The Friday Read: Shop the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Right Now

Sleek dress boots that you should pick up ASAP from Huckberry during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Step right up and step into Black Friday and Cyber Monday with my best deals for Black Friday (and again, Cyber Monday) today on the blog. Speaking of “stepping” — how about those stylish dress boots from Huckberry shown above? Perfect for the holiday. Thanksgiving weekend is an important time to relax and celebrate with family and friends … and yes, it’s also a heck of a time to get the best deals on winter gear and many more picks, so we’ll have some fun with that today. From affordbable deals on holiday coffee, new men’s boots and some of the best men’s denim, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. And yes, there are great deals going on at Huckberry, so hop to that while you can. As for me, I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend — and yes, some Black Friday shopping — in my adopted home state of sunny Florida with my family. On tap for the weekend? Well, besides menswear … I’ll be sipping on some freshly brewed craft beer that my dad and I made during my September visit! We’re also planning to sneak in some crucial beach time and of course, plenty of rest and relaxation to go along with it. Crucially, you can follow along with all the fun on my Instagram — that is, when you’re not shopping the best style deals for Black Friday, ehh? Again, let’s have some fun, shall we?

  • The good folks at Mott and Bow — yes, the brand that makes your favorite jeans — are back at it again with some of the best deals on men’s jeans for Black Friday, and that’s a fact. Mott and Bow is offering  25 percent off all orders sitewide, plus 30 percent off all orders over $250 and 35 percent off all orders over $400 with code BF19!  (rolling through this Sunday). Additionally, Mott & Bow will be offering an exclusive one-day Cyber Monday sale, with 25 percent off sitewide for any puchase, 30 percent off orders over $250 and 35 percent off orders over $400. Sounds like you just found your new favorite place to buy jeans, right?
  • There’s never a bad time to stock up on grooming essentials from Duke Cannon, and that’s just the way it is. The popular men’s grooming brand recently launched a line of essential holiday shops with funny names like “Lump of Coal” (an activated charcoal soap), while you find Duke Cannon beard oils and balms really get the job done when taming your mane (at least, that’s the case for me!). Enjoy!
  • As ever, never lose sight of what the team at Huckberry is churning out when it comes to Black Friday deals — and there are plenty! That’s also the case with the upcoming Huckberry Cyber Monday sale. From rugged henleys to slim denim and the best travel bags, it’s a veritable one-stop shop for the best men’s gear.
  • At Western Rise, this outdoor and performance-focused gear brand is offering 20 percent off sitewide for Black Friday. Yes indeed, there’s something for everyone on the site, from the Elkton Stretch Wool Flannel to The Evolution Pant. Happy shopping!
  • Folks, you’re in luck — Faherty Brand started its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale earlier this week, and it runs through Monday. The goods?25 percent off all items, with no exclusions (and a minimum order of $250 is required). That should be pretty easy to meet, what with stylish products like the Brushed Alpine Flannel offering up perfect winter style.
  • My friends at United By Blueare offering up to 60 percent off sitewide and free shipping on Black Friday, and up to 60 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday ending at midnight, PLUS, they’re running a “Sale on Sale” with 50 percent off. Oh, and you free shipping on all orders.
  • So for Black Friday,  Blundstone is offering 15 percent off sitewide, ending December 2. Step into these rugged leather boots ASAP.
  • As ever, J. Crew is giving you all the goods you can handle this Black Friday and Cyber Monday — take 50 percent off full-price goods, and 60 percent off sale goods, starting TODAY. Bingo!
  • My friends at West Skincare (as covered here on The Manual) are giving you 40 percent off sitewide through Cyber Monday with the code BFCM. Get to it!
  • Chicago’s own Damen + Hastings, makers of stylish accessories for men, are offering 30 percent off sitewide starting today and running through Tuesday, their largest promotion yet!
  • Moral Code Footwear (as seen in this #OOTD) is running a heck of a deal, giving you 30 percent off full-priced items through December 1st, and you can get 40 percent off wallets on Cyber Monday, too.
  • Driftaway Coffee is offering 25 percent off Annual Gift Subscriptions with the code BF2019, and 10 percent off all other Gift Subscriptions with the code BF10 from Thanksgiving, Nov 28 to Cyber Monday, Dec 2. These are great coffee gifts, folks!
  • The fine folks at Luminox are delivering 40 percent off the BlackOps 8895, as well as 30-50 percent off other select models through December 2.
  • Charles Tyrwhitt’s Black Friday Sale runs through today, and you can take 30 percent off everything with the code FRIDAY30. Starting Saturday, you can use the code CYBER30 through next Tuesday, November 3rd to take 30 percent off everything, as well. Bingo!
  • Back to rugged leather boots — now through Sunday, Vasque is offering 25 percent off full priced items and 10 percent off sale items at Vasque.com with the code GIVETHANKS or BLACKFRIDAY.
  • Starting Sunday, Forsake is also offering 25 percent off at Forsake.com. Get to it, folks!
  • Olivers Apparel launched its Thank You Sale (the only sale they offer throughout the year) earlier this week, and now through Cyber Monday, customers can get 20 percent off sitewide with code THANKS.

