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The New International Men’s Shops to Know

  • Kempt Staff


In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve scoured the globe for the newest openings in your regular haunts—you know, Milan, London, Hong Kong, the usual. Because you never know when you’re going to need a new pair of striped socks while in Amsterdam.

Here are the latest updates to your already-dapper international rolodex of men’s shops...»

Shop Here: Kansas City

  • Kempt Staff


The MLB World Series kicks off tonight in Kansas City, pitting their Royals against San Francisco’s Giants. And while SF has been gaining serious menswear street cred over the past few years, Kansas City has been no slouch either—home to blogger favorite Baldwin Denim, among others.

So if you happen to find yourself in the Paris of the Plains this week to take in the first leg of the Fall Classic, make sure to stop into these shops while you’re in town.»

First Look: Read Wall MTM Lands in NYC

  • Kempt Staff


Our friends at UrbanDaddy New York come bearing good news for anyone in the market for a traditional American-made (to measure) suit in the Big Apple...

Because Read Wall, the Americana-bent menswear label from Washington, DC, has just opened a showroom in the Flatiron District, replete with overstuffed leather couches, bourbon and a fellow named Paul who knows his way around an old-fashioned measuring tape.

And plenty more handsomeness. Take a look after the jump.»

An All-Japanese Shop Pops Up in Brooklyn

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


Tonight: Williamsburg does its best Okinawa, as Hickoree’s becomes Hickoree’s Japan.

The three-week pop-up shop is taking over Floor Two with an entirely Japanese-crafted collection, as 20-plus makers deliver exclusive collaborations amidst a slew of inventory debuting stateside for the first time ever.

Take a closer look at the goods you won’t be finding anywhere else.»

Now You Can Shop Online, IRL

  • Kempt Staff


Our friends at UrbanDaddy LA tipped us off to an interesting new wrinkle in online menswear shopping: the Bonobos Guideshop opening on La Brea on Friday.

It’s an inviting blond-wood-hewn showroom that allows you to actually try on the clothes you'd normally only get to see online. The caveat: you’re only trying them on. There’s no stockroom in back, so you can’t walk out of the store with your new lightweight chinos—your guide will order them online, the same way you would have at home, except without the guesswork. Whether or not this is the future of online shopping is yet to be seen, but color us intrigued. Of course, if you’re not in one of the cities with a Guideshop, you’ll still have to do it the old-fashioned way: on the Internet.

Get a closer look inside the shop, after the jump.»