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The New Yorker Archive’s Five Best Style Reads

  • Kempt Staff

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We mentioned this a couple weeks ago when it happened, but we finally had some time to really dig deep into the newly unveiled New Yorker Archive recently and found a handful of stylish reads.

From Capote profiling Brando in 1957 to a 2010 visit to the Prince of Solomeo, otherwise known as Brunello Cucinelli, here are the five handsomest long-reads from the New Yorker Archive...»

The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the July Men’s Mags

  • Kempt Staff

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Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of your favorite men’s magazines, like GQ, Nylon Guys and The Rake, so you don’t have to. The breakdown—starring Emily Ratajkowski, Panama hats, feuding Greek shipping magnates, grilling everything, summer cocktails, sexy convertibles and... did we mention Emily Ratajkowski?—now.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the June Men’s Mags

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Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of your favorite men’s magazines, including GQ, VMan and Esquire, so you don’t have to. The breakdown—starring a prosthetic hoo-ha, Gigi Hadid, terrifying skin treatments, fatherhood, Detroit, Jerry Seinfeld, Deepak Chopra, swimsuits, sexsomnia, parentheticals, finishing cream, mandals and a thong bikini or two—now.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the May Men’s Mags

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Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Louis C.K., Lake Bell (above), clowns, vegetables, lingual dexterity, meat, Matt Bomer, vintage topless, soccer, lip ticklers, Jon Favreau, colorful suede, Kris Kristofferson and a whole lot of funny—now.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

Special Edition: The Good, The Bad and The Handsome From This Spring’s Style Guides

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You may have noticed a couple extra menswear mags on the newsstand this month: GQ Style: What to Wear Now and the Esquire Big Black Book. In our grand tradition, we read them so you don’t have to, and in this very special edition of Well Pressed, we've got your full breakdown of the current state of the menswear universe.

Consider this your crash course in the spring’s trending menswear, after the jump…»

The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the April Men’s Mags

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Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring whimsy, Jaime Lannister, Mrs. Draper, lamb meat loaf, undone black tie, the “Side Sweep,” penis pumps, ScarJo as an alien, a human Barbie, ADHD meds, chihuahuas in handbags and Boston Strong, dammit—now.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the March Men’s Mags

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Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Peter Dinklage, bologna, double-breasted suits, Legos, Kate Mara, Momofuku, butter, bolo ties, Rob Ford, being well-rested, shooting animals, shaving cream, Iggy Azalea, Southern suiting and Shia LaBeouf, for better or worse—now.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

LL Cool J’s Greatest Hats

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Rapper. Actor. Fitness guru. Awards show host...

LL Cool J has worn a lot of hats over the years. (Most of them Kangol.)

And since he’s reprising his standing gig as host for the Grammys for the third time in a row this weekend, we thought we’d take a look back at how the man known as Ladies Love Cool James has managed to stay relevant over the past three decades. (Hint: it’s the hats.)

Wherein we look back at LL Cool J’s dizzying array of headwear over the years...»

The Five Best Lines from the Kanye West Interview Interview

  • Kempt Staff

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Man of style—and Kempt 100 inductee—Andy Warhol was on to something when he founded Interview magazine in 1969...

And we can only imagine that the latest issue’s cover interview of Kanye West, by 12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen, was exactly what Warhol had in mind. It’s lofty, insightful, absurd (in both its artistic meaning and the usual one) and chock-full of great thought-bites from the inimitable Mr. West.

It was tough, but we managed to distill it down to the five most interesting lines...»