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Alexandre Mattiussi, Reagan-Era #Menswear and the Many Rituals of Coffee

  • Kempt Staff

80s Fashion

Beard Songs: The blokes over at GQ across the pond sit down with your new favo(u)rite French designer: Alexandre Mattiussi.

Reaganistos: Details finds some #menswear inspiration by looking back to the 1980s.

So Out: Good or bad news, depending on whether you enjoyed braving the throngs of rabid shoppers on Fashion’s Night Out: it’s officially been canceled by the powers that be. (Anna Wintour.)

Getting Coffee: Gear Patrol interviews 15 gentlemen of note—from bloggers to Buster Bluth—on their coffee rituals.

Nina Agdal Embodies the Endless Summer

  • Kempt Staff

Beach Bound: Naturally, Esquire catches up with Ms. Agdal in Colombia to see how it’s all going. [Esquire]

Style Game on Pollock: Jackson Pollock was splatter painting his “dad jeans” before you were even born, young man. [Well Spent]

Got Beef: Still on an epicurean kick, Gant Rugger’s Christopher Bastin has challenged the menswear world to a gastronomic showdown... on Tumblr. [Cook Gant Rugger]

Maison Call: If you missed Maison Kitsuné’s Far Side-esque menswear cartoons from Fashion’s Night Out, have a look-see. [GQ]

Humberto Leon Goes Square

We’re confused.

This is Humberto Leon, co-founder of Opening Ceremony and, for a certain breed of New Yorker, the ne plus ultra of forward-thinking style. He’s sharper, more avant-garde and just plain cooler than any other store owner on earth.

And yet, somehow, he was photographed at Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo with not one but two hallmarks of bad ’90s style: the peekaboo white undershirt and the infamous square-toed shoe.

We’re just not sure what to believe. Have these things passed through the gauntlet of uncoolness and become so cool that only Humberto Leon knows about it? Is it only okay in Japan? Has this picture been photoshopped and planted in WWD by his powerful and numerous enemies? Did he lose his tie?

This could go all the way to the top.