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Department of Corrections: Blazer VS. Sport Coat

  • Kempt Staff
Department of Corrections: Blazer VS. Sport Coat

As near as we can tell, there’s some kind of unstoppable, nefarious force at work that’s been trying, and succeeding, to grandfather in the use of “blazer” to refer to what are actually sport coats. But unlike the spineless wordsmen at Oxford English Dictionary, who caved and accepted the definition of “literally” that actually means “figuratively,” you shouldn’t stand for it.

Put simply: not all blazers are blazers.

Here’s how you can be on the right side of sartorial nomenclature.

An Inquiry on the Art of Dressing Up Denim

  • Najib Benouar

Here at Kempt HQ, we often receive letters from our readers—most of it adoring fan mail—but every so often we get a naked picture. Also every so often, we get a question from an inquiring soul. Which we sometimes answer...

This week, we received a letter in our inbox from a reader who was looking forward to heading to the Mondrian LA for an evening of cocktails and tapas but was at a sticking point: to wear jeans or not to wear jeans. That is the question.

On to our reader’s denim-based quandary, followed by our menswear blogger-savvied guidance.