The Friday Read: The Best Black Friday Deals and More Men’s Style Essentials for Thanksgiving Weekend

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Stunning boots that you just might want to pick up this weekend — ehh?

Welcome, dear friends and Style Guide readers, to an ever-so-slightly special edition of the Friday Read here on the blog during this stylish Thanksgiving weekend. In case you’re still in a post-Thanksgiving stupor, today’s post is here to ease you into a holiday weekend filled with leftovers, some men’s style essentials, and yes … plenty of shopping for the best Black Friday deals. In short, let’s lace up our boots and get to work — just like those Original Chippewa Service Boots as seen at the top of the page. At any rate, I’m thankful to be enjoying the holiday weekend with my family in lovely, sunny Orlando. There’s tasty beer, there’s great food & there are visits in store to Disney World.

How did you dress for Thanksgiving? I hope it was stylish, and I hope you’ve got plenty of relaxation and quality time in your future — and yes, some shopping as well. On that note, I’ve rounded up a few sale picks from some of my favorite brands below.  Read on, shop away & be sure to follow along with all the fun, if you feel so inclined, on my Instagram. Cheers!

This Year’s Best Black Friday Deals from HuckberryTaylor StitchBespoke Post & More

What goes better than Thanksgiving weekend and, well, gear from Huckberry?

  • Huckberry: We’ll kick this list off with my pals at the lauded San Francisco-based retailer, who just opened an NYC pop-up — it’s simply fantastic. In the meantime, you can get from 15 up to 60 percent off on the year’s best sellers on the site. And for Cyber Monday, you’re looking at free shipping sitewide and a host of special Cyber Monday-only deals on Huckberry gearSounds great to me. Want to know about some favorites of mine from Huckberry? Here are five.
  • Taylor StitchOK, moving on.  One of my favorite menswear retailers is offering 20 percent off the site for Black Friday, with $20 credit back to be users on your next purchase of $100 or more. Boom. Also, some items marked down to 30 percent off. Gotta love some Taylor Stitch. My current favorite is the handsome Leeward Shirt, pictured above.
  • United By BlueThe sustainable, stylish brand is offering 25 percent off sitewide starting on Black  Friday and running through November 27th, with Cyber Monday also offering 25 percent markdowns, all the way up to 80 percent off.  Both promos offer free shipping on all orders with no minimums, as it were. Read more about the brand via my latest feature for The Manual.

    Just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to stylish gear you can get from Bespoke Post.

  • Bespoke Post: Another favorite of mine for the diversity of gear they stock, as shown above.  That includes the well-appointed selection of Bespoke Post boxes in addition to a full shop — you’d do well to get started early on your holiday shopping with the Bespoke Post Holiday Gift Guide. A few of my favorites? Glad you asked.
  • FourlapsNote that for Black Friday AND Cyber Monday, we’re looking at surprise deals to be announced at 12:01am EST both days for the fashion-forward athletic brand — that’s a heck of a way to score some affordable men’s athletic gear. Grab pieces like the Rush Hoodie and Jogger or the brand’s running shortsor Signature Tees.
  • Frank And Oak: Another longtime favorite of the blog (seriously, check out this 2013 Frank And Oak review!), this retailer is back in a big way this winter. Get 30 percent off your purchase through November 25th with the coupon BLACKFRIDAY30, noting that there are some exclusions to include more styles on Cyber Monday. Then, on Cyber Monday, you can also get 30 percent off  your purchase through November 27th, with the coupon CYBERMONDAY30.
  • Blundstone: If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been loving my rugged Blundstone boots — you can read more about Blundstone in this blog post, too. If you want to snag a pair of your own, note that you can take 15 percent off all purchases through Monday at 3pm EST using the promo code GIVETHX.

Alright, truth be told … that’s but a smattering of the 2018 Black Friday deals you’re apt to find. But to me, they’re all highly shoppable and seriously fun. What are you buying this year? Feel free to check in with me over at the Style Guide Facebook page. OK, back to turkey sandwiches.

The List: Here’s All The Gear to Buy This Coming Cyber Monday

Hey there, Style Guide readers — let’s get right into the latest edition of The List! Namely, we’ve got Cyber Monday and holiday shopping right (literally, RIGHT) around the corner. So today, we’ll walk you through the best menswear to buy on Cyber Monday … and far beyond that, of course. We’re talking the best winter gear for men and we’re also talking some Cyber Monday deals, folks. It’s prime time to start adding gear to your own holiday wish list, too. And for all those tricky-to-buy-for folks on your list (including … yourself), maybe these picks for the best men’s gear will jumpstart your brain a bit. As always, quality and affordabiltiy are top of mind — let’s get after it.

Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket — $188
Flint and Tinder

Available in an array of neutral colors, this shirt jacket calls to mind throwback style.

