But when the sales come to you... well, you might as well snag that cashmere cardigan you’ve been eyeing for a song this weekend. And to make sure this is as painless as possible, we’ve put together a sales scouting report for you right here.
The Shop: Ralph Lauren
The Sale: Up to 60% off, with an extra 30% off sale items with the code THANKS30, through November 23.
The Scouting Report: This is billed as a Thanksgiving sale and will be over before the Black-Cyber two-step even happens. So get a jump now.
The Shop: Bespoken
The Sale: Get 25% off, sitewide, with the code TURKEY, through the weekend.
The Scouting Report: Not only are you getting 25% off your final tally, they’ve dropped the prices on some of their classics like shirting and blazers.
The Shop: Club Monaco
The Sale: Take an extra 30% off all sale items with the code WINTER16.
The Scouting Report: Even though it’s already hit the sale bin, most of this stuff is still in season—from wool topcoats to cashmere knit caps.
The Shop: Saturdays NYC
The Sale: From now until November 28, you’re getting 25% off all Saturdays brand apparel with the code FRIENDS25.
The Scouting Report: For being founded as a beachy surf brand, they’ve got some stylish winter gear worth snagging at only three-quarters of its normal price.
The Shop: Uniqlo
The Sale: They’re giving online shoppers a head start on Black Friday deals (you’ll have to wait till Friday to get these in-store) with a lot of winter-friendly gear.
The Scouting Report: There’s a lot of steals to be had with their packable down jackets and vests, as well as their soon-to-be-very-necessary Heattech stuff. So stock up.
The Shop: Life/After/Denim
The Sale: Get 40% off everything all weekend with the code TURKEY40.
The Scouting Report: Start with the chinos and work your way toward the outerwear and blazers.
The Shop: Aether
The Sale: From midnight November 25 to midnight November 28, you’ll get 20% off any order over $250.
The Scouting Report: Picking up just about anything from their slick technical outerwear will get you over that hump, so we’ll call this dealer’s choice.
The Shop: Buck Mason
The Sale: Get 10% off your entire order, from Friday through Monday, with the code HOLIDAY10.
The Scouting Report: They just introduced a new collection of sweaters, which should be the first place you look. Then consider the tees, oxfords and jeans, or get crazy and buy a Stetson.
The Shop: Sunspel
The Sale: The Brits are dropping up to 30% off select items starting Wednesday, through Monday.
The Scouting Report: Keep an eye out for steals on the cashmere, vintage wool and Sea Island cotton.
The Shop: American Trench
The Sale: The Philly-based menswear label is knocking 15% off sitewide, Friday through Monday, with the code CRAZYWEEKEND.
The Scouting Report: Save big on some of their excellent outerwear, or go small with the socks in as many patterns as your feet desire.
The Shop: Levi’s
The Sale: Get 40% off your entire purchase online and in stores from November 24 to 28.
The Scouting Report: Stock up on all your denim needs—from jeans to trucker jackets—along with a few choice sweaters while you’re at it.
The Shop: Winter Session
The Sale: All of the fine waxed-canvas and leather baggage you can claim at 20% off Friday to Monday, when using the code SHOPSMALL.
The Scouting Report: The roll-top backpacks are a can’t-miss, and you’ll probably want to pick up a weekender or tote while you’re at it.
The Shop: Wilson & Willy’s
The Sale: Get 20% off everything you buy from Friday to Sunday, when using the code THANKYOU2.
The Scouting Report: The Minnesotans have a solid stock of staples to choose from, but they’ve also got a great selection of home goods to pick over.