The Obtainer - 5/31/24, Friday

The Obtainer

May 31st Edition

Presented by


Presented by

Cory Ohlendorf

We’ve got a good one for you today, folks. From our favorite ripstop pieces for summer to a new shop you’ve got to see to some great deals you won’t want to pass up.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


What We’re Wearing


Originally developed as an inexpensive replacement for silk during World War II, ripstop nylon was created (and is still used) for the production of military parachutes. It's since been used in sails for yachts, hot air balloons and camping equipment like tents and sleeping bags.

You've no doubt seen it on bags and other hardwearing items. The fabric is woven with a strong warp and evenly-spaced filling yarns that prevent tears from spreading. The ingenious reinforcing technique not only makes for a uniquely textured material, but it also ensures it can remain incredibly lightweight. That's something that can come in handy as we head into summer.

These handsome ripstop pieces will easily stand up to wet weather or a stiff breeze, but it isn't so hot and dense that you'll be begging for relief after a walk around the block.


Clockwise, from top left:

Pique T-shirt,
$29 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Takibi ripstop shirt,
$199.95 / $99.97 by Snow Peak

Five-panel cap,
$17.99 by Bronson Mfg. Co.

Hybrid backpack/tote,
$195 by Norse Projects

Wata II sneaker,
$145 by Veja

Linen ripstop pant,
$118 by Flint and Tinder

Micro ripstop pouch,
$15 by Gramicci

Adisa sunglasses,
$65 by Meller

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A Luxurious
Father’s Day Gift List

Leather-trimmed canvas weekend bag, $4,795 by Brunello Cucinelli

You know the drill: You want to get your dad something nice, but he’s notoriously hard to shop for. No surprise there. A lot of fathers are, which can making shopping for Father's Day particularly challenging, right? We went to the gifting experts at MR PORTER for their advice. The team offered up some fool-proof and luxurious suggestions that would make for perfect presents for all kinds of fathers. And to make it even easier for you, they're offering free standard delivery on orders over $150.


Beoplay EX wireless headphones,
$545 by Bang & Olufsen + Ferrari


Cotton-jersey tee,
$490 by Loewe


TechLoom Zipline running sneaker,
$320 by Athletic Propulsion Labs


Fringed cashmere scarf,
$590 by Burberry


Warwick sneaker,
$990 by TOM FORD


Browse all of
MR PORTER's gift ideas »

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The Opening

Chris Echevarria, founder of Blackstock & Weber, just opened his first retail space at 242 Mulberry in New York's SoHo neighborhood. This handsome shop, which is outfitted like our dream walk-in closet (complete with custom walnut bookshelf speakers and a handy SMEG refrigerator), will serve as a hub for all of Echevarria creative outlets—from Blackstock & Weber and the Academy apparel line along with collaborations, accessories, books and vintage pieces curated by the man himself.

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.


Want a luxury fragrance for half price? This scent from 19-69 is both smokey and alluring, capturing the vibe of a Cuban night with notes of saffron and incense.

$200 / $100
by 19-69


This yarn-dyed seersucker shirt is an easy summer staple. And you usually won’t find one from Gitman Vintage at this price, so take advantage while you can.

$238 / $178 by
Gitman Vintage


Grab this all-terrain cooler while it’s on sale. Easy enough for long treks, tall enough for chilled wine and big enough for an all-day tailgate.

$400 / $320


When Clarks has a sale, they rarely mark down the classics like desert boots and Wallabees. This current sale features a slew of favorites priced at up to 30% off.

$160 / $109.99
by Clarks


Perhaps the ultimate summer sneaker, the Stan Smith is currently on sale. We particularly like this modern interpretation, with it’s minimalist silhouette and all-white colorway.

$120 / $84
by adidas


This take on a camp collar shirt has a slightly oversized, boxy fit for a relaxed vibe. It comes in four shades, but currently only two are on sale.

$79.50 / $59.50
by Madewell


Want more?
See all 45 sales »

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