The Best New Menswear Items Under $100 to Buy Right Now

All the freshest affordable grails—from newfangled kicks to trippy sweater vests to luscious cords, and more.

September 22, 2022

Stan Ray wide 5 jeanLarge and in charge and charged to the credit card.

New Balance RC30 sneakerA refreshing change of pace from the chunky sneakers we’re used to seeing.$100 at Todd Snyder

Aveta Studio Verdun gothic style medieval ringAdd some texture to your outfit without going all in on a fuzzy mohair turtleneck you might regret.

Polo Ralph Lauren color-blocked corduroy ball capCorduroy, as Ralph so exquisitely exhibits, looks good in every color.$70 at Ralph Lauren

Book Works What Stan Wants, Stan Getz T-shirtA very saxy tee.$44 at Book Works

Banana Republic Siena corduroy shirtLike we said, printed corduroy is the move this season.

Supreme x Pat McGrath Labs nail polishHype beauty.$98 at Supreme

Obey Provecal velour zip-up mock custom sweatshirtThe velour track suit of the 2000s suddenly looks extremely fresh.$98 at Urban Outfitters

Stussy Lazy teeDon’t let the name fool you. Sure, the tee is flipped inside out (not anything groundbreaking). But the fun part is that the logo is printed backwards and bleeds through to the other side of the fabric so that it reads forwards.

South2 West8 string bagCarry capacity =78 chicken nuggets. Flyness capacity = endless.$72 at Nepenthes

Alex Mill cashmere beanieIt’ll be freezing and miserable soon enough. For those times, a royally soft cashmere beanie like this will comfort you.$98 at Alex Mill

Uniqlo extra fine merino shirt collar cardiganAllow us to introduce you to the cardigan you’ll be wearing every day for the next four months.

Brain Dead Mouthworm teeWe can always count on Brain Dead to pump out some of the sickets graphic tees on the planet. No exception here.$75 at Brain Dead

Comme Des Garçons SA3100EL embossed logo walletThat designer wallet you’ve been dreaming of costs a lot less than you previously thought.$95 at End. Clothing

Gap corduroy carpenter pantsDouble knee warriors, your end-game pants are here.

The Fall 2022 GQ BoxGQ-endorsed goods, sent straight to your door, for less than you’d pay anywhere else. $50 at GQ

Aime Leon Dore ALD garden muleAdd a little bit of funk to your fall fits.$95 at Aime Leon Dore

Noah Liberty qualited crusher[Insert pun about crushing it]

J.Crew corduroy CPO shirtThis season, printed corduroy is trending and we love this riff on the plaid shirt.$98 at J.Crew

thisisneverthat Big PAW beanieFor this fall/winter, have some more fun with your beanies.$45 at Thisisneverthat

Saturdays NYC Rock Index standard long sleeve teeROCKS.

ASICS GEL-1130 shoesThe off-the-wall ASICS collabs are cool. But this colorway is proof that the brand’s general release sneakers are worth paying attention to.$95 at ASICS

Knickerbocker Check Empire capBasketball season is long gone, but you can still get buckets.$75 at Knickerbocker

Madewell brushed flannel easy shirt-jacketRight about now is when you’ll be wearing the shit out of a light jacket or overshirt. Make sure it’s as good as this.

Palace x Engineered Garments 6-panel hatSkate royalty meets menswear masters.$78 at Palace

Banana Republic heritage corduroy Explorer shirtIf you’ve noticed Banana Republic more than once on this list it’s because—news flash—they’re kinda killing it lately.$90 at Banana Republic

Good Morning Tapes All Welcome Garden teeFrolicking: your new favorite summertime activity.

Buck Mason Interloop quarter zipSidestep the usual crewneck and hoodie and try a slick quarter zip instead.$98 at Buck Mason

Taylor Stitch Adventure shortLet’s be real: this camoflage pattern is not hiding anything. It’s loud, it’s bold, and it’s standing out exactly as it should be.$92 at Taylor Stitch

Warby Parker x Noah “Ainsley” sunglassesJust the right shade of green turns a classic-looking set of shades into a swerve-y must-have.

