5 Stylish Items
to Buy This Week

From a spring-ready flannel alternative to some splashy pants

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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Allow us to rush the season a bit. Because it's too early for shorts, of course, but we have it on good authority that these will likely sell out. A ruggedly cool alternative to the more standard Patagonia Baggies, these shorts from The North Face are cut from stretchy, recycled nylon ripstop and coated with a DWR-finish for added water-repellency. Generous and secure zipper mesh cargo pockets will safely store your EDC and a built-in webbing belt allows you to dial in the fit. They're available in two colorways, a gravel grey and this rich navy blue.

Pathfinder belted short,
$60 by The North Face


The advancements in LEDs and rechargeable batteries have done wonders for our home. And this is just the latest example. British brand Gingko designed these small baton lights to be multifunctional. They mount on the wall like a streamlined sconce, but they can also have a motion sensor, allowing them to illuminate areas only when you pass by. Plus, the frosted light and wood base are held onto the mount via magnets, so you can pull it off and use it as a handheld light when needed, too. And the rechargeable battery will give you anywhere from 15 to 30 days of use between charges.

Smart baton LED light,
$65 by Gingko



These are some hard-working pants. Banana Republic really pushed their boundaries with some high-rise, wide-leg, double-pleated trousers and yet somehow they work—the pants are comfortable, easy to wear and actually part of a suit, if you want to complete the look with a peak-lapel jacket. Cut from a breezy wool hopsack from Italy's famed Reda Mill, they're stylish and dressed up without feeling fussy.

Hopsack pant,
$200 by Banana Republic


We love the duality. If you're not exactly sure what you're looking at, yes, that's an oversized LEGO shelf that's made to be hung on a wall. But it's also crafted from genuine oak (available in a light or dark soap-treated finish). Sure, it's playful, but it's also got a touch of sophistication—ideal for an office or anywhere you want to display some collectibles like your collection of vintage video games or action figures.

Wooden book rack,
$89.99 by LEGO



It's about to be too hot for flannels. But that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to the vibe. Saturdays NYC reworked their popular long-sleeve camp collar shirt in a very of-the-moment shadow plaid. The casual '90s-inspired shirts are cut from a lightweight cotton and tencel blend that's not only breathable and soft, but drapes nicely against the body. Which means you can wear it open over a T-shirt and jeans or tuck it into some proper trousers for ultimate versatility.

Marco plaid shirt,
$225 by Saturdays NYC

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