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The Best of #LCM

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0618Kempt-London-Collections-Men-SS15 London Collections: Men wrapped yesterday, and while you (or the people you follow on Instagram) head south to Florence for Pitti, we’ve put together a recap of the very best Insta-moments from this year’s SS15 collections.

Think scantily clad salsa dancers and giant foam fingers that look like they were ripped off that creepy pale dude in Pan’s Labyrinth...»

Who the Hell Is This Guy and Why Should You Care?

  • Najib Benouar


This is Bruce Chatwin.

And he was named as the inspiration for Burberry Prorsum’s S/S 2015 collection that just stepped off the runway in London.

It’s not often a label name-drops a style icon so obscure that we’re left scratching our heads. So we did some digging, and as it turns out, he really was one stylish dude—in addition to being a lifelong traveler and novelist. In other words, good inspiration for anyone looking for adventure.

All you need to know, in five iconic photos...»

Your New Sunglasses for S/S 2013

  • Kempt Staff


While you’ve probably got a trusty pair of shades tucked away from last summer, it’s always nice to have another pair to reach for in the event of the inevitable... Forgetting them in a cab. A tragic kayaking mishap. Accidents happen.

Luckily, a handsome new crop of sunglasses has landed on the market just in time to have you fully equipped to keep your eyes stylishly protected from the harmful effects of the sun—and the occasional morning after—when you’ll need them most. Even luckier: we’ve rounded up your best options, from new-age club masters to good old aviators. So, without further ado:

All of the UV-rated dapperness your face requires.»

What Your Rainwear Says About You

  • Najib Benouar


With spring showers beginning to sprinkle over the northern hemisphere, it’s more than likely you’ll be reaching for a raincoat sometime soon—or looking for a new one. And in 2013, there’s a dizzying array of options to choose from. But before you head out into the damp unknown in your finest waterproof jacketry, you should know what your choice in gear says about you.

So, without further ado: what your rainwear says about you, according to Kempt.»

Gateway Turtlenecks: The Five Best High-Necked Shirts Out There

  • Najib Benouar

On the occasion of this weekend’s premiere of the Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, at Sundance, we are ever reminded of his iconic allegiance to the turtleneck. (Ashton Kutcher seems to have done a fine job of pulling it off himself.)

In fact, ever since we told the menswear-osphere to stop fearing the turtleneck, we’ve been noticing dapperly swaddled necks popping up everywhere—we won’t take full credit for the garment’s renaissance—on runways, in magazines, at tradeshows and even in our favorite menswear shops.

Luckily for all the shelter-seeking necks out there, we’ve rounded up the five best gateway turtlenecks currently on the market.»

Seeing Spots: Burberry’s Leopard-Print Sunglasses

  • Najib Benouar

We like to give the micro-trends of Fashion (with a capital F) a wide berth, but we’ve been keeping tabs on the migration of the menswear set's biannual pilgrimage through Europe—for those keeping score, they’re in Milan now and will be in Paris by week’s end—and we’re beginning to notice more and more animal prints show up on the runways. For the most part it’s been kept to the clothes, bags and shoes... until we saw these shades from yesterday’s Burberry Prorsum show with leopard print on the lenses. It’s hard to imagine it would be easy to see in those things. At this point we’re quite literally being blinded by fashion.

A few more bespotted spectacles after the jump.»

Man of the Hour: Eddie Redmayne

  • Najib Benouar

Menswear’s newest red-carpet darling, Eddie Redmayne, showed up to yesterday’s National Board of Review Awards in a jet-black Burberry suit tailored to within an inch of its life.

It works for Redmayne because he’s a slim guy—the smaller lapels, the sleek arms, the skinny tie all work together to create a very modern British look. But if you were to put something with the same trimmed-down proportions on a wider frame, you might be veering into Joel McHale circa 2011 territory. In other words, this is a good lesson on proportion and fit for the slimmer gents out there—and a cautionary tale for the broad-shouldered. And throwing an interesting tie into the simple black-and-white palette doesn’t hurt either.

Neither does being British.

Another shot of Eddie after the jump.»

This Year, You’re Getting the Right Winter Coat

  • Najib Benouar

Winter has a way of sneaking up on us. (Happens every year.)

And waiting until the first day it’s genuinely freezing to get yourself a new winter coat usually doesn’t end well—you’re either digging through whatever’s left on the racks or subjecting yourself to another year with that old coat that never lived up to expectations.

In other words, the time to find your perfect winter coat is now. And since winter means different things to different people (someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest versus a steelworker in Pittsburgh, for instance), we’ve put together a wintry mix of coats that should have you covered for every occasion.

Herewith, the six coats of winter...»

The Top 10 Fragrance Experts on YouTube


Choosing just the right scent for the season is a tricky business. Sure, you could head to the fragrance department at Barneys.

Or you could go to YouTube and watch what, in our humble opinion, are the “Top 10 YouTube Videos Featuring Random Dudes Offering No One in Particular Their Favorite Fall Fragrances of 2011, Broadcast from What Appear to Be Their Parents’ Basements.”

Trust us, you’re gonna want to give this one a sniff...»

Sponsored Post: Burberry Brit


There’s a lot to love about modern British style, but somehow the colognes tend to be overlooked. To correct that injustice, we direct you to Burberry’s gift-friendly fragrance, Burberry Brit, which wraps up the whole unpretentious style in a pair of his and hers scents. If you’re into perfume lingo, you’ll be eager to hear about the fresh, woodsy, oriental flavors involved, but mostly it’s every bit as classic as you’d expect from a brand like Burberry—which should be all you need to know.