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The Black Tux Just Made Dressing for Wedding Season Easier:
The Black Tux aims to provide men in need of new formal duds with a solution that doesn’t require spending hundreds of dollars or wasting an afternoon away trying on suits. The brand provides a catalog of high-end rental suits made from wool (no polyester) that are designed in-house and exclusive to The Black Tux, not to mention a bevy of shoes, shirts, cufflinks and other formal wear essentials to finish the look. Users merely have to browse for the suit or tux they think will work for them. Then, simply fill out a short series of questions (no measuring required), and The Black Tux will know exactly the size suit to send you. In fact, The Black Tux swears by its ability to match a man to a suit size, so much so that if you aren’t happy with how it fits, The Black Tux will send you a replacement suit, free of charge, as quickly as possible.

Suits are sent two weeks ahead of your event (plenty fo time to make sure it fits), and shipping is free, making this about as stress-free a rental experience as you could imagine. And with prices starting at $95 (for suits worth well over a grand) it’s as economical a choice as it is hassle-free. Better yet, use the code GP20 at checkout, and you’ll save an extra $20.

Learn More: Here

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Fresh Deals


Grenson Declan Chelsea Boot
Save 25%: For warm weather, suede Chelsea boots are one of the most versatile options for your wardrobe. The slim silhouette can be dressed up with slacks and blazer or dressed down with faded jeans and a T-shirt. Suede adds an element of texture to your outfit and, like other leather, ages gracefully. The British-made Declan Chelsea boots from Grenson feature a snuff suede upper and a leather sole. Now at Todd Snyder, they’re available in half-sizes from 8 to 12 and are 25 percent off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $400 $299


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Save $100: The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an excellent smartphone. It has a huge and beautiful screen, fast processor and a Leica-branded, dual-camera system. In fact, Android Authority named it the “Best Android of 2017,” beating out the Galaxy Note 8 — and now you can get a great deal on it. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is available on Amazon and Best Buy for $700 — that’s $100 off. The deal lasts through March 24. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $800 $700


Tumi McCoy Gym Bag
Save $99: Tumi’s McCoy gym bag is pricey, but it’s the last one you’ll ever need. Made from a durable ballistic nylon weave, the bag features a waterproof shoe compartment, exterior zip pockets and interior patch pockets. The blacked-out design is tasteful, and now for a limited time, it’s $99 off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $495 $396


Mountain Hardwear OutDry Duffel
Save $90: April showers are just around the corner, which means it’s time to bring out rain jackets and waterproof everything. These rugged nylon duffel bags from Mountain Hardwear protect from rain, snow and any inclement weather. — Meg Lappe

$150 $90


Xbox One X
Save $80: Like the Nintendo Switch, it’s been nearly impossible to find a good deal on the Xbox One X since it’s such a new console. However, if you go on Monoprice right now you can get an Xbox One X for just $420. That’s $80 less than everywhere else you’re going to look. This is one of the first times we’ve seen a deal on the Xbox One X. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $500 $420


MSR Hubba NX Tents
Save $110: If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. MSR’s experience designing tents goes way back — its first shelter debuted in 1973. It built the Hubba Hubba for lightweight backpacking but constructed it with enough space to keep even the once-in-a-while camper will be comfortable. That’s largely a result of an innovative single-unit pole design that stretches the interior walls wide and lifts the tent ceiling at the same time. The result being that the two-person Hubba Hubba is 43 cubic feet in volume, weighs just under four pounds and packs down smaller than most sleeping bags. That makes the tent light enough for multi-day treks and spacious enough for a weekend music festival.
The two-person Hubba Hubba NX is currently marked down by $110 on Massdrop, along with its one-, three- and four-person counterparts. Massdrop is even giving the discount to those interested in the even lighter Fast and Light versions of the Hubba series, which are lighter and smaller than the already-proven classic. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $400 $290


DeWalt 118 Piece Mechanics Tool Set
Save 40%: The hardest part of any home mechanic or DIY project is actually starting the damn thing. Having the right tools for the job before you set out is also a pretty good idea. If you want a good jumping off point, DeWalt 118 piece Mechanics Tool Set is a good place to start. Not only do you get 118 sockets, wrenches and Allen keys, but you’ll also be saving 40% in the process. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $100 $60

Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds Leather Dopp Kit
Save 43%: If you’re in need of a quality Dopp kit, Allen Edmonds has you covered. Made in the USA, it is cut from full-grain leather, includes a YKK zipper and is lined with water repellant, stain resistant nylon. It’s the ideal size for travel and now on the brand’s site, it’s 43 percent off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $175 $100


Hanwag Hiking Boots
Save up to 50%: Hanwag’s expertise in bootmaking goes all the way back to 1919 when Hans Wagner learned how to double stitch boots in Munich, Germany. Two years later he opened a shoemaking workshop in the Bavarian town of Vierkirchen, where Hanwag continues to make some of the finest and most durable hiking boots available. Even now that machines have come to aid the gnarled hands in producing each pair of Hanwag boots, the quality remains.
That quality comes at a price — a price that can climb as high as $500 — but right now there’s a fair selection of discounted Hanwags available for 50 percent off at Mountain Steals. Stand-outs in the offering are the Lhasa, a yak leather trekking boot with a Vibram sole, and the Patoja, which Hanwag built with nubuck for year-round wear. — Tanner Bowden

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