a dress shirt in this day and age that isn't categorized into one of those four fits.
They recently added Soho (skinnier than Milano) Unless they've enbiggened all the other cuts, I'd have to think that the market for Soho cut will be vanishingly small. The wearer will also vanish if he turns sideways.
 

Big T

Senior Member
Well, I'm a "tubby" old guy! Think I'm going to try some shirts tailored just for me (was going to go down this path anyways, as I'm a large, but with a thick neck).
 

Eligius

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Yesterday there was a countdown clock to the end of the 50% off semi-annual sale. Today starts the 50% off winter sale!
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Update - finally, you can now buy 1 shirt (if it's in the Winter Sales selection and get 50% off) versus before when you had to buy 4 to get the discount.

Hence, I was able to buy the one OCBD (blue University stripe - BB has some other name for it, yeah, they really get their heritage) I've needed for 50% off.

I have no idea why (haven't bought anything from BB in a long time), but I also had $20 in "Brooks Reward $s," so, all in, with shipping, the $140 shirt cost me $60, but even at $80 (without the reward $s) it's okay value.