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    Updated on Aug 26, 2020. Posted on Aug 25, 2020

    23 Pieces Of Menswear Under $50 That’ll Help You Earn The Title Of Best Dressed

    Whether it's a new bomber, button-down, or a simple pair of sneaks, you can bring the style without breaking your budget.

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    1. A H&M regular fit Oxford shirt, because a well-fitted (in this case, with a gently tapered waist) button-down will always and forever look unquestionably good on you. Unless you stain it. Then that's on you, literally.

    Model wearing a pale khaki green oxford shirt with sleeves rolled up
    HM

    Promising review: "Love it ! My favorite pick for a daily casual look and you can wear it for formal occasions too! Very ideal!" —H&M Reviewer

    Get it from H&M for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    2. A Joseph Abboud "Modern Fit" puffer vest with a blue camo lining and fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets for those upcoming autumnal days when you have no idea how hot or cold it's going to be. Let's just refer to it as "jacket-with-no-sleeves weather."

    Men's Warehouse

    Get it from Men's Wearhouse for $34.99 (originally $179.99, available in sizes S–XXL).

    3. A JoS. A. Bank tailored-fit, short-sleeve, button-down collar "flamingo" shirt made from a stretchy, woven cotton-blend sure to give you a leg up (get it?) when it comes to wearing something with a little extra flair.

    A folded white collared short-sleeve shirt with a bright pink flamingo pattern
    JoS. A. Bank

    Promising review: "This is a fun shirt that gets remarks and a fun shirt for special occasions and weekends on the boat." —Anonymous
    Get it from JoS. A. Bank for $35 (available in regular and big & tall sizes S–XL).

    4. A pair of straight-fit, flex khaki pants for a straight through the hip but still slim in the thigh and leg look with plenty of color combos. Make these pants part of your uniform!

    Front and back of a pair dusty red khaki pants worn by a model
    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I got five colors of this one. Fit so perfectly and so incredibly comfortable, too. Normally I have a hard time finding pants that fit me at 6-foot-2 and 180 lbs. The cut of these pants is just right; not baggy, not 'skinny,' just right." —Josh from Georgia

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $34.95 (available in sizes 28/32–44/32 and 14 colors).

    5. A never-out-of-style Levi's "Signature" trucker jacket made with premium flex denim to give you just the right amount of give and stretch. Popping the collar is totally optional.

    Reviewer's photo of their 'Elvis" colored Levi's denim jacket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if a denim jacket was for me so I didn't want to splurge on the more expensive Classic Trucker Jacket. I am a size Medium on everything. Based on reviews I ordered a large and it was floating on me. Easy return and got the medium. It's perfect. The color and style fits with literally anything. You can wear it as a light shell or even under a heavier jacket. I highly recommend it." —KL Drumz

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors/styles).

    6. A slim, textured-cotton crewneck sweater that's light enough to pop over a T-shirt or under a blazer without making a big deal about it. Also, machine-washable so no fancy upkeep.

    Model wearing heather sky-colored crewneck sweater over green pants
    J. Crew

    Promising review: "This is an amazing sweater. It's both lightweight and warm. However, it is a bit small, so you might buy a size up. Or, you can air dry it, and it should be fine." —NGS1 from Texas

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $44.50 (available in classic, tall, and slim sizes XS–XXL in six colors).

    7. A pair of Gap "Easy" shorts for taking it, well, easy. Nice and easy, in fact, thanks to an elasticized waist with drawcord ties. Give that belt of yours a break.

    Model wearing olive green shorts with drawstring that hit above the knee
    Gap

    Promising review: "I've bought multiple pairs for me and my husband. They feel great, they're not too long (I'm 5-foot-9 and long shorts look ridiculous on me), and they come in a lot of different colors/prints." —SF Guy

    Get it from the Gap for $15+ (available in sizes XS—XXL and 12 colors).

    8. A 100% cotton, machine washable rugby shirt which absolutely won't require you to know anything about its namesake sport.

    Model wearing a taupe and gray striped rugby shirt with white collar and cuffs
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It's nice! I really like these kinds of shirts. My friend gave me one that was my size and it fits nicely." —Zeeko

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS–XXL and six colors).

    9. A tailored-fit, full-zip baseball sweater jacket that pulls double duty when it comes to layering: dress up a T-shirt and jeans or dress down some business cas(ual).

    A light gray zip-up sweater jacket with black and white trim on cuffs and inside collar
    JoS. A. Bank

    Promising review: "Great fit. Can be casual or dressy depending on if you wear it with jeans or dress pants. Have three different colors!" —Dr. G.

    Get it from JoS. A. Bank for $45 (available in regular and big & tall sizes M–XL).

    10. A pair of Asos Design tall, skinny jeans which offer considerable legroom (in terms of length) for those always worried about wearing high-waters.

    Model wearing fat dark blue skinny jeans
    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 30x36–40x38).

    11. A fleece Champion full-zip hoodie so you'll never have to mess up your hair with a pull-over hoodie ever again. Zipped or unzipped it's a look that looks great with just about anything.

    Split image of front and side views of a model wearing a cargo olive green hooded sweatshirt
    Champion

    Promising review: "Great quality hoodie with just the right thickness to keep you warm but lets you move freely. Does not shrink and stays in great shape out of the dryer. Nice heavy zipper." —PackDaddy23

    Get it from Champion for $45 (available in sizes S–4XL and ten colors).

    12. A pair of leather Everlane trainers which don't actually necessitate you doing any training in them. You can just chill out while wearing them, really. Plus, their rubber sole is 94.2% free of virgin plastic.

