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A Gentleman’s Guide to the Faja


These days, we’re pretty much living on linen pants and camp shirts these days. And since that doesn’t leave much room for thick leather belts, we’ve had to get creative with our trouser support.

Our solution of choice so far is Industry of All Nations’ Faja, a strap of woven cotton Argentine gentlemen have been using to hold up their trousers for ages. It’s light, casual, and a much-needed breath of Southern Hemisphere style. But since there’s no buckle, first you’ll have to figure out how to tie it.

Which is where a few videos come in handy…»

Argentina Plays Sexy Football

  • Shawn Donnelly


This is the latest installment of The World Cup According to Kempt™, our series on the stuff that really matters at this summer’s tournament in South Africa (kicking off June 11).

Good news for the man you see pictured here, Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín: he is allowed to have sex with his girlfriend during the World Cup. This according to team physician Dr. Donato Vallani, who told Radio Del Plata, “The players can have sex with their wives and girlfriends during the World Cup.” The only stipulation is that “it should not be at 2 a.m. with champagne and Havana cigars.”

Vallani apparently does not subscribe to the same theory as fictional boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill, who famously told Rocky Balboa, “Women weaken legs.” It should be noted that Argentina possesses some of the most prolific scorers in the game…