The Obtainer - 2/2/24, Friday

↦ Here's What to Wear on Valentine's Day

The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Friday, February 2nd Edition

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Presented by

Cory Ohlendorf

If there was ever a “date night” to dress up for, it’s Valentine’s Day, right? But we’re not saying you have to get dressed to the nines. Just put in a little effort for a relaxed, but stylish day of romance.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf

What We’re Wearing on Valentine’s Day

Heart socks

Valentine’s Day is upon us. You've got a week and a half to make sure your gifts are wrapped and ready, dinner is planned and flowers have been ordered. The easiest part? Deciding what to wear. Our recommendation is to dress in relaxed layers that provide warmth (for you or your date) while also making you look ruggedly handsome. A boxy cardigan feels current and cozy while some sturdy suede boots help you stand tall and confident. And while we never recommend novelty underwear (there's nothing sexy about that), some sweet heart-embroidered socks make for a cute conversation piece or a quirky surprise at the end of the night. Don't forget to top off your fit with a few spritzes of a deep, dark fragrance that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Your Date-Night Kit

Valentine's Day outfit

Clockwise, from top left:

Zephyr oxford shirt, $98.50 by J. PressWool cardigan, $128 / $116.36 by FrizimWORKSGlenn cotton jacket, $860 by NN07Club Campus watch, $1,650 by NOMOS GlashütteBedford corduroy pant, $178 by Todd SnyderHeart socks, $28 by imogene + willie x Little River Sock Mill“Chinese Tobacco” cologne, $85 by 19-69Wilson suede derby boot, $340 by Sanders


Indulge for Valentine’s Day

Auralee Cashmere and Silk-Blend Polo

Maybe you want to send a hint about what might make your Valentine's Day a little more special. Perhaps you're flying solo this year and want to treat yourself by spending what you would've wasted on an expensive night out instead on a luxurious treat for yourself. Either way, MR PORTER is currently stocked with some amazing high-end pieces that fit either scenario. From luxury takes on staples like a cashmere blend polo or leather cross-body bag to always-in-style classics like a suede trucker or an Italian-made wallet, here's what's making our hearts race.

Puzzle edge leather belt bag, $2,400 by Loewe

Singapore skyline stainless steel and marble chess set, $830 by Skyline Chess

Nubuck sneaker, $795 by Brunello Cucinelli

Croc-effect leather billfold and money clip, $690 by TOM FORD

Suede trucker jacket, $1,000 by Mr P.

Smart Buys
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

Adsum Expedition fleece

This Adsum sherpa fleece is thoughtfully made using high-quality anti-pilling polyester yarns, providing a luxurious feel with a substantial weight suitable for standalone wear.

$215 / $108 by Adsum 

Gitman Vintage Herringbone flannel shirt

Gitman Vintage's Japanese-woven herringbone flannel epitomizes luxurious comfort with its plush texture, substantial weight, and exceptional warmth.

$250 / $125 by Gitman Vintage

Taylor Stitch Miller shirt jacket

This timeless quilted shirt jacket stands out as the perfect choice for layering. Crafted with a recycled nylon shell and lined with nylon, it repels rain and provides excellent insulation.

$218 / $152.60by Taylor Stitch

Fear of God Essentials five-pocket jean

Fear of God's Essentials denim boasts a meticulously crafted patinaed appearance straight from the rack. These relaxed-fit jeans feature a timeless straight cut, complemented by a distinctive rubberized logo patch adorning the back pocket.

$225 / $157.50 by Fear of God Essentials

Corridor Corduroy trouser

Crafted in a third-generation Indian workshop, these corduroys from Corridor have a rich tobacco hue, making them a versatile winter essential. Fashioned from 100% cotton—they feature a contemporary shorter inseam for a modern touch.

$245 / $110 by Corridor

Satta Flannel cap

Satta's unstructured cap effortlessly improves the texture of your winter outfit. It's crafted from soft brushed flannel and incorporates an adjustable brass hardware closure for a personalized fit.

$105 / $73 by Satta

Worth a Read
Worth a Read

The three best stories from around the web.

Denim is an essential part of my style, so of course I wear it even for important business occasions.”



Straight jeans in a darker wash are a sleeper style update, and a really easy win–they’re comfortable, and look new without being scary.”



They epitomize the stuff that real people really wanna wear in real life.”


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