5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From an archival pair of chinos to an affordable knit shirt for spring

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

They don't make 'em like this anymore. At least, they didn't until now. Dockers just teamed up with the archivist and designer Maurizio Donadi of Transnomadica, who dug into the Dockers archive to reinterpret some legendary pieces through his unique lens. The collection features outerwear and shirt jackets, but the standout for us is the Original Khaki. This is a stitch-for-stitch reproduction of the khakis that the brand launched 35 years ago in Japan. They've got the tailored looser fit and pleats that people search thrift stores for, except these are cut from a soft, cotton/hemp fabric that feels really good on the body. “It really wasn't supposed to be a fashion pant,” Donadi told us. “It's just a casual, comfortable pant made for everyday.”

Original khaki,
$180 by Dockers x Transnomadica

2

We're going to let you in on a little secret. Labour Union is an underrated Chinese brand that you'll be hearing more of in the coming months. Derek Guy of Die, Workwear! says “they're like an affordable version of RRL, producing ranchwear, rockabilly, and things that American GIs wore while stationed in the Pacific during the 1940s through '60s.” One of the pieces we gravitated towards immediately is this knit shirt. The throwback stripes down the placket, finished with natural shell buttons, it's an absolute steal at this price.

Knit shirt,
$117 by Labour Union

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3

This is how your jeans should fit in 2022. Buck Mason's newest cut is a high-rise relaxed straight leg jean, that fits like the perfect pair of vintage jeans. Made from Japanese selvedge denim, the rinsed 14oz cotton fabric with a red-ticker selvedge has no stretch (which seems to be hard to find these days). While the fabric feels substantial, it's not stiff and needs no breaking-in. They even have a retro button fly, which is a pleasant surprise.

Japanese selvedge
“full saddle” jeans,
$175 by Buck Mason

4

This might be the next best thing to traveling at the moment. Sonic Editions has teamed up with Yolo Journal, the gorgeous indie magazine founded by the former creative director at Conde Nast Traveler, to showcase the work of their incredible photography. The collection features beautiful and transportive imagery of far flung places and dreamy destinations—from sun-kissed Hawaiian beaches that practically radiate warmth and California's majestic Pacific Coast Highway to these handsome Riva speedboats, gliding across the surface of Lake Como.

“Riva speedboats,”
from $89 at Sonic Editions

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5

Ready for spring showers? If not, you need this jacket. The latest from UNIQLO's collaboration with JW Anderson, this is the designer's take on a classic maritime jacket. The two-tone color-block style is made from a breathable, water-resistant nylon and features old school details like snap button closures and a rollable hood that stashes away in the collar.

Oversized color-block jacket,
$69.90 by UNIQLO x JW Anderson

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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