The Obtainer - 3/29/24, Friday

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The Obtainer
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March 29th Edition

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Cory Ohlendorf
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It’s been a long week and a long, cold winter, right? It’s time to get out of town so we put together a foolproof fit suitable for planes, taking in the sights or dinner and drinks in a new city.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


What We’re Wearing

Spring Traveler

Could you use a break? Thankfully now is the perfect time to get out of town. Call it spring break, or merely a long weekend trip to reset and recharge, but book something now and then start packing. One fool-proof strategy to look and feel your best when on the road is to “underpack”—only take your favorites. You're happy to wear and re-wear them, mixing and matching to get the most out of just a few pieces. This way, you end up with a lighter suitcase and room for souvenirs.

Our favorite travel look these days consists of a cotton work jacket (that doubles as a stylish blazer replacement), a super-soft cropped tee and a pair of relaxed pants that were designed specifically to withstand the rigors of wayfaring. Constructed from a fast drying, and lightweight fabric, Norse Projects' Aaren pants are as comfortable as they are versatile, they have a refined silhouette but are also resistant to wrinkles and could easily be worn every day for a week with no problems.

Your Spring
Travel Kit

Clockwise, from top left:

Heavyweight cropped T-shirt,
$40 / $32 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Ojai work jacket,
$188 by Taylor Stitch

Q Timex GMT watch,
$229 by Timex

Larson lug Weejun,
$185 by G.H. Bass

Sunseeker sunglasses,
$45 by Huckberry

Aaren travel pant,
$285 by Norse Projects

Eucalyptus hand sanitizer (with refill pouch),
$25 by Noshinku

Waxed tote bag,
$168 / $116.50 by J.Crew

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

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A floral shirt … for spring? Why the hell not? Especially when it’s flowy, relaxed and ready to be worn with everything from jeans to a suit during the many upcoming weddings on your calendar.

$199 / $119.40
by AllSaints


Lightweight and immensely stuffable, the Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole tote pack can be carried by hand, over the shoulder or on your back. Grab it while it’s sale.

$99 / $68.63
by Patagonia


Is it too early to buy shorts? Not when they’re half off during J.Crew’s early spring sale. The brand’s popular dock shorts are back and better than ever. Especially for just 35 bucks.

$69.50 / $34.50
by J.Crew


These simple cotton twill chinos from MR PORTER’s in-house brand are one of our team’s favorites because they fit so well and hold up to multiple wearings and washings.

$210 / $105
by Mr P.


Remember that the coming warm weather means you won’t have a coat to store all your EDC. Consider a durable and minimalist cross-body bag like this one, now marked down to just $15.

$45 / $15
by Everlane


Want some extra storage? How about a little retro architecture? This piece, crafted from powder-coated iron, delivers both and now you can get it for 50% off.

$249 / $124.99
by UO


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