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Samantha Gradoville Is in Need of Cufflinks

  • Kempt Staff

via The Libertine

Ladies in Tuxedos: A historical look at the way menswear has shaped women’s fashion in 15 iconic moments. [Bullett]

Boardwalking the Walk: A treatise on how Boardwalk Empire has finally become the show it’s been trying to be, three seasons in. [Grantland]

Internet Speak, Circa 1917: On the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birthday, we also learn that he played a role in the first ever usage of “O.M.G.” [Page Views]

UnDEAD: Mining the zombie apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead for some surprisingly stylish gear—including “life or death” suspenders. [A Headlong Dive]

Man of the Hour: Michael K. Williams

  • Najib Benouar

Michael K. Williamsvia British GQ

Gentlemen, take note. This is how you should be dressed right now.

As demonstrated here by one Michael Kenneth Williams at a recent Emmys Q&A for Boardwalk Empire—so he gets extra points for resisting the urge to show up in a three-piece. You might want to tone down the colors for everyday use, but everything here is right on: the trad navy blazer with gold buttons, the extra layer to account for a spring weather swing, the open collar. It all starts feeling a little Brooks Brothers until you spot those slightly eccentric blue brogues.

The lesson here: a little eccentricity goes a long way. (And even when it comes to pastels, Omar don’t scare.)

Dusting Off: When a Woman Jumps Out of a Cake

Paz de la Huerta

As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the magical moment when a woman jumps out of a cake.

We’re men of simple tastes.

And yet, we can’t suppress a slight melancholy whenever we see a roughly human-sized cake, only to realize that there is not a scantily clad woman waiting to burst from beneath its surface.

And it’s time someone did something about it…»

Sandrine Castellano has a Way with Models


Mind Readers: This week’s dispatch from the world of indie editorials. [Cool Hunting]

Haters No Like: Nine years after The Blueprint, Hamilton Nolan takes on Jay-Z. We’re guessing this one gets less than half a bar. [Gawker]

Bootleggers: Boardwalk Empire is looking more awesome by the day. Nice to see Michael Pitt’s keeping busy. [Vulture]

Portrait of a Shirt: One of our favorite custom shops breaks down all the measurements that go into a fitted shirt. Bookmark it if you’ve got any fittings in your future. [Alexander West]