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The Obtainer

April 12th Edition

Cory Ohlendorf

Inflation is real, but so is our team’s ability to sniff out a good deal. We’ve got some great finds, all under twenty bucks, so go ahead and treat yourself.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


20 Under $20

It’s no surprise to anyone that costs are going up just about everywhere. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good bargains to be found. You just have to know where to look. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place. For our April edition of ‘20 Under $20’, we’ve unearthed a wide variety of goods, that can all be purchased with that Andrew Jackson in your wallet. And just because they don’t cost much doesn’t mean they’re cheap—this month’s round-up includes everything from Japanese incense and luxe laundry detergent to comfortable wardrobe staples and even sterling silver jewelry.

Top Picks

*** Products - 2x1 ***

"Package Opener" multi-tool,
$39 / $19 by Windeler


Washed jersey pocket T-shirt,
$34.50 / $19.99 by J.Crew Factory


Sterling silver
paperclip chain necklace,
$25 / $16.90 by Miabella


Molded slide sandal,
$19 by Urban Outfitters


Sandalwood Rose candle,
$24 / $14 by P.F. Candle Co.


Pebbled leather belt,
$49 / $19.60 by Open Edit

*** Yellow Span - Headlines ***

Get the Look

Timothée Chalamet
as Bob Dylan


*** Yellow Span - Making the Case ***

You’ve probably seen the images populating social media: Timothée Chalamet, in character as the legendary Bob Dylan, on the set of the upcoming biopic A Complete Unknown. There were some doubts on whether he could pull it off, but all kidding and memes aside, the shaggy-haired start knows how to inhabit a role.

Chalamet already has the makings of a young style god, with a penchant for bold moves on the red carpet and a relaxed off-duty personal style. But here, with his frizzy curls and freewheeling 1960s New York style, it seems like this is going to be a film that speaks to the fashion bros as much as music fans. The thing is, Dylan’s style was pretty classic. Want to try it this spring? You need some classic shades, a damn cool suede shirt jacket, and, of course, some heeled boots. This isn't just a look that the likes of Chalamet and Dylan can pull off, but one that's easy enough for anyone to pull together.


Clockwise, from top left:

Suede shirt jacket,
$895 / $537 by Theory

New Wayfarer sunglasses,
$160 by Ray-Ban

Vintage 550 jean,
$70 by Levi’s Secondhand

Roper boot,
$285 by Tecovas

*** Smart Buys ***
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.


Mr P.’s take on field pants are made from garment-dyed cotton that'll feel soft and comfortable from the very first wear. And now, they’re half off.

$210 / $105
by Mr P.


Clarks is offering 35% off new styles with this promo code, including these gentlemanly chukkas, cut from smooth leather and finished with a comfortable rubber sole.

$110 / $71.50
(w/code SPRING35)
by Clarks


Madewell’s Easy shirt has a boxy, relaxed fit that's just so, well, easy. And two colorways are already on sale, so make sure to take advantage.

$79.50 / $54.50
by Madewell


Levi’s premium take on some vintage 501 jeans from 1954, cut from no-stretch washed and hand-distressed denim, will never go out of style.

$118 / $98.98
by Levi’s


A classic warm weather scent, Armani’s Acqua Di Gio now comes in a large, refillable bottle. But you can grab it on discount at Nordstrom Rack for a limited time.

$160 / $119.97
by Giorgio Armani


Yes, technically they are climbing shorts, but they’re also great gym and lounge shorts. And look good simply kicking around in a knit shirt.

$179 / $134.25
by Checks


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*** Worth a Read - 1 ***
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