Seventy Five dollars.Â Thatâ€™s a lot of money.Â Itâ€™ll get you a couple pairs of Leviâ€™s, a nice dinner out, or a couple months at your local gym.Â Seventy Five dollars.Â It is a lot of money, especially if you spend it right.Â Ten picks follow, all for $75 or under, and some of them are much, much less.
Hat tip to Dappered Roving Style Reporter Alan for digging these up at JC Penney. Â They’re flat front, trimmer fit, and 100% wool. Â That’s not the easiest combination to pull off at forty bucks. Â These do haveÂ matching suit jackets, but they have larger shoulder pads and they’re chopped awkwardly short. Â So skip those. Â But the pants are another great, recent effort from JC Penney.
2. Â Portolano Shearling Gloves – $55 – $65 ($150)
Part of the “Bundle Up” saleÂ on Giltman.com. Â Three colors available. Â Somewhat understated in these shades thanks to the lining which almost matches. Â A nice alternative to the standard smooth leather gloves most of us have.
Is it really a blackout if it’s all grey? Â Grey-out just doesn’t sound right, and “murdered-out” doesn’t apply either. Â Manslaughtered-out? Â Regardless, it’s another option for those who like their watches simple, inexpensive, and don’t mind staring at them for a second to figure out what the hell time it is. Â Many thanks to Marcus for sending in the style tip on this one.
4. From Deep Cuts:Â Tony Joe White. Â Set The Hook – $0.99 | As the crow flies – $0.99
If at some point during your life, while casually walking down the street, either of these updated songs enter into the mind of someone passing you by, then congrats. Â You’ve achieved that rare status of genuine bad motherf*cker.
5. Toddy Gear Smart Cloth: 3 for $19.98
Sometimes it looks like a pack of McNugget eating pre-schoolers attacked my kindle fire. Â These touch-screen device cleaning clothes could be the best looking solution. Â One side is plush for wiping & cleaning, the other is a smooth pattern to polish. Â No liquidÂ necessaryÂ Â They’re 5″ x 7″ so they can double as a casual pocket square. Â Sneaky and useful. Â Buy two at $9.99 a piece and get a third free. Â Full credit to reader Tom who sent in the style tip about these things as well as providing the photo.
I know. Â I know. Â Fifty five smackaroos for a keychain. Â But hear me out. Â This is the keychain you get for that thing you’ve had your sights set on forever, and you just got it. Â Whether it be your first house you’ve been busting your tail to save up for. Â A (used?) dream car you’ve wanted forever. Â Maybe you just launched your own business–this is what you put the store/office keys on. Â It’s a visual reminder when you’re away from that thing you can lock up, that you did it. Â And that’s just not something a freebie keychain from your local rock-puke radio station can do. Â Made in the USA. Â Plenty of color combinations to pick from.
7. Â J.Crew Factory Straight Fit 5-pocket Cords – $24.15 w/ SCOREMORE
You have to wonder what J. Crew Factory is going to do for a Black Friday & Cyber Monday follow up. Â The 30% off + free shipping no minimum code SCOREMORE is something else. Â Thanks to the free shipping, these 5-pocket cords in two greys and the rich looking “deep root” color (they’ve got two more shades as well) drop to Target prices. Â Only, you don’t have to go to Target to get em’ since they’ll end up on your doorstep free of charge. Â Code expires tomorrow, 11/20/12.
We stink. Â As men, we just do. Â Even the cleanest of our gender bunch. Â There are more than a few products out there geared toward men that try and target our guy-smell issues, but these do an especially good job at peaking olfactory curiosity. Â Have they really bottled a European Sports Car smell? Â Is there a faint smell of gunpowder and blood in the Hunting Lodge can? Â Thankfully these aren’t one of those awful body sprays, but instead these are meant to kill the funk in a room. Â Y’know, for those times you’ve annihilated the atmosphere with a rest-room “life event”, or there’s that lurking hamper of neglected laundry. Â Never smelled em’ in person, but these might be the most subtle & awesome way to tell one of your pal’s that yes, in fact, he stinks. Â (Or in German: du STINKST)
Good Grief there are a boatload of awful holiday sweaters out there. Â This one might not please everyone, but it’s safer than most. Â Wool/Acrylic blend, and a button mock neck collar. Â Another item from JC Penney… might want to check in store on this one first since sixty is starting to get up there considering the store.
10.Â formâ€¢functionâ€¢formÂ Button-Stud Weekender – $56Â and up w/ AHD20
ShawnÂ over atÂ formâ€¢functionâ€¢formÂ just launched a few new products. Â These are one of em’. Â Available in four different watch faces (white, cream, grey, and black) on a number of different bands. Â Good Grief. Â Those’ll be under a few trees this year. Â Standby for an in person. Â Perhaps a giveaway as well. Â UPDATE: Â Use the code AHD20 for 20% off at FFF. Â Hat tip to Tommy Lee Jones in the comments.
For other best bets under $75 from previous months, click here.