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Blundstone Super 550 Boot
Save 54%: It’s worth investing in an understated everyday boot that is both comfortable and durable. Blundstone’s Super 550 boot is a prime example that is surprisingly affordable. The Chelsea boot features a brown leather upper, a leather lining, a slip-resistant TPU outsole and a removable comfort footbed with XRD technology for comfort. Now at Nordstrom Rack, the style is 54 percent off and costs just $85 — that’s less than a lot of sneakers. — John Zientek
Todd Snyder + Rocky Mountain Featherbed Liner Down Jacket
Save 40%: Rocky Mountain Featherbed produced a range of hard-wearing outerwear for cowboys and ranchers in Wyoming. Active from the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, the brand then disappeared for nearly two decades until a Japanese collector revived the label in 2005. Utilizing archival designs, the brand expanded in Japan and is now offered at a range of American men’s retailers like Mr Porter and Todd Snyder. A great garment is the Liner Down Jacket, a collaboration with Todd Snyder, which features classic styling with a nylon shell, down insulation and a double zip with snap buttons. Now 40 percent off, you can pick this jacket up for less than $300. Not only is it a cool piece of outerwear, it’s also got a great backstory. — John Zientek
Chrome Industries Soma Commuter Backpack
Save $50: A commuter bag must do three things: carry your things, keep them safe while doing so and be comfortable. Chrome Industries’s Soma commuter backpack fulfills each of these prerequisites and then some. Modeled after their popular Soma Sling Messenger, the Soma Backpack, which is $50 off its usual $120 price tag right now (olive only), is made with a 1050d nylon shell, also known as what the vests of a fighter pilot’s flak jacket was made from during WWII. It’s tear, abrasion and water-resistant and sports a carrying capacity of 22 liters. A laptop sleeve accommodates up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a flexible harness in tandem with an EVA foam back cushion rounds out the bag’s measurables.
Chrome Industries’s commuter backpack is just above 40 percent off today, a $50 savings. –Will Price
Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt
Save 31%: The Western shirt is a quintessential American garment. The snap-front style was first introduced by Jack Weil’s Denver-based brand Rockmount Ranch Wear in 1946. After that, numerous other brands iterated on the style — a slim-fit design with yokes that cover the shoulders, snap-button cuffs, a snap-button placket and unique chest pockets (e.g. sawtooth pockets, smile pockets). One of the enduring versions is made by Levi’s. A logical success for the brand that popularized denim, Levi’s offered the Western shirt in its recognizable fabric. The California brand now makes a few different styles of the shirt, and its most accessible model is on sale at Zappos for 31 percent off. That means you can get an iconic American shirt for just $41. — John Zientek
Save $50: The Blast and Megablast are Ultimate Ears’ first portable and rugged Bluetooth speakers that work with Alexa. When at home and connected to wi-fi, you can ask Alexa to play/pause to the song, tell you the weather or set alarms. And when you take the speakers outside, they work like traditional Bluetooth speakers. They’re essentially better-sounding versions of Amazon’s Echo Tap ($99). If there was a drawback the UE Blast, the smaller of the two speakers, it was the price. However now it seems like the UE Blast just dropped from $230 to $180 — that’s $50 off and the lowest we’ve seen it fall to ever. You can get it on Amazon, Target or Best Buy for $180, now. — Tucker Bowe
Yeti Coolers and More
Save 20%: Yeti products are known for a particular set of qualities: they’re super-tough, and they come with a big, multi-digit price tag. They also rarely, if ever, go on sale. — Tanner Bowden
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 50%: Manufactured since 1956, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer is something of a gold standard for acetate sunglasses. It is exceedingly popular and looks good on a wide variety of face shapes. The frame silhouette is bold, but not over-the-top, and it can compliment almost any style of dressing. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 50 percent on a pair of these iconic Italian-made sunglasses — you’ll only spend $72. — John Zientek
Clarks Desert Boot
Save 40%: The enduring popularity of Clarks Desert Boots is well-founded. The casual style is incredibly versatile, making it ideal for everyday wear. It pairs well with jeans or chinos, and it’s appropriate for a range of weather conditions. Desert Boots have a simple construction featuring a leather upper, a crepe sole and an EVA footbed — they’re lightweight, comfortable and easily packable. Now at Zappos, you can save 40 percent on a pair in dark gray suede. That means this casual footwear style will only run you $84. — John Zientek
Oak Street Bootmaker’s End of Season Sale
Save Up to 60%: Few and far between are American shoemakers working with decent leather and with the methods of shoemaking that made the Americana look what it is today. Out of Chicago, Oak Street Bootmakers is one of those makers and, seeing as their End of Season Sale has just begun, it’s high time to consider a pair.
