At Steven Alan Sample Sale

— Wed, 19th May 2010 —

The Steven Alan sample sale is indeed overwhelming, but overwhelming in the best way. All the patters; all the colors — Along with the fit, it’s what we’ve always loved about Alan’s shirts. ($69) Downstairs, expect to find plenty of Relwen, Gilded Age, Bentley Cravats ties, Rogan, Loomstate, and Hyden Yoo, along with a wall of Generic Surplus kicks. You’ve got through Sunday, 5/23.

Vests for $150…

Raincoats for $75…

RRL khakis for $69…

One of many Generic Surplus kicks in sizes 8-11 ($25 a pair)

Loved the Bentley Cravats ties and bow-ties we found in three big boxes ($15-$25)

Various widths and, obviously, patterns…

And materials — silk above; wool below…

Three full racks of “regular guy” friendly Relwen (Jackets for $70; Shirts for $50; Polos for $30) …

Two big racks of Gilded Age — what didn’t sell at its recent sample sale (Jeans for $80; Jackets for $70) …

Hyden Yoo pants and shorts for $60 and $35 (Shirts for $60) …

Happy Socks for $7 a pair!

Steven Alan Sample Sale – 87 Franklin St btwn Broadway & Church – 212-343-0692 – Thurs-Fri 8:30am-8pm, Sat 12pm-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm – Map

  1. For future reference–Steven Alan always has a preview the night before the sale officially begins, and they don’t check names. Sale was kind of light on jackets appropriate for spring. A little heavy on previous seasons. And too many sweaters in XL. But lots of shirts.

  2. Went at 830 this morning, line around the block but inside within 15 minutes. Grabbed a bunch of great shirts and a few ties. Mayhem in there but a great selection for early birds. Took forever to pay.

  3. I’m contemplating going during lunch, is this a stupid idea?

  4. no single needle shirts…lame

    bought a crescent down works parka for $60 though…total score.

  5. A LOT of reverse seams (we’re talking 98% of the shirts there). Went back this afternoon. Pretty much the same selection but they were restocking a few M’s and L’s.

    A couple of the SA hunting jackets from last season in red/blue (only L, XL). And some very nice Saint James sweaters for $89 in solid cream or red.

    Left empty handed though since the single needles are the only SA shirts that fit me, but best of luck to anyone going. There were some decent patterns in all sizes when I left.

  6. I will never understand the beggar’s love for steven alan – unless the beggar is, in fact, mr. alan himself.
    The shirts aren’t worth $65, definitely not worth the full price. The coats, jackets and vests, however, were a great deal at the sale.


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