The latest from Beach Week, our effort to send you to the shore in style this summer.
We’ve put together a reading list that’s more than just a few good books to stuff in your beach bag—although, there are those, too. But these reads are really about cultivating a properly beachy state of mind, from the printed word on actual flammable pages to the screen.
But, as gentlemen of letters, we wouldn’t dare overlook the printed word. As it turns out, there were plenty of great menswear-centric books that hit the shelves this year—from dictionaries on denim to proclamations of dandyism. And we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch.
It could be the family lake house, a weekend rental on the Cape or just a really summery corner of your sixth-floor walkup.
But to really make it feel right, you’ve got to have the right vibe—which, granted, is a little different if you’re summering near the sea versus a woodsy lake or river. So we’ve gone ahead and found some handsome appointments and setting-appropriate curios to properly equip your abode.
There’s nothing better than a good summer read—especially when it doesn’t require much actual reading.
You don’t need all of that flowery prose cluttering up your perfectly good beach weekend or scenic train ride upstate. What you need is a handsome book full of glossy pages you can breezily flip through at will. Whether it’s clever infographics with easily digestible tidbits, photos of interesting cultural phenomenon or just Paz de la Huerta wearing a lot of different wigs, there are plenty of new books out this season that make for ideal summer lounging companions.
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 most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.