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The New Yorker Archive’s Five Best Style Reads

  • Kempt Staff


We mentioned this a couple weeks ago when it happened, but we finally had some time to really dig deep into the newly unveiled New Yorker Archive recently and found a handful of stylish reads.

From Capote profiling Brando in 1957 to a 2010 visit to the Prince of Solomeo, otherwise known as Brunello Cucinelli, here are the five handsomest long-reads from the New Yorker Archive...»

The Six Ball Caps to Consider

  • Kempt Staff


The days when only the ballplayers wore caps are long gone.

Which is not entirely a bad thing. Now that the sun has returned, you’ll want something with a brim within arm’s reach—and your least fussy option is a ball cap. And luckily, these days there are plenty of menswear-leaning options out there—beyond the old team logo—fashioned from seersucker, Italian cotton and more summer-friendly materials.

Here are the six ball caps to consider this season...»

Stat Sheet: Brunello Cucinelli College Bomber

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That chill in the air: it’s... actually, nonexistent.

But it’ll arrive eventually. And when it does, you’ll notice all manner of dapper jacketry making its way onto the racks at a purveyor near you, like this wool-and-goose-down bomber by Brunello Cucinelli. It’s part of his newly available fall collection, and we wish you luck finding a more handsome way to fend off the breeze this coming season.

Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Bomber jackets have been around since, well, they were worn by people who actually dropped bombs while sporting them during WWI. Think Top Gun, but in black-and-white and minus those preposterous patches.

Who to Channel: A young fighter pilot who enjoys a bit of sport hunting or other riflery in his spare time; Michael Fassbender preparing for a joyride on his two-wheeled steed.

When to Wear It: Anytime between now and spring training 2014.

Degree of Difficulty: Easy. Whatever you’ve got underneath, this bomber’ll cover it with a heaping measure of swagger. Not that you didn’t have some of your own already.

And now, a moment of inspiration:»

Fall Report: Colors, Materials, Patterns

  • Kempt Staff

BG-4KPB_mzFall is so close, we can taste it (very spiced-cider-y this year). So, in anticipation of the monumental shift in your wardrobe, leisure activities and general state-of-mind, we’re dedicating this week to preparing you for all of your upcoming autumnal endeavors...

We continue our coverage with a look ahead to the colors, materials and patterns you can expect to see on the racks (and in your closet).»

Your Pitti Uomo Primer: From A to Z

  • Kempt Staff


The international menswear cognoscenti are descending upon Florence as we speak, for the 84th installment of Pitti Immagine Uomo.

And as any well-read menswear enthusiast will tell you, it pays to know what exactly all the fuss is about (especially if you find yourself flipping through Tumblr or in a heated debate with your tailor in the next few days). So with that in mind, we’ve prepared an A-to-Z primer of talking points and trivia that should get you through the semi-annual spectacle of peacockery.

Herewith, the ABCs of Pitti Uomo.»

Looking into the Handsome Future

  • Najib Benouar

This tableau of dapperness comes from the first look at #menswear darling (more on that after the link) Brunello Cucinelli’s fall collection. Here, three tuxedoed men seem to have found themselves standing on the edge of the earth, staring out into the bright future. It’s hard to tell whether they like what they see, but we definitely do—Cucinelli strikes again. Check out the rest over at Die, Workwear!