Today, the Academy unveiled this year’s Oscar nominees. And it got us thinking... about how Robert Redford totally got snubbed. And about how we’d do it, if we got to run the show...
First: we’d change the name to something like “The Kempties.”
Then we’d throw out all the categories and start anew, focusing solely on the menswear. So we collected our collective memories of the past year’s worth of handsomeness on film and tried to nail down what exactly made each film stylish—much like the actual Oscars, we’re breaking down the movies by individual garment performance, not just handing out awards willy-nilly.
As we all learned last week, mid-January’s got its downsides. (Polar vortexes included, apparently.)
But it’s certainly not all bad, as we’ve finally made it into the heart of ski season—with all the fresh powder, cozy chalets and ski bunnies that entails. So whether it’s the trail map or the après scene you’re planning to navigate, we’d like to help you do so handsomely, with a weeklong series we’re calling: Ski Week.
But, as gentlemen of letters, we wouldn’t dare overlook the printed word. As it turns out, there were plenty of great menswear-centric books that hit the shelves this year—from dictionaries on denim to proclamations of dandyism. And we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch.