The Kempt Five: Giving Thanks
Every Wednesday, we’re giving you a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick. We call it: The Kempt Five.
Big Ass Sweaters. “For keeping warm. For primo cuddling. For concealing the fact that you’ve unbuttoned your pants after dinner. ‘Tis the season, eh?”—S.P.
Warm Cocktails. “Hot Toddies, Gin Toddies, Apple Jacks, Milk & Honeys, Tom & Jerrys, Mulled Ciders, Mulled Wines, Hot Buttered Rums. Any of ‘em. All of ‘em.”—C.G.
Songs Our Daddy Taught Us by The Everly Brothers. “We’ll admit we didn’t see Foreverly coming–it’s a collaboration between Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones (yes, that Norah Jones), and it’s a full-on cover album of the forgotten The Every Brothers’ 1958 classic. As great as it is–and it’s really, really great–we still implore you to revisit the original. The Everly Brothers are having something of a moment–we saw Beck cover them this summer at Jones Beach–and this album of dark folk songs, all sung in the brothers’ patented harmonies, is just as powerful 55 years after it came out.”—P.L.U.
J. Crew Men’s Wool Socks. “It’s cold out there, hoss. For my money, J.Crew’s made-in-the-USA camp socks do a great job of keeping your feet warm and your ankles stylish. (Tuck ‘em into some boots for the full effect.) Oh, and while I have you, here’s a sixth item: Fair Isle everything. It’s time, motherfuckers.”—P.L.U.
— Caitlin Ganswindt
— Stephen Praetorius
— Paul L. Underwood