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↦ The Team's Favorite Sub-$20 Finds

The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Friday, March 8th Edition

20 under $20
20 under $20
Cory Ohlendorf

I’m a sucker for a good bargain. So if you’re feeling me on that, enjoy this month’s list of the team’s favorite finds, all under 20 bucks.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf

20 Under $20

20 under $20

Go ahead and treat yourself to a little something. Just to help us ease into springtime. After all good style doesn’t always have to cost a lot. We had the Valet. team round up their favorite affordable finds—nothing over 20 bucks. Any of the following items will have you looking and feeling good while leaving you plenty of cash in your pocket.

Our Picks

Paperclip chain necklace, $45 / $15 by Nordstrom

Utility gym short, $60 / $12.97 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Yosemite diner mug, $18 / $12 by Parks Project

Washed jersey T-shirt, $34.50 / $16.50 by J.Crew Factory

Cross-body bag, $32 / $19.97 by Nike

Digital sports watch, $22.95 / $16.88 by Casio

Get the Look

Jeremy Allen’s Easy Layers

Jeremy Allen

Sure, he looks good on a red carpet or sitting down for a talk show, but Jeremy Allen really shows off his style when he’s running around off-duty. Recently, GQ clocked him walking around New York City in his go-to casual uniform of lightweight, washed and rumpled layers. We’re talking about relaxed chinos, rolled up to show off some fresh white sneakers. The kicks in question were the recently re-released Nike Cortez, a legendary silhouette first introduced back in the ‘70s. Apparently, the all-white version are women’s shoes, but Nike has plenty of sizes for men. Finish off the look with a well-worn vintage French workwear jacket and maybe a khaki dad cap and hope for sunshine this weekend.

Jeremy Allen casual look

Clockwise, from top left:

Secret wash shirt, $89.50 / $49.50 by J.Crew

Chambray dad cap, $33.99 by New Era

Pleated chino, $145 by Alex Mill

Cortez 23 sneaker, $110 by Nike

Vintage French workwear jacket, $59 at American Madness

Smart Buys
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

Warm wood, solid marble and a polished metal base give this handsome vintage-inspired cocktail table an expensive look. But thankfully, it’s affordable and on sale for even less.

$149 / $129at West Elm

This is an ideal shirt for the gym or neighborhood runs. The AeroReady fabric wicks away moisture to keep you dry while reflective details ensure you're seen after dark.

$35 / $20by adidas

A smoked glass mug perks up your caffeine routine. Handmade of ultra-durable beaker glass, they’re stylish yet incredibly affordable at the moment.

$32 / $25.44by CB2

Save your money for good coffee. Keep your brew wickedly hot or an iced latte chilly for hours in this classic Hydro Flask sporting the perfect shade of turquoise for warmer days ahead.

$34.95 / $16.73at REI Co-Op

Cut for a comfortable fit, Mr P.'s version of a flannel features luxe cotton for a soft hand feel. And it’s light enough to take into spring and summer.

$180 / $126by Mr P.

Want a stunner spring layering piece? This Engineered Garments vest is a utilitarian piece, cut and sewn in the U.S. from durable nylon. And right now, Bodega has it for nearly half off.

$468 / $280 byEngineered Garments

Worth a Read
Worth a Read

The three best stories from around the web.

Nuelie applies an etching acid to create a porous surface on the tooth, then a resin bond used by dentists for braces … ‘Except we use crystals instead.’”


Business of Fashion

They have nearly 60 items inside, with the most expensive addition being a $50,000 trip to the Chalet Zermatt Peak in the Swiss Alps.”


Robb Report

This has all the trappings of a first Ferrari, and the added benefit of an ultra-cheap price tag, thanks to its salvage Florida title.”


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