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Of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 sales that’ll undoubtedly be flooding your inbox next week (if they’re not there already), the one to really jump on before the mad dash is Lululemon—a brand that fully transformed the way men dress, including yours truly.
For the longest, my daily uniform consisted of skinny black jeans, a fitted shirt, a pronounced belt and a pair of boots. No matter the scenario or the trend du jour, I stuck with it. These pieces became my signature, and I had little desire to deviate from my norm. But all this changed in mid-2020. After months of being stationed in my apartment, enjoying my fill of banana bread and ample bottles of red, I adopted a new outlook: Clothes can be as comfortable as they are stylish.
I wasn’t alone in this mindset. When the world opened up again, the general public’s perception began to shift. Being well-dressed didn’t have to mean looking prim and proper; wearing elevated activewear or loungewear out and about became normal. I saw this firsthand at a dinner party, the kind that required some semblance of formality. Accordingly, I fell back on my uniform, and suffered in the process. I felt uneasy, as if I was about to burst—the result of all that banana bread. My seatmate, however, was cool as a cucumber. His ensemble was stylish, befitting the environment, but he also looked comfortable. I later found out he was wearing Lululemon.
Once the go-to label for Equinox members and moneyed yogis, Lululemon now doubles as acceptable daywear. I’ve seen the brand worn in airport lounges, at busy brunch spots and at parties. The styles that Lululemon offers are sleek and elevated enough to work in a variety of scenarios. But they’re also immensely comfortable. It’s no wonder that the company doesn’t need to rely on flash sales. What it does offer is a discount section, called “We Made Too Much,” which is a goldmine of streamlined and stretchy trousers, polo shirts, button-downs, joggers and shorts and more—all at marked-down prices.
If you’re like me and have experienced days when you just need to feel relaxed but still look presentable, Lululemon’s “We Made Too Much” section is a great resource. Just make sure to get your hands on these deals while they are available, because as with most good things, they won’t last long.
ABC Classic-Fit Warpstreme Pant
Here’s a pair of trousers that won’t fail you. Wear them to work, to happy hour or to a dinner party with your favorite shirt and jacket. The limit does not exist.
Evolution Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
The beauty of this polo shirt, aside from its sleek cut, is that you could work out in it.
At Ease Jogger
These joggers are so light and breezy that they feel like a second skin.
Drysense Training Short Sleeve Shirt
This tee comes in a range of colorways, but as they say, the cream always rises to the top.
Engineered Warmth Long Sleeve Sweater
The name says it all: Engineered for warmth.
City Sweat Jogger
Lululemon’s celebrated City jogger fits and feels like a dream.
Bowline 8″ Ripstop Short
From working out to running errands, these ripstop shorts will are built to keep you sweat-free no matter the activity.
Airing Easy Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt
Remember those trousers that won’t fail you? The same can be said of this slim-fit button-down.
Metal Vent Tech Half-Zip 2.0 Sweater
A chill sweater specifically made for chilly environments.
Relaxed-Fit Training Hoodie
We’re living in the era of the hoodie. And if you haven’t hopped on the bandwagon yet, here’s a great place to start.
Stretch Cargo Jacket
When the chill creeps in, this is the only jacket you need.
Water-Repellent Hiking Short-Sleeve Shirt
Yes, this shirt may be built for hiking, but the silhouette and details are so eye-catching that it needs to be shown off everywhere and anywhere.
If you plan on spending winter poolside at a beachfront destination, these swimming shorts belong in your luggage.
Commission Long Sleeve Shirt
The sharp button-down, made of four-way stretch fabric, is the epitome of versatility. It can be worn with a pair of trousers and sport coat 9-to-5, or with a pair of jeans and white kicks during off-duty hours.
Gridliner Fleece Blazer
If you’re a fan of blazers but could do without the constriction, then this unstructured fleece blazer is a godsend.