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Shopping Unionmade’s Archive Sale

  • Kempt Staff


Perhaps the folks at San Francisco’s menswear mecca Unionmade are feeling a bit generous after yet another Giants World Series win, because they’ve just quietly put hundreds of items on sale at up to 90% off this morning.

They’re calling it “The Archive” and there’s a lot to get through—and as you can imagine, it’s going fast—so we dug through it all to bring you the best bets from the sale.»

Five Masterly Dapper Green Blazers

  • Najib Benouar

Green Blazers

It’s easily the most stylish trophy in sports: the Masters’ green jacket.

Coincidentally, a green blazer also happens to be the perfect spring accomplice—especially if you can find one in an airier weave, with softer shoulders and in a less glaring tone than the mostly ceremonial number slung over the winner’s shoulder each April. Luckily, with a little digging, we’ve found a surprisingly plentiful spectrum of solid options out there right now, from pale to Rockham green, Gucci to Woolrich, that you can wear today, without having to beat out Tiger in a shootout down the back nine. (Though we’re not saying you couldn’t.) So, without further ado:

Five green blazers that’ll crown you the champion of spring.»

The Rules of the Checked Blazer

One of the perks of the Italian Invasion has been a serious uptick in adventurous blazers. Like raw denim before it, an odd jacket can be a great way to dress up without looking like you’re trying to impress the boss—which should make it one of the more versatile items in your closet. But as with any patterned piece, it can be dangerous territory if you don’t know your way around.

So to help you get the most out of your next odd jacket, we’ve put together a quick roadmap of what’s great and what’s risky. It’s simpler than you think…

Allow us to explain»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Peter Som

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

At the house of Bill Blass, where he was recently installed as creative director, young designer Peter Som is overseeing the women's line (Michael Bastian has control of menswear). But Som, who worked for the late Mr. Blass himself after graduating from the Parsons School of Design and who debuted his own collection in 2001, is no sartorial slouch.

At a Le Cirque dinner the other night celebrating his new position, Som was in far nattier form than the laid-back Bastian usually musters»