The Cape of a King, Going Internet-less for a Year and Finding the Julep Recipe for You
- Kempt Staff
Right on Track: Michael Williams visits California’s Santa Anita Derby. Great photography ensues. [A Continuous Lean]
A Man, His Suits, His Cars: More photos of Lapo Elkann than you’ve ever wanted to see. [Men of Habit]
Look Close: Derek Guy breaks down the details that separate a well-made shirt from a cheap one. Look close, and you’ll know what you’re getting. [Put This On]
The Latest from Japan: Beams unveils their spring/summer lookbook, including vintage caps and innovative scarf knots. Take notes. [Selectism]
Lost among the recent shuffle of APC gear, we dug up this gray suede derby that might be our favorite item of the lot. Our favorite part? The soft gum-crepe sole last seen on our beloved Clarks desert boots. Well played, Jean.
The summer hat is a pretty rare bird, but not because it isn’t useful. We always prefer a light derby to sunscreen, especially if there’s gingham involved.
Comme Des Garcon’s try at the summer hat is the best we’ve seen so far. And if you’ve got any picnics coming up in the next few months, we’d definitely consider it.
You might even match the tablecloth.
These bicolor derbies come from the Japanese sneaker company Rythm Footwear (good luck with the website, unless you read katakana), and they’re may be the most traditional thing they do. This isn’t usually what formal/streetwear fusions look like, but then again, they’re usually atrocious. We may be on to something here…
(Thanks to High Snobriety for the dig.)