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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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Labels tend to stomp around the fashion scene without much attention to us mortals. More often than not, they’re more concerned with keeping their lapels straight than endearing themselves to the average consumer. After all, what have they given *you*? You know, aside from all the clothes.

Well, 55dsl is getting ready to give a little back. On June 1st, they’re going to be hiring for the always-vital position of Junior Lucky Bastard, which means spending the summer traveling the world, drinking in the sweet nectar of youthful lust, and absorbing the jealousy of deskbound flunkies everywhere.

How to apply»

Scarlett Goes Off the Market, Glenn's Place and Killing Pete

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Scarlett Johansson Engaged: [Hands over ears] Nah nah nah—We can't hear you—nah nah nah. [Radar]

Dirty Sanchez: Blue-eyed, honey-blond men's fashion reporter Amanda Brooks digs the 'stache. [ Men's Vogue]

Zips or Laces?: Why choose? [Refiney29]

Not So Fast: Okay, so maybe Hedi Silmane isn't teaming up with Diesel - but you can't blame us for being excited. [WWD, 2nd item]

At Home With The Style Guy: This is how Glenn O'Brien rolls. [NYTimes]

Power Hour: Seems ACL has a "Woman of the Hour" to complement our "Man of the Hour"—personally, we think Chan Marshall goes with anything. [A Continuous Lean]

Stripes on Demand: Inside the bespoke team visit to Paul Smith's Soho store. [NYMag]

Babystrangles: In this video, hipster model Irina Lazareanu chokes and stomps walking heroin depot (and sometime singer) Pete Doherty to death with her high heels, fulfilling several of our darkest, unspoken fantasies. [NYMag]

Crimes of Style, Leto Strikes Again and a Model Gets Her Big Break

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Falling Arches: Model Erin Wasson broke her foot on a William Rast shoot, but like a true hockey player, she kept trucking. If she needs a place to rest her damaged hooves, she can always use our shoulders. [NYPost]

Spin Class: Decrease your carbon footprint with these two-wheeled designs. [NYMag]

Police Blotter: Style goes criminal as an Aussie clothier heads to the hoosegow, hoodlums rob Nicole Fahri at knifepoint and freak of the week Joseph Fritzl even dresses like because the living embodiment of a Thomas Harris villain. [The Moment]

Off to the Races: Remember to dress for Derby Day. [AP]

His So-Called Life: Everyone's got a reason to hate Jared Leto. [BlackBook]

Fake It 'Till You Make It: Sorry, kiddos, those Marilyn and Hendrix sex tapes are about as real as a Paris Hilton orgasm. [Radar and Reuters]

Hedi Octane Diesel: Mr. Silmane's first foray back into design may take the form of a Diesel Red collection. [WWD, 2nd item]

Liz teams with Donna, Tommy vs. Diesel and BronBron nets Gisele

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LeBron Shoots: King James takes his career—and Tom Brady's girl—in his hands by posing next to Gisele "Game Killer" Bundchen on the cover of Vogue. [NYMag]

Land War: Join the fight as Diesel and Tommy Hilfiger battle for control of Manhattan in a Fifth Avenue cage match to the death. [Antara and DNRNews]

Girls Dressing Boys: Liz Claiborne and Donna Karen International are teaming up on a new DKNY line. Neither Donna or Liz will be involved as they are retired and dead - respectively of course. [Reuters]

Fashion Capital: The fashion industry is already chasing after New York's awesomely non-disgraced new Governor. [DNRNews]

Spank Rock: An Irish "Sperm for Tickets" scheme gets way out of hand. Sorry about that. [NME via Radar]

Paris, je t'aime: Next time you're strolling by the Seine, pop into the stunning April 77 store. [Refinery 29]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Kilian Hennessy

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Killian Hennessy

*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Kilian Hennessy embodies that old chestnut about life not being fair. The dashing Sorbonne grad is the grandson of the founder of the LVMH Group and the heir to a long line of “luxury pioneers.” You should have seen all the well-bred babes fawning over him at the launch of his new By Kilian fragrance collection, L'Oeuvre Noir, the other night at Bergdorf's. And unlike us, he will never, *ever*, run out of cognac.

That a fellow like this should be extremely well-dressed to boot comes as no surprise we suppose »

This Week in Synergy

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The ink flies again as even more brands and designers become new pals. As you were metabolizing turkey, Italian denim domo Diesel shook hands with Germany's Adidas, American institution Levi's partnered with Nike's Jordan line and H+M survivors Viktor + Rolf teamed up with luggage maker Samsonite. According to our calculations, this latest round of cross-market collaborations means we'll only have to wait a year or so before there's a Marc Jacobs section in every Uniqlo, a Starbucks in every Hermès and a Crazy Robertson in every Foot Locker.

Diesel's Gold, Game Over, Poncho Paranoia and More

High Octane: A preview of Diesel's new luxury line Black Gold [Fashion Week Daily]

Endgame: Pick-up artist/sociopath Neil Strauss promises to revise his bestselling The Game and then disappear from the face of the earth. [Neil Strauss Online]

Bargain Hunting: English moped bandits with impeccable taste raid Ralph Lauren, Lulla Bartley, Marc Jacobs and Christopher Kane. [FemaleFirst UK]

Big Shoes Filled: Picking up where Yves Saint Laurent left off. [Telegraph UK]

Bag Men: Poncho conspiracy theory. Do not try this at home. Or anywhere. [Brandish]

Cool Cobbler: Cool Hunting checks in with Aussie shoe maestro Tristan Blair [CoolHunting]

Canadian Geese: Catching up with the half-Canuck design team Duckie Brown. [Canadian Business]