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We’re Caring for Our Beards Now, for You

  • Geoff Rynex
We’re Caring for Our Beards Now, for You

Some of us at Kempt have beards. Some full-time, some part-time. But frankly, we’re not beard fetishists. We don’t own closets dedicated to care products. We don’t even use them most of the time. To us, it goes against the real spirit of beard-having (the one that came after having them for warmth) to get too precious about it. If you’re spending time in public wondering whether your beard looks a little dry or if there’s a stray hair or two, you’ve missed the point. That said, we don’t endorse the feral beast look either, and we’re not about to deny you knowledge that could be vital to your grooming future. So, in the name of science, Kempt is going on a multi-month journey of pileous discovery through the most bearded months of the year. We’re going to try every oil, cream, comb, wax and potential laser wand we can get our hands on, and let you know how each is working out, so they can then, in turn, work out for you.

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The Kempt Five

  • Caitlin Ganswindt
  • Najib Benouar

Kempt Five

Every Wednesday from here on out, we’re giving you a piece of our minds. Actually, more like five pieces. It’s a chance to get a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick—you know, beyond the usual Internet handsomeness we’re serving up daily. So welcome to our most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.

Without further ado, here’s what’s on our minds this week.»

Classifying Collars and Getting Tough on jOBS

  • Kempt Staff

Collar ID: The Wall Street Journal dives headlong into the issue of shirt collars and their many iterations of late.

Lloyd Banks: There’s been a considerable amount of gnashing of the teeth over the beard Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein grew while vacationing in Davos, Switzerland. David Coggins reports.

Totally Rad: Bullett digs deep on the aesthetic of designer Rad Hourani, only to find a conundrum wrapped in a mystery enshrouded in asexuality.

Woz Happenin’: The Woz questions the verisimilitude of the new biopic about Apple’s late, turtlenecked CEO jOBS, according to Gizmodo.