Hand-crafted with Horween Chromexcel leather and in classic styles like the trench boot, camp boot, and chukka, Oak Street’s work is entirely unburdened by excess threading and non-essential design elements. The boots are made today by George Vlagos and his team in the same fashion as they were by Vlagos’s master cobbler father decades before. Due to the quality of the leather used, pay keen attention to the sizing section on each product, as some recommend true-to-size fits and other going down a half-size due to the shoe conforming to your foot. — Will Price
Seiko Prospex Samurai
Save $139: This Seiko Samurai has all the makings of a perfect summer watch. It’s water resistant to 200 meters, has a fun (yet reserved) color scheme and, most importantly, it’s affordable. Right now, Macy’s has it marked down from its $495 MSRP to $356, so this is one of the most accessibly-priced mechanical dive watches you can get right now, making it the perfect buy for when summer rolls around. — Andrew Connor
RavPower 26800 PD Portable Charger
Save $120: Amazon is currently selling the RavPower 26800 PD Portable Charger for $80 — that’s $120 less than the high-capacity charger was going for last year when it was released. At 26,800 mAH, or 100 watt-hours, it’s the largest capacity power bank that TSA allows. It has fast charge technology so it can quickly charge your new iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9. And it has a USB-C with power delivery technology (PD), meaning it can charge your laptop. Also, since it has multiple ports (micro USB, USB-C and two USB Type-A) so it can simultaneously charge two devices. If you’re looking for a high-capacity charger for all your devices, including your MacBook Pro, here is your solution. — Tucker Bowe
Steven Alan Optical Sunglasses
Save 30%: Now’s the time to invest in a nice pair of shades before the long sunny summer sets in. Take advantage of pre-season savings from Steven Alan Optical with 30 percent off three vintage-inspired sunglasses. The range of frame shapes includes an aviator, a Wayfarer-esque model and a clip-on style. These acetate glasses feature real temple rivets and come with a hardshell case. Why settle for the norm when you can invest in a pair of these unique frames starting at $130? — John Zientek
Save $143: Frankly, the Sony WH-1000XM2 and the Bose QC35 II ($350) are the two best wireless active noise-canceling headphones you can buy in 2018. And the Sony WH-1000XM2 are going for $205 on eBay right now — which is almost $150 less than its normal $348 MSRP. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen the Sony WH-1000XM2 going for. It’s also important to point out that these headphones are “manufacturer-refurbished.” If you’re worried about them not meeting your expectations, remember that each pair comes with a warranty and a 30-day return policy.
Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
Save $150: The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II was released in 2016 as a follow up to the PowerShot G7X, which was the company’s first camera with a 1-inch sensor. The Mark II came with the same sensor-and-lens combo as its predecessor (4x optical zoom lens, aperture range of f/1.8-f/2.8.), but it also had a few modest upgrades, like as better battery life and a tilting touchscreen. The big improvement, however, was that the Mark II had a significantly better image processor (DIGIC 7), allowing it to be a faster burst shooter and have better focus tracking capabilities.
Today, the PowerShot G7X Mark II is still an excellent travel camera that’s particularly great in low-light situations. And it’s usually affordable, coming in at $699, but today it’s extra affordable — get it for $549 on Massdrop today.
— Tucker Bowe
Chippewa General Utility Boot
Save 70%: Chippewa’s General Utility Boot was built to take abused. This boot from the century-old American company features a tough Vibram Heritage Christy outsole and a cushy-but-supportive Texon Poron maple leather insole. A Goodyear Welt construction combines with a steel shank to provide support and long-lasting durability, and minimal design flourish and branding mean they’re wearable to work or in the field.
