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Jacket Companies Making Things Besides Jackets

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We’ve been noticing a startling new trend in menswear: jacket companies are diversifying their portfolios.

First we heard that venerable coaterie Barbour was getting into the watch game. Then there was something about Patagonia selling food. And with a bit more digging, we found even more options to buy non-outerwear gear from your favorite jacket makers.

Let’s take a look at the new ventures from these enterprising labels.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Autumnal Staples: Take 30% off your autumnal staples at Lands’ End and their heritage-y Canvas line when using GRAND at checkout. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For the Wool Ties: Sovereign Beck is getting you in on the cold-weather neckwear early, with $30 off all their F/W ’13 ties. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: N/A Selection: B+

For the Prep-Americana: Brooks Brothers is starting fall off right this weekend with 25% off everything, through Monday. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Ralph Lauren, Patagonia and others, after the jump.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For California-cana: Stock up on the West Coast Americana from SF’s Unionmade with an additional 20% off sale items when using the code TAKE20. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A- Selection: B+

For the Chill-Waviness: Get beachy with 25% off select items at Saturdays Surf NYC. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: B+ Selection: A

For the Rugged #Menswear: H.W. Carter & Sons is knocking an additional 20% off sale and non-sale items with the code 0020. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A- Selection: A-

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Need Supply, Patagonia and others, after the jump.»

The Five Best Running Shorts for Your Dapper Jogs

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Now that athletic gear is finally getting the #menswear treatment, you’d think it’d be easier to find a handsome pair of running shorts.

But for whatever reason, the focus has been mostly on sweatpants (we’ll let you come to your own conclusions about how the sort of athletic prowess required to reblog things on Tumblr plays into that equation). Fortunately, for the active few of you in search of a good pair of running shorts that skew more Bastian than basketball, we’ve rounded up the best on the market right now.

Herewith, the five best running shorts for your dapper jogs.»

Madonna, Trends, and Sweet Sweet Freedom

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Not Actually Like a Virgin: Lindsay Lohan continues her tour of glamour girls with Madonna circa 1986. She and Sam would make a pretty good Sid & Nancy, now that you mention it. [Glamour]

Get Your Trends Here!: The spring trend report, hot off the presses. [Men.Style]

Freedom ‘09: Another set of well-worn workwear from Mr. Williams. [A Continuous Lean]

Making Waves: Patagonia’s sustainable model starts to attract some notice. The mountain-climbing part continues to be a bit niche. [PSFK]

The Tin Man

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For all our gushing about ACL’s American List, we’re more interested in how things are made than where. Of course, it’s easier to keep an eye on things if they’re domestic, but really we just want to see what those factories really look like.

Patagonia is giving us the next best thing with their latest site, the Tin Shed (via Josh Spear). It’s not exactly complete transparency, but it gives a peek into the early history of the brand, which turns out to look a little different than you’d expect.

More on the Tin Shed»