JoS A. Bank Will Refund Part Of Suit If You Lose Your Job

JoS A. Bank Will Refund Part Of Suit If You Lose Your Job

Work suits starting to look a little shabby? Wishing that that cool worn-in jeans look applied to trousers? One men’s clothier is sick and tired of men cutting back on buying suits because of the economy — so they’re promising to refund a portion of the money you spent on the suit if you lose your job.

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

Paul now has 30 free pairs of sneakers from J.Crew for calling them out on some bullshit.

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Two weeks ago I wrote that Woot! hadn’t replaced a shirt stolen by the U.S. Post Office. Well, I was wrong. Unbeknownst to me, Woot! shipped out a brand new replacement shirt, just as I had requested.

http://consumerist.com/2009/01/03/we-know-tween-girl-clothes/

We know tween girl clothes aren’t sexy; we also think pre-tween clothes shouldn’t be promiscuous.

Another Gap Markup Story, Higher Price Rung Up At The Register

Another Gap Markup Story, Higher Price Rung Up At The Register

After seeing our story about Gap selling pants at an elevated sale price, reader Neff told us the same thing happened to him in Texas, with the higher price ringing up at checkout.

These Gap Pants Are On Sale For Ten Dollars More Than The Original Price

These Gap Pants Are On Sale For Ten Dollars More Than The Original Price

Reader Ryan caught his local Gap offering a great deal on some snazzy pants: only ten dollars more than the original price!

6 New CPSC Recalls

6 New CPSC Recalls

The CPSC announced 6 recalls today: some Foursquare jackets, Hallmark Jumbo Snow Globes, Gardner’s Supply Company Candle-Powered Carousels, Munrie “Newport Rubbed Black” Cribs and Furniture, Woodstock Percussion Toy Drums, and Atomic Skis Ski Bindings.

Steve & Barry's Going Out Of Business Sale

Steve & Barry's Going Out Of Business Sale

A Steve and Barry’s going out of business sale has started at its 173 nationwide clothing locations, which specialized in super-cheap clothes, university apparel, and exclusive celebrity-line vestments. Gift cards will be accepted. [Reuters] (Thanks to David!)

GAP Sells Bikes For Holidays. We Don't Know Why.

GAP Sells Bikes For Holidays. We Don't Know Why.

GAP has a new promo for the holidays. They’re selling bikes, covered in an argyle pattern. We can only speculate as to dear God why. Perhaps it’s so shoppers can flee from the fashion fiasco that is their retail chain even faster.

40% Off At Ecko, Today Only

40% Off At Ecko, Today Only

ShopEcko: 40%-off entire store, today and online only.

44% Off At Kenneth Cole Today

44% Off At Kenneth Cole Today

Kenneth Cole: 44% off online, or print this coupon and use in-store. Today only. (Thanks to Steve!)

How To Get Free Shipping And 15% Off At J. Crew

How To Get Free Shipping And 15% Off At J. Crew

An ebullient J. Crew call center worker emailed me to gush about how great his employer was. My eyes glazed over how special it was that the cashmere sweaters being from the Lorno Piana mill and such, but there were two nuggets that will save you money if you like J.Crew clothes: 1) At the online store, coupon code “JUSTASK” always gets you free shipping (update: apparently the new code for this is “”ROCKCENTER” 2) Teachers and students always get 15% off. Call and use you your .edu address, or show your school ID in-store.

J.Crew Apologizes For Bad Website, But That's All They Do

J.Crew Apologizes For Bad Website, But That's All They Do

A dozen readers (and probably a couple of PR flacks) must have forwarded us J.Crew’s email today, in which the CEO and president of the company extend a mutual apology for the non-workingness of their “enhanced” website and call center. Oddly, the email simply asks customers to “bear with us” but doesn’t offer any discount or sale. Well, maybe they figured driving more traffic to a broken site would only make things worse.

Disagree With Walmart's Bike Policy? Take Off Your Clothes In Protest!

Disagree With Walmart's Bike Policy? Take Off Your Clothes In Protest!

BikeForums member ReachHigher stripped down to her sports bra and spandex after Walmart refused to let her enter the store with her $600 bike. A manager explained that since Walmart sold bikes, bringing in an outside bike would obviously be too confusing to handle. ReachHigher asked if they also sold shirts. “She said yes so I took off my jersey and said well then I’d better not bring this in either…”

J.Crew's New Website Does Everything Except Fulfill Orders Properly

J.Crew's New Website Does Everything Except Fulfill Orders Properly

Kimberly, a frequent J.Crew online customer, placed an order on June 30th for five items from their newly revamped website. In the past, writes Kim, “it usually takes 2 days at the latest for me to receive any shipment that is not backordered.” This time it’s been 2 weeks, and not only has nothing arrived, but the UPS tracking number they’ve assigned her order is invalid (it doesn’t even follow the UPS numbering style). The unhelpful J.Crew customer service rep told Kim that they had her correct address and to wait 10 days before calling back. In the meantime, one of the items has already been returned and refunded to Kim’s credit card—although about $200 worth of merchandise has still been shipped to some as yet undiscovered location.

Spreadshirt Inc. Spares Frat From Dressing Like Girly Men

Spreadshirt Inc. Spares Frat From Dressing Like Girly Men

Alvin writes:

I wanted to praise an online company that I happened to order custom printed apparel from. Spreadshirt Inc.or spreadshirt.com is one of many online services that customize shirts for a low price. I have used many of these sites because I graphic design on the side and enjoy putting some of my work on the clothes I wear. I want to let you know of the numerous sites I have used Spreadshirt has shown the greatest consideration of their customers. I made a mistake of getting one of my designs in a “silver” flex print which really ended up being a glittery reflective print. It made my fraternity letters look, lets say less manly. It was at my bad judgment but they were more than willing to redo it for me at no charge. I called them and left a message the night before and I am happy they were willing to call me back the next day. Hopefully, someone would recognize this great company too.

Nice work Spreadshirt! As for Alvin, we think his frat’s pledge class would look just fab in the original sweatshirts.

Why You Should Wash Your Old Navy Pants Before You Wear Them

Why You Should Wash Your Old Navy Pants Before You Wear Them

Attention: This is gross. If you don’t want to read this post, we understand.

Breaking News: There Are Sweatshops In China!

Breaking News: There Are Sweatshops In China!

Economists and politicians rant about China in terms of jobs lost, currency valuation, and trade gaps. But the New York Times reports that a new metric has been discovered: every year, Chinese workers manufacturing our toys, garments and electronic junk in the Peal River Delta collectively break 40,000 fingers.