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Menswearabouts: Surveying the Menswear Landscape of 2016

  • Kempt Staff
Menswearabouts: Surveying the Menswear Landscape of 2016

The end of 2015 saw some big shake-ups in menswear—from Ralph Lauren stepping down as CEO of his namesake label to Aaron Levine ditching Club Monaco for Abercrombie & Fitch—so we thought we’d start off the new year by taking stock of who’s here, who’s there and who’s not.

We plan on checking in periodically as the menswear carousel continues to spin, but for now let’s start with what we know so far...

Department of Corrections: Blazer VS. Sport Coat

  • Kempt Staff
Department of Corrections: Blazer VS. Sport Coat

As near as we can tell, there’s some kind of unstoppable, nefarious force at work that’s been trying, and succeeding, to grandfather in the use of “blazer” to refer to what are actually sport coats. But unlike the spineless wordsmen at Oxford English Dictionary, who caved and accepted the definition of “literally” that actually means “figuratively,” you shouldn’t stand for it.

Put simply: not all blazers are blazers.

Here’s how you can be on the right side of sartorial nomenclature.