The Obtainer - 6/14/24, Friday

The Obtainer

June 14th Edition

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Presented by

Cory Ohlendorf

I have to admit, I really love putting together our monthly ’20 Under $20’ roundups. Just because they don’t cost a lot … doesn’t mean they’re cheap.

- 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 June 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 breezy camp collar shirts and plant-saving sprays to stylish lamps and even a cult-favorite eye cream.

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Colorblock ball cap,
$29.50 / $19.99 by Madewell


SPF sunscreen stick,
$12.49 by SunBum


AirPods Pro case,
$18.99 / $6.99 by BRG


Cool Touch T-shirt,
$14.90 by MUJI


Mini table lamp,
$12 by Threshold


Polarized sunglasses,
$13.98 by Veda Tinda

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Lightweight Summer Layers

Swimmers camp-collar shirt, $540 by BODE

Sure, it's summertime and things are more relaxed. But that doesn't mean you want a boring fit. Looking to add a little spice to your summer wardrobe? The key is layering up with lightweight, breathable fabrics—that way you can still look stylish and interesting without overheating. With the right textural fabrics and a little ingenuity, you can put together some really impressive layered summer looks. MR PORTER has everything you need to layer right this summer.


linen pant

MR PORTER's in-house label updates the traditional tailored linen pant with a modern, relaxed fit and an elasticated drawstring waist.

$285 by Mr P.


Kyoto suede sandal


Referred to as the “next generation of Birkenstock”, the brand's Kyoto sandal has a sleek, sportier profile than the standard slides.

$150 by Birkenstock


Knit polo

A retro polo with a wide collar, this striped style is pointelle-knitted from cotton for an airy and breathable finish.

$315 by Frescobol Carioca


linen short

These shorts are cut from crisp linen in a breezy, relaxed silhouette and have a comfortable drawstring waistband.

$185 by NN07


The key pieces you
need this summer

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Making the Case for …

A Substantial
Summer Scent


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Often summer fragrances are light, but if you ask me, that’s a mistake. When you’re dealing with heat and sweat, I think a more substantial scent is imperative. I want a full-body fragrance, with plenty of perfume oil to stick on my skin and keep me smelling great all day long.

The one I’m wearing right now is VIXI, by the famed French house of Trudon, which has been blending beautiful scents since 1643. With over 380 years of experience, no wonder they make such wonderful fragrances. With sandalwood and sage at its heart, VIXI is intertwined with a touch of spice, fresh-cut cedarwood and floral jasmine—it’s woody and green, with a touch of sweetness. Some green fragrances can feel too light, but this is substantial and layered. It smells clean and warm and fresh. It’s what I imagine driving a Vespa through a Tuscan lemon grove must smell like on a sunny afternoon—a mix of citrus blossoms and leaves, along with dried grass and some well-worn leather. In other words, it smells amazing. All day and all night long.


VIXI fragrance,
$260 by Trudon

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.


Made from sturdy suede, this version of the Padror VV is based off the original design created in the ’90s for French railway workers. And now they’re 20% off.

$275 / $220
by Kleman


Need a new smartwatch for summer? The 45mm Apple Watch Series 9 is full of all the best health and fitness features and is currently on sale, meaning you can get it for $100 off.

$429 / $329
by Apple


Starting today, get an extra 30% off select styles from adidas. Our choice? These sneakers that mix Dime’s design language with the the proven function the popular skate shoe.

$90 / $44.10
(w/code HOTDEAL)
by adidas


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Mood Board




Hat: vintage
Jacket: @shopvelour vintage
Pants: @levis vintage via @twofold_b
Notes: The name of the game is simplify. Work with your favorite colors, learn your proportions, everything will fall into place.



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