Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is after Christmas that you can really add to your wardrobe without leaving your current account in a critical condition. I have been a connossieur of cut price style for a while now, so here’s what I reckon you should keep an eye out for-
Coats and Jackets
Stating the obvious perhaps, but a 50% price cut on a bigger ticket item gives better value than the same discount on socks. This is where you should concentrate if, like most of us, your funds are not infinite. A new coat or jacket makes perfect sense. It’s a sound investment and the sales in December or January offer a selection of warm versions from the Autumn/Winter selection. Overcoats, padded bomber jackets and waterproofs are all plentiful. Choose a few websites or shops and view their selections before making a final call on it. Don’t delay too much though.
Great discounts on sneakers, shoes and boots are out there just now. You won’t struggle to find something you like. A pair of minimalist Nikes for under 50 quid is not to be sniffed at. 100-200 will get you some top quality boots or shoes that will last a lifetime and provide a sound style investment. Think it through and avoid impulsive buys.
I think a scarf can be a man’s best friend style-wise. There are plenty out there just now at all prices. Buy a colour that will work with your existing coats or jackets. Navy, grey and bright shades would be a shrewd move. If feeling a bit dapper then a polka dot or Paisley pattern would do it. With big discounts keep an eye out for cashmere and silk scarves. They look and feel quite luxurious and won’t itch the chin off you post-shave.
Other accessories for the style-savvy man include wallets/cardholders, cuff links, hats and bags. I picked up a rucksack from the Danish brand Rains the other day. I intend to drop the satchel and use this for my commute instead. I had to forgo a smart polo shirt to afford the rucksack, but it’s going to be worth it I think. I am also stalking an Italian pocket-square at the moment on Mr Porter. I am sure I can find an excuse….
Think ahead to what 2017 holds socially and identify what you need. Are your decent denims on their last legs? Invest. Big wedding in May? Then brogues, Oxfords or monk shoes are needed. Music festival in July may require sneakers, waterproofs and a couple of t-shirts. What do you need and when would you wear it? Don’t spend your hard-earned on something that you won’t wear or use. Your wardrobe and bank balance won’t thank you for it.
Happy bargain hunting and stay stylish.