5 Under $50: Neutral Ground

5 Under $50: Neutral Ground
A collection of deals that blend enduring style and modern details with undeniable value.

Neutrals are the secret weapon of men's style: infinitely mixable with other neutrals or bright and bold patterns. Neutral casual items, especially, are excellent for creating comfortable but elevated smart casual outfits that span much of what a modern guy finds himself attending. For more on that, our pal Barron over at Effortless Gent has a good guide on it.

man wearing a brown henley long sleeve shirt

Soft Wash Henley Shirt

Banana Republic, $35 $45

A uniquely long button placket and special softening wash process makes this henley wear more premium than it is. A perfect candidate for a smart casual look following our “Dressing Up the Henley” guide.

two angles of the tan suede vans low top sneaker

Vans Authentic Leather One Piece

Huckberry, $42 $85

The Anaheim Factory Authentic DX sneakers from Vans offer a nod to the past, blending original 1966 design elements with today’s comfort. Sporting durable suede and Ortholite sockliners, they provide easy maintenance and steady support. It’s a throwback to the SoCal skateboarding revolution of the early '70s, capturing a laid-back vibe at a wallet-friendly price.

man wearing a ribbed beige polo with red accent collar and pocket detail

Sideline-Style Sweater Polo

Abercrombie & Fitch, $36 $60

Detail-rich knit polos at an affordable price point have been almost non-existant, but this vintage-inspired sale piece from Abercrombie & Fitch strikes the balance. The understated stripe knit combined with contrasting trims creates a refined aesthetic, a welcome addition to the wardrobe for those who appreciate classic details.

a man wearing straight fit beige jeans with a cream sweater

Straight Organic Cotton Jean

Banana Republic, $40 $80

Embracing a beige palette, these jeans are a for those of us who appreciate lighter neutral pants but are wary of the occasional marinara mishap. The organic denim, straight from Italy's Candiani mill, hints at quality.

man wearing paisley olive shirt jacket

Tapestry Shirt Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch, $48 $80

With intricate paisley patterns and a utilitarian design, this jacket offers a unique blend of tradition and function. The muted color palette adds a touch of sophistication, and the corduroy collar offers an unexpected texture contrast.

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.