5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a cool collaboration to a versatile fall layer

5 stylish items to buy this week 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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What do you get when you cross a chore coat and a cardigan? The term “pub jacket” was first coined by Murray Pearlstein, founder of iconic menswear store LOUIS Boston, to describe this handsome, durable and versatile piece. Todd Snyder just made his dream version, knit from 100% Italian merino wool—so it's as soft as it is sturdy. Available in four different shades and designed for easy layering, it looks as good dressed up under a jacket as it does tossed over a T-shirt with some jeans and your beat-up Birks.

Boiled wool pub jacket,
$398 by Todd Snyder


I feel the need, the need for tweed. Because when everyone else is wearing the same beanie, a nubby wool bucket hat sure sets you apart—in the best possible way. Cut from the same wool as this blazer, the modern looking fabric is actually from Magee 1866, an Irish mill whose expertise with hardy yarns began with handweaving tweed over 150 years ago.

Wool tweed bucket hat,
$79.50 by J.Crew



Denim jackets are cool, but vintage denim jackets are always cooler. So we're happy to report that Lee, the legendary American jean brand, has launched a new vintage shopping vertical on their website. And one of the first products to debut in the “Lee Archives” is the iconic Storm Rider jackets, likely produced in the 1960s and '70s. Defined by its signature details, including a corduroy collar, blanket lining and quintessential Lee zig-zag stitching, they hold up incredibly well judging by the inventory. And, of course, there are modern versions cut from black denim for a more contemporary look as well.

Vintage Storm Rider jacket,
$225 by Lee


What can we say ... merch is having a moment, right? Just look at this collaboration between Knickerbocker and the New York Times. The standout for us is the “staff T-shirt,” made of the brand's ring-spun combed cotton yarn and finished with the Gray Lady's logo on the front pocket and illustrated artwork for the collection on the back.

NYT staff T-shirt,
$50 by Knickerbocker



Have you noticed all the western belts lately? We're seeing them in fit pics, they're being stocked by in-demand brands, but we don't advocate paying a premium. Not when you can get the real deal, cut from genuine bison leather and hand-stitched in California with stainless-steel-plated solid brass hardware from a quality maker like Orvis. Plus, this one is a little more subtle so it feels a little less “trendy,” you know?

Bison western belt,
$89 by Orvis

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