Did you find somethihng to pique your interest? Maybe some Duke Cannon grooming picks are on your shopping list (or in your shopping cart)? Or perhaps, you’ve simply got to get another pair of your favorite jeans. Either way, I wish you happy shopping, plenty of fun and tons of restful time with family … oh, and turkey. And craft beer — that as well. Thanks for reading!

The List: Here’s the Best New Gear to Buy on Black Friday — And Wear All Winter

The rugged, dependable jacket you’ll find yourself reaching for all winter.

To me, it’s pretty crazy that we’re already talking about the best men’s gear to buy for winter — and heck, to go along with that, the best men’s style deals on Black Friday and beyond. Now, will every pick on this list be on sale for a steal? Not quite — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look to gear up accordingly for chillier temperatures, blizzards and the like. That goes for rugged winter jackets like the one seen above (from Tom Beckbe), as well as a host of other men’s style essentials. The best deals for guys on Black Friday also come from retailers you know and love, like Huckberry and Taylor Stitch; what does this all mean for you? It means you should have your shopping list ready to go this week (and beyond). Happy hunting!

Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket — $495

This thing is tough as heck and ready for the nastiest winter weather. Snap it up ASAP.

When inclement weather strikes — be it as you head over the river and through the woods on a holiday weekend, or as you head to the office — you need the right gear. The tough-as-nails Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket is made for the field and the city, as the brand puts it, and it’s seriously rugged, classic & ready to layer. One of the best jackets to buy on Black Friday (and beyond, naturally).

Wild Turkey “Bar in a Backpack” — Limited Edition

Everything you need to make your new favorite cocktail. Image courtesy of Wild Turkey.

OK, so here’s something fun if you happen to live in an area where there happens to be a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot” this year (specifically, Austin, New Orleans or Chicago). Once you complete your run, enjoy a classic Old Fashioned (if you’re over 21!) made using delicious Wild Turkey bourbon. For those at least 21 years of age in Austin, Chicago and New Orleans running at local “Turkey Trots” this week, they can see the barpack in real-life and potentially walk away with one of their own. It’s loaded with a standing bar for mixing, plus Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Powell & Mahoney Simple Syrup, glassware, a stirrer and more. It’s seriously cool, it’s almost too good to be true … and it’s only available at a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot.” Heck, I got to check one out recently, and it was seriously cool. So, make your weekend even more worthwhile with a run and some delicious spirits, ehh?

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220 (When Full Price)

No wrong way to go with these sleek-yet-tough Chelsea boots.

Finding some of the best Chelsea boots on the market just got a whole heck of a lot easier — the sleek Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots are perhaps the best boots to wear to a holiday party, what with their dressy silhouette and go-anywhere functionality. Wear them with slim selvedge denim. Speaking of …

Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Jeans — $198

Exceptional Todd Snyder denim for any and every holilday occasion.

It’s tough to find the right pair of Japanese selvedge jeans at an agreeable price, and while these Todd Snyder jeans are still an investment, they’re a purchase that’ll pay off in spades. Perfectly casual and exceptionally well-suited to wear to a holiday party with your new favorite flannel shirt (don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about that shirt in just one second).
Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel — $98

An excellent deal on an excellent flannel shirt, to say the least.

For under $100, you’re getting easily one of the best flannel shirts on the market — and that fact nearly goes without saying, seeing as it’s coming at you courtesy of Flint and Tinder. Stock up now, then wear it with the above Todd Snyder denim to casual holiday gatherings aplenty. Just add rugged leather boots & call it a day.
Zodiac Astrographic Watch — $1,295

A beastly watch you’ll have for a long, long time. Happy early Christmas??

Looking for an early holiday gift for, well, yourself? This classic men’s watch from Zodiac is packed to the gills with premium quality touches, from the Swiss construction to the handsome stainless steel case and of course, the design that pays homage to the Space Race. It’s an investment-level watch you’ll have for years to come.
Quero Shoes Q Sneakers — $225

Sharp sneakers that are as dressy and well-made as your favorite leather dress shoes.

With a clean design and the type of craftsmanship normally found in fine leather boots, these Quero Shoes Q Sneakers really are something else. Thanks to the brand, I’ve been testing out a pair these past few weeks — as seen on my Instagram — with some excellent results. Made with durable calfskin leather that’s individually dyed, these sneakers are handsome, refined and seriously stylish — in short, the perfect casual sneakers to wear to a holiday gathering or a laidback office Friday.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal — $125

A casually rugged, expertly cut shirt from Taylor Stitch.

