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These Are Your Pre-Summer Must-Haves

  • Kempt Staff

043014_Summer-Cocktails-Mint Summer is nigh.

Really, it’s closer than you might think. But we’re not there yet. (We’re still about a month out from white bucks and sundress season.) Though, with spring rains giving way to warmer sunnier days—we promise—it’s time to start easing into the summer spirit.

Which is why we’d like to direct your attention to our leftmost column—where we’ve refreshed our seasonal crop of must-haves for this warm-but-not-yet-hot time of year we’ve dubbed “pre-summer.”

Here’s everything you need right now...

The New Cycling Menswear to Consider for Spring

  • Najib Benouar


The seasonal shift is already under way: flowers are budding, the heavy wools are being replaced by cottons and raw silk, and soon enough you’ll be tuning up the old two-wheeler.

Luckily, there’s plenty of handsome new menswear hitting the market for spring that’s geared toward the active yet refined sport of urban cycling: performance material with a British-minded cut, jeans with secret stretch and moisture-wicking shirts—just to name a few. As for the rest:

Here is all of the handsome new cycling menswear to consider for spring...»

Acre: Your Cycling Gear Just Got Even Handsomer

  • Najib Benouar


Consider this a late-breaking addition to your handsome outdoor adventure essentials for the season...

Because a new batch of rugged, tailored tech sportswear has just landed on the scene in the form of Acre, from San Francisco’s urban-cycling-centric Mission Workshop.

They spent this past summer thoroughly putting the gear through its paces on the trails of the French Alps—which made for some spectacular sportswear and photo ops—so you can rest assured that their fully seamed waterproof cycling jacket and merino wool henley tee are more than up to the task for any high-impact leaf peeping you might be planning on. Or just a particularly misty fall weekend peddling around town. And if either item were to find its way into your morning commute, we wouldn’t be surprised.

Here’s a good look at the gear in action, after the jump...»