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 with the code GIVETHANKS or BLACKFRIDAY.
  • Starting Sunday, Forsake is also offering 25 percent off at 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!

Online Shopping Picks: Cyber Monday Deals

Doing any shopping this Cyber Monday? Have that credit card at the ready, and shop responsibly.

Doing any shopping this Cyber Monday? Have that credit card at the ready, and shop responsibly.

Editor’s note: For a full rundown of shopping picks from plenty of brands, be sure to click here.

While some brands have taken a step back from the madness that is both Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and kudos to the folks from REI and elsewhere), others have been going full-tilt on sales since the week before Thanksgiving. So shopping around these times should always be about balance. Having covered some Black Friday madness in my past life as a student journalist, it’s certainly stuck with me, and the same craziness can still apply to online shopping when brands push deals so early. I’ll definitely be doing some shopping too, and my thought is this: Check out the brands you like, peruse through the offerings and if you’ve shopped there before and had your eye on something — now’s the time to get it while saving some cash. It’s also a great time to find out about new brands, who often offer nice deals to entice shoppers. What follows below is a rundown of brands that meet the tricky balance between quality and price — so there are some familiar names, to be sure. Yet, that dependability and reliability can be welcome in the world of online shopping. What deals do you have your eye on? Let me know and thanks for reading! Happy shopping.

The Deals:

Frank & Oak: Extra 15% Off Sale Items with Code EXITROW; New Customers Get 25% Off First Purchase with code FNOFIRST25

What To Look For: Discount Knitwear, Tailored Wear & Sweaters

A glenplaid sweater and a colorblocked henley are but two of the picks you should look for from Frank & Oak.

A glenplaid sweater and a colorblocked henley are but two of the picks you should look for from Frank & Oak.

So these guys have two deals going — their regular deal for first-time customers (25% off your first order) and then that extra 15% off sale items discount. Frank & Oak always seems to nail it with its monthly Hunt Club Crate launches, and particularly its nice mix of classic and on-trend styles across the board. And now is as good a time as any to hop on a statement piece, like this unique Prince of Wales Wool Blend Sweater at a reduced price, or some solid knitwear like the above henley. This chambray blazer also wouldn’t be a bad bet, either (although only two sizes are left — get the full rundown of sale picks here).  On the shirting front, there are some decent picks available (like this Blended Plaid Shirt), although sizes on sale items are going EXTREMELY quickly A solid selection of ties and small accessories shouldn’t be overlooked, either.

J. Crew Factory: 50% Off Everything Sitewide; Free Shipping on Orders of $50 or more w/ code SHIPGIFTS

What To Look For: Casual Shirting and Sweaters

An on-trend pick, and a classic pick -- both at agreeable prices from JCF.

An on-trend pick, and a classic pick — both at agreeable prices from JCF.

J. Crew Factory indeed does get things right when it comes to the balance of quality and price they provide — some of the items on-tap are mighty similar to what J. Crew itself produces. The brand’s sales are notable for both their frequency and the markdowns they provide, and this year’s offering is no different — they made this list last year for that same reason. And if it’s a basic wardrobe refresher you need, something like the slim washed shirt pictured on the right would be a very solid, four-season purchase for under $30. Conversely, if you wanted to dip your toes into a trendier style without throwing down a lot of money, the brand has this sharp Fair Isle number on tap.

Bonobos: 30% Off Sitewide w/ Code MONDAY (Up to 60% Off Sitewide)

What To Look For: Splurge Outerwear and Knitwear

A killer topcoat and a killer henley, both items you should consider picking up on sale.

A killer topcoat and a killer henley, both items you should consider picking up on sale.

There’s no question that Bonobos’ product offering and design has expanded markedly from the stellar pants it started out selling (in the interest of full disclosure, I interned for the brand in 2014, but that in no way impacts my view of them). For as great as that’s been, some of the brand’s prices are still just a bit much. That’s why, given the discount they’re offering, it makes sense to pick up a staple piece of outerwear like the Mainline Topcoat. It’s an elevated take on a topcoat you can wear with everything from a grey crewneck sweater to a crisp blazer.  And yes even with that 30% off code, it’s pricey. But it’s a great investment piece. And a heads-up that you can knock 35% off your purchase of $500 — so maybe throw in a pair of socks? In that same vein, the brand’s knitwear is well-made yet also often pricey — this is another time to perhaps snag a more expensive piece you’ve had your eye on, like this waffle henley or a reliable and warm-looking navy bomber jacket. Of course, don’t sleep on the brand’s classic chinos or its corduroys or versatile brushed buttondown shirts.

