Right now, kids everywhere are getting dragged along with their moms to go back to school shopping for notebooks, laptops, and protractors (do kids still use protractors?). Even if it’s been years since you graduated, there’s no reason you can’t get in a little back to school shopping of your own. Right now, menswear stores are putting their spring/summer clothes on sale to make room for the new fall inventory, which means it’s a great time to score some deals.
We aren’t just talking about discounted swim trunks that you’ll only get a couple weeks of use out of. There are plenty of garments on sale right now that will become staples in your wardrobe for fall and beyond.
Here is the best of what’s out there right now.
SATURDAYS BOWERY VERTICAL NY SWEATSHIRT
$58.50 (was $98), saturdaysnyc.com
You can’t have enough crewneck sweatshirts. They look as good at work as they do on the weekend. And the graphic on this one from New York City surf brand Saturdays will put you in an empire state of mind.
BILLYKIRK SLIM CENTER BAR BELT
$69.99 (was $95), needsupply.com
Billykirk produces some of the finest American-made leather goods and this slim belt is sure to become a go-to for almost every outfit. As you wear it more, the hand-oiled belt will break in and take on an awesome patina.
TODD SNYDER ROBINSON SWEATPANT
$89 (was $195), toddsnyder.com
As the athleisure trend continues to grow, sweatpants are becoming suitable in more places than just the gym. The right kind of sweatpants, that is. Todd Snyder’s have a trimmer silhouette but still allow you to move and have refined details like a chambray waistband.
GANT RUGGER WINTER CHINO
$99 (was $165), unionmadegoods.com
Chinos don’t have to scream “It’s Casual Friday!” Gant Rugger’s pants are made from a cotton twill that will serve you well deep into the fall and have a modern fit that make them a reliable option every day of the week.
FAHERTY POCKET TEE
$64.95 (was $78), stagprovisions.com
It’s not like you stop wearing T-shirts after summer ends. This pocket tee from Faherty has a rich indigo color and is washed to give it a soft, lived-in feel from the first moment you put it on.
A.P.C. CLASSIC JACKET
$317.63 (was $650), tres-bien.com
A navy blazer is always in style and instantly elevates everything from T-shirts to button-downs. This two-button jacket from A.P.C. is a wool and cotton blend and is fully lined to provide just the right amount of warmth.
NIKE AIR TRAINER III PRM
$91 (was $130), shop.bdgastore.com
Nicknamed “medicine balls” because the brown leather resembled that of the vintage training equipment, these sneakers were designed by Tinker Hatfield and made famous by Bo Jackson. The tan and navy color combination is perfect for fall.
LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING 1970S 615 JEANS
$89 (was $209), endclothing.com
Finding a good pair of jeans for under $100 these days isn’t easy. But thanks to End Clothing’s sale it’s possible. These Levi’s are based on a design from the 1970s and are made from coveted Cone Mills denim.
STEVEN ALAN SINGLE NEEDLE SHIRT
$124 (was $178), stevenalan.com
It’s easy to understand why Steven Alan is famous for its button-downs. With a straight hem that looks just as sharp tucked or untucked, a slim fit, and the perfect weight, this is about to become your new favorite oxford shirt.
BARBOUR x DEUS EX MACHINA GEELONG JACKET
$135 (was $269), endclothing.com
Barbour teamed up with custom motorcycle builders Deus Ex Machina on this version of their classic motorcycle jacket. With four pockets, the cotton jacket with leather details has plenty of room to store all your stuff and it’s the ideal weight for fall.