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Stat Sheet: Christopher Bastin's Favorite Salsa...

  • Eric Twardzik

0917 Gant Salsa Welp, it’s finally that time of year when we start seeing the familiar fall things: heritage tweeds, thick cable-knits and... seasonal salsas.

Okay, that last one’s just at Gant Rugger, where they’ve teamed up with the Brooklyn Salsa Company to launch “The Rugger.” Here’s the need-to-know.

The Story: Salsa has been a dinner-party staple since the Mayans prepared it by mashing tomatoes and peppers with a mortar and pestle. Wait, you knew that already. Re: this salsa: the Brooklyn Salsa Company starting mixing their own in a Bushwick loft, and the rest was delicious, spicy history.

Who to Channel: Butch Cassidy and Sundance snacking in a smoky Bolivian cantina; an Argentine beef magnate raising a tortilla chip as he surveys his empire.

When to Eat It: Whenever you damn well please. And ideally, near some kind of tequila or michelada situation.

Degree of Difficulty: Low to medium, depending on your spice tolerance.

After the jump: a moment of inspiration.»

New Menswear, Rugged Soaps and Stylish Cops

  • Kempt Staff


New Kids: Details runs down the four new menswear labels you should know, coming out of NYFW.

Full Bast: Slam x Hype catches up with #menswear messiah Christopher Bastin to talk Gant Rugger and Pitti Uomo.

Well Scent: Well Spent chats up the makers of their favorite rough-and-tumble soaps and room fresheners: Juniper Ridge.

Fashion Police: Bullett shines the street style limelight on the most stylish cops patrolling the tents at NYFW.

Flavia Lucini Pouring From The Sky

  • Kempt Staff

Come Out Swigging: A supercut of every drink ever consumed on Mad Men. It’s as dizzying as it sounds. [Slacktory]

Literary Advice: Valet assembles a handsome fall reading list of new releases for the modern man of letters. [Valet]

In Theory vs. On Paper Bills: Mobile wallets are either the future of commerce, or just a solution to a nonexistent problem. (We’d appreciate less bulk in our back pocket, for sure.) [The Atlantic]

Look Sharp: Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin is still on his epicurean crusade. Now he’s designing butcher knives. [Bon Appetit]

This Is Lapo Elkann’s Shoe

This is the bottom of Lapo Elkann’s shoe.

The pic comes from Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin, who nabbed Elkann’s tuxedo slippers for the label’s holiday lookbook shoot. The inscription reads, “Dedicated to my friend Lapo Elkann,” in case you were wondering. Naturally, when you’re the heir to the Fiat fortune, you make a lot of friends.

It’s something to keep in mind the next time you’re talking shop with a world-class shoemaker. We’re guessing they charge extra for cursive.

Lana Wood Is Tired of Bloggers Joking About Her Name

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Suit Up: A wardrobe guide for the creative fields. We’d say you need a good deal more than one blazer, but that’s just us. [The Significant Other]

Under the Rug: GQ sits down with Christopher Bastin, the gentleman behind GANT Rugger. [GQ]

The Creeping Short: Boast bemoans the gradual lengthening of the tennis short. The word “shant” is used. [Boast USA]

The Desert of the Real: A crop of hot rods race across the Bonneville salt flats. Beautiful. [The Selvedge Yard]

Kristina Has Scandalized the Hacienda

Be Prepared: The latest preppy touchstones, annotated by Gant Rugger’s Christopher Bastin. [GQ]

The Talented Mr. Delon: The Bengal Stripe digs up a bizarre world French version of Talented Mr. Ripley, with plenty of mid-century style along for the ride. [The Bengal Stripe]

Into the Mouth of Madness: A journey into the dark heart of Ron English’s studio. He must really like McDonald’s. [It Drew Itself]

Straw Poll: The trad community agrees: it is now safe to doff your Panama hat. [A Suitable Wardrobe]