OCTOBER 17, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Exclusive Savings on Fully Custom Denim, a Couple of Affordable Seikos & More
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One of the best feelings in the world is putting on your favorite pair of jeans. They fit just right; they have broken-in to form around your body; the denim feels perfect. Then you lose them and it’s back to square one. That is why Woodies is making jeans that are completely custom from the hem to the rivets. You get to pick everything from the sizing, hardware and even get a choice between a button fly or zipper. All Woodies jeans are crafted from 12.75-ounce denim woven in LEED-certified mills, regardless of the wash. This is a keystone of Woodies’ commitment to sustainable, “slow” fashion. They also feature premium organic cotton that includes about two percent of stretch, allowing you to stay comfortable throughout the day. If they don’t nail the fit on your first pair, Woodies will remake them, free of charge. If you go back Woodies on Kickstarter now, you can save 42 percent. This isn’t Woodies’ first rodeo either; this is the brand’s sixth campaign, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll get your new pair of jeans (that will soon become your favorite).
Outdoors and Fitness
Arc’teryx Alpha SV Jacket
Save $149: The best ski deals tend to surface at the end of the season, as retailers look to move out the current inventory to make room for next year’s crop. But every once in a while, a sweet deal surfaces on the eve of a new season, a golden opportunity for those with the alacrity to pounce. Such is the case with Arc’teryx’s top-of-the-line Alpha SV jacket, which Backcountry is currently moving at a 20 percent discount. Weighing in at just over a pound, this jacket is the choice of many a powder hound, mountain guide and expert alpinist for several reasons. First of all, it boasts the unmatched waterproofing and breathability of a Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane, ideal for off-piste adventures. The Alpha SV also features tough N100p-X face fabric, WaterTight pit zips, an adjustable storm hood and an array of pockets to ensure your touring gear is always within easy reach. The only catch? The huge discount only applies to a couple of colorways: Pilot, a pretty sharp-looking dark gray with red accents available in small, medium and large and Stellar, a royal blue-ish hue available in large. But if that causes you a moment’s pause, just think how many après-ski beers you can buy with that extra $149. — Steve Mazzucchi
Alden Shoes and Boots
Save 30%: Alden has been one of America’s foremost shoemakers since their founding in 1884, lauded for their no-compromise approach to materials and construction. Notoriously, they’re also rarely ever seen in the sale section. Thanks to Need Supply and their sitewide Friends and Family event, which drops almost everything down 30 percent, Aldens are cheaper than ever. Included in the rare price drop are a set of Need Supply-exclusive suede plain toe shoes and boots all built on a 360-degree Goodyear welt atop Alden’s own rubber wedge sole for a smoother stepping. But you’d better hurry. — Gerald Ortiz
American Trench x Gear Patrol Beanies
Only $49: Typically, a knitted garment consists of separate parts sewn together to create the final masterpiece. But American Trench does it a little differently. The entire cap is produced at once. These born-in-America hats use the latest seamless whole garment knitting machine technology, so you won’t notice a difference in the hat’s back and front, inside and outside. There are zero seams. After each hat is produced the garment is washed to prevent shrinkage and improve the softness of the yarn. We partnered with our friends at American Trench to produce three exclusive colors for the winter season that will quickly become part of your go-to outerwear. Whether your signature color is indigo, merlot or grey, there’s an Italian wool and cashmere blend that’s sure to complement every coat you own. The yarn is a blend of merino and cashmere which produces a soft yet sturdy construction that you’ll never want to take off. For a limited time, get these cashmere blend beanies for more than 40% off, only in the Gear Patrol Store.— Gear Patrol Store
Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster Guitars
Save up to $150: Right now, you can save up to $150 on a bunch of Fender guitars at Guitar Center. For the 4th of July Sale, the retailer discounted some iconic guitars including Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars and more. If you’ve been waiting to pick up an affordable axe with player-focused features, this is your chance. If you see something you like, act fast — these deals won’t be around for long. — John Zientek
Japanese-Designed New Balance Sneakers
Save 38%: Lauded for his innovative approach to fashion design, Junya Watanabe’s been known to collaborate with heritage brands like Levi’s and Carhartt. Now you can grab the famed designer’s latest collaboration with New Balance and save some serious cash while you’re at it. The collection riffs on New Balance’s 574 sneaker and exchanges suede and mesh for an all-leather upper, giving the archetypal dad sneaker a luxe update. Available in three subdued colorways, each pair features ENCAP technology and an EVA midsole. — Gerald Ortiz
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $100 or More: Right now, eBay is selling brand-new Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for $250, which is $100 off what they normally go for. You can also buy refurbished models for just under $200, which is a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. If you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe
Seiko Solar Recraft Chronograph
Save $165: This fun, colorful chronograph watch seems straight out of the 1970s and, with its matching NATO strap, is a perfect way to get into the fall spirit. It exists in Seiko’s retro-inspired Recraft Series and features solar-charged quartz movement — which means it’s highly accurate and hassle-free, never requiring a battery change. At 43.5mm wide in steel, it will wear boldly and the Seiko name means quality, value, and the respect of the watch crowd. Best of all, it’s on sale on Amazon now for $185 — that’s a full $165 off its full retail price ($350). — Zen Love
Seiko Prospex SRPD33/SRPD35 Automatic Watch
Save $231: Introduced in 2019, this serious-looking, still new member of the Prospex Land family has all the elements that make Seiko’s sport and tool watches so popular. It features familiar traits from the brand’s field-style watches like compass markings (on a rotating inner bezel) and a military feel. The combination of short lugs and that offbeat crown guard at 2 o’clock really makes for a unique, but tough impression. At 43mm wide in steel, it has an automatic Seiko movement, and comes as a green (SRPD33) or black (SRPD35) colorway. Each version has the same reasonable price of $530, but you can get it at a decent discount on Drop for just $299 for a limited time. — Zen Love