Remember Christmas? Seems like forever ago, right? Christmas is a little bit like the Olympics in that the moment it’s over, it’s completely forgotten about. There’s endless buildup, followed by the actual event, and then poof it’s on to the next. Even though it hasn’t even been two weeks, there’s a good chance your holiday gifts are already collecting dust somewhere. If not, more power to you. But if you ended up with a present that made you question your entire relationship with the person who gave it to you, fret not. Because good things come to those who wait, and patient guys who care about style know that after Christmas is the time to really treat yourself.
Once December 25 passes, the sales begin. And there are few better ones than Mr Porter’s. While it’s billed as a winter sale, it’s an excellent opportunity to scoop up clothes that you’ll be wearing all the way up until when next year’s sale rolls around.
We combed through thousands of items to find 10 pieces that can be mixed and matched together to create dozens of fits. You could easily wear nothing but these clothes every day for a week and look completely different each day. Short of a black-tie affair, they will work for every occasion. And the best part is you get four grand worth of style for just under $2,500.
1. JEAN SHOP SLIM FIT SELVEDGE JEANS
$117 (was $195), mrporter.com
We live in an era where $200 have become the norm. So when the chance to cop a pair of Jean Shop’s perfect broken-in selvedge jeans for just over a Benjamin, you take it.
2. FREEMAN’S SPORTING CLUB SHIRT
$115 (was $230), mrporter.com It’s called a band collar, a Mandarin collar, or as Freeman’s Sporting Club dubs it, a granddad collar. Whatever your preferred terminology, it’s a great alternative to the standard button down. The white pinstripes on the shirt are almost unnoticeable from afar but are nonetheless greatly appreciated and the white collar gives the casual shirt a more refined finish.
3. HUGO BOSS WOOL BLAZER
$372.50 (was $745), mrporter.com
A navy blazer is always the right call and few do it better than Hugo Boss. The virgin wool gives the jacket a great texture and the deconstructed cut allows you to wear it over less formal garments like a T-shirt and still look pulled together.
4. CANALI WOOL TROUSERS
$205 (was $410), mrporter.com
What’s great about a well tailored pair of gray pants is how versatile they can be. Obviously, they go great with the blazer above in a business environment. But they also look incredibly cool paired with a white T-shirt and sneakers like the ones below.
5. PERSE T-SHIRT
$66.50 (was $95), mrporter.com
Yes, it might be hard to wrap your head around dropping $66.50 for a white tee, let alone $95. But there is a very good reason why so many stylish guys swear by James Perse’s T-shirts. They are that soft and fit that well. And like a drug, once you get a taste it’s hard to wean yourself off.
6. GIVENCHY WOOL SWEATER
$483 (was $650), mrporter.com
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci may be known for some of his bolder designs (witness his sky-high Air Force 1 collaboration), but Givenchy can also do conservative to great effect. The simple red and black bands on the collar, cuffs, and hem of this sweater transform it from another camel crewneck into something more sophisticated and modern.
7. NIKE AIR FOOTSCAPE SNEAKER
$108 (was $180), mrporter.com
The Air Footscape is one of the most underrated Nike styles out there. It also happens to be ridiculously comfortable. While a lot of Footscapes incorporate loud, and multiple, colors, the monotone upper on these is so clean, you can wear them with just about anything.
8. YUKETEN DESERT BOOT
$275 (was $550), mrporter.com
When it comes to more traditional footwear, quote-unquote brown shoes, it’s best to stick with options that can perform double, if not triple duty. The desert boot definitely is up to the task. Yuketen’s have the traditional crepe sole that anyone who spends a lot of time on his feet will appreciate and a handsewn suede upper.
9. FOLK OVERCOAT
$560 (was $800), mrporter.com
You have to try really hard to not look good in a camel overcoat. Worn over everything from sweatpants to a suit it reflects a level of care that won’t go unnoticed. Folk’s wool coat is cut to the perfect length—not too long, not too short—so it will be a go-to from fall through spring.
10. MAISON KITSUNE BASEBALL CAP
$55 (was $110), mrporter.com
Rather than repping your favorite team, Maison Kitsune’s “Parisien” has a more continental flair that looks smart well beyond the sports bar.