5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From affordable knit polos to a few stylish secret weapons

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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Resistance bands are highly effective. But let's be honest ... they way they dig into your hands? Not cool. TRX, known for its suspension training systems, has just debuted a solution. The TRX Bandit is a set of removable handles that snap on to any resistance band. Highly portable and compact, these removable handles can go with you wherever your workout takes you. TRX also has videos on their site to help you utilize them in new ways and take your home workout to the next level. You can buy a set of handles by themselves (if you've already got bands) or upgrade to a set with four Strength Bands in various resistances.

TRX Bandit,
from $29.95 by TRX


This is a real win-win. The Tie Bar, our go-to spot for afforable, quality ties and other menswear accoutrements, has just launched a new Polo Bar. Featuring exclusive tipping, innovative stripes and vibrant colors that you won't find anywhere else, the shirts are as easy to wear as they are to buy. This striped style is knit from mercerized cotton making it smooth and soft—and able to be worn throughout the summer and into the fall.

Knit cotton polo,
$50 by The Tie Bar



Fashion is funny, isn't it? For years, you've likely been told to steer clear from boot-cut jeans. But as silhouettes get more relaxed, you might be looking for more of a 1970s-style fit à la Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood. If so, consider these new bootcut styles that have been reworked ever so slightly by the denim geniuses at Levi's. Drawing inspiration from the '70s and '90s, they've got a slightly higher waist and a subtle flare at the ankle.

So High bootcut jeans,
$89.50 by Levi's


This brings out anyone's inner-kid. This handsome hardback book hides a velvet-lined stash box within. And it really looks the part—it's a tad weathered, a bit dog-eared even and looks great on your bookshelf or coffee table. Let it hide the things you don't want or need sitting out or use it as a way to secure valuables from prying eyes.

Book box,
$48 by Puebco



Time to flex at the next cookout. North Carolina-based Boardsmith is known for building some of the finest butcher block in the world. This summer, they teamed up with Knob Creek and made grilling planks using the distillery's barrel wood that has absorbed the signature full flavors of Knob Creek Bourbon during at least nine years of whiskey aging. Whether you're grilling salmon, steak or vegetables, these premium planks will elevate your meal with smoky, yet sweet flavors.

Limited-edition Knob Creek grilling planks,
$20 (for a set of two) by Boardsmith

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