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Kempt Man of the Hour: Guy Pearce

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We've admired British-born, Aussie-raised actor Guy Pearce ever since 1997's brilliant *L.A. Confidential*, easily one of our favorite flicks of all time. An understated sort of fellow, we've never really paid much attention to his attire, but at the premiere of his new terrorist-CIA caper *Traitor* the other night, he caught our eye for pulling off the all-black look with a verve we haven't seen since the unpredictable Mr. Cumming sported a similar set-up last March.

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Skin Head

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

In the course of bestowing the two MOTHs he's pocketed so far—for an elegant all-black ensemble and the apex of equestrian chic—we issued a caveat about Alan Cumming's occasionally overly theatrical tendencies in matters of dress. He is a quirky actor type after all, but once in a while these unfortunate propensities seem to get the better of him.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Alan Cumming

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Last time Scottish actor Alan Cumming caught our eye, he was sporting the latest in equestrian chic. For this, his second MOTH conquest, he would at first glance appear to be dressed much more conservatively—but only at first glance.

We find this triple-black ensemble of his, worn to the premiere of a new off-Broadway production of Chekhov's *The Seagull* in which he co-stars, to be of equal interest. It's rescued from the mundane by the dressy elements, the textural appeal, and an offbeat approach to the old 'black tie' chestnut.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Andre 3000

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We have always regarded idiosyncratic impresario Andre 3000 (née Andre Benjamin) as one of the most stylish men in modern music. A fitting heir to Jimi Hendrix in many ways, it's felicitous that Benjamin (who has several acting credits to his name) has long had a Hendrix biopic in the works. Now he's branching out into fashion with his own line called Benjamin Bixby, inspired by 1930s football players.

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Andre Goes East, Big Mac Makeover and Alan Goes Disco

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The Cumming Storm: Our favorite Scottish pixie swings from a disco ball and makes it rain champagne. We'd like to think he was celebrating his recent MOTH win. [NYPost, 3rd Item]

Low Profiles: According to our boy David Coleman, "Fashion Insider Ken" is a boring dresser. [NYTimes]

Model T: Redefining luxury by redesigning a time-worn staple. [Coolhunting]

Bra Snap: The Lingerie Bowl has been canceled! Now what are we going to do on Sunday? Oh, right… that. [TMZ]

…Like a Polaroid Picture: Andre 3000 says he doesn't really follow fashion. Having run into him in camouflage safari gear a couple times, we'd agree that the man blazes his own trails. [NYObserver]

Billions Served: McDonald's will be getting new unis courtesy of one of Princess Di's favorite designers. So long as Ronald gets to keep his socks, we're cool with this. [FemaleFirst UK]

Political Phrenology: Width and length battle it out in the primaries. [Material Interest]

Ghost Rider: This is everything we ever wanted for Christmas. [PSFK ]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Alan Cumming

  • Jared Paul Stern

*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Scottish actor and *parfumeur* Alan Cumming has always been one of the more interestingly-dressed Hollywood types treading the red carpet. While a little theatrical for our taste at times, he often pulls off a nod to showmanship while still managing to be the best-dressed man in the room. Such was the case at the Italian Trade Commission's *Made In Italy* cocktail party hosted by Isabella Rossellini the other night.

Cumming turned out in an equestrian ensemble »