JackThreads: 50% Off JackThreads Cashmere Crew & Vee Sweaters; Various Sale Deals [90% Off Warehouse Items, 70% Off Outerwear, 60% Off Boots and More]

What To Look For: JackThreads Collection + Third-Party Footwear

You can snag two sweaters for the price of one from JackThreads' new menswear line.

You can snag two sweaters for the price of one from JackThreads’ new menswear line. Photo courtesy of the brand.

JackThreads is yet another brand that made last year’s Cyber Monday shopping list, and it only makes sense — the E-commerce retailer has done a great job launching its own line while still dishing out some nice third-party goods. Exhibit A in that regard are the boots that Crevo has produced for the site — that’s a solid, rubber-sole captoe for under $70, along with a whole host of other footwear brands, including some decent-looking J75 chukkas for under $50 (sizes are going way quick, though). Of course, the brand’s newly launched menswear line is nothing to laugh at either — those cashmere crew and V-neck sweaters are an insane steal at just a shade under $50, with 33 colorways available. On another note, taking a swing through the site’s sale section can offer up some great deals, too (as much as 90% off in some cases).

Ben Sherman US

Where Else To Look: Old Navy (40% Off Everything, No Exclusions), Target (30% Off New Styles & More)  & H&M (20% Off Orders of $25 Or More w/ Code 2020, 30% Off Orders of $30 Or More w/ Code 3030, 40% Off Already-Reduced Sale Items w/ Code 4040)

A striped henley from Target, a solid chambray from Old Navy and basic sweats from H&M -- all with the chance for discounts today.

A striped henley from Target, a solid chambray from Old Navy and basic sweats from H&M — all with the chance for discounts today.

With so many brands offering up a multitude of discounts and sales for such a huge shopping day, there’s a lot to sort through in terms of getting a great deal and a quality product. Target is one such outlet that’s upped its menswear game in recent years, as has Old Navy. Both brands are always worth a look if you need budget knitwear, like henleys or pocket tees (case in point: this striped Target Merona Henley for under $10). Old Navy’s denim even stacks up decently well in terms of quality for the price, and that 40% discount brings the price down below $23 (look for something slim with some built-in stretch); plus, its chambray shirts are a solid pickup. So to snag an item (or two or five) at further discounts could set you up well if you need a bit of a style upgrade for the holidays. A place like H&M is now pushing items at even deeper discounts for Cyber Monday (witness that 60% off Black Friday deal they just offered), so sales are an optimal time to pick up a trendier piece or just a basic pair of sweatpants for not a lot of dough — and given that quality can sometimes be suspect, it’s always good to keep some cash in your wallet.

And it’s worth one final mention that more premium retailers like Todd Snyder often offer up sale items at even further discounts than usual — this writer was able to snag a sweater for $50 that was originally priced at $175 last year. The same can be said of some of the more premium American brands we all know and love, like Allen Edmonds (sale shoes as low as $125) and Apolis (20% off sitewide through the end of Monday). If you’re in need of a less dressy footwear upgrade, Brooklyn’s own GREATS has a series of tiered deals going on throughout the day, including some discounts on its premium Italian-made sneakers. Move quickly and you might be able to solidly restock and refresh your wardrobe with enough leftover for Christmas gifts (hopefully).

How much Cyber Monday shopping will you be doing this year? What go-to brands do you look for?

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Online Shopping Picks: Cyber Monday


After the rest and relaxation of Thanksgiving, holiday shopping season really sets in. Even with a slight numbers decline this year, Black Friday is always a huge day in the retail world, and Cyber Monday’s an equally big day as far as shopping goes. And even with sales numbers expected to drop today as well, there’s still plenty of opportunity for the bargain-minded menswear fanatic to grab some great deals, ones that might not be around the rest of year. The following isn’t an exhaustive rundown of all sales and deals running out there (for instance, J. Crew is skipped, even though J. Crew Factory is mentioned), but think of it as a breakdown of what you should (maybe?) look for from select outlets. Enjoy, and happy shopping!

