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Timepiece Tuesday: The Women of Watches

  • Kempt Staff

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Luxury watch company Hublot just named its first-ever woman brand ambassador: Bar Refaeli. You may have heard of her.

It marks a new forward-thinking trend in the world of horology: women can be interested in watches beyond the ones made by fashion labels. (It’s almost hard to believe it’s taken this long for that to sink in.) Even IWC, a watch brand whose tagline has been “Tools Engineered for Men,” just unveiled their Portofino Midsize collection geared toward men and women. Which is a great thing.

And we’re not complaining that it also makes for some very easy-on-the-eyes branding...»

Adriana Lima Owns Many Many Curtains

Adriana Limavia WBE

The Thrifter Cometh: Jesse Thorn of Put This On gets the web-feature treatment. The man knows his sizes. [GQ]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Camo: A truly exhaustive guide to the camos of the world. Does this mean Nick Wooster was in the French Army? [Complex]

Carnie Wisdom: A gentleman’s guide to winning carnival games. Apparently the world of the carnie is magical and secretive. [Art of Manliness]

Technicolor: A colorful look at New York in the ’50s, including one of the best photos of Gay Talese we’ve ever seen. [Driven]

Adriana Lima has No Idea What Her Feet Look Like


Walk Hard: Thank heaven for lingerie shows. [WBE]

Fighting Words: A branding guru takes on the fashion industry. Clearly, he’s never met Tom Ford. [PSFK]

It Was Worth a Shot: What if Google implanted an elaborate code into their site and nobody noticed or cared? [The Google Blog]

Name That Model: Identify a call sheet of models and win a classic of 19th Century literature. No, we’re not kidding. [Fashion Copious]

Ms. Lima, Mr. Balk, and Mr. Mantegna


Cover Girl: Adriana Lima’s in the running for the new face of Givenchy. We’ll start lobbying now. [The Cut]

Awl of Me: The new ex-Gawker news site wastes no time in going after New York Magazine. Editors, lock up your trend pieces. [The Awl]

Fat Tony: Joe Mantegna continues to be one of our favorite people. [A. V. Club]

Go East, Young Man: Russian sportswear is far more complex and symbolically loaded than we ever would have thought. Spoiler alert: numerology is involved. [The Moment]

Adriana Lima’s Wedding, British Shoes, and Libelous Internets


Condolences: Adriana Lima has eloped with Serbian basketballer Marko Jaric…even though he lacks our faculty with language and sartorial acumen. [The Cut]

Sole Music: A stroll through the world of British shoe aficionado Mr. Hare. [Style Salvage]

The World’s Best Press Release: “As Julie Henderson's publicist, I've read some unflattering blogs calling her a ‘high fallutin' call girl.’” [Men.Style]

Zombie Shoes: Another venerable shoe brand returns from the dead. [A Continuous Lean]