6 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week
The Valet. team is constantly scouring shops and the web to find the latest and greatest items from the worlds of fashion, footwear and gear. Here, the editors have assembled their latest finds—the items we deem worthy of your hard-earned money. Browse away, treat yourself to something and start the week off right.
We're big fans of Away luggage.The clever compression pad (which can cram a week's worth of clothing into a small carry-on) and the built-in battery (that will juice up your phone or tablet up to five times on a single charge) are reasons enough to buy it. But now it comes in a handsome aluminum option complete with leather-trimmed handles and twin lock closures. All for less than half of a Rimowa.
Aluminum edition carry-on, $475 by Away
Consider this a cooler alternative to the standard denim jacket—literally. Faherty's new version is made with a lightweight and breathable cotton dobby fabric that gives the jacket a worn-in, textured appearance. Garment dyed with natural indigo for a vintage look and feel, it will wear and fade like your favorite jeans.
Route 80 jacket, $248 by Faherty
Bedwin & The Heartbreakers is known for drawing influences from Americana of the 1920s and 1930s and is known as being one of the first brands in Japan to combine streetwear and tailored menswear. So their new collaboration with Clarks makes perfect sense. They take the classic desert boot and tweak it ever so slightly. The uppers are cut from Artemide Aqua Wash leather rawhide made from a plump and heavyweight Italian leather and finished with an all jersey lining. Of course, the signature crepe outsole remains. Because some things can't get better.
Desert boots, $270 by Clarks x Bedwin & The Heartbreakers
A basic sock that's anything but ... American Trench's silver crew sock is made of premium American ring spun cotton with military spec silver filament knitted into the heel, toe and foot that kills bacteria and provides optimum odor and moisture control for days. They're comfy as hell and really do keep your feet feeling fresh. Plus, they come in ten fantastic colors.
Silver crew socks, from $16.50 by American Trench
How do you make vintage glasses better? You re-engineer them with premium construction. These squared-off Monokel shades are crafted from durable, premium acetate (not plastic) and offer complete UV protection via Carl Zeiss lenses. The hinges are sturdy stainless steel and the screws inside are coated with teflon for smooth folds every time.
Robotnik sunglasses, $119 by Monokel
This candle not only looks good, it smells good and does some good too. High-quality aromatics, including essential oils of cypress wood, tea tree and eucalyptus are blended with natural soy wax and poured into a sleek black ceramic container with a matching lid. It was created in collaboration with Bright Endeavors, a Chicago non-profit that funds job training programs for young moms looking to build a successful future for themselves and their kids.
Hinoki and eucalyptus candle, $24.95 by CB2