Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.
Boss Trim Fit Suit
On sale at 50% off, this Italian wool suit will do the trick nicely if you’re in the market for something dark blue. Nordstrom is also currently featuring a boatload of other products on sale, including this Jack Mason Watch and these Allen Edmonds Wingtips. Check out the rest of the sale here.
Your correspondent is an owner of this pair of sun blockers, and they offer some serious bang for your buck. Currently on sale for $45, they’re lightweight and made well. More styles on sale here.
Ancheer Electronic Basketball Game Double Shot
Need of a little break from work? Something to do besides drink beer when the fellas come over? Something to keep the kids busy while you drink beer? Try this hoops-themed arcade game, currently 57% off.
Areaware Concrete Tape Dispenser
Nobody’s walking away with this concrete beauty, now 50% off.
Issue 12 of our favorite artsy NSFW mag (seriously, we dig it) is on sale now. Also features an interview with Aaron Paul, if the nudity doesn’t do it for you. Also, read our interview with the mag’s founder Steve Shaw.
Slane Irish Whiskey
Just launched, this triple-casked Irish whiskey (via virgin oak, seasoned oak and sherry casks) is one smooth sipper ... and hails from the family behind Ireland’s excellent Slane Concert series. Available online for preorder and in select U.S. markets in July. To whet your appetite, Lucinda Sterling of New York’s cocktail den Middle Branch suggests the following:
Castle Negroni by Lucinda Sterling (Middle Branch)
1.25 oz Slane Irish Whiskey
1 oz Campari
.75 oz Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass. Add one large ice cube (or several small cubes). Stir 5-6 times with a bar spoon until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Garnish with an orange twist. Says Sterling: “In our answer to the Negroni, we sub Slane for gin to create a warmer profile. To that end, we swapped the usual sweet vermouth for Pama pomegranate liqueur, whose more intense, tart sweetness would stand up better against the kick of the whiskey."
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