The Chippewa General Utility Boot typically retails north of $400, today the Cognac model is at the absurd price of $114. Sizes seven to eleven available as of posting. — Will Price
BAD Bags No. 3 Duffel Backpack Hybrid
Save 30%: BAD stands for “Best American Duffel,” and you don’t give a product a name like that without making sure it can stand up to some serious abuse. BAD makes its bags with 1,000-denier Ballistic CORDURA nylon fabric that’s urethane-coated for additional weather resistance. Seams are taped, stitches are doubled and hardware is nickel-plated and rust-resistant. The Duffel No. 3 is also wrapped with a length of two-inch, 6,000-pound break-strength seat-belt webbing to ensure durability over time and help with weight distribution when fully-loaded. It isn’t just a tank though; BAD equipped the No. 3 with pack-away backpack straps and ensured that it’s carry-on compliant, making it the last travel duffel you’ll ever have to buy.
Right now the BAD No. 3 Duffel is available at Huckberry in an exclusive tan and black colorway for almost 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
OXO Bag Cinches
Save 66%: Listen, brightly-colored plastic bag cinches may not be the sexiest Friday pick-up, but they are dependable and useful and everything else your Friday self is not. This set of three are made by the discerning cook and kitchenware makers at OXO, practitioners of simple products that do their jobs without fuss. The bag cinches are chip, rice, cereal, nut and bread-savers and feature a rubbery no-slip grip and colors that literally can’t be glossed over if dropped or lost. Normally selling for $9 for a set of three, now they’re $3. — Will Price
Clarks Originals Craftmaster I Boot
Save 36%: Designed in 1954, the Clarks Craftmaster I boot was archived before it went to market. The classic cap toe style is cut from pebble-grain leather and features Goodyear welt construction, a leather sole and a heel pull-tab. they’re now on sale for $279. Handmade in the UK, these boots are incredibly versatile and can be worn with everything from jeans or chinos to a suit. Now at End, they’re 36 percent off and available in whole sizes from UK 6 to UK 11. — John Zientek
Michael Bastian Grey Label Dress Shirts
Save 75%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 75 percent on Michael Bastian Grey Label dress shirts. In 2005, Bastian partnered with Italian luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli to start his own menswear brand. The popularity of his tasteful wardrobe classics led to popular collaborations with Gant Rugger and Uniqlo. Recently, he launched a more affordable sub-brand, Michael Bastian Grey Label, that delivers the same styles for a better price point. The current sale means you can update your professional wardrobe for just $25 a shirt — hard to argue with that. — John Zientek
Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale
Save up to $175: At the Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale, you can save up to $175 on a wide range of shoes and boots. Take advantage of savings on styles that are rarely discounted, including the Fifth Avenue Cap Toe, the Park Avenue Cap Toe and the McAllister Wingtip. Made in Port Washington, Wisconsin, these shoes are the standard which all other American dress shoes are measured. — John Zientek
Peak Design Slide
Save 20%: Peak Design’s Slide camera strap features a seat belt-like construction that’s both comfortable and supportive and is easily adjustable thanks to a set of slide buckles. The quick-release anchor links that attach the strap to your camera are a considered addition, too. Naturally, this doesn’t come cheap, and while the Slide’s $50 asking price isn’t exactly astronomical, in the grand scheme of things it’s a big ask for a strip of nylon webbing. It’s fortunate, then, that you can pick it up for $40 right now from Massdrop.
— Andrew Connor
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Low Top
Save 70%: Menswear retailer Gentry is going out of business, and that means you can pick up a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 low top sneakers for just $24. The style features a thicker canvas and higher foxing than traditional Chucks, but the same iconic silhouette. The off-white ‘Parchment’ colorway is perfect for the warmer months, but don’t wait — with a price like this, they won’t be around long. — John Zientek
Save 30%: Next to the Wayfrer, the Aviator is Ray-Ban’s signature style sunglasses. And whether Tom Cruise brought them back from the fashion dead in Top Gun is irrelevant today, because, at Nordstrom Rack, you can get a pair of Aviators for at 30% off for $105, down from $150. The decision is pretty easy, no danger zone, here. — Bryan Campbell
Poppin Limber USB Desk Lamp
Save $49: Need a new desk lamp? The Poppin Limber USB desk lamp is practical, affordable and offered in four bright colors guaranteed to add a little sunshine to any office. Adjustable at both the head and mid-arm, there’s no limit to what this lamp can illuminate. Pinch the head to turn it on and off, no switch necessary. Pick one up today and save $49. — Meg Lappe
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