5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

The stuff we want from a few of our favorite independent brands

5 stylish items to buy this week

Times are uncertain. A lot of us are feeling stuck at home, not sure what's to come. But one thing is for sure: many independent brands are worried about their future. And as consumers one of the most powerful things we can do is support the brands we feel are making the world a better place. By purchasing their goods, you're ensuring they stick around and continue to make cool stuff. This week's "5 Stylish Items" pulls together a few of our team's favorite recent finds from small brands and independent retailers. Browse away, treat yourself to something and start the week off right.


This jacket has us looking forward to warmer days. Cut from Portuguese cotton in a classic windowpane plaid, the material is smooth yet dense—making for the perfect layer on cool spring days or breezy summer nights. It feels substantial yet still lightweight. And the elastic hem and cuffs give the jacket a nice throwback feel.

Windowpane shirt jacket,
$168 by Noah


These shorts do it all. They're technically training shorts and they're made to be put through their paces. There's a lining for support, the fabric has a nice stretch for movement and it features both moisture-wicking and odor-controlling properties. They're made from recycled materials and they also look cool enough on their own to be worn outside of the gym. Plus they make for comfortable WFH attire.

Spino training shorts,
$99 by District Vision



Make your shower a lot more interesting. We try a lot of different grooming products but this one made us stop and take notice. Iron Lion's soaps are handmade using the highest quality essential oils and all-natural ingredients. Our favorite was the Nana—the rustic brick of soap has a minty fresh scent that exfoliates the skin with sun-dried peppermint leaves. Plus, it's naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal.

Nana peppermint soap,
$7 by Iron Lion Soap


Let's call this "the cooler sweatshirt." Why? Because it has short sleeves and is made to be worn on sunny summer days. Because it's garment-dyed for a relaxed, lived-in look. And because once you throw on this supremely soft Supima cotton sweatshirt, you instantly look and feel a whole lot cooler yourself.

Supima beach sweatshirt,
$78 by Save Khaki



"I don't know how they do it." That's what one editor said when he first tried on a new pair of 365 pants from Flint and Tinder. They're lighter and softer than any pair of jeans, but look smart enough to sport for just about any occasion. The five pocket pants are cut from a soft, smooth cotton with just a hint of stretch and come in over a dozen colors. Which means, you might want to grab more than one pair.

365 pants,
$98 by Flint and Tinder

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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