15 Under-$50 Finds to Make July 4th Feel Like a Holiday Again

If you haven’t noticed just yet, this July 4th is shaping up to be a bit different than any others before it. Social distancing aside, it sure seems strange toasting a country that—to put it bluntly—has really shit the bed lately in, like, every way imaginable. Police brutality? Check. Spiking cases of a deadly new virus with no end in sight? Of course. Largely incompetent leadership that seems wholly satisfied doing fuck all about any of it? What do you think this is, amateur hour? Largely incompetent leadership is a house specialty here.

And yet, a holiday weekend sans any snide remarks of your annoyingly uppity cousin or holier-than-thou sober friend is a holiday weekend I can get behind. So this time around, go ahead and celebrate America’s rapidly diminishing status in the global arena via the only balm we have left to believe in: retail therapy, baby. Take advantage of the perennial state of sales we seem to be living in by copping some new summer heat—all at a bargain price—and then pretending like you have somewhere (anywhere!) to go, even if the only place you’re headed is straight into the bathroom for a nice, long ugly-cry.

And America? Get your shit together. Because we’re all about fed up with dealing with your antics and I’m not sure we can make it another year without giving you the real dressing-down you deserve.

501 ’93 Straight Jeans

Levi’s levi.com

$26.97

Inspired by an OG silhouette first rereleased in ’93 and now tweaked ever-so-slightly for today. 

Acid Wash Chore Jacket

BDG urbanoutfitters.com

$29.99

Lean waaay into menswear’s serious ’80s moment…

Standard Fit Denim Shirt

Gap gap.com

$29.99

…or go the slightly more traditional route. 

Save The Bees Tee

Golf Wang golfwang.com

$35.00

A tee that truly speaks for itself.  

Cotton-Cashmere Long-Sleeve Knit Polo

Abercrombie & Fitch abercrombie.com

$35.40

Instant “Why yes, I am an adult, thank you for noticing” status, in sweater form. 

Printed Fleece-Back Jersey Hoodie

Nike mrporter.com

$36.00

A design that looks like it came straight from the artist’s sketchpad, in the best way possible. 

OG Classic LX Canvas Slip-On

Vans mrporter.com

$36.00

Still one of the best slip-ons out there, now at an even more palatable price. 

Seersucker Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt

Native Youth urbanoutfitters.com

$39.99

Seersucker? For summer? Shocking, right? (You can all shove it.) 

Lock Up Track Pants

Adidas Originals ssense.com

$42.00

A soccer hooligan classic in a perfectly slouchy fit. 

Industry Jacket

Noon Goons nordstrom.com

$44.00

Anyone else already pining for lightweight outerwear weather? 

Easy Camp Shirt

Madewell madewell.com

$45.49

Honestly, you could throw a camp collar on anything and I could be convinced to cop it.  

Bay Striped Top

Noah noahny.com

$48.00

A beefy-as-hell tee that’s about to become your go-to summer beater. 

New Era Varsity Cotton Cap

The Brooklyn Circus thebkcircus.com

$49.00

The easiest way to hide your messy mane if you haven’t yet made time to hit a barber. 

Slim Fit Performance Chino

Everlane everlane.com

$50.00

Essentials White Polo Shirt

FOG pacsun.com

$50.00

And the new-age polo to wear ’em with. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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