5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a rugged collaboration to an ingenious summer gadget

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

What time is it? It's time to travel. We've all be home for way way too long. And to commemorate the spirit of travel, Shinola just introduced a new watch. The sturdy quartz chronograph comes in four styles, but we're partial to this one, which features two sub dials, classic chronograph pusher buttons and a calendar aperture at 6 o'clock. Shinola always nails the details and this watch is finished with a hardwearing woven canvas strap that can be put through the most harrowing of trips.

Traveler 42mm watch,
$850 by Shinola

2

You don't hear much about South African surf brands. At least, we hadn't until we discovered Mami Wata, co-founded by TV host and producer Selema Masekela, which is hosting a pop-up in Venice, California through July. The label features shorts and shirts riffing on motifs from across the African continent. This “Moth” shirt is made in Africa and comments on the way that we experience 99% of surfing through our phones, and that we are moths to the proverbial flame.

Summer loose fit shirt,
$120 by Mami Wata

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3

Todd Snyder's first spring collection with L.L. Bean is a winner. The whole line smashes Snyder's all-American charm with the rugged icons of legendary Maine outfitter, including anoraks and baggie-style shorts, recycled fleece, and archival L.L. Bean logos from the '80s. You could go climbing in these shorts, as the name suggests—or you could go for a hike, head down to the shore, meet up with friends or just chill at home. It's the built-in stretch webbing belt that does it for us.

Climbing shorts,
$129 by Todd Snyder x L.L. Bean

4

This isn't your average seersucker jacket. For starters, it's a lot more subtle. Cut from stretch cotton woven by Zanieri, the lightweight breezy fabric is overdyed in a deep navy color for a more muted, textural look instead of the usual stripes. Plus, it's unlined for more breathability and ease of movement. Order your usual size for a tailored look or go up a size for a more relaxed, looser vibe.

Stretch seersucker jacket,
$445 by Proper Cloth

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5

Now here's a clever innovation for warm weather. IKEA has just unveiled a streamlined 360-degree Bluetooth speaker that's also a rechargeable, rain-proof outdoor lamp. Use the handle to easily carry it wherever you like. And the built-in rechargeable battery provides hours of music playback. You can stream your own tunes, of course, but it also features a Spotify Tap playback button, which generates music based on your taste (don't like a song? Just press the button again).

Vappeby lamp/speaker,
$64.99 by IKEA

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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