A Full Week Of Outfits For Under $1,000: Saturday Edition
Welcome back to the latest series here on The Peak Lapel! In this seven-part series we will show you how to put together an entire week’s worth of outfits for under $1,000. Sounds impossible?! Well, believe us, it can be done! Stick around, and make sure to check back on the site, as we release each day’s edition of this series over the coming weeks. It will culminate in a downloadable PDF that will be available to all email subscribers (so make sure you’re subscribed by entering your email on the bottom of the page, or in the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the site).
We’ll be focusing on a more business-casual look and feel overall, as this will cover a majority of guys, in most situations. If you’re working in a more corporate environment, you will likely have a collection of a few suits that you rotate through anyway. On the other hand, it’s always better to be a little bit better dressed than your counterparts, so if you’re used to truly casual-wear, this series will show you how to upgrade. Finally, if business-casual is your typical go-to, this series should give you lots of inspiration for outfits to put together to throw into your rotation. All while far from breaking the bank! We’ll be covering everything from perfect office looks, to a semi-casual look, to weekend looks as well. Everything will be included, so you’ll be prepared for just about anything a typical week might throw at you.
Lastly, just a few parting pointers before we get started. One, we will not be using any sale prices. Since price constantly fluctuates at many online retailers, in this series we’ll be using the highest, typical retail price so that, no matter when you get around to shopping, you’ll be able to make this whole week’s worth of outfits for less than a grand. Two, we will not be including basics in this series. Meaning, ties, socks, undershirts, belts, and so on we will assume you already own and have in your closet or drawers. We’ll be focusing on the meat and potatoes here, so to speak, not the salt and pepper. Alright! That just about does it. Now let’s get to it!
It’s the weekend, so it’s the perfect time to dress down a little bit. This Saturday look is great for around the house, hanging out with friends or family, helping you look cool, calm, and collected. Stay clean and dapper while also not looking stuffy. Casual, but put together. That is the idea.
Banana Republic Shorts — $64.50: Like when it comes to polos, BR is one of the best places for guys to go for shorts. They have numerous different fits, lengths, and tons of fabric patterns. I think shorts are a great place to have some fun with patterns, especially if, like shown here, you keep the rest of the outfit toned down. As far as length, go with what makes you most comfortable, but the general rule is that it should hit just a bit above your knee. Longer is no good. Shorter is riskier (but doable). Consistently on sale.
H&M Premium Quality Leather Sneakers — (Already Purchased): Believe it or not, these things have gotten many extremely positive reviews. Pretty much, at this price point, you won’t do better anywhere. Sleek, good-looking, and will likely hold up a year or two of solid wear. Definitely wearable with dressier pants like shown here, though if you’d rather not, they certainly work amazingly with chinos, jeans, or shorts.
Uniqlo Supima Cotton Tee Shirt — $10: Hands down the best value in tee shirts for men. Nice, soft cotton that will shrink the tiniest bit in the wash to fit perfectly. A nice, slim, tapered cut, without being too tight. Plus, available in a wide array of colors. Pick up the classic white, grey, and black, and then build out from there.
TOTAL: $467 + $127.50 + $123 + $87 + $80 + $74.50
LEFT OVER: $41.00
Be sure to check back soon for the next weekday’s installment!