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You'll Feel Right at Home at the Duckie Brown Sample Sale

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We were briefly paralyzed with apartment envy upon entering the Duckie Brown sample sale, which took place in the design duo's welcoming former home in the West Village (it's now their showroom space). The sale, which opens tomorrow, offers up to 80% of current and past season pieces, plus lots of one-offs and special orders that you won't see in stores. Heavily discounted menswear starts around $20 and tops out at $500 for leather jackets and special suits. We were lucky to have the always engaging Duckie Brown designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver walk us through the sale, which opens to the public tomorrow.

Shirting starts at $80 for short sleeves and runs to $120 for long sleeves. We saw lots of kicky plaids, jaunty checks, and bold stripes. Trousers are priced from $80 to $140 and styles run the gamut from crisp lean khakis to refined suit pants to multi-color bouclé cuffed peg-legs.

Suit jackets are "priced to move" at $300 and pair with matching $120 trousers. Basically, shoppers can take home a suit worth over $1700 for just $420. There were also some fabulous one-off, limited-edition, patterned and textured premium fabric suits marked at $500.

We also need to talk about the outerwear. There were a couple sleek $500 moto-jackets in a bold cerulean blue and a basic black. There were a few of one-off gorgeous coats like a Japanese wool blazer in black ($300), a thoughtfully designed and hand-stitched lacquered 100% wool Crombie (that actually felt like silk) ($300), and a super-soft and plush cashmere long coat ($400). There was also a bright yellow trench, straight from the runway and never produced, priced at $280.

Sharing the space with items from the Duckie Brown label are two racks of Edward, the Odin and Duckie Brown collaboration offering über-wallet friendly pricing. We looked through earth-toned plaid trousers ($80), a group of black canvas blazer jackets ($140), and outwear ($160) like a wool high collar jacket and a tough field jacket.

On the table, there is knitwear in cashmere, linen and cotton blends running about $40 to $200, plus soft polos and tees priced at just $20. We also can't forget to mention the mini-kilt ($160). The designers recommend wearing it over skinny black jeans, but we're thinking this is the perfect accessory to majeggings.

Sizing mostly runs between 32 and 40, but it's really just dependent on the style. It's important to note that the sale is cash-only, so hit the ATM first. There is also no set fitting area, but feel free to to just pick a spot anywhere. Everything is out on the floor, so plan your strategy, as there's only one kilt in the house.
· Dealfeed: Duckie Brown [Racked]
· Duckie Brown [Official Site]

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