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The Kempt Five: Giving Thanks

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

1127KMT_Five_HedEvery Wednesday, we’re giving you a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick. We call it: The Kempt Five.

1127KMT_Five_1Big 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.

1127KMT_Five_2Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter. “Specifically her laissez-faire attitude towards censorship, ‘Literally everyone has a nipple. Get over it.’ Thanks, CT - we couldn’t agree more.”—C.G.

1127KMT_Five_3Warm 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.

1127KMT_Five_4J. 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.