Sure, it’s technically a stereotype, but most men just don’t have a sixth sense for fashion like women do. And unlike women, men aren’t willing to drop a whole week’s paycheck on an awesome pair of shoes they just had to have. It’s possible to be chic and cheap, but it takes a lot of strategy. If you’re one of the brave souls venturing out to the mall on Black Friday, these fashion finds will ensure a fast and successful in-and-out experience:
Tailored SuitsPhoto by Hello Turkey Toe via Flickr
Before you skip this one under the assumption that it’s “way out of my price range,” note that Macy’s is dropping the price on coveted Calvin Klein suits by nearly $500 this year. Translation: a suit that originally sells for $675 will cost you just $179.99. If this still seems a little high, remember that this comes with free alterations and a heap of future savings by avoiding renting formal wear for special occasions. Take advantage of Macy’s deals on shirts and ties to get the perfect look for your next holiday party.
Oxford ShoesPhoto by Robert Sheie via Flic
If you don’t already have a pair of Oxfords, allot some of your gift-buying money toward this fashion emergency. If you already have a pair or two of Oxfords, let’s just say you can never have too many. Amazon has an awesome list of Oxfords selling for a fraction of the price on Black Friday 2013. Choose from top brands like Cole Haan, Stacy Adams and Rockport. Cole Haan’s Great Jones Saddle Oxford is dropping from $189 to $129, while the Stacy Adams Garcea Oxford will be cut from $84.99 to $63.75.
Winter CoatsPhoto by Sirimiri via Wikimedia Commons
This winter is supposed to be one of the coldest in a long time, which means your coat from three seasons ago just isn’t going to cut it. For the outdoorsy type, Dicks Sporting Goods is having a Black Friday sale on Browning Hooded Cotton Canvas Jackets, down from $79.99 to $49.98. Amazon’s countdown to Black Friday 2013 is offering 70 percent off all wool coats.
Only a lucky few will get to see them, but looking good in your skivvies will give you confidence that shines through no matter what you wear. Plus, there are too many good deals this year to pass up. At AAFES this Black Friday, shoppers can get 25 percent off the store’s entire stock of Men’s Tees, Tanks, and Underwear. Meanwhile, Jockey is offering 20 percent off your entire online order, so you can replenish your outdated collection.
SweatersPhoto by dunikowski via Flickr
Rocking the sweater is an art. But once you master it, these classic tops will be a staple in your winter wardrobe for casual and formal settings. Overstock.com is having a sale on Men’s Italian Merino Wool V-Neck Sweaters, cutting the normal $74.99 price tag down to $49.99. You can go for a more casual look with the Under Armour Men’s Tackle Twill Hoodiefrom Bass Pro Shop, which is selling for $48.74 from the original $64.99 price tag.