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The post-holiday sale is still going strong over at Need Supply, and they just opened it up to bring in a whole slew of new items. It’s a really solid selection, especially considering the whole “sale” aspect of the affair. And whileĀ there’s a strong showing for the cold weather gear (no surprise), some of what they have on offer could stick with you through the warmer months as well. Also, given the fact that it’s not actually going to warm up for a good long while, there’s no harm in grabbing a few winter-friendly pieces now.

Since sales like this are pretty damn fine opportunities to stock up, I’ve gone ahead and perused the offerings with what I assure you is entirely selfless intent. (Read: “I’ve been fiending over pretty much every item shown below, but seeing as I can’t indulge that impulse for fear of putting myself in the poorhouse, I figured I’d put together a list of some of my favorites here.”) Here’s a few picks for things to get while the getting’s good.

1. Sebago Fairhaven Boots – $80 (down from $140)

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2. Rachel Comey Uncle Dan Oxfords – $100 (down from $285)

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3. Sperry Olive/Brick Chukkas – $90 (down from $120)

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4. Wing + Horns Corded Cloth Pants – $180 (down from $228)

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5. APC Short Duffle Coat – $430 (down from $560)

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6. J.W. Hulme Co. Classic Oxford Field Briefcase – $200 (down from $285)

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7. Wing + Horns Flecked Tweed Vest – $360 (down from $470)

Both heather gray and charcoal are available

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8. Norse Projects Janus Shirt – $150 (down from $200)

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9. Vanishing Elephant Downing Shirt – $70 (down from $125)

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10. Norse Projects Kopingsvig Crewneck Sweater – $140 (down from $250)

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Click on any of the headings above to jump over to the Need Supply site and pick something up. After all, you have to burn that holiday money now, before it goes bad.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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Ok, I know. Another shoe from Vanishing Elephant!?

But hear me out, here. Because I promise you I am not a terribly-veiled corporate shill for the Sydney-based label. And because these shoes seasonally appropriate. But mostly because they really are worthy of “Object of Affection” status.

I mean, just look at them:

The Fairmont Oxford is comprised of leather and canvas panels, with a padded leather insole, leather outsole and a rubber heel strike. I’m particularly partial to the color combination and the textural play happening here. The purpley-grey canvas portions are set off nicely by the matte, black leather. And the tan midsole just makes the whole thing pop.

As I noted before, it’s also a spot-on look for spring and summer. This, sockless + rolled jeans = sartorial bliss (and cool ankles!).

Some more shots:

Need Supply has ‘em for a not-too-shabby $175.

They’ve only got 8s and 12s left, so the very small- and very big-footed can rejoice. And I can curse my luck.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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I’m kinda nuts over Vanishing Elephant‘s shoe line. The most recent thing that caught my eye? The Filger boot.

Take a look:

The overall look is sturdy without being clunky. I’m a fan.

A very quick rundown of the details: 7 eyelets, fully lined in leather, two-tiered shaft, heavy leather sole with hand-nailed stacked leather heel, rubber heel strike, and a cap toe.

Available at Blackbird for $315.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Blackbird)

Ed’s Note: These are also available at some other spots for a bit less. But if you’re dropping a solid chunk of change on black leather boots with summer just around the corner, you’ve probably got enough cash to be pushing it towards a solid independent retailer. Get on it!

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If you were inspired by my post on my Clarks Beeswax Desert Boots recently, but are looking for something a little bit more formal and a little bit different, look no further.

Aussie brand Vanishing Elephant has just the ticket: Navy blue leather desert boots.

It’s a slightly sleeker take on the desert boot, with a buttery-looking, full grain leather upper and a leather sole (rather than the traditional crepe rubber). The contrast between the navy upper and the tan midsole gives the shoe a bit of playfulness, though. So don’t be afraid to wear these as a day to day piece.

Maybe it’s the Spring weather in NYC today seeping into my brain, but I personally think they’d look great worn sockless with a pair of rolled chinos and a white button up. Something to spice up a very standard warm weather look…

A few more looks:

From the inside

From the front

From the back

As I said earlier: Buttery…

They’re currently available at Need Supply for $225. They have a pretty decent assortment of sizes on hand, so small- and large-footed alike can rejoice.

—Jonathan

(All images courtesy of Need Supply)

(Ed’s Note: In doing my research for this post, I noticed that Selectism also covered them, at the beginning of last month. So, credit where credit’s due. Nice find, guys!)

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