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In Conversation: Kevin Hart on Personal Style, the Funniest NBA Players, What Justin Bieber Smells Like and More...

  • Shawn Donnelly
In Conversation: Kevin Hart on Personal Style, the Funniest NBA Players, What Justin Bieber Smells Like and More...

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart may be the hottest person in the world right now, hotter than the surface of the sun or a day in Las Vegas in August. He’s also one of the busiest people, simultaneously opening what seems like a new movie every month and performing to sold-out arenas across North America on a nightly basis, somehow. (His current tour, What Now, is only the highest grossing comedy show of all time. And his latest film, Get Hard, is approaching $100 million at the box office.) So we were pretty excited to grab a quarter of an hour with him over the phone this week to talk about his new health partnership and other things like his clothing on tour, the most stylish comedian of all time, the least stylish comedian of all time, what Bieber smells like and...

Well, we’ll just let him tell it.

Kempt Icon: John Belushi

  • Najib Benouar


“Cool” is an elusive thing.

It’s all but impossible to explain—but when you see it, you know it.

And John Belushi was it. Sure, he was uproariously funny and magnetic on film, but it was that inexplicable air of cool surrounding him and everything he did that made him more than just another schlubby comic. While his dress did err toward the prototypically disheveled funnyman, he still managed to make an untucked shirt and loose tie look good (on him). He had a propensity for stubby brims that predated his era (and the following one that ruined them) and seemed to have a genuine sense of personal style. And for that we’d like to applaud him.

With a celebration of John Belushi, in five iconic pictures.»

The Most Stylish Cartoons of All Time

  • Najib Benouar


You may not have realized it, but your sartorial consciousness was already being formed at a much earlier age than the day you discovered your first Americana blog or received that particularly slick belt on your 12th birthday...

It all began during your footie-pajama’d Saturday morning routine, thanks to an assortment of surprisingly stylish characters (of the cartoon variety). Whether it was Curious George’s yellow-hatted caretaker, Beast’s Renaissance-chic or Smithers’s bow tie. There was a lot to learn from the fastidiously drawn fashionistos of animated film and television—most importantly, the cardinal menswear rule of “building a daily uniform.” But who were the most stylish?

We’re glad you asked, because we’ve rounded up all 24 of them, with respect to their signature looks. Pants optional.»

John Belushi in His Natural Habitat

  • Najib Benouar

Today would’ve been John Belushi’s 64th birthday, and of all his memorable comedic moments, his turn as half of the outlaw do-gooders in black suits, fedoras and Wayfarers has always resonated with us most. So we’ve dug up some rarely seen photos of him in full Blues Brothers regalia to commemorate Belushi the elder.

We’re pretty sure that if he were still around to celebrate 64, it would look very similar to this.»

The October Issues

  • Najib Benouar

It’s October (yes, already) and that means one thing: a new crop of magazines has hit the shelves. September was the big rallying point for the fall menswear transition, so now it’s less about how fall looks and more about how fall feels: there’s tweed, the upcoming elections and awards season jockeying (coincidentally, each cover featured an A-list actor). So, let’s get into it.

Digging through the October issues, one perfumed page at a time.»

Kate Upton’s Zipper Is Stuck

  • Kempt Staff

Well-Cut and Dry: Cool Hunting takes the new Dri-Fit enhanced oxford from Nike for spin and they’re pleasantly surprised with the looks and the moisture wicking. [Cool Hunting]

Light Knight: Vulture hypothesizes that the moments of comedic relief in director Chris Nolan’s gritty movies could be better. Cue the laugh track. [Vulture]

Punch Out: This year the US will field our first women’s boxing team. Which is a major feat in and of itself. [Deadspin]

Un-Required Reading: A good read on the beach is a time honored summer tradition—but you should choose your material wisely. [LA Times]