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Candice Swanepoel Has Found a Perch

  • Kempt Staff

Best Show That’s Ever Been: On the 30th anniversary of its premiere, GQ recounts the oral history of Cheers. [GQ]

Boastface Killah: Esquire digs up some vintage Boast ads to give us a reason to look forward to tennis-whites season again. [Esquire]

Franchise Player: An in-depth analysis of the careers of commercial actors pegged to long-standing branded characters. (Dude, you got Dell’d...) [Businessweek]

Jerky Boys: The Wall Street Journal hypothesizes that the end of “jerky shame” is finally in sight. [WSJ]

Boast of the Town

  • Najib Benouar

This snap comes from a sneak peek at an upcoming editorial on our favorite rebel-prep-wear label, Boast. It comes courtesy of Jake Davis, who directed the shoot (and who’s teamed up with Adrianne Ho to brilliant success before). Get a better look at the preview of the beach-traipsing photography of Boast’s new collection over here. (Though we’ll admit, Ms. Ho really steals the show.)

The Renegade’s Tennis Whites

  • Najib Benouar

On the occasion that our comrades in style over at UrbanDaddy Perks are sale-ing polos and shorts from the storied tennis label Boast (the name’s derived from a squash shot that requires three walls), we thought we’d have iconic American author John Updike here show you how it’s done. The shirts were a big hit in the ’70s with pros, Texas governors turned presidents and rebellious prepsters alike (for the record, that’s a Japanese maple leaf), and they’re back just as we’ve been feeling for tennis whites lately. It might not be a look you’re seeing center court at Roland Garros this weekend, but at racquet clubs from Newport to Bel Air, it is still very much alive. Now all you’ve got to do is grab yourself a polo and a seat on the porch.