The MATCHES Sale Is Here - And It’s Full Of Pieces You Can Wear From Now Into Autumn
Discover up to 70% off luxurious staples to see you out of summer in style, as curated by Gay Times.
If this summer hasn’t given you much to get excited about, then let us deliver some much needed positivity in the form of the MATCHES sale. Sales are ten a penny at this time of year, but the MATCHES sale is one we always refresh the page for to see which luxury finds we can add to our repertoire. But irrespective of the designer label or the perpetually tempting markdowns, we consistently advocate for prudence when navigating any sale purchases and, as such, we have just a few suggestions on how to get the best out of what MATCHES has to offer.
First and foremost, think about your genuine requirements. Have you got a holiday coming up? Are you already thinking ahead to next season? A quick browse of your wardrobe may unveil any gaps that warrant attention—perhaps an impeccable set of tailored trousers from Albus Lumin are in order, a pragmatic Frame shacket to combat an unexpectedly chilly day out (we're looking at you, summer 2023), or a new pair of Grensons primed to replace those worn out loafers. There will be plenty of price drops to tempt you – up to 70% off, in fact - but try to stay focused on what you actually need. But the best thing about any summer sale is that they are filled with pieces you can buy now, wear now, and style into the next season too.
Secondly, don’t use the sale as an opportunity to try something wildly out of your comfort zone. Now isn’t the time to be playing fast and loose – instead, use the discounts as an opportunity to invest heavily in pieces, styles and brands you know you love and want to wear more of. MATCHES has included some of its summer feel-good brands, from Jacquemus to SMR Days, while also including reliable, higher investment labels in the mix such as Gabriela Hearst and Brunello Cucinelli
And lastly, if perusing through the array of newly marked-down items to find something you love seems a tad overwhelming, simply take a look at our edit of the best bits below. We’ve diligently undertaken the strenuous task on your behalf to find an assortment of luxury staples and worthwhile investments befitting of the time of year, while thinking ahead to new season too – all with up to 70% off. Discover them now.
Smr Days Tulum Stand-collar Striped Cotton Shirt
Named after a spot on the picturesque Mexican coastline, SMR Days' autumnal yellow Tulum shirt will take you through an August holiday with a pair of shorts as well as cord trousers when you're back on home turf.
Albus Lumen Cotton-poplin Shorts
Albus Lumen imparts a sense of effortlessness into its pared-back separates. These sand beige shorts are made from cotton poplin - a more hardwearing, casual and cooler alternative to your usual summer linens that will work well as long as the temperatures allow it. Just add trainers.
The Elder Statesman Oasis Striped Cashmere Sweater
A The Elder Statesman's sweater with this much of a discount? Say no more...
Marni Leather-trim Woven Mules
Will 2023 take the title for the year of the clog? We think so, and their staying power looks set to continue long into autumn. Marni's artisanal approach defines these brown mules which are made from woven cotton and nylon for a great alternative to trainers.
Albus Lumen Pleated Merino Wide-leg Trousers
Albus Lumen's black trousers are tailored from merino with double pleats for an uber relaxed fit that will ease you out of summer.
Ami Organic Cotton-blend Sweatshirt
Cut from a soft organic-cotton in a poppy green, this colour-rich sweater has all-year-round appeal.
Harago Cross-stitched Cotton Shirt
Rich in artisianal detail and crafted from breathable cotton, we're bookmarking this exquisite shirt from Harago for every summer to come.
2 Moncler 1952 Gorunma Quilted Down Coat
We're never going to pass up cut-price Moncler. 2 Moncler 1952 constructs this black Gorunma jacket from a down-packed technical shell that's embossed with a crocodile pattern, marrying function with sophisticated design that will take you all the way through to winter.
Harago Cube-jacquard Cotton Shorts
Still got your summer holiday to come? These are swimmers like no other. Handloomed from cotton by artisans in India, HARAGO's red trunks are perfect for poolside poseurs.
2 Moncler 1952 X Suicoke Moto Two-strap Nylon Sandals
When you're not ready to let go of sandals just yet, but need something a little sturdier. 2 Moncler 1952 and Suicoke come together on these black Moto sandals, which take inspiration from traditional Japanese footwear.
Extreme Cashmere No.53 Crew Hop Stretch-cashmere Sweater
Cut price cashmere doesn't even require a second though. Save this for a seriously stylish winter.
Frame Flap-pocket Cotton-blend Overshirt
The humble over shirt is your saviour when it comes to traversing ever changing weather. This Frame cotton-blend style is particularly lovely in burgundy.
Our Legacy Crew Neck Wool-blend Sweater
Our Legacy's relaxed, olive-green sweater is crafted from a blend containing baby alpaca and merino wool yarns - the sort of luxury you can't resist when on sale.
New Balance Bb550 Leather High-top Trainers
Lifted from the 1980s archives, these New Balance kicks practically walk themselves into autumn with their pumpkin-orange trim.
Le17septembre Homme - Cotton Crochet-knit Shirt - Mens - Navy
Built for balmy weather, Le17septembre Homme's navy shirt is crochet-knitted from natural cotton in a rich navy that transcends seasons.
Extreme Cashmere No.252 Cashmere Sweater Vest
Unsure if it's too early for cashmere? Ditch the sleeves to be on the safe side. Excellent bare armed now before layering with a shirt when the cold sets in.
Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Leather Chelsea Boots
Stomp your way into the new season in a fresh pair of Valentinos - excellently reduced from their usual price and guaranteed to get some serious wear.
The Frankie Shop Peter Twill Trench Coat
You won't feel so bad about reaching for a coat when it looks like this modern trench from The Frankie Shop.
3man Highland Checked-linen Shirt
3Man works with local British mills to source the checked green and brown linen that is used to form this Highland shirt.
Itoh Striped Cotton-blend Shirt
Sure, you've got striped shirt but have you got one that has been handwoven in India from cotton and blended with a touch of silk? Now you will.
Albus Lumen Scarf-neck Cotton Shirt
The built in scarf tie? A stroke of genius. This daring cotton shirt needs nothing more than plain black trousers to shine.
Gabriela Hearst Irving Single-breasted Wool-blend Suit Jacket
Gabriela Hearst cuts this olive-green single-breasted Irving suit jacket from a blend of wool and silk, echoing the designer's focus on high-quality fabrics. A great choice for late summer weddings, or even looking ahead to winter with a cream roll neck.
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August 04 2023 by Camilla Hunt