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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...»

The Seven Sexiest Instagram Feeds Right Now

  • Najib Benouar

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Instagram is great for a lot of reasons—we’re sure the creators can think of about a billion, but here’s our favorite: celebrities have finally started getting in on the action. And models. And the like.

So we took the liberty of combing through some very good-looking feeds to bring you the most attractive and spectacular of the bunch. (You can thank us later.)

Herewith, the seven sexiest Instagrams to follow right now, in no particular order.»

Menswear Bling, Bar Refaeli’s Instagram and Some New Suitsupply

  • Kempt Staff

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No Uomo: A Suitable Wardrobe extols the traditional virtues of menswear “bling.”

Filtered Filters: The enterprising techies at Complex were kind enough to rifle through Bar Refaeli’s Instagram feed to find the 25 most attractive shots.

Fear and Clothing: A sneak peek at Suitsupply’s new fish-eyed lookbook.

Cava & Halmos: Jeff Halmos of menswear label Shipley & Halmos and wife Lisa Mayock (of Vena Cava) give GQ a house tour.

Bar Refaeli Is Sun-Drying Her Hair

  • Kempt Staff

In Vest Now: More love for lightweight vests—Valet runs down a few more options for the season. [Valet]

Chew on This: The bond between menswear and food grows ever stronger as Complex has just launched a site dedicated to food. [FirstWeFeast]

No Sweat: Philadelphians win the award for being the most sweatpanted people of our nation, according to this recent study. [Time]

Silver Spooner: You already know what your boots say about you, but here’s what your spoons do. [The Atlantic]

Bar Refaeli Would Like to Show You Her Capital

  • Kempt Staff

The Hottest Tour Guide in Israel. From chic shops to secret beaches to her parents’ house, Bar Refaeli takes Vanity Fair, and now you, on a tour of her native Tel Aviv. Mazel tov. [Vanity Fair]

Abraham Lincoln Looks Like a Movie Star. The fate of human dignity is in the hands of Daniel Day Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, stars of Spielberg’s eagerly anticipated feature, the trailer for which was released today. Esquire’s got the review. (Honestly.) [Esquire]

The Babe. (No, the Other One.) Grantland presents the remarkable tale of Nanci Donnellan, better known as “Fabulous Sports Babe,” the first lady of sports talk radio. (Though not married to Steve “The Schmooze” Somers.) [Grantland]

Your Ski Poles Just Got Greener... Two former World Cup alpine racers, tired of snowless ski seasons, developed state-of-the-art ski poles made from sustainable materials, including bamboo. (Wait, what?) [Gear Patrol]

Bar Refaeli Is on a Tightrope

  • Kempt Staff

Unfair Isle: Drake’s fall lookbook has landed on Selectism and it’s all rakishly on-point as usual.[Selectism]

The ’90s Epitomized: MTV has just uploaded their archive of the House of Style, hosted by Cindy Crawford and frequented by Duran Duran and Will Smith. [MTV]

Now for Some Actual Onscreen Style: GQ has edited a supercut of the 25 most stylish movies of all time. Enjoy. [GQ]

Joining Us via Satellite: If you’re not going to make it to Lollapalooza next weekend, 48 bands’ shows will be webcast. Here’s the virtual lineup. [SPIN]

Bar, Milk, and Yeezy

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It’s a Low Bar: The divine Ms. Refaeli is on board to host MTV’s revamped House of Style. Here’s hoping she can avoid getting a catchphrase. [People]

Milking It: Vice experiments with the culinary possibilities of breast milk. We give it six months before this makes it to four-star restaurants. [Vice]

By Any Other Name: The good news: Kanye’s Nike collaboration finally has a name. The bad news: that name is Air Yeezy. [Secret Society]

Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man: Cigar taxes go through the roof, forcing decadence enthusiasts to light up with ones instead of twenties. [Luxist]

Grate Shoes, Great Retail & Bar Refaeli

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Raising The Bar: Bar Refaeli taps Tommy Hilfiger to launch a new television project. Funny, we can’t even notice him in half the photos. [InStyle]

The High Low: Our pal Mordechai Rubinstein finds one of NYC’s most tred-upon icons resting gently on the toe of luxury. [Men’s Vogue]

Draper’s Exclusive Club: As if we need another excuse to plug Mad Men, the crazy cats at Canadian Club (a fellow publication astutely points out this Don Draper fave) ring in their 150th birthday with a special vintage. [Men.Style]

Rogue Agent: The saga continues with an expanded collection, retails space and inspiration for Maine’s main men’s attraction, Rogues Gallery [Time]

Kemptress: Bar Refaeli

  • Jared Paul Stern

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What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven't? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he's been keeping company with for the past couple years.

Considering the stilettos she's stepping into here - Leo's ex is if course The Gisele - Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*'s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.

The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she'll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger's *Iconic America* TV special.

We'll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.

Bar Shots, Loading Dager and Glenn's Dress Code

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Belly Up to the Bar: Thank ??? someone out there is poking around Russian Elle for Bar Refaeli shots. [Goldenfiddle]

Casual Friday: We're a little surprised that this internal memo from Interview on office dress code was even necessary. We could guess that this has something to do with the magazine's new Capo di tutti capi, Glenn O'Brien—but then again, the guy doesn't always hew to the rule himself. [Gawker]

Spice on Set: Failing fashion designer Victoria Beckham teams up with failing movie mogul Tom Cruise for what will almost certainly be Ben Stiller's ugliest film since "Meet the Fockers". [FemaleFirst UK]

Bowery Boy: Does John Varvatos even have time to design anymore with all these CBGBs questions? [NYTimes]

Cheap Shots: The best suits under $500 photographed by Scott "The Sartorialist" Schuman. [Men.Style]

Word Games: Watch as three out of four panelists stuff their feet straight into their mouths while attempting to define "Hipster." [PSFK]

Shwing!: Tom Ford wants you to appreciate the human dingle as much as he does. [NYMag]