Today is the first Monday of the new year and that means a few things. It means that the gym will be packed with guys trying to fit an entire year’s worth of workouts into their lunch hour. It means that the lines at Sweetgreen, or whatever your favorite salad spot is, will be ridiculous as people try to swap out the Christmas cookie diet they’ve been bingeing on for the past two weeks with one that includes a significantly greater amount of kale. And it also means that guys who give a damn about their style will be busy copping the clothes that will be staples in their winter wardrobe for the months ahead.
While you are probably worn out from all the holiday shopping, if you can muster up a little more energy there are some awesome deals to be had now that Santa is back at the North Pole. Hard as it may be to believe since it’s only January 4, retailers are about to start stocking their shelves with spring merchandise. That means prices on winter clothes are getting cut. So for smart guys who know that many frigid months lie ahead, now is an ideal time to pick up the item that none of your friends or family got you for Christmas.
We found 10 amazing garments on sale right now that will make you feel great about parting with your Christmas cash.
BEAMS PLUS CABLE KNIT SWEATER
$99 (was $145), mrporter.com
Japanese brand Beams Plus creates classic pieces with incredible attention to detail. This cable knit sweater looks sharp over a button-down and the rich, deep blue Shetland wool is soft and goes with everything.
CARHARTT WIP CIVIL SHIRT
$96.99 (was $138), needsupply.com
It isn’t easy to add details to a button-down without making it look like a gimmicky “going out” shirt. But Carhartt WIP pulled it off with this dark blue version that features a white heart peeking out from behind the chest pocket. It’s a small touch that makes a huge difference.
MAISON KITSUNE QUILTED GILET
$300 (was $500), mrporter.com
Don’t worry if you don’t know what a gilet is. It’s just a fancy word for a vest, and this one from Maison Kitsune is the ultimate layering piece. It’s not so puffy that you can’t fit it under another jacket but still provides plenty of warmth. The felted wool and striped lining add a touch of refinement that you don’t find in typical rugged outerwear.
SNOW PEAK INSULATED PANTS
$168.99 (was $240), needsupply.com
You wear insulated jackets, why not do the same for your legs? These Snow Peak pants feature synthetic down insulation and are perhaps the coziest things you will ever put on. But they feature modern styling so you won’t feel like a slob when you leave the house.
COMMON PROJECTS ACHILLES SNEAKER
$290.55 (was $447), notre-shop.com
We’ve gone on about how the Common Projects Achilles is one of our favorite sneakers. If there’s anyting to dislike about them, it’s the price. Now you can score a pair for 35% off. The navy colorway on this pair makes them ideal for wearing to work and any other occasion when your everyday kicks won’t cut it.
PENFIELD KENAI ZIP FLEECE JACKET
$75.96 (was $120), stagprovisions.com
This is not your basic fleece jacket. Legendary outerwear brand Penfield created the Kenai with tons of retro appeal and modern amenities. The high-pile fleece jacket has two chest pockets and two hand-warmer pockets so all your stuff stays secure.
A.P.C. PETIT STANDARD JEANS
$129 (was $205), endclothing.com
The Petit Standards are the gold standard jeans are measured against. They feature a fit that is not too tight nor too baggy and a dark washed indigo color that breaks in and fades wonderfully as time goes on.
THE HILL-SIDE BEACH CLOTH STRIPE WALLET
$60 (was $150), thehill-side.com
If your new year’s resolution was to “get money” you are going to need some place to keep it. The striped beach cloth on the exterior of this wallet stands out from all the black and brown leather ones. The interior is Italian cowhide leather and has space for four cards and a cash pocket that can fit all international currencies for the true global baller.
CLARKS DESERT BOOT
$89 (was $135), endclothing.com
The Clarks Desert Boot in beeswax leather is one of those shoes that never goes out of style and goes with everything from shorts to suits. Because of that timeless quality they rarely go on sale, but End Clothing has them for 35% off right now so stock up while you can.
BILLYKIRK ROLLER BAR BELT
$59.40 (was $99), thehill-side.com
Quality leather goods will last a lifetime so you should jump on a chance to snag one for a good price. This belt from Billykirk uses an undyed natural cowhide leather sourced from the U.S. As you wear it, the leather will darken and take on a character all its own.