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Sex Seconds, Baby’s First Fur & Palin Wallpaper

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The Opposite Sex: The movie you couldn’t sit through now is now the DVD she can lock herself in the bedroom and watch on loop. Beware the hours of Sex and the City bonus features, and don’t get too comfy—the sequel is coming. [HuffPo]

Insult to Injury: After allegedly promising PETA to omit animal fur in forthcoming collections, Giorgio Armani rubs some mink in the wounds by designing fur-laden gear for infants. [The Cut]

Wall to Wall: It may not be Sarah Palin red, or have small pictorials of the American manifesto, but here’s some wallpaper that isn’t unpleasant [Apartment Therapy]

What Sourcing?: British design duo Albam refuse to outsource their manufacturing to Chine for minimalist menswear. See an interview with the boys after your chin is removed from the floor [Monocle]

Nat's Regrets, Chelsea's Duds and Mac's Shirts

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Jessica Biel Carrying Justin Timberlake's Lovespawn: Surprisingly, we approve. [Egotastic]

Duffer Droid: The worst part about a Robo Caddy? No course tips. The best part about a Robo Caddy? No cash tips. [Complex]

Natalie Portman Regrets Sex Scene: We, however, do not. [MTV]

Best Foot Forward: Armani creates Chelsea's off-pitch suits for the Champions League final. We're not really sure what that means, being American and all, but it sounds good. [Vogue UK]

Dressing the Part: Underneath this whole Mac vs. PC business lies an entirely different conflict: Steven Alan vs. Band of Outsiders. [A Continuous Lean]

Amazons, Wingers, Quarterbacks and Chevaliers

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Golden Goddess: Charlize Theron makes our Friday. [Celebrity Smack]

Avery Gets Nasty: Teen Vogue staffers swoon and sigh as our favorite metrosexual jackass arrives at 4 Times Square. [Gawker]

End Zone: In other sporting news, Tony Romo ensures a NFC championship berth by dumping Jessica Simpson. [Celebitchy]

Shopping Spree: The Moment's favorite five new stores. [The Moment]

The New Boss: Dior CEO Claus-Dietrich Lahrs takes the helm at Hugo Boss to refresh (translation, "save") the brand. [AFP]

Fit is the Thing: Permanent Style dresses down the label whores of the myriad style forums. [Permanent Style]

Félicitations, Giorgio: President Sarkozy to make Armani a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. [WWD, 4th item]

Vertical Horizons, Blonde Bilson and Russian To The Alter

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The Great Pants War: Two competing revolutionaries, Bonobos and Cordarounds, square off against the "Soviet Bloc" of vertical corduroy with the introduction a horizontal variation on the classic fabric. Watch out for the crossfire. [VanityFair.com]

The Long Haul: Back off you vultures. Giorgio Armani ain't going nowhere. [WWD, 2nd item]

Russian Male-Order Bride: Iron-fisted autocrat beloved legally elected Federation President Vladimir Putin tries his best to emulate Nicolas Sarkozy's recent marital success. Fails. [Gawker]

Wigging Out: Unofficial Kempt mascot Rachel Bilson plays blonde for a day. [Egotastic]

Loop de Loop: Harajuku t-shirt maker does it oldschool. [PSFK]

More Celebrity Stink: James Franco, who we actually like, will be the face for Gucci's latest scent. [Luxist]

Boob Tube: Because he hasn't reached complete market saturation, Tommy Hilfiger will soon have his own TV channel. [DNRNews]

Madras Explosion: Ahh! Our eyes! Our eyes! [A Suitable Wardrobe]

It's About Times

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Did you notice anything odd about the Times Style Section today? We don't mean chicken-fashion odd - indeed, we mean good odd. Look, when The Grey Lady offers up another David Coleman piece about the resurgence of pants, a "Modern Love" entry on dead babies/girlfriends/husbands or whatever dust bunnies are rattling around Cathy Horyn's head, we're always the first ones to take the piss.

But today...

Working Men, Will Rebounds, and Giorgio On a Tear

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Salt of The Earth: It's fun to dress like a laborer when you don't have to lift a finger. [NYTimes]

It's a Cinch: Our mental jury is still out on this drawstring-hem t shirt. [Carrying Contraption]

Rope A Dope: According to this, Monroe-wannabe Lindsay Lohan's sobriety is hanging by a thread?a resonating, energy-balancing thread. [SheFinds]

Tough Love: After banning Cathy Horyn, increasingly pissy Giorgio Armani has some choice words for Anna Wintour. [NYMag]

Big and Tall: After doing his best Dr. J impression, Will Ferrell indulges in some Charles Barkley. [Style Dash]

"Why Does Everyone Hate Hipsters?": Um, because they're hipsters? [LAist]

Politics as Usual: Sharia Law has nothing on campaign dress codes. [NYTimes]

Dianetics, Men on Film, Horyn Banned and Stepping Up To The Bar

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Block Party: Alife continues to take over anything south and east of Union Square. [Racked]

Cult Favorites: When it comes to Scientologist style, this overview only scratches the surface of a vast, tacky conspiracy. [Styledash]

Celluloid Heroes: 50 films that influenced men's fashion. [Men's Vogue]

A Face Only Page Six Could Love: Feeling down? Suffering from a low self image? Peek at the Post's idea of a "babe magnet" and feel better? Or much, much worse. [NYPost]

Save Ferris!: These shoes go by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them. [Hype Beast]

Times Out: Yikes. We'll be sure to watch what we say about Giorgio Armani from now on. Observer

Bar Refaeli Photos: Do you actually require more explanation? [Arena]

Chinos To Go: Deep discounts at Banana Republic. [StyleDash]

Weekend Deals

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You started off the week with a tryptophan-induced blue Monday, worked through that inbox of things you dutifully ignored last week and lost $50 on the Packers last night. Well, reward yourself…

Odin/Den: The winter sale is upon us. All Tim Hamilton is 35% off.
_199 Lafeyette, 212-966-0026, 330 East 11th St. (Den), 212-475-0079, www.odinnewyork.com_

Christopher Fischer: Simple, sleek cashmere and accessories. Ends Saturday.
_80 Wooster Street, 212-965-9009, www.christopherfischer.com_

Rogan: Stock up on sustainable t-shirts and basics from this year's CFDA award winner through Monday.
_91 Franklin Street, 646-827-7554, www.rogannyc.com_

Giorgio Armani: You know you want it.
_760 Madison Avenue, 212-988-9191, www.giorgioarmani.com_

+ Barking Irons: Historically influenced hoodies and henleys. Dig in till Sunday.
_161 Bowery, 212-226-1126, www.barkingirons.com_ + John Varvatos: He's GQ's designer of the year and, until Sunday, he's going cheap.
_260 Fifth Avenue, 212-725-5400, www.johnvarvatos.com_

See the online sales…