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Point of Origin: Tassel Loafers

  • Kempt Staff
Point of Origin: Tassel Loafers

Tassel loafers. Favored on Wall Street and in the more contrarian corners of #menswear alike. But where the heck did they even come from? Perhaps they were originally designed to combat some outmoded need for shooing away pests on the ground while hunting? Or a rococo creation of a dandy royal hundreds of years ago? Well, it turns out they’re a purely American invention that only dates back to around 1950.

And it’s quite the interesting story...

Eight Beach-Ready Chinos to Consider

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0611Kempt-Tailored-Trunks-Brooks-Brothers-Oxford-Swim-TrunkWith summer Fridays, sojourns and sunshine abounding, we’re thinking up the best ways to get out of dodge and into a body of water, with minimal planning.

As such, we present the beach-ready chino. Those sharp, tailored iterations of the bathing costumes of yesteryear.

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you’ll slink past coworkers under the guise of smartly fitted flat-fronts, ready to whip off your madras popover at the faintest whiff of ocean mist.

Go from zero to poolside, after the jump.»