5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a just-launched sneaker brand and a vintage-inspired watch to a convertible backpack

5 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.


ALIFE founder, Arnaud Delecolle, and Nike's former Director of Product for Converse, Dave Cory, have joined forces in reimagining the design and social context of footwear with their new brand, OBRA. Based in New York City and expertly engineered in Brazil, OBRA is committed to ethical manufacturing and ultimate comfort. The result is a stylish collection of sneakers that combine timeless design with technical innovations. A lightweight footbed, for example, is built of dual-density thermoformed EVA while the proprietary, extra tall OBRA vulcanized foxing tape and rubber outsole ensure both durability and traction.

Canvas low wrap sneaker,
$130 by OBRA

OBRA Canvas Low Wrap Sneaker


We like these pants because they perfectly walk the line between classically trim, tailored chinos and the more relaxed wide-legged styles that we're seeing more and more these days. With a comfortable mid-rise and a subtle single pleat front, they come with a cuffed hem and a straight leg. They'll look as good with a boxy T-shirt as they will with a more office-appropriate cardigan.

Taylor twill pants,
$135 by Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP Taylor Twill Pants



Inspired by vintage timepieces, Jack Mason's Issue No. 2 timepiece is a modern American update on a very traditional European watch shape. Bold numeral indexes and a second hand subeye on a star-patterned dial complete the Art Deco styling. And the smaller 28mm case is right in line with the way watches are going these days.

Issue No 2. watch,
$225 by Jack Mason

Jack Mason Issue No. 2 Watch


Prep your head for the coming chill of fall with this burgundy corduroy dad hat with satin-stitched drone bee motif. The bee is something of a brand signature for Rowing Blazers. Sure, the cap looks relaxed and cool but 20% of the proceeds will be donated to The Honeybee Conservancy also.

Drone corduroy cap,
$48 by Rowing Blazers

Rowing Blazers Drone Corduroy Cap



This convertible bag easily transitions from a smart city tote to a low-profile backpack with adjustable leather straps. Made in Italy from premium leather, it's finished with matte black hardware and features an exterior slip pocket and a handy interior pocket for your tablet. It's minimalist and sleek but extremely functional as well.

Marco backpack,
$425 by Uri Minkoff

Uri Minkoff Marco Backpack

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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