5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From an affordable leather jacket to a mid-century lamp with serious history

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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This jacket isn't vintage. But it looks like it might be when you handle it up close. The leather is substantial yet soft. The edges around the seams are rubbed smooth. And yet it's in perfect condition because it's brand new, from the mall label that just keeps getting better lately—Banana Republic. Modeled after the original G-2 jackets of the U.S. Navy, this design was pulled from the brand's early archives and it's as good today as it was at first release. Smart design details include a lightweight quilted lining for extra warmth and metal grommets at the underarms to keep you from overheating.

Leather aviator jacket,
$600 by Banana Republic


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When you first look at his cap, you might think it's vintage. That's intentional. It's made by 877 Workshop, the German brand that specializes in reinterpreted heirlooms of the past. They use the same techniques and tools from back in the day for an authentic look and feel. This cotton/poly trucker hat is made like the caps were decades ago. And each patch on the front is one of a kind. They're stitched with a rare “Freemotion” embroidery machine from 1950s. The machine is operated entirely by hand, moving the hoop under the needle so artisans can literally draw on the fabric. It's the same machine used on the embroideries of those iconic Japanese souvenir jackets. As for the characters on the patch, they spell out “Tokyo” in kanji.

#225 Tokyo trucker cap,
$45 by 877 Workshop



We're ideally reaching the tail end of winter. Which means your skin is likely looking a little sad and pasty. Fight off the mid-season paleness with this easy serum from Dutch grooming brand, The Grey. It's a one-two punch kind of product, it slowly introduces some warmth and color to your complexion while also nourishing skin and combating the signs of aging. What's more, it's a gradual build so the color looks natural and never streaky or orange.

Self-tanning serum,
$70 by The Grey


A T-shirt isn't just a T-shirt. You know this. There are all kinds of things you can do to make them stand out. For instance, this one, from Muji, has become something of a menswear insider favorite because of it's heavy cotton construction and old school details. Leave it to a Japanese brand to get all the details just right. The natural color has a perfect old school feel and the fit is boxy without being overly baggy. There's also a gusset at the collar and ribbed hems on the sleeve. It's kind of like a really lightweight short-sleeve sweatshirt. Perfect for layering now and sporting solo come spring.

Heavy-weight gusseted T-shirt,
$19.90 by Muji



First some history. Danish architect Arne Jacobsen designed St. Catherine's College at Oxford in the 1960s, overseeing every detail—down to the elegant pin lamps that bathe gentle light upon the 350-seat oak tables in the college's dining halls. They're so timeless and perfect that they're still in use to this day. Lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen has just re-issued the lamps, slightly modernized to work more efficiently for today. But the proportions are the same, so is the opal glass component that diffuses the light so beautifully. How? It's actually made up of three layers: a milky layer sandwiched between two clear layers, to produce the perfect glow.

AJ Oxford lamp,
from $840 at Louis Poulsen

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