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A Cinematic Guide to Grand Gestures

Say Anything

Every once in a while, you find yourself needing to do some wooing (perhaps even on some evening next week). Sure, you’re great at gift giving and a pro at the art of the love letter.

But sometimes, the situation calls for something bigger—a little more intricate, Cary Grant–level wooing. And where does any self-respecting gentleman worth his weight in rose petals get a little inspiration? Why, the cinema, of course.

So to help you out, the Kempt Guide to Cinematic Grand Gestures—ranked by degree of difficulty.»

The Reentry: And So It Begins...

Thanksgiving Day is so close, we can nearly taste it. Mr. Hitchcock is so excited, he’s overcome his aversion to birds. It’s undeniable—the holidays are upon us.

Time to get started on a good six-week bender of reckless food consumption, unabashed merriment and some family-appropriate debauchery. Please leave the resolutioning and course correcting for January 2, 2013.

As a first step, start updating your holiday kitsch.

Jane Fonda is Giving Up the Gun

Summer in Trinidad: Diplo leads us through his glamorous party-filled life—specifically, the Trinidadian part of it. Amazing stuff. [Vanity Fair]

Also, Drinking Sherry: The wisdom of Bryan Ferry. He does love those padded shoulders. [GQ UK]

Shadow of a Doubt: The style of Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, lifelong devotee of the double-breasted suit. [LIFE]

The Second Breast: Speaking of which, here are some of the best ways to pull it off. [The Style Blogger]