Looking forward to bundling up around the fire this holiday season? The handsome, pleasingly rugged Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket is the stylish shirt jacket to buy now via Huckberry.
Hardcore Hammers Carpenter’s Hatchet — $45
Hardcore Hammers

Just what you need to take care of yard work or get some extra firewood ready. Be careful!

What is late November and early December if not a time for stoking the fire and perhaps getting to work around the yard a bit? The Hardcore Hammers Carpenter’s Hatchet should get the job done (and you can sign up for Bespoke Post while you’re shopping there!).
Taylor Stitch Longwing in Natural Shell Cordovan — $698

A remarkable pair of stylish dress shoes from Taylor Stitch. A little early holiday gift, maybe?

Here’s perhaps the ultimate splurge gift for yourself … or someone else … this season. Even when it comes to stylish men’s dress shoes, Taylor Stitch makes some of the best. Perfect for a holiday party, no?

Stock Mfg. Co. Red Buffalo Plaid Flannel — $79.98

Stock Mfg. Co.

An ideal shirt to wear a ton as it gets colder.

Stock Mfg. Co. comes through with what could be the perfect fall shirt — yes? I think so. Buy this one now, then wear it all through December. Oh, and check out my other tips on how to wear a flannel shirt while you’re at it.
Beckett Simonon Alba Sneakers — $149
Beckett Simonon

I see your stylish dress shoes … and I raise you durable, handsome sneakers.

These Beckett Simonon sneakers … wowza. If ever you’ve wanted to invest in a stylish pair of leather sneakers without paying an arm and a leg … the Alba Sneakers are the way to go.
Zodiac Sea Wolf Super 53 Compression Watch — $1,195

Your next splurge purchase … or someone’s lucky holiday gift, ehh?

We said you should add to your holiday style wish list early, right? The Zodiac Sea Wolf Super 53 Compression Watch is gorgeous, well-made and … quite pricey, as it were. It’s a rugged, casual watch to place as a gift under the tree (wink, wink).
CIVIC The Jack Shirt in Olive Merino Chambray — $128

A chambray shirt for holiday parties and casual weekends … significantly upgraded.

Everyone loves a stylish chambray shirt, right? The CIVIC Jack Shirt takes that staple piece and does it up in travel-ready fabric, ideal to wear on a Christmas road trip (planning ahead is key, folks!).
Levi’s Wool Engineer’s Coat — $198

A remarkably durable coat made with premium wool — ideal for winter layering.

Levi’s does more than just make stylish denim — they make essential winter outerwear like the workwear-inspired Wool Engineer’s Coat. Plus, the brand offers free everyday shipping on purchases of more than $100. Best get to it, yes?
Bespoke Post Bloom Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post Bloom Box

Making a great cup of coffee is as easy as picking up the Bloom Box.

Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee, ehh? The Bloom Box gives you plenty of morning coffee essentials … including the coffee itself. Get ready to kick back with your morning paper around a crackling fire with a nice cup of joe.
Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $195
Billy Reid

Remarkable fall and winter trousers that are as easy to wear as slim denim.

Can Billy Reid do anything wrong? These slim Moleskin Jeans are practically as nice as your best pair of trousers, yet they feature the design of your favorite pair of jeans.
Flint and Tinder Soft Washed Oxford — $98

A premium Portuguese cotton fabric that’s washed for softness? Sounds like a great shirt to me.

Stylish fall shirting is the name of the game for Flint and Tinder, and the Soft Washed Oxford belongs in your closet this season — or perhaps, nicely gift-wrapped for the fellow #menswear lover on your list?
 Grayers Bayswater Fleece Shirt — $98

A durable shirt that’s also a jacket, in keeping with today’s focus on stylish fall shirting.

Is the Bayswater Fleece Shirt more of a shirt? More of a jacket? Who’s to say — but it’s an essential winter layering piece either way.

That’s going to wrap up this Thanksgiving holiday-centric edition of The List — do you have your credit card ready for Black Friday? What’s your favorite pick from the above? I personally love those Moleskin Jeans from Mr. Billy Reid. Feel free to weigh in on Twitter — thanks for reading!


The Friday Read: Black Friday 2016 Shopping Edition

Ahh, so it’s here again — Black Friday. If you still haven’t recovered from a healthy dose of turkey and football, we’re here to help you at The Style Guide. It’s a bountiful time for shopping — namely, right here from your laptop. And as great as the weekend is, it’s also important to take some time to kick back, enjoy the holiday with loved ones. But make no mistake, there are deals to be had wherever you look. With plenty of retailers opening their doors and starting online sales well in advance of Black Friday, some of the below deals have been going on for a while. But fear not, you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on all of your #menswear shopping needs. Yes, make no mistake, there are some excellent sales out there — with a slew of promotions from Huckberry, Shinola, JackThreads and plenty more favorites, it’s the ideal time to knock a few items off your style wish list. Without further ado — bring on the Black Friday deals!

