Every Wednesday we’re giving you a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick. We call it: The Kempt Five.
The real threat of an unexpected downpour lies in the fact that it’s impossible to look stylish while you’re sopping wet.
And, for the most part, your options have been equally inelegant—clumsy galoshes, cumbersome umbrellas, et cetera—unless, of course, you choose the right gear.
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.
We spend a lot of time talking about the more established brands here every Tuesday, but there are plenty of up-and-coming watchmakers hoping to build a brand with a little help from crowdfunding.
The down vest is the trusty utility player of any winning fall wardrobe: at the ready to be an outer layer in early fall, but also a good way to bulk up your layering game as the temps drop.
And it’s good to have at least one in your rotation right about now, so we’ve rounded up your best options currently on the market.
We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend…
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