J. Crew Factory — 50% off everything, plus 10% off & free shipping with YOUVEGOTSALE

What To Look For: Casual Shirts

Some easy-wearing picks from J. Crew's younger sibling.

Some easy-wearing picks from J. Crew’s younger sibling.

J. Crew Factory’s a veritable treasure trove for plenty of terrific items, most of which seem like carbon copies in terms of quality and style of its older, more expensive sibling, J. Crew. Today is no different. The site’s 50% off deal has been running the whole weekend, but today’s additional 10% off discount and free shipping code is an even better deal. With J. Crew Factory, the quality is on-par with more expensive offerings, so scooping up a casual shirt or two (like that rugged elbow-patch shirt or a tattersall option) makes a ton of sense. If you have a bit more coin to spend, the code MONDAY gets you 30% off full price styles and 40% off sale styles at J. Crew. A solid bet from there would be a lightweight merino sweater — a neutral staple in a beautiful fabric.

Club Monaco — 20 – 30% off everything & Extra 30% off Sale & Clearance items with CYBERMONDAY 

What To Look For: Luxury Accessories

Accessories with more of a luxury feel than typical brands.

Accessories with more of a luxury feel than typical brands.

So Club Monaco might not be the first place you would think of when looking around for deals (a $2,200 shearling coat in the New Arrivals section? Yikes). However, there are certain items that make this more continental, fashion-forward brand worth a second look.  Now, $20 for a pair of socks at full price is a bit much, but when you tack on a code, you’re getting a much more manageable deal for a soft yet chunky, cotton-blend sock. And if you’re looking for a pair of gloves that’s different from slick black leather, their half-knit leather gloves  or rich brown deerskin gloves would be an upfront investment that definitely pays dividends down the line.

JackThreads — Up to 90% off on their Warehouse and Free Shipping on Orders over $65

What To Look For: Sharp Boots

Slim boots that offer a change of pace from clunkier options.

Slim boots that offer a change of pace from clunkier options.

Unfortunately, JackThreads isn’t running a full-on sale code at the moment (although they were knocking off an automatic 30% on purchases at the end of last week). However, they are offering free shipping on orders over $65, and you can snag up to 65% off full retail on some boots if you play your cards right. Additionally, they’re a site that seems to get lost in the wash of other flash sale sites. They do offer more streetwear-centric items, some of which can be misses, yet they also offer some solid, standby items (namely from their in-house brand Goodale). If you’re in the market for a slim boot with some fall-centric details (like deep black suede), this option might do the trick.  And, their Robert Wayne options (like this brown captoe) are visually interesting when compared to a chunkier wingtip boot.

Frank & Oak — Up to 60% off on Sale Items; New Hunt Club Crate Launch

What To Look For: Casual Shirts and Blazers

Search the sale section for plenty of sizes on most items.

Search the sale section for plenty of sizes on most items.

Like JackThreads, there’s no actual code here, but plenty of items remain up for grabs on the site. The hype surrounding this brand continues to grow, from new additions to their footwear line last week to the popular success of their Hunt Club membership program. This weekend was a pretty active one for the company, with various sale codes running on top of a four-hour flash sale that dropped on Saturday, and today must be equally busy. Given that it’s the first of the month, they also launched new offerings today, which include slim Harris Tweed blazers. The real steals today though come from the sale section, which is still surprisingly well-stocked, from a zany-yet-cool brush print shirt to more straightforward alternatives, like a casual (yet refined) navy pin dot shirt. The corduroy blazer pictured above also has a surprising number of sizes left, as do some other blazers in the sale section. There’s not really a better time to hop on a sale like this — best get to it.

For a more comprehensive rundown of sales, you can also check out’s rundown of Cyber Monday sales. 

Will you be doing any shopping on this Cyber Monday? Have you already picked up some items? Leave your thoughts below!