Huckberry: The lauded online retailer is offering tons of deals through Sunday, namely featuring the following brands:

Sword & Plough: The men’s and women’s accessories company — as featured in this stylish fall travel ensemble — is running a Thanksgiving week sale giving you 20 percent off all the way through Tuesday! They support veterans every step of the production process, so the brand is certainly worth a look.

Mott & Bow: Everyone’s favorite denim brand has a nice Black Friday deal going on today. Use the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ to get 10 percent off orders of $150 or more, 20 percent off $250 or more, or 30 percent off $350 or more of Mott & Bow gear.

Johnston & Murphy: The heritage footwear maker is offering select shoes and boots for up to 30 percent off.

JackThreads: Another Style Guide favorite has been running a Price Drop & Lock Guarantee  for the past few weeks, meaning low prices. well, drop and stay there; oh, and they’re giving everyone 25-30 percent off site-wide for Black Friday! And on Cyber Monday, they’re offering 30 percent off site-wide, all day.

FOURLAPS: The neat athletic brand upstart is providing some nice deals on stylish workout gear — you can snag the Dash Tank, Bolt Short and Smash Tee $30 through Monday, November 28th. And once Cyber Monday hits,  you can shop the Silver Charge Tee for $20

CHASE54: The performance and style-focused golf brand is serving up a nice deal through Cyber Monday —take 30 percent off any two-piece bundle and 40 percent off any three-piece bundle.

Batch Men’s: Batch is serving up a rare sale deal — makers of rugged-refined staples like the Tactician Utility Shirt, they’re offering 40 percent off a wide selection of shirts; get the deal using the code ‘THANKS’!

johnnie-O: The preppy, sport-inspired clothiers are offering a nice Black Friday deal — use the code ‘Tweener’ to buy one button-down, get another button-down free.


GREATS: In addition to launching two new sneakers (the third iteration of its Beast Mode collab with retired NFL star Marshawn Lynch, plus a special “Black Friday” edition of its low-cut Royale sneaker), the Style Guide favorite and is giving y’all 20 percent off and free shipping sitewide for Black Friday. That goes along with a series of tiered deals on Cyber Monday: namely, you’re looking at 20 percent off and free shipping sitewide from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., then 25 percent off and free shipping from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., capped off by 25 percent off and free shipping on all shoes under $100 from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Hop to it!

Old Navy: The noted casual retailer — who seems to churn out better and better men’s apparel by the season — is offering 50 percent off through Black Friday. That’s a heck of a deal, y’all.

Shinola: The brand is launching its Special Edition All Black Collection, an assortment of signature all-black Shinola products, debuting today.  It includes the brand-new Shinola Runwell Wall Clock and Shinola Power Supply Cords made in partnership with General Electric, plus an all-black Shinola Runwell Turntable, a 47mm Runwell watch with a PVD black sandblasted case and black dial, a one-of-a-kind black tandem bicycle and the Shinola + Benchmade Titanium 765 Pocket Knife. That’s a heck of a lot of gear! Read more about Shinola on Effortless Gent.

Sunday Somewhere: The eclectic sunglasses brand with an international following is giving you stylish guys up to 50% off storewide through Monday, excluding regular eyeglasses & accessories. No discount code needed!

Links of London: Need a special gift for that special someone? Refined British jewelry makers Links of London are offering 25 percent off for Black Friday, both in stores and online, until the 27th, with that same deal running online only through Cyber Monday. And if you spend $495, you’ll receive the brand’s Limited Edition Timeless Diamond Bracelet, a promo that runs in-store from the 28th, and online from the 29th, until December 11th.

Baxter of CaliforniaThese fine purveyors of high-quality men’s grooming products are offering 25 percent off the entire site now through November 28th.

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes: Until the 27th, you can get  20 percent off sitewide, plus free shipping, with the promo code DRS20FS. Then, on Cyber Monday, you can take 25 percent off sitewide, with free shipping also included, using the code DRSCYBER.

Reef: The surfwear and basics brand is serving up free 2-Day Shipping on all orders until the 28th using the code REE2DAY.

Richer Poorer: The standout basics brand is offering 40 percent off sitewide for Black Friday.

Steven Alan Optical: Until November 29th (that’s next Tuesday), you can receive 25 percent off all Steven Alan Optical eyeglasses and sunglasses with code BFWKNDSALE16.

Well, folks — that’s just a selection of some of the best #menswear deals out there on the market. From places where you can knock out all your shopping at once — like Huckberry — to e-tailers like JackThreads and Shinola who serve up stylish outerwear and accessories, this weekend is one of the best of the year (if not the best). And if you’re a fan of shopping and scoring deals? You’d do well to hop to some shopping. Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving weekend — and we’ll be back tomorrow as scheduled with our Style Pick of the Week.

Stay stylish, my friends!

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