The search for the best winter shirt continues, and yet, if you pick up the rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal, you’re surely checking off at least one box in terms of your winter style essentials. Consider it the perfect shirt to wear to the office, then to holiday drinks. Snap it up on Black Friday while you can, though.
Deschutes Jubelale Beer — Price Varies 

One of your new favorite winter beers, I’d wager. Cheers to the holidays!

While not necessarily a special deal for Black Friday or Thanksgiving weekend, the Deschutes Jubelale is easily one of the best beers for winter (and the holidays in general, for that matter). In fact, you should make it a point to track some down for Thanksgiving! I’ve tested out the beer courtesy of Deschutes these past few weeks, and it seriously delivers. The quality of this beer starts with roasted barley and pale hop blends, among other fine ingredients, and carries through some excellent cold-weather character with rich spice notes and a seasonally friendly color. Can a beer be beautiful? Yes, yes it can — enjoy this at all your holiday parties … just be sure to bring extra for your guests.
Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Perfect jeans for Thanksgiving weekend — and beyond that, too.

What pairs well with a festive winter beer? Why, the sort of gear that’s right at home in front of the fire or on the road to visit friends — so, in this case, the refined and classic Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans. They’re versatile enough to wear out to the  bar on Wednesday night of Thanksgiving week, and they’ll do just fine the rest of the weekend — and back at the office, too.
Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee — $79

A rugged, comfortable long-sleeve tee to wear as a base layer or all on its own.

Holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are nothing without the right casual style essentials — just laidback enough to relax around the fire after a second helping of dinner, but polished enough to be worn into town for a brewery visit. Or heck, out on the trail to work off said meal and beers. At least, that’s what the Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee seems to be built for, made with tons of durability and remarkable quality (again, perhaps you’ve seen it on my Instagram). You know what it would wear especially well with? The Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket.
Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack — $220

A dependable hybrid travel bag to haul all your holiday gear.

With Peak Design, you know you’re investing in the best travel bags on the planet — and that’s no more crucial than with the holidays approaching. The Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack is effective, easy to carry and highly functional — again, everything you should look for in the best travel bag on the market.
Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt in Dusk — $188

The kind of shirt you want to have on hand for a crisp winter morning.

Yes indeed, we’ve got  more rugged Taylor Stitch gear for the taking, especially when it comes to exquisite winter style essentials like the dependable, ridiculously well-made Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt. The perfect holiday weekend layer atop a thermal waffle tee (*ahem* from Topo Designs *ahem*) on a chilly winter morning.
Barking Irons “Red Dead Redemption 2” Union Henley — $79
Some things just go together — like the outlaw-inspired style of “Red Dead Redemption 2” (if you’re a gamer, you know it!) and the real-world, seriously cool gear being churned out by Barking Irons. In this case, there’s no more fitting partnership than this limited-edition henley inspired by the game and made from soft-washed cotton. The finishing touch? The Arthur Morgan collar print, an homage to the game’s protagonist. Unique, made for layering and ready for fall.
Stetson Chapman Hat — $119

Old-school quality and heritage make this Stetson hat a keeper.

Now, is a Stetson hat for everyone? Not quite, but if you’ve been looking to take the plunge, and want to do so in rugged fall and winter style, you could do worse than the Stetson Chapman Hat.
Bluffworks Departure Jeans 2.0 — $98

Slim travel jeans that were in fact made to be worn for tons of travel.

Just because you’re traveling for the holidays doesn’t mean you should throw style by the wayside — take these slim black jeans from Bluffworks, a new update to their lauded Depature Jeans. They feature a tailored fit and versatile dark wash for style that goes from the plane to a party without missing a beat, and a bevy of travel-ready pockets also gives these a major leg up over other, less stylish (and functional) jeans.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Montana Forest Candle — $24

A small upgrade to your space that’ll go a long way this holiday season.

Whether hosting guests or relaxing at home, the right candle can actually add a heck of a lot of character and atmosphere to a space — especially surrounding the holidays. Brooklyn Candle Studio makes scents with a variety of inspirations in mind, and this particular candle harnesses the great outdoors easily.

Vetra French Moleskin Jacket — $229

An easy-to-wear jacket that harnesses classic style inspiration.

Last but not least: We’ve talked about casual holiday style and deals aplenty, but what if you’re on the fence and want to go both refined and versatile for the holiday weekend? Enter a rugged, classic workwear jacket — the Vetra French Moleskin Jacket, to be more specific. Made to be worn over everything from your favorite henley and faded denim to a classic Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Thanksgiving weekend style sorted, anyone?

So, did you find all the Black Friday deals and steals (and gear suggestions) you had in mind? Maybe you’ve now got your heart set on some of the best Chelsea boots, or perhaps a classic workwear jacket to rock this season? Or perhaps a rich winter ale, handsome leather sneakers or an investment-level watch are more your speed. Either way, I hope you’ve found something to enjoy, and I hope you find all the deals your heart desires — enjoy the holiday, my friends, and thanks for reading!