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Too Much Disposable Income: Jos. A. Bank’s Buy 1 Get 7 Free Promotion

To me it would seem like you would only need to shop at Jos. A. Bank at maximum 3 times a year to get a years worth of wardrobe. I am not sure how they get repeat customers, because if things are always on sale, why not just buy a whole bunch in one go. Macy’s doesn’t even have this many sales. Do you have to consistently replace clothes, because they don’t last that long?  Maybe they have crack in the clothing. (Note 1: there was a story about the flame retardant in furniture giving people cancer today, another reason not to sit-down. Note 2: Is the reason why we love money, because of the cocaine found in dollars?) Jos. A. Bank’s buy 1 get 3 free promotion seems to have been going on, since the recession in 2008.

I have always pondered, if I was male would I go to Jos. A Bank or Men’s Warehouse, because I identify with the cool bald guy in the chair that says “You’re gonna like the way you look.”  Jos A. Bank always has male prep school looking models. To be truthful, if I was a male and had that bald guy’s swag, it really wouldn’t matter if I wore Men’s Warehouse all the time. But, I guess that’s the point.

Anyways the debate is finally over, because the crack that JoS. A. Bank puts in their clothes, must have gotten to their marketing team with this new buy 1 get 7 free promotion.

Buy One Sport Coat, and get:

  • 2 pairs of pants;
  • 2 sweaters;
  • 2 sportshirts +
  • Android Smartphone (w/2 year contract).

I noticed that this is not online, so it is probably just in store. I am not sure if it is nationwide either. However, if you were  holding out for the buy 1 get 4 free promotion, hold out a little longer because the apocalypse of Jos. A. Bank sales may soon be coming to a store near you. Although, I am pretty sure, Jos. A Bank will try to outdo itself again.

Why can’t women have these deals!

Real Men Wear Wrangler Jeans?: The U versus the V

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Are Wrangler 5 Star Premium Jeans going to be the new status symbol for manliness? This commercial with Brett Favre says so…

Transcript:

They say a guy should try to get out of his confort zone every now and then.

But at Wrangler, we just don’t see it that way.

That’s why Wrangler 5 star premium denim jeans are made with a U shape construction.

They don’t cut into you like jeans with a V pattern.

So, you are always right in the zone.

Room where you need it, comfort where it counts.

Wrangler, Real comfortable jeans.

Almost Forgotten Late 90s Early 2000s Manufactured Musical Creations: 2gether (U + Me = Us (Calculus)), S Club 7, 3LW, and Dream

I know everyone has been wondering what is going on with 2gether. Well, not really. I just thought about them, while talking about the elusive chemistry in Korean Drama. Then it reminded me of that one song that happend to be like chemistry for me… calculus.

This song was an unexplainable hit, a spoof that worked. I remember thinking that maybe they should transition into something more credible. I mean Q.T. was actually cute, but I just found out he passed away from cancer. Mickey Parke was also a good rapper. Finally, Chad Linus looked like Lance Bass. Note: these are not their real names, but their names on the show. Nevertheless, Perez Hilton is saying that they may come back for a reunion.

Speaking of other bands that also had t.v. shows, I also miss S Club 7. There ain’t no party like an S Club Party. This is another Simon Fueller creation.

And of Course S Club’s infamous ballad. They are wearing the clothes I would be least ashamed of today.

Then there are the Cheetah Girls, formerly known as 3LW. Pay attention to the fashion.

Finally, my favorite manufactured creation Dream. Something about these lyrics crack me up. Is that pink leather, nylon, or polyester?

Oh the memories, back when I actually knew all the words to songs. Now, I just come in for the chorus.

And You Thought the Snuggie Did Not Go Far Enough, Well Then Here’s Forever Lazy!

If you are looking for some new sleepwear, then the latest greatest thing in pajamas may be for you. Forever lazy pajamas are similar to onesies or footed pajamas without the feet. Otherwise, if you are just looking to laugh, press play.

Highlights:

  • “Forever Lazy,” I guess someone did not hire an ad agency when they were in the product naming stage.
  • “Slip it in, zip it, and get lazy.” Not the best wording.
  • “Party it up with friends!” Really should I gather my friends, so we can hang out in our onesies?
  • Starts to get real crazy at :57
  • :57 that guy is really raiding the fridge
  • :58 cramming for a test. 1st that guy is playing video games. 2nd, both of them look way too old to be college students.
  • 1:03 drawstring hoodie is the best way to keep from being chilly. So I am supposed to be taking these pajamas outside?
  • 1:05 Yes, I am supposed to take these outside and have a refreshing glass of water. This is starting to get like that cialis side by side bathtubs commercial.
  • 1:07 “Talk of the next tailgate.” Out of control. At this point I am dying of laughter and now I need to find a football game to try this out at.
  • 1:18 “On no! Gotta go?” Zippered hatches in the front and on the side. Did they miss anything? Caution, now when you do venture outside in your forever lazy, be aware that you are walking around with a bullseye on your back. Perverts should be happy.
  •  1:21 “Great escapes, when duty calls.” You are just playing with me now. I can’t take this commercial or this product seriously.
  • 1:36 $19.95, I though it was steep at first, but then it includes socks and a neck pillow. However, why wouldn’t I just get footed pajamas?
  • 1:51, love the really cool masculine hand slap at the tailgate. Yes men, you can maintain your masculinity when wearing a forever lazy at a tailgate…
  • If you happen to see the extended version, you will also get to see that you can get 2 for 1, because where would an informercial be without that offer. To embrace how excellent the deal is one person shocks you by jumping from behind another person. There is also a shot of people jumping and them taking a camera shot mid air.
  • Ugh, how I wish I was at the brainstorming meeting; let’s have adults hang out in onesies and shoot a commercial that is inspired by teletubbies.

Neiman Marcus Has Finally Entered the 21st Century; They are Accepting Visa and Mastercard

Neiman Marcus in San Francisco, CA

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I remember the days when the only way to shop at Neiman’s was to have AMEX, NM Card, or Cash. However, someone in a leadership position, or rather CEO Karen Katz, must have realized that in order to reach a younger generation and the less prosperous, they needed to expand their card policy. In a world where all retailers are struggling, Neiman finally made an obvious move to close more sales. One less excuse while shopping. Touché Neiman Marcus.

I just got the email today, November, 19 2011, so I am assuming that this policy is already in place.

What Are You Wearing if You Are an Investment Banker and You Want to Make It into Private Equity?

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I am not as attuned to fashion as I could be. However, while reading some books, I came across a few brands to live by if you are an male “investment banker aspiring to go into private equity.” A few of the standbys for this upwardly mobile group are Brioni (tailored menswear), Zenga (tailored menswear), and Allen Edmonds (custom shoes). For the first time, I have felt the symptoms that many shopaholics face. After looking at their respective websites, I had a tingling sensation to buy clothes and shoes, even if they were to just hang in my closet. Several times a day, I would: (1) go in my closet, (2) ensure that the clothes were in their proper place, (3)  feel relief, and (4) feel pride that I was their lucky owner. So, if you need something to fascinate you for about 10 minutes or are in IB looking to go into PE visit their sites and step into the world of menswear (what men should wear). Please feel free to add to the list.