26 Higher Quality Style Picks on Sale for Cheaper Brand Prices

26 Higher Quality Style Picks on Sale for Cheaper Brand Prices
An upgrade opportunity.

There are two mindsets to shopping deals: Buying what you would consider your go-to brands at a deeper discount, or buying higher quality brands on sale making them about the same price as your regular go-to brands pre-sale price.

Today we're kicking off a new series exploring sale finds of the second type. Buying from brands like these has some benefits such as generally better fabrics and construction decreasing cost per wear and improving the overall outfit, more unique or inspired designs, and sometimes more ethical labor or sustainable manufacturing. You could spend $24 on a $34 t-shirt from J.Crew, or you could spend $34 on a $45 American-made Supima cotton t-shirt from Huckberry.

The picks below are a mix of the reasons one would consider spending more on an item.


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USA-made Flint & Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chino, $89.98 $128

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Flint & Tinder Slim Corduroy Pant, $80.98 $108

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Wellen Recycled Cotton Sweater, $95.98 $128

Made in an ethical and sustainable factory.

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US-Made Forty Five Supima Crew Tee, $33.98 $42

Made of 100% USA Supima cotton and sewn in a factory in Los Angeles.

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Roark Hebrides Sherpa Jacket, $82.98 $119

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Greys Outdoor Wool Blend Recycled Slipper Boot, $93.98 $118

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USA-made Flint & Tinder Old School Stripe, $10.98 $14

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USA-made Flint & Tinder Marled Socks, $16.98 $22

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Roark Layover 2.0 Pant, $59.98 $75

Todd Snyder

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Midweight Short Sleeve Sweatshirt, $44 $88

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Slim Fit Tab Front Stretch Chino, $79 $118

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Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt $69 $98

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Slim Fit Tab Front Stretch Chino, $79 $118


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Chuck Taylor® All Star® High Top Sneaker, $42 $70

A knit version of the classic Chuck Taylor, this sneaker would look great in a Scandi-inspired outfit.

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Levi's® Premium Cotton Chore Pants, $58.18 $89.50

Based on the legendary OG-107 fatigue pants popular with vintage style buyers.

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Alex Mill Pleated Straight Leg Chino, $75 $125

Spier & Mackay

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Brown Knit Shirt, $55 $65

100% Egyptian cotton, a great price at $65, a deal at $55.

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Blue Twill Knit Shirt, $55 $65

Featuring a full spread collar that will look great with a symmetrical knot.

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Wool Overshirt, $168 $198

100% merino wool.


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The Performance Button Down Shirt, $34 $58

Button Down vs Button Up: What's the Difference?

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The Heavyweight Overshirt, $52 $88


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Daily Grind Suit Jacket, $100 $275

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Merino Hybrid Shirt, $89 $99

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The English Tweed Car Coat, $279 $449

A car coat is a thigh-length overcoat, which you can think of as a single-breasted pea coat.

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Donegal Shawl Cardigan, $89 $139

A shawl collar cardigan is a surprising staple that can be worn a million ways.

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The Sherpa Collar Bomber, $209 $349

A sherpa jacket is not only warm, it provides a lot of structure to the silhouette of an outfit.

Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.