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Capsule Show New York, by the Numbers

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


Twice a year, in six cities, menswear designers, buyers, editorialists and enthusiasts flock to the tailored temple of Capsule Show. Yesterday, the leather-bound steamer trunks and garment bags arrived in droves at New York’s South Street, chock-full of new collections for SS14.

Naturally, Team Kempt hit the pavement (or, you know, carpeted warehouse) of Pier 36 in the name of trend spotting and lesson learning. With over 250 brands in attendance, we thought it best to provide a bit of a highlight reel for our loyal followers.

As such, a scientific breakdown of the scene after the jump.»

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 newest and most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.

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

Your Weekend Sale Report Card

  • Kempt Staff


For any menswear browsing you might feel inclined to do this weekend, we’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there...

For the Larger Sizes: Austin men’s shop Stag is slashing their sale prices by another 50% with the code 50EXTRA. Discount: A+ Sizes Available: B- Selection: B

For Springing Forward: Gant has knocked 30% off their “pre-spring” gear for the weekend. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For the Odds and Ends: Arrow and Arrow is clearing out some leftovers from the season—from Billykirk bags to Saturdays shirts—for up to 50% off. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: B Selection: C+

For Cleaning Up on the Off-Season: Rooney is clearing the racks from last season with a decent amount of markdowns. Discount: A- Sizes Available: B- Selection: A

For a Shirt Thing: Here’s a good chance to stock up on Hamilton shirting—they’ve knocked 30% off their renowned sport shirts. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A-

Introducing... The Sale Scorecard

  • Kempt Staff

Crew shirts

In this new weekly series, we filter through all of the online-sale noise and grade your best options for some weekend shopping...

For Your Spring Head Start: Brooks Brothers is getting you in on their spring action a day early online—before it lands in shops—and they’re knocking off up to $200 on your final tally. Discount: C Sizes Available: A Selection: A

If You’re Looking for Luggage: Billy Kirk has knocked 60% off a decent number of their well-made bags—and one very tempting navy trilby. Discount: A Styles Available: B Selection: B+

Some More Spring-Forward Incentive: For three days only, Club Monaco is knocking 20% off all of their new spring gear with the code “SPRING20.” Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

A Good Chance to Stock Up on Spring Basics: Gap is also getting in the spring spirit early with 25% off everything in shop with the code “GAP25”—but act fast, because it ends tomorrow. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For Those Thinking Very, Very Far Ahead: Wittmore has finally slashed the rest of their winter sale down to 60% off. You won’t be able to wear most of it till it gets wintry again, but some good finds with a decent selection of sizes are still left here. Discount: A Sizes Available: B+ Selection: A-