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The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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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...

For the Galoshes: Swedish label Tretorn is taking 30% off footwear through the weekend. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For the Basics: J.Crew Factory is slashing 50% off everything in stock, even new arrivals. Discount: A Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For the Preppy Warmth: Take 30% off blazers and outerwear at Tommy Hilfiger with the code THFALL30. Discount: B Sizes Available: B Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Todd Snyder, Gant and others after the jump.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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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...

For the Autumnal Staples: Take 30% off your autumnal staples at Lands’ End and their heritage-y Canvas line when using GRAND at checkout. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For the Wool Ties: Sovereign Beck is getting you in on the cold-weather neckwear early, with $30 off all their F/W ’13 ties. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: N/A Selection: B+

For the Prep-Americana: Brooks Brothers is starting fall off right this weekend with 25% off everything, through Monday. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Ralph Lauren, Patagonia and others, after the jump.»

How Mad Men Gave Itself the Mad Men Treatment

  • Najib Benouar

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A little show called Mad Men returns this Sunday.

And heralding this great news has been one of the most stylish ad campaigns we’ve seen in a while. (Not that we’d expect anything less.)

We’re especially digging the chalky illustrations that look like they could’ve been borrowed from the boardroom easel of Draper’s latest pitch. Which isn’t far off, considering the artwork was done by a real-deal advertising illustrator from the 1960s: Brian Sanders, who actually lived the life and lives to tell the tale. AMC recently sat down with Sanders to hear some of it and got a look at the illustrations in their various stages of production—which reveals some interesting details, like the inspiration photo collage depicting Don Draper walking past himself (in the lighter gray suit).

Take a closer look after the jump.»

Happy Birthday, Catherine Deneuve

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Rookie of the Year: Interview sits down with the new Carolina QB Cam Newton for a chat about football, college and becoming crazy famous. [Interview]

The Rugged Fall: A tour of fall style in leather and flannel. (Watch out for the tiny “next” button.) [Two-Inch Cuffs]

Rocking Softly: Are Wilco and Feist our generation’s adult contemporary music? Seems like it. [NYMag]

Colonial Goods: The world of vintage Banana Republic catalogs is something to behold. [Archival Clothing]

Idol Hands

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Idol Radec has been kicking around the Los Angeles scene for a few seasons now, but thanks to their casual approach to web design, we’ve had trouble getting a close look at their goods. Luckily, Fashionisto got their hands on the spring collection so we could see for ourselves.

It’s nothing mind-blowing—in fact, didn’t we see that tie in the window at Banana Republic?—but there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe. We’re always glad to see a contrast shawl collar and pair of Newport Reds…even if we already know where to get them.

Geishas, Ties and Monograms

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Mr. & Mrs. Z: Jay-Z once rapped,"Y'all be frontin', me give my heart to a woman? Not for nothin', never happen', I'll be forever mackin." He lied. [US Magazine]

"Why does anyone in New York buy ties fully priced?": Good question, mate. [Permanent Style]

Team Polo: While the Olympic Torch is struggling to stay lit, Ralph is busy outfitting American athletes. [Reuters]

Party Politics: Pro war. Anti war. Conservative. Liberal. The only thing that really matters is where the candidates stand on beer issues. [Huffington Post]

Fresh Fruit: BR Monogram opens today in the Village. [WWD]

Kempt Kept Men: Thanks to the changing face of Japanese sexual politics you can finally be a geisha. [CNN]

Cons, Sweatshops, DJs and Muskoxes

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Chuck Rock: The collision of Converse and gabba-gabba-hey. [The Guardian]

Labor Pains: That BR sweater you're wearing for casual Friday might have blood on it. [One World]

Along Came a Spider: We knew a kid in High School who drove an Alfa Romeo, which was so cool because it was as sexy as a Porsche but cost less than our used Saab SE. We don't know what to think about this new one. [Luxist]

Deal Alert: Suit up for your next expedition at Freeman's Sporting Club and then stop in for a cut and shave. Tell Van we sent you. [Racked]

Hairy Beast: Arctic Muskox is the new hotness, dontcha know. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Outside The Lines: Martin Greenfield shares his craft with Band of Outsiders. [Men.Style]

Screen Shots: DJ/Designer Matt Creed professes his love for Gawker - meaning it's only mere moments before they sully his good name. [VanityFair.com]

Vandals, Liars, Jokers and Dividers

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Easy Marc: Fake Marc Jacobs ads come from real jokers. [Forbes]

The Great Divide: H+M line *Divided* opens it's first standalone store in the English-speaking world. No news yet on a US location. [Vogue UK]

Monarchist Republic: In other Brit boutique news, The Banana Republic opens it's first store in England. No news yet on a US location. [Telegraph UK]

Vandalism: We might just have to break some windows and steal these new Raf Simons boots. [Hypebeast]

"From Caped Crusaders to Hoodies": Sounds like Middle School to us. No, seriously, read on. [WSJ]

Board Liar: Some clever jasper was fronting like he was a board member of the Gucci Group. Why didn't we think of that? Might have had something to do with 20 years of hard time. [DNRNews]

Fred's Flair: Are you properly dressed for Fred Rogers Sweater Day? [Huffington Post]

Fashion Police: India has banned "Fashion Television" (which, frankly, we thought had been cancelled years ago). Next time you're watching models traipsing down a runway on the tube, just remember how lucky you are to be an American. [MeriNews]

Posh Denim, Prep Rockers and Monogram Lands in The Village

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Top Banana: Monogram, Banana Republic's high-end branch line, will open its first stand-alone store on Bleecker Street next month. [DNRNews]

The Candy Man: Like so many celebrities, Willy Wonka has a fashion line. [LA Times]

Cut to Fit: A blogger's first foray into Hong-Kong bespoke sends him into revery. [Men's Flair]

The Source: A long hard look at the fabrics that separate the name brands from the knockoffs. [IHT]

Hats Off: The dizzying heights and heartbreaking lows of the newsboy cap. [Magnificent Bastard]

New York Noise: T charts the dress codes of your favorite local bands... and Vampire Weekend. Taste the backlash. [T Online]

Spice World: Unsatisfied with her successful campaign against feminine style and grace, Victoria Beckham attacks men's clothing. [DNRNews]

Dianetics, Men on Film, Horyn Banned and Stepping Up To The Bar

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Block Party: Alife continues to take over anything south and east of Union Square. [Racked]

Cult Favorites: When it comes to Scientologist style, this overview only scratches the surface of a vast, tacky conspiracy. [Styledash]

Celluloid Heroes: 50 films that influenced men's fashion. [Men's Vogue]

A Face Only Page Six Could Love: Feeling down? Suffering from a low self image? Peek at the Post's idea of a "babe magnet" and feel better? Or much, much worse. [NYPost]

Save Ferris!: These shoes go by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them. [Hype Beast]

Times Out: Yikes. We'll be sure to watch what we say about Giorgio Armani from now on. Observer

Bar Refaeli Photos: Do you actually require more explanation? [Arena]

Chinos To Go: Deep discounts at Banana Republic. [StyleDash]