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Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

  • Kempt Staff
Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Meanwhile In Japan: Highsnobiety has your update on everything you missed on the Japanese menswear front this month.

Slow Motion: Racked makes the case for making your fast fashion last.

Fancy Footwork: With the return of the NBA, Sports Illustrated tries to name the player with the best shoe game.

Hall Pass: Vogue catches up with Anthony Bourdain to talk authenticity, expectations and opening the country’s most ambitious food hall.

Starting Line: The Cut gets to the bottom of what you actually need to start a fashion company.

Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

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Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Life Raf: Raf Simons has just announced he’ll be showing at NYFW:Men’s and Racked thinks his shoulders are just big enough to carry the whole week.

Swede Deal: The number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight dig into the weird economics of Ikea.

Fashion Tech: WWD explains why Silicon Valley Fashion Week is no joke.

Uni Watch: Crain’s New York gets a look behind the scenes of the uniform maker who makes the brand.

Juiced Up: The New Yorks Times takes a peek at the charmed life of the Malibu juice magnate Khalil Rafati.

Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

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Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Surplus Goods: Art of Manliness charts the rise and fall of the army surplus store.

Where Brooklyn At: Lean Luxe catches up with Brooklyn Tailors to talk growth, scaling and the luxury of being small.

Nobel Cause: The Daily Beast makes the case that Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize for style too.

On Watch: The Guardian dives headlong into the improbable survival f the luxury watch business in the digital age.

Good Eye: Forbes chats with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal on building an eyewear unicorn.

Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

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Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

New Stutter: Vogue gets the scoop on Alexander Stutterheim’s new line, that goes beyond the raincoat to keep you warm.

Jeah Rule: Daily Intel tags along on a shopping trip with Ryan Lochte, who just got his first credit card.

Supreme Team: i-D spells out the ABCs of legendary streetwear brand Supreme.

Pencil Pushers: NPR traces the remarkable history of the humble pencil.

Bring It Home: Bloomberg brings word that the limit on bringing home cigars and rum from Cuba has just been lifted by the US Government.

Bape, Hand Knit Cardigans and One of the World’s Most Prolific Milliners

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Bape, Hand Knit Cardigans and One of the World’s Most Prolific Milliners

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Chunky Soup: Die, Workwear! waxes poetic on the chunky hand knit cardigans from the likes of RRL

Going Ape: Even in the hype-driven landscape of streetwear Bape continues to survive, and thrive, notes Complex.

Mad Hatter: T Magazine visits the studio of one of the world’s most prolific milliners, Stephen Jones.

Dress Code: One Fast Company reporter spent a week dressing up to work from home and found it to be a good thing.

Analog Trend: Digital Trends has the scoop on Amazon’s plans to build brick and mortar stors.

Trump’s Ill-Fitting Suits, Competitive Pinball and the Tyranny of Choice

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Trump’s Ill-Fitting Suits, Competitive Pinball and the Tyranny of Choice

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Not Well Suited: Jezebel has a world-famous tailor weigh in on the ill-fitting suits of Donald Trump.

So Choice: Highsnobiety asks the tough question of whether too much consumer choice is making us miserable.

Pin Number: Vice dives deep into the world of competitive pinball.

Bubbling Up: GQ sets the record straight that seltzer isn’t just a passing fad, it’s a way of life.

The Slip: Esquire looks into the future of laceless sneakers.

The Dresser In Chief, Adidas Future Lab and Kenneth Bone Explains His Red Sweater

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The Dresser In Chief, Adidas Future Lab and Kenneth Bone Explains His Red Sweater

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Sharper Together: The New York Times notes the budding sartorial relationship between potential Commander In Chief, Hillary Clinton, and potential Dresser In Chief, Ralph Lauren.

It’s Kenneth: CNN caught up with the real winner of the second presidential debate Ken Bone, who explains why he planned on wearing an olive suit but ended up taking the internet by storm in his red sweater.

Future Stripes: Wired UK gets an inside look around the secretive Adidas Future Lab.

Queuing Up: The Wall Street Journal delves into the science behind standing in line.

Peak Sneak: W magazine chats with Salehe Bembury, the footwear designer behind most of your favorite sneakers.