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The Eight Gloves to Consider This Winter

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When it comes to building your winter arsenal, it’s worth investing a bit more in the stuff that you’ll be reaching for day in and day out.

A trusty overcoat. Boots. And gloves.

About that last one—you should have the first two covered by now—we’ve rounded up the season’s finest new mitts to keep your hands warm and well-appointed.

Herewith, the eight gloves to consider this winter.»

Lawyers for Hobbits, Bad Writing Advice and New Corvettes

House Call: A Continuous Lean visits Dunhill’s flagship “retail home” in London. Handsomeness ensues.

Second Restatement: Wired asks a lawyer to analyze the validity of a major plot hinge in The Hobbit: the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves.

So Bad, It’s Good: Flavorwire tries to call into question some “bad” advice from famous authors, but it’s hard to argue with gems like “write drunk; edit sober.”

Vetting Process: On the occasion of the unveiling of Corvette’s newest, the 2014 Stingray, Gear Patrol charts the evolution of the legendary American muscle machine.

What Your Gloves Say About You

By all accounts and weather forecasts, it’s glove season just about everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere—even California has been seeing temps drop perilously close to “brisk.”

And your last line of defense against that bone-chilling frigidness: a good pair of finger-sweaters.

So we went ahead and surveyed all of the hand-sheltering options out there to help you find the right ones—and in our long tradition of telling you what your sartorial choices are saying about you, we’ve put together a handy guide.

Here’s what the way you’re bundling up your mitts says about you.»

Under the Tablecloth

Pencils Down: The horror that is a 35-year-old man retaking the SAT. There but for the grace of God... [Deadspin]

In the Shade: A pair of Italian clear-frame shades for less than $150? Don’t mind if we do. [Well Spent]

The Eastern Bloc: The latest pics from Tokyo’s SHIPS, who apparently are just as into HBT camo as we are. [Selectism]

The Four Seasons: The wizards at Dunhill put together a human snowglobe, projecting a year’s worth of weather over a couple dozen tuxedo-clad models. Advanced-level stuff. [YouTube]

Katrin Thormann Is a Shadowy Figure

Top 10: Domenica Vacca’s ten essentials include four-leaf cigars and To Catch a Thief. The man knows how to live. [GQ]

The Clothes, The Man: Are 50s-era satin souvenir jackets the next big thing? Drive’s costume designer makes the case. [Grantland]

Almost Blue: Driven shows off the beauty of Dunhill’s midnight blue tux. A thing of beauty. [Driven]

Roll On: Here’s your chance to own a roll of toilet paper rejected by the Beatles. We live in a strange time. [The Daily Mail]

Accessory After the Fact

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For a heritage brand, Dunhill’s been a little shaky lately.

Take, for instance, their latest lighter design. It’s modeled after the lighter Elvis used in the 50s, and not a bad specimen as Elvis-related trinkets go. With a history going all the way back to the 1890s, Dunhill’s well-equipped to take on this particular historical reissue, but the whole enterprise seems unhealthy somehow.

It’s not Elvis himself—although taking on his legacy is a hefty task—but the overwhelming sense that they’ve somehow gotten into the souvenir business…

Perhaps we should elaborate»

Life of Bryan

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Brit music and style icon Bryan Ferry, one of the world's best-dressed men, wants to try his hand at designing clothes—and why the hell not? Surely being such a lifelong sartorial savant qualifies him more than most. As the man himself tells the London *Times*, “If P. Diddy can do it, why can't I?” A private label is “something I would really like to do,” Ferry says, noting, “I should have done it years ago.”

After all, last year's Burberry men's collection was basically an homage to the Roxy Music frontman's signature *haute*-lounge lizard look, and he did once collaborate on a collection for Brit retailer Topman. So what would a Bryan Ferry collection look like? Well, he's partial to bespoke dress shirts from Dunhill these days and suits from Richard Anderson of Savile Row, so that might give you an idea.

A Scantily Clad Heiress, Deadly Hipsters, and Exiled Rum

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Part-Time Model: The occasionally exhibitionist heiress (no, the other one) strips down for Myla. [NYDN]

Hipsters will destroy us all: But not in a cool Mothra kind of way. [PSFK]

Rum in Exile: Forbidden rum is always the sweetest. [The Bachelor Guy]

Receding Clothing Line: Jude Law models for dunhill. Baldness jokes ensue.[Brandish]

It’s the Shades: Kanye makes the cut for Vanity Fair’s best dressed list. Once again, his MacBook Air is in danger. [Kanye’s Blog]