5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a Japanese-inspired jacket to a peanut-scented cologne

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 love these noragi jackets from Akashi-Kama. A staple of workwear in Japan with an American twist, they're the lovechild of a chore jacket and a cardigan. And they just look right in any situation. For their latest drop, they collaborated with __OnDeck for a limited-edition range made from hi-density Japanese ripstop fabric with 3M reflective cord ties. Cut in a modern, more cropped fit, with a patchwork design, it blends some streetwear influences with a classic style.

Ripstop Noragi jacket,
$180 by Akashi-Kama


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Just because something is a staple, doesn't mean it can't be improved. Just take this old-school favorite. New Balance's 990 sneakers have earned cult status over the last few years. But these are not the same “dad shoes” that changed the hearts and minds of streetwear dudes. It maintains the original style's panelled design, but is made from a more luxurious suede and finished with a chunkier sole. Which means it looks like a classic shoe but you'll feel slightly more cushioning and support thanks to the addition of FuelCell foam. The same can be said for other “New Essentials” being celebrated by the team at MR PORTER. From fresh takes on denim and a leather jacket from Saint Laurent to a crisp white shirt from Dries Van Noten and a cashmere zip-up from The Elder Statesman.

990 V6 sneaker,
$200 by New Balance



Everyone has a denim/chambray shirt, right? So if you want something a little different or are looking to stand apart from the crowd, then you need to find a unique one. And this new style from 3sixteen is definitely one designed to make an impact. Cut from a Japanese chambray in a classic workwear silhouette with a relaxed fit, it's finished with matching front chest pockets. But the real takeaway is the hand-cut and sewn patches—using hand-loomed silk and chambray fabrics from India. It's an heirloom piece that will only get better with age.

Patchwork chambray shirt,
$285 by 3sixteen


D.S. & Durga is one of the most innovative fragrance brands out there. Their latest release is called Peanut. “It's really a meditation on the peanut's husk and the fields they grow in,” says perfumer David Moltz. “I think it's a really beautiful and strange scent, but it's also really wearable.” To craft the scent, he took an accord of peanut, “expanded it with soft strokes of gourmand notes, earthy tones, toasty woods, a grassy vetiver.” The end result is earthy and warm, grassy and well, peanut-y.

Peanut cologne,
$250 by D.S. & Durga



The internet's favorite cookware is heating up. Just in time to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the dragon, Our Place teamed up with Fly By Jing, the condiment company you know (and love) from its crunchy chili crisp. Together, they created a handsome 12-inch wok made from premium pre-seasoned carbon steel. The set comes with a glass lid, beechwood spatula, handwoven steamer insert, cooking chopsticks and 10 steamer liners so you can make batch after batch of dumplings for all your friends.

Saucy wok set,
$170 by Our Place

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