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Sneak Preview: Ernest Alexander’s New Line of Wallets

  • Kempt Staff


By now you’re probably familiar with Ernest Alexander’s line of shirts, ties and luggage, but you might not remember where it all started: a timeless, handsomely rugged messenger bag for everyday use.

And it’s with that same ethos that the label is launching a new line of sleek leather wallets on Thursday.

Like most of EA’s stuff, the four different wallet designs were hatched in NYC and expertly crafted just a few blocks away—cut from leathers that are meant to get better with age... We could go on, but we have a feeling you’d rather see them for yourself:

A sneak preview of Ernest Alexander’s new line of wallets.»

And the Award Goes To...

  • Najib Benouar

GQ Awards

Just when you thought awards season was over...

GQ has just announced this year’s crop of Best New Menswear Designers—a coveted honor they’ve been bestowing upon the young Billy Reids and Thom Brownes of the menswear world for the past decade now—and this year’s four winners run the gamut from laid-back surfer chic (Aviator Nation) to tailored gear with Savile Row lineage (Bespoken) to Jay-Z’s favorite chino maker (Baldwin) and menswear’s newest favorite bag maker (Ernest Alexander).

If you recall, last year GQ upped the stakes by having each winner design a small capsule collection sold exclusively at Gap across the nation. You’ll have to wait until fall to get your hands on this year’s batch of well-priced handsomeness, so to tide you over, take a look at our favorites from the inaugural collaborations.