Engineered Garments wool watch capBy the time it’s cold enough to warrant buying a beanie, good luck finding one as good as this still in stock.$48 at Canoe Club

General Quarters paper clip braceletBecause not all sterling silver has to be polished.$65 at General Quarters

Mister Green “Sunshine” tee”You are my sunshine…”

Anna Sui flower ringGive your outfit some flower power and watch it bloom.$55 at SSENSE

Gap Vacay shirtVacation mode: engaged!$50 at Gap

Online Ceramics “Alice Coltrane” Journey to Satchidananda teeI listened to Alice Coltrane’s “Journey to Satchidananda” and all I got was this dope T-shirt.

J.Crew Giant-fit chino pant$90 at J.Crew

Uniqlo sweat pullover color block hoodieInspired by rare vintage hoodies, this one from Uniqlo is softer and comes with a hidden pocket for a super clean look.$50 at Uniqlo

Shady Spex “Subterranean Homesick” sunglassesSunglasses with glare-reducing polarized lenses for $25? Worth buying a pair just to keep in your car, probably.

Flint and Tinder Guayabera shirtStripe for the picking.$68 at Huckberry

Converse Chuck Taylor pro cut off sneakersCut offs aren’t just for jorts.$80 at End. Clothing

Abercrombie & Fitch geometric button-through sweater polo$70 $56 at Abercrombie & Fitch

Sunny Day Real Estate LP 2 teeSDRE’s back, folks.$30 at Sunny Day Real Estate

COS relaxed-fit textured stripe knitted shirtFinally, the polo-sweater-cardigan-t-shirt you’ve been looking for.$99 at COS

Everlane Utility pantBaggy, breezy, beautiful.

Ralph Lauren custom pajama shirtWho wouldn’t want their favorite dog embroidered onto a custom pajama shirt?$50 at Ralph Lauren

Palmes embroidered bouquet twill baseball capThe perfect way to get your outfit to bloom.$80 at Nordstrom

J.Crew silk tieNot sure why J.Crew’s product description fails to mention that the pattern on this tasty neck tie is actually a bunch of tiny sunny side up eggs.

Crap Eyewear The Heavy Tropix polarized sunglassesA heaping helping of ’70s-era swag to dance your way into your grooviest era yet.$95 at Crap Eyewear

Awake NY striped embroidered L/S teeWho says stripes can’t run both ways?$75 at Awake NY

Fear of God Essentials logo-appliquéd straight-leg taslan nylon shortsThe Baggies alternative you need in your shorts rotation.

Pleasures penalty football topThe portal to transport you into your hooligan moment.$99 at End. Clothing

Taylor Stitch trail shortKind of like eating spicy food in the summer, cord shorts are that counterintuitive move that’s perfect for the scorching temps.$88 $58 at Taylor Stitch

Levi’s “Diana” lanyard bagBecause who really wants to lug a tote bag everywhere when all you’re carrying is a phone and wallet?

Brain Dead “Grafix” 5-panel trucker hat5 chances to guess your new go-to cap, and the first 4 don’t count.$52 at Brain Dead

Idea hallucinogenic plants teeThis tee is some people’s idea of a vacation shirt.$45 at End. Clothing

Heaven by Marc Jacobs Best Friends necklaceGive one to your best friend (who may or may not be you).

Engineered Garments x Vans Era Gore VLT LX sneakerEngineered Garments’ signature mismatched motif never gets tired.$95 at Nepenthes

Polo Ralph Lauren classic fit striped Oxford popover shirtPro tip: size up and pair with some billowy chinos for a rakish relaxed vibe.$99 at Ralph Lauren

Obey Grove button-down polo shirtYou know what holds water? The argument this makes for see-through shirts.

Aime Leon Dore x New Era Yankees ballpark hatNo disrespect to the Yankee’s sacred team colors, but forest green looks very good.$60 at Aime Leon Dore

Puebco recycled plastic square bagWe present to you your wavy new beach bag.$25 at End. Clothing

ALLCAPSTUDIO Earth Music hatOh, you like Mother Nature? Name five of her best albums.

The Never Ending Project Tie BagWait, you’re telling us you made it this far without the perfect tie-necklace-tote bag?!$60 at Lukasliu

Guanábana fringe beltBelts aren’t merely for keeping your pants up. They can also add some serious sauce to your outfit.$75 at Todd Snyder 


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