5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a new J.Crew collaboration to a shapeshifting travel bag

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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We didn't see this one coming. But it makes sense ... Brendon Babenzien (J.Crew's creative director) and Chris Gibbs (owner of Union LA) are longtime friends. And the two teamed up to design a capsule collection that Babenzien says “reflects the overlap of our respective brand DNA.” There's a lot to like, but we're definitely sold on the rugby—a twisted take on a preppy classic. The pattern on the shirt is “pieced”, with individual pieces of fabric meticulously cut to size and sewn together in colorblocks. You'll notice the craftsmanship in the distinct seams between colors.

Pieced rugby shirt,
$128 by Union LA x J.Crew


Not every trip is the same. So why should you rely on one type of luggage? This shape-shifting bag is part of the new “For All Routes” collection from Away. Able to be carried as a duffel bag or backpack, this surprisingly spacious bag has dual interior and exterior compression systems that help you pack more in and multiple pocket systems that securely stash valuables and keep them within reach. There's a hidden, easy-access exterior pocket for your phone or passport, and it meets the carryon requirements for most major airlines as a personal item.

F.A.R convertible backpack,
$180 by Away



This is the kind of expansion we love to see. After a year of tests, multiple tweaks and plenty of prototypes, Gitman Vintage has created a sweater that layers perfectly over the brand's shirt. The button-down collars fit snuggly through the sweater's crewneck, sleeves are aligned just right, and they even added a chest pocket to mimic the same detail on their shirts. As Gitman's president, Chris Olberding tells us, “our new sweater is the peanut butter to our shirt's jelly, the gin to its tonic.” Knit from warm, soft, and naturally water-resistant Alpaca wool, it currently comes in navy and this rich olive shade—though Olberding said to keep eye out for more colorways coming soon.

Handknit alpaca sweater,
$250 by Gitman Vintage


Why didn't anyone think of this before? Plenty of candle makers tout the creative afterlife of their glass vessels, right? But Apollo, a relatively new candle brand that's produced and inspired by the scents of Italy, takes that sustainability to a new, stylish level. Their candles are handed poured into reusable Riedel crystal rock glasses. The faceted glasses catch the light when they're burning and then after, make a perfect addition to your bar cart. Right now, I'm burning the Falo scent, a blend of woods, amber and spices meant to mimic a bonfire in the Tuscan countryside.

Falo candle,
$79.50 by Apollo



Leave it to a pocket knife maker to re-imagine the compact pen. The James Brand just redesigned its popular collapsible Stilwell pen, making it even lighter and easier to use. It's still constructed from honed stainless steel, but both the barrel and cap got design updates. The team implemented a new three-part gasket system that makes it easy to open, reengineered for optimal balance and incorporated machined-in dots for added grip.

Stilwell pen,
$59 by The James Brand

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