Kempt

world of men's style / fashion / grooming

An UrbanDaddy Publication

Getting a Hickey

hickey_crop.jpg

Ever since Hart Schaffner Marx filed for Chapter 11, we’ve been waiting to hear what’s in store for subsidiary marques like hickey and Hickey Freeman. And while we wouldn’t advise giving up your stockpile of pot-logo’d polos just yet, we’re detecting a noticeable light at the end of the tunnel.

The latest report from WWD details the three main bidders for HSM, and their various priorities. It’s a safe bet that one of the private equity firms will come down with ownership, but the question is whether they’ll decide hickey’s worth more dead than alive. Naturally, we prefer the latter.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Big Game Matchups, The Great Communicator and Pete Will Have Fries With That

tuesdaylink

Defensive End: While Gisele Bundchen continues to stoke Tom Brady's QB rating, Giant's tackler Osi Umenyiora has Selita Ebanks to help him practice his sacks. [NYDN]

Pass Protection: Meanwhile, true-blue Eli Manning continues to bore us/inspire us with his dedication to his long-time gal. [NYPost]

You're With Me, Leather: Hip new Alfred Dunhill creative director Kim Jones reveals his plans for the classic line and his crush on Kermit the Frog. [Hint]

Just Like Buddy Holly: Spiffy new specs from Deluxe. [Hypebeast]

The Man From Normal: Behold! This dark, haunted creature from beyond never sleeps and has, like, three jobs. [NYMag]

Oh YES!: Cast your eyes on this sexy new import. [Jalopnik Interest]

Reagan Economics: Hickey Freeman tries to win one for the Gipper. [Material Interest]

Happy Meal: Reportedly detoxed waif, rocker and fashion inspiration Pete Doherty has apparently switched the opiates in his bloodstream with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [Daily Star UK]

Theorizing

theory

This weekend, we dispatched our fearless stylist to help a friend in need of an outfit for the Gotham Awards for independent film. He doesn't own a suit (pour soul) and wanted to dress up for this event, but he was disinclined to spend really big bucks for something he might wear only once a year. Makes sense.

—M.C.