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Kempt’s Nominations for Best Menswear on Film...

  • Kempt Staff

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Today, the Academy unveiled this year’s Oscar nominees. And it got us thinking... about how Robert Redford totally got snubbed. And about how we’d do it, if we got to run the show...

First: we’d change the name to something like “The Kempties.”

Then we’d throw out all the categories and start anew, focusing solely on the menswear. So we collected our collective memories of the past year’s worth of handsomeness on film and tried to nail down what exactly made each film stylish—much like the actual Oscars, we’re breaking down the movies by individual garment performance, not just handing out awards willy-nilly.

So without further ado, the Kempty for Best Oxford Cloth Button-Down in a Supporting Role goes to...»

Icon: Jim Jarmusch

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For his latest film, our favorite downtown rock-and-roll hepcat, Jim Jarmusch, is doing... a vampire movie.

Yes, it’s true: Jimbo has jumped on the Edward-and-Bella bandwagon. Except, of course, the bloodsuckers in Only Lovers Left Alive—played by Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston—are anything but teenage hornballs. Rather, they spend their days driving around aimlessly, languishing on settees, smoking cigarettes and otherwise marinating in their own hyper-cultured ennui.

In other words, it’s a Jim Jarmusch movie—with fangs.

Then again, every iconic character in Jarmusch’s 30-year oeuvre has been a study in laconic cool, including the director himself.

See why, after the jump.»

Breaking: Here’s the New The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer

  • Najib Benouar

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With the announcement of a hard release date of Christmas Day 2013 for Wolf of Wall Street, the powers that be have also unveiled an all-new theatrical trailer today. Apparently, the original mid-November date caught a minor snag when Scorsese turned in a reel pushing three hours—and the NC-17 envelope—but what remains looks just as exciting: a fever dream of pinstripes, fun shirts, dad jeans, power ties, money bikinis and just about everything else great about ’90s excess.

Just take a moment to drink it all in, after the jump...»

Your Summer Movie Playbook

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Have we mentioned recently that it’s hot out? Because it is. Hot. And is there really any better way to sidestep that sweat than going to see a movie in a perfectly 74-degree cinema?

The plot and popcorn are pretty sweet perks, too.

We want to make sure you get the most out of the viewing experience, so we took a moment to cut through the noise on your behalf. Filtered out the truly cringe-worthy reels (we thought so much better of you, Elba). Handpicked the coolest theaters. Secured your accoutrements. And put it all together in this handy guide, covering all the bases of this summer’s film-ing.

You’re welcome. Now behold, your Summer Movie Playbook, after the jump...»

Kempt Digs: The 1974 Robert Redford Great Gatsby

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You may have heard of an upcoming Gatsby film from a guy named Baz “shiny things everywhere” Luhrmann. Perhaps here. Or here, even.

With all the hullabaloo around a bow-tied Leonardo DiCaprio, we thought it worth remembering that this is not the only pass made at turning TGG into a movie.

In fact, Robert Redford gave a master class in Jazz Age chic way back in 1974—the year young Leo was born.

Here are five reasons that film’s worth revisiting.»

Cinematic Architecture, Mastering Spotify and the World’s Best Men’s Shops

  • Kempt Staff

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Quite a Pad: Mr Porter explores the avant-garde connection between film and architecture in 20th-century Los Angeles, with a Lautner-heavy roundup of iconic movie residences.

River Life: Filson wades in knee-deep with legendary fly-fisherman Frank Moore.

Sounds Even Better: Gizmodo has 10 handy tricks that will help you master Spotify.

Sartorial Tourism: GQ maps out the 25 best men’s shops worth a transatlantic voyage.

Family Vacation Style, Polish Film Posters and an Oral History of Jurassic Park

  • Kempt Staff

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Lampooned: Valet mines the wardrobe of Clark Griswold for some solid road trip style inspiration.

Madcap: In case our reminder that Mad Men returns on Sunday wasn’t enough, Ask Men has a refresher course on what happened last season.

Post It: Open Culture finds a stylish cache of Polish film posters that put the stuff we’re seeing on the sides of buses and in subway stations to shame.

Life Finds a Way: Relive the making of Jurassic Park 20 years after its release, with this oral history.