5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a favorite brand's relaunch and some very comfortable pants, to a vintage-inspired piece for your place

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.

1

Alex Mill has just relaunched. The brand, you may recall, debuted back in 2012—the brainchild of Alex Drexler (son of J.Crew's famed former CEO Mickey Drexler) with the mission to make the perfect woven shirt with the right fabric, fit and details. Now, with J.Crew alum Somsack Sikhounmuong as creative director, the label is capturing some of that old J.Crew energy from the beloved (and long-gone) Liquor Store era. Think polos with a slightly spread collar and a bicep flattering arm cuff, cool camo shorts (coming soon) and these single-pleated tapered chinos.

Standard pleated chinos,
$115 by Alex Mill

Alex Mill Standard Pleated Chinos

2

The latest collection from Saturdays' ongoing partnership with Japan's legendary bag maker Porter really shines. Literally. Titled the "Reflective Line," it consists of five silhouettes that feature convertible straps that allow the bags to be worn or carried in various positions. Reflective zippers and details make the bags more visible in the dark—a handy feature for cyclists and city dwellers. We're partial to the tote, made from an extremely durable 100% nylon fabric that is put through a "salt shrinking" treatment that adds a subtle wrinkled texture.

Reflective 2-way tote,
$225 by Saturdays NYC x Porter

Saturdays NYC x Porter Reflective 2-Way Tote

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3

Track pants can be tricky. You want them to look relaxed, but not too relaxed that they look sloppy. Which is why we recommend investing in a quality pair that are all but guaranteed to look effortlessly cool. Ovadia & Sons have long mastered the subtle art of proper tailoring. They have put all that know-how into their tricot track pants with its sharp woven double side stripe detail.

Ball track pants,
$240 by Ovadia & Sons

Ovadia & Sons Ball Track Pants

4

We're really into chore jackets at the moment. But this is a quieter, sleeker version without the requisite patch pockets. COS, the modern and slightly minimal British brand, has made a very cool shirt jacket, cut from structured cotton and finished marbled tonal buttons for a monochromatic layering piece that will get you all the way through summer. The fact that it looks a whole lot more expensive than it really is? That's just a bonus.

Button-up shirt jacket,
$115 by COS

COS Button-Up Shirt Jacket

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5

We've long believed every coffee table should have a candle on it. And if you're a man who appreciates a good candle, then you'd better have one of these placed near it. Vintage match strikers are becoming harder and harder to track down, but thankfully this one is made in a very similar, old fashioned way. Handcrafted by a Virginia potter with black speckled clay, the unglazed upper rim has the perfect texture for striking a match.

Match striker dish,
$32 at Uncrate

Uncrate Match Striker Dish

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