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A Double-Decker Full of Custom Suits and Cocktails

  • Najib Benouar

In a perfect storm of British rakishness, custom tailor Duncan Quinn has fully kitted out a London double-decker bus with custom suits and cocktails. And he’s on his way to a town near you.

We got a sneak peak at the whole operation last night over a few barrel-aged rum cocktails (yes, those will be along for the ride) in the upstairs speakeasy and were duly impressed with the roominess of the downstairs menswear shop on wheels. The tour began last night in NYC with a three-night stint and will continue in Miami for another three nights starting February 20. It will then make its final stop in LA for another three nights starting March 26. As you can imagine, time and space is limited, so drop Mr. Quinn a line if you’d like to get suited up when he’s in town.

Here are a few more sneak peeks at the magic school bus of handsomeness that will be making the tri-coastal voyage.»

Nadine Ponce Is Wearing a Canadian Shorts-Suit

  • Kempt Staff

Shoot for the Stars: Thanks to new advancements in cosmic cartography, you can watch the entire universe unfold in under two minutes. (It’s becoming our new screensaver.) [The Atlantic]

Cool Cat:The story of one man’s journey to stay sweat-free while still dressing in a socially acceptable manner—and the gadgets he’s found along the way. [NY Times]

Golds Are Great, But...: An impassioned cry to bring back America’s former glory as number one in everything, especially Guinness Book records. [McSweeney’s]

Bugatti Boy: Designer Duncan Quinn tells the tale of his high-speed weekend behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron in the supercar fever dream known as the goldRush Rally. [Driven]

Lingerie Always Looks Better on Polaroid

Thorn Strikes Back: Put This On is fundraising for their second season, which promises to be the Godfather: Part Two of menswear blogging. Throw them some scratch if you’ve got it. [Put This On]

A Man on a Mission: Duncan Quinn sounds off on Get Carter, one of the great revenge movies ever made. [Driven]

The Original French Dip: Exploring the home of the first French dip, at Philippe the Original in Los Angeles. [The American Project]

Cash on Hand: A wad of $20,000 in cash, designated as art, sells for $21,350. Today, we have determined the value of art. [The Observer]

On the Raj

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The Britons have been doing pretty well for themselves lately, but we’re surprised to see the latest trend coming from a corner of history we overlooked. Remember the Raj? Apparently Savile Row forgot too.

The empire may not have worked out so well, but certain designers are indulging in a little Kinks-y nostalgia. Duncan Quinn—whom you may know from a MOTH or two—just unveiled his latest line of ready-to-wear ties, inspired by the British Raj, and paired with a few of our favorite helmets, in case you need protective headgear to go with your new look.

We can’t imagine Waris is very happy about the new colonial chic—and actually, we can’t say we blame him—but who are we to [question Mr. Quinn](http://www.urbandaddy.com/nyc/189/Duncan_Quinn_(UD_Profile)?

Check out Quinn’s launch party in New York»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Nigel Barker

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

So far Fashion Week has been pretty much of a disappointment sartorially; blame it on the morons who decided to hold the thing in the middle of February, when inclement weather dictates that one must choose comfort over style, like it or not. Still, we've seen a couple of standouts at the various shows and parties; first up, natty Nigel Barker, the London-born photographer and *America's Next Top Model* judge, pictured here at the Betsey Johnson show with fashion maven Mary Alice Stephenson.

More on today's MOTH »

Kempt Man of the Hour: Adrian Grenier

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

In our never-ending quest to improve the entertainment industry's sartorial standards, we're glad to see that somewhat scruffy *Entourage* star Adrian Grenier is stepping up his style. At a charity ball he hosted to raise money for building wells in Africa the other night, Grenier looked quite dashing in a bespoke Duncan Quinn creation.

More on today's MOTH, including a full size picture »

Quinn's Cast of Characters

  • Jared Paul Stern

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We've often wondered where impeccably-tailored restaurateur Jack Lamb gets his togs; naturally we assumed he zips over to London to patronize one of the hipper Savile Row offshoots. The extra flair in his ensembles should have tipped us off however to the hand of New York's own [Duncan Quinn](http://www.urbandaddy.com/nyc/189/Duncan_Quinn_(UD_Profile), whose clothes are “constructed to celebrate days of glory and nights of excess.”

More glory. More excess.»