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Top picks from the mid-season men's sales

As lockdown gradually eases it may not be too long now until we're able to go out and about again.....and hopefully that means I can get back to in-person personal shopping trips too. But in the meantime, many of the shops have had a pretty hard time of it having been closed for weeks on end, so have introduced mid season sales. This means, you can buy your summer things in season AND on sale - a small silver lining in the Covid cloud. Here are some of my picks from the sales, with details of discounts.

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John Lewis chore jacket  - personal shopping sale for men

If you're bored with your bomber, and done with your denim, then try a chore jacket. The workwear style jacket is great over a simple crew necked t-shirt or try it over a linen shirt, and even layered under an overcoat later on in the year. If you're thinking 'it's nice but blimey, what would I wear that colour with?' then click through to the John Lewis website and see how great it looks with khaki. And I just know you have some navy and grey in your wardrobe which would be a perfect neutral background for it, or check out the muted bluey greens below for another option.

John Lewis currently have 50% off selected lines, including this jacket.

Garment dyed chore jacket in mulberry - John Lewis & Partners at John Lewis - was £89 now £44.50

Sunspel Riviera sage cotton t shirt - personal shopper for men

I always think sales are a great time to stock up on basics and Sunspel's t-shirts are some of the best (though not everyone likes paying full price for them!) A soft muted greeny blue goes with darker tones of navy, charcoal and dark brown or mix with other washed in colours like the mauve shown above, or dusty pink or cream.

Harvey Nichols currently has 30% off - just use HNSPRING30 at the checkout.

Men's Riviera cotton t-shirt in sage - Sunspel at Harvey Nichols - was £70 now £49

Nike Daybreak trainers - personal styling for men

OMG  I just love the colours of these trainers! As you probably know if you read my blog often enough, I normally favour sleek plain leather trainers or Converse but as things have gone rather more casual at the moment, I felt like we needed to shake things up a bit so I found these amongst the vast selection on the End website. They'll brighten up any neutral outfit of navy, grey, and blue, or as you may have spotted they go rather well with the other things I've chosen here for you :-)

Already reduced by nearly 35% there's also an additional 15% off at checkout....hurry up!

Nike Daybreak silver pine, violet and frost trainers - Nike at End Clothing - was £89 now £59

Neuw Lou jeans - personal stylist for men

Many of my clients have bought this brand and style of jeans when I've put them by in the selection I choose for them in a private room in Harvey Nichols. (As part of the Stylist Club this is one of the benefits I receive for clients, along with complimentary alterations, drinks and delivery.) These are not actually denim but a navy colour, making them quite smart so once we get back to the 'new normal', you can put them with a blazer and brogues. For now though enjoy wearing them in a more casual way with the other items I've picked.

Harvey Nichols currently has 30% off - just use HNSPRING30 at the checkout.

Lou navy slim leg jeans - Neuw at Harvey Nichols - was £120 now £84

Frescobol Carioca tailored shorts - personal styling for men

Okay, so you may not be able to jet off on holiday anywhere abroad for this year, but these tailored swim shorts will look just as good in St Ives as St Lucia. If the weather we've had in the past few days has been anything to go by, you'll be more than happy to dive straight into your UK holiday, no jet lag required. And they're not just for holidays, I'm sure your neighbours will be impressed with your sartorial know- how when you wear them to sunbathe in the garden at home.

Palm print tailored swim shorts - Frescobol Carioca - was £160 now £128

Other places with sales worth checking out are:

Liberty - up to 50% off on selected lines

Sandro - 20% to 50% off the summer collection

Selfridges - up to 30% off selected lines

Rag & Bone - some huge discounts to be had here


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