5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From some go-anywhere sneakers and an inspiring coffee table book, to an in-demand pot from Japan

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.

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They're the shoes that will never let you down. A well-made pair of minimalist sneakers can be worn in nearly any situation and ensure that you look good and feel comfortable. One of our favorites, the Royale model by Greats, was just released in two new colorways. And the darker shades feel incredibly modern. Crafted in Italy from the brand's signature smooth Italian leather, there's a black and chocolate brown style, each with a contrasting duotone sole (grey and black, respectively).

The Royale Duotone sneaker,
$179 by Greats

Greats Royale Duotone Sneaker

2

The Le Creuset of Japan is finally coming to America. After five years of Japanese exclusivity and a massive waitlist, this popular cast-iron Dutch oven is arriving stateside as a luxurious multi-cooker. The handsomely designed pot itself is particularly well-machined, creating a near-airtight seal between the lid and pot, ideal for both self-basting meat and cooking rice. There's also an electric induction cooker designed especially to cradle the cast iron and help it cook evenly on the countertop. It comes in either a sleek matte black, charcoal or white and there's even a handy magnetic wooden trivet to make serving that much easier (and better looking). It's old world reliability with thoughtful modern innovation.

Musui cast-iron pot,
$300 by Vermicular

Vermicular Musui Cast-Iron Pot

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This is a coffee table book you'll actually want to read, not just thumb through. Nathan Williams, the founder and creative director of Kinfolk magazine brings together nearly 100 of the most iconic and influential creative directors working today. From fashion designers like Thom Browne and such tastemakers as Grace Coddington and Jefferson Hack to advertising kingpin Fabien Baron, we learn about the books they read, the mentors who guided them and their individual techniques for achieving success.

The Eye,
$28.46 by Artisan

The Eye by Nathan Williams

4

It's the only respectable way to take a shot of absinthe during a workday. This cream from Prospector Co. takes its inspiration from the infamous hallucinogenic plant and is packed with natural skin-soothing ingredients. There's the subtle scent of absinthe, along with moisturizing oils of coconut, sweet almond and shea butter. It's rich and incredibly hydrating, yet surprisingly light and fast-absorbing, making it ideal for using on rough, winter-ravaged hands and feet. And just note: the bottle is green, the cream is not.

Wormwood absinthium cream,
$16 by Prospector Co.

Prospector Co. Wormwood Absinthium Cream

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5

These Todd Snyder Timex watches just keep getting better. For the latest, they've reworked an archival model and upgraded it with a stainless steel case and day/date quartz movement for improved accuracy. They've styled it with a handsome leather strap with contrast stitching from S.B. Foot Tanning Co. in Red Wing, Minnesota. Thankfully, the domed acrylic crystal of the original remains, giving it a uniquely vintage look. "This watch is definitely one of my personal favorites," says the designer. "It reminds me of the mid-century style from the '50s."

Midcentury watch,
$158 by Timex + Todd Snyder

Timex + Todd Snyder Midcentury Watch

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