Cue Taylor Swift ..... "We are never ever getting back together" ..... mood set? Okay here it is.Another fantastic review! "Thanks!" again to J.Crew Guy In Canada for his great post on what he plans to do with his "extra spending cash".
For the past year and a half I've had a housekeeper/cleaning lady. Every two weeks she'd clean the house from top to bottom. All for the reasonable price of $100. Then she suddenly stopped showing up. I sent a text and no response; does this mean it's over? And if so back my spouse and I go to cleaning the house Sunday mornings after watching CBS Sunday Morning and having coffee together. Imagine the fun of bonding over cleaning products, micro cleaning cloths and a job well done.
So she ditched us; then I started to do the math and thought hey now, look what I can buy! That small $100 every two weeks was $200/month and better yet, $2400 a year, after taxes. Which is well north of $3000 before deductions. Nothing to sneeze at. The options were endless; trips, new TVs, reno for a room in the house, but as this is a J.Crew blog here's what I'd like to do.
Ludlow suit in Prince of Wales check in Italian flannel. This suit is killer, a patterned fabric in ever so soft wool. Not too loud a look, more classic that makes a guy stand out against the sea of navy and solid grey suits. The jacket #22259 and pants #22274 come to about $800 Canadian, something I'd have a had hard time justifying before the split, but now that she's left me why not? A Thomas Mason shirt in a solid blue, say the #31736 in peri, in the Ludlow cut would look great against the grey suit. The tie needs to give the look a little punch, otherwise it may be a little too tame. So I think the silk tie #36982 in azalea; basically a solid navy tie with a bright fuchsia stripe would look great. I'm close to $1000 Canadian now without the nasty taxes and I still need shoes.
Time to economize and skip buying a new belt, I bought two this fall both the stitched edge belt #16137, one in black the other in dark caramel. But since I'm flush with cash I want some 'nice' shoes. The Alred Sargent Balmoral cap toes #46794 look good, but they are only in black and I wear brown shoes over 80% of the time. They're nice but if I'm spending $600 I want what I want, Aldens. Incredibly beautiful shoes, made in the US, and sadly no shipping to Canada, but since I'm dreaming I'll get these in either cordovan bluchers #20767 for $661 American or the cordovan chukkas for $650.
Now I still have some cash and need to finish this look off with the wire stripe tie clip for $88 and a pocket square for $45 in white and pen stripe #61576. Damn I look good!
The reality is the money will go elsewhere, car rental in Maui and a helicopter tour of the island and some other incidentals next month, but it's fun to dream right? But now I have to go scrub the kitchen floor.
If you had extra money to spend on J.Crew, which pieces would you get? Are there any pieces that you saved up for? If so, please share with us your review. :)