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Then and Now: A Visual Ode to the ’70s Style of Vinyl

  • Kempt Staff
Then and Now: A Visual Ode to the ’70s Style of Vinyl

Here’s what we know about the new Scorsese-Jagger vehicle, Vinyl, that’s premiering this weekend on HBO...

It looks like it’s going to be good. It’s got Olivia Wilde. And it’s set in NYC in 1973, a pivotal year for music: marking the inception of punk rock, disco and hip-hop all within a few months—and a few city blocks—of one another.

Meaning, it was also a pivotal year for style: from the rise of the denim-and-leather-clad rockers to the floppy-collared disco’ers to the Kangol-hatted rappers. So we thought we’d take a look at the new show and look back at major players of the time—your Kool Hercs, your Sex Pistols, your Andy Warhols—to see how they stack up.

Let the fever dream of ’70s style begin...

Needs and Wants: Menswear Deals and Reaches

  • Geoff Rynex
Needs and Wants: Menswear Deals and Reaches

Sometimes you’re willing to drop a paycheck on an elegant black hoodie. Sometimes you’re not. Economic fluctuations, temporary insanity, #menswear-induced tunnel vision. All these things are real, and they affect what you’re willing and able to buy. Personally, we’re firm believers in an “If you’ve got it, spend it” ethos, and sometimes a “Just take a deep breath and spend it” one. Still, you should know what’s out there.

Enter Needs and Wants, a completely objective, judgment-free zone where we show you both the reasonable and beyond-splurge options for three things that are pretty much the same.