5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a throwback watch to a tote bag with Parisian flair

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 could make Hamilton's classic Boulton watch even cooler? Perhaps if the world's most famous fictional archeologist was spotted wearing it? First introduced in 1941, the Boulton was one of Hamilton's most popular timepieces. The Swiss-made American watch was revived and reintroduced in the 1980s, and it now boasts slightly larger proportions and better water-resistance than the original. Not to mention a cosign by Indiana Jones, who wears it in the final installment of the iconic franchise.

Swiss-made Boulton watch,
$695 by Hamilton


If you can't get to Paris this summer, this is the next best thing. To celebrate men's Fashion Week, Rowing Blazers has brought back the beloved icon Babar for a collaboration with legendary Parisian coffeehouse Café de Flore. The bag itself is made in the United States from a sturdy cotton canvas and features double-sided graphics from Laurent de Brunhoff's Babar in Paris. “Babar has always been one of my favorite characters in all of literature,” says the creative director and founder of Rowing Blazers Jack Carlson. “He's stylish, kind, worldly—all the things I aspired to be when I was growing up.”

Café de Flore tote,
$38 by Rowing Blazers



There's something about a short-sleeve sweatshirt, right? There's an inherent nonchalant cool already baked into the garment. Is it a little contradictory? Perhaps. Not a T-shirt, but not quite a full-on sweatshirt, it's a rugged layer that is just different enough to make you look like you know something the other guys don't. Like any good sweatshirt, it just gets better with each wearing and honestly, there's something about them that make your arms look great. Dehen 1920 makes their garment-dyed version from a super soft French Terry and hand-cut the raglan sleeves for an authentic look.

Short-sleeve sweatshirt,
$135 by Dehen 1920


Good sex should taste as good as it feels. That was probably the directive when Cake—the Los Angeles-based startup known for its modern line of bedroom products—created its new range of flavored lubricants. The company says it was developed “to enhance the oral experience for both givers and receivers.” The new flavors include peach ginger and coconut lime, but our choice is the vanilla chai, which is warm and a little sweet without being overwhelming.

Vanilla chai lube,
$14 by Cake



One of the downsides to all the outdoor living this time of year? Bugs. Which is perhaps how the scent of citronella—from candles and tiki torches—became the aroma most associated with summertime. Some people might not care for it, but I've always been somewhat partial to the sweet, citrusy scent. Of course, the fragrance masters at Diptyque thought they could do it one better. Their latest candle blends lemongrass with rich verbena and sweet orange blossom for a sophisticated and bright smell that fills a room (or back patio). And bonus, this will actually repel those annoying mosquitoes, too.

Citronnelle candle,
$74 by Diptyque

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