    A side and top-down view of a white lowcut sneaker
    Everlane

    Promising review: "These trainers fit nicely. I have two pairs (black and grey) and I wear them with jeans, shorts, and joggers. Very versatile. You'll need to wear them a few times before they adjust to your feet." —Djcam

    Get it from Everlane for $49 (available in sizes 6–13 and six colors).

    13. A pair of five-pocket, zip-fly H&M slim jeans made partly from recycled cotton for a more refined and streamlined look that won't cut off circulation to your calves.

    HM

    Promising review: "Truly slim. I’ve noticed the other slim jean lines are too skinny. These fit well if you have thick-ish legs, but a small waist." —H&M reviewer

    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available sizes 28/30–40/32 and in seven colors).

    14. Yipes! Stripes! A moisture-wicking, short-sleeve Gap "All Day" pique polo shirt, which can also be worn at night (24/7 really).

    Model wearing a blue, green, and yellow striped polo shirt
    Gap

    Promising review: "I'm a sucker for a comfortable pique polo. This particular shirt fits really well; a cross between a classic fit and a more athletic build. Looks timeless, as well." —Dominic38017

    Get it from Gap for $17.97+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL and 16 colors).

    15. A pair of Amazon Essentials straight-fit jogger pants with a drawstring that offers a modern update on "sansabelt slacks" for just the right fit.

    Side by side image of the front and back of a model wearing a navy blue joggers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought these not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them. I am 5-foot-10 and 185-pounds and I typically wear a 33 or 34 waist. I used the sizing chart to help pick out my size and it was pretty spot on. A little loose in the waist but nothing the drawing string couldn't handle! I wear these all the time now. They look good and they are really comfortable!" —Jason Hood

    Get it from Amazon for $23.26 (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors).

    16. A long-sleeve shirt for nearly any occasion (before, after, or during work) in nearly any climate (sleeves rolled up or down, your choice).

    Model buttoning a long sleeve navy check shirt
    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $46 (available in sizes 3XL–6XL).

    17. A 100% acrylic loose-knit beanie to keep your the top of your head and ears warm without being droopy and leaving you looking like Jughead Jones. (Hand wash only, please).

    Red, black, brown, and charcoal beanies
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15 (available in four colors).

    18. A midweight, pullover, hooded Carhartt sweatshirt, because no wardrobe is complete without a go-to hoodie. Plus that handwarmer pocket has one job to do and it's going to do it real good.

    Model wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with front pouch pocket
    Carhartt

    Promising review: "Great quality, functional, and made to last. I normally wear a large in almost every brand. I always need to drop down to a medium in all Carhartt men’s tops." —Glenn H from Los Angeles

    Get it from Carhartt for $39.99+ (available in regular and big & tall sizes S–4XL and seven colors).

    19. A pair of Gap garment-dye slim jeans for that "lean, but never tight" look. They're also made with a heavier weight of rigid garment-dyed denim, which means they're built to last.

    Split image of model wearing desert sand slim jeans and a close-up view of the front pocket and stitching
    Gap

    Promising review: "These jeans are awesome. When I got them, I held them up to my shirts and the easily went well with at least half of my shirts !" —EDaniel

    Get it from Gap for $38.99 (available in regular and tall sizes 28x30–42x34).

    20. A H&M bomber jacket with a zipper front and chest pocket that's totally the bomb. No wait, that's totally fly. Ugh, no, listen it's a stylish jacket that's never wrong.

    HM

    Promising review: "Love this bomber! It is very lightweight and casual yet it can be used with a wide variety of wardrobe combinations. When I want to change up my look from the typical denim jacket, I turn to this jacket which is a great complimentary piece. I do not recommend this jacket for winter, it is lightweight and will keep you warm for windy days, maybe a small chill. Layer underneath if you want extra warmth. Overall love it, great quality, and great fit!" —H&M Reviewer

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors).

    21. A Merino wool-blended Joseph Abboud "Technology" V-neck sweater made with special moisture-removing polyester fibers to cut down on sweat before it even starts so you'll not only feel cool but look cool as well (no sweat stains here!).

    Model wearing a light gray v-neck sweater with plum pants and dark blue shirt
    Men's Warehouse

    Get it from Men's Wearhouse for $39.99+ (available in sizes S–2X and eight colors).

    22. A handmade, 100% cotton gingham check tie, because there will once again come a time when a tie is required and this one goes with almost any white, gray, or blue solid-colored shirt.

    A navy blue gingham check tie rolled up
    HoBo Ties / Etsy

    HoBo Ties is an Etsy shop established in 2011 and based in Raleigh, North Carolina that specializes in bow ties, neckties, cummerbunds, suspenders, and pocket squares.

    Promising review: "Fantastic service, fast shipping, beautiful product - would 100% recommend and would order from them again a heartbeat!" —Caitlin

    Get it from HoBo Ties on Etsy for $33.50 (available in standard, slim, and boys sizes).

    23. A pair of Adidas Roguera sneakers for a modernized take on '80s fitness kicks with an added dash of comfort (especially if you're on your feet all day).

    A split-image of the side and back of a raw white Adidas sneaker with maroon trim
    Adidas

    Promising review: "These sneakers are very comfortable, and they complement any color outfit nicely. They fit just right." —CICI02

    Get it from Adidas for $39 (available in sizes 7–14).

    With a few affordable updates to your wardrobe, you won't be fishing for compliments but you will be reeling them in.

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