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The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For Every Stripe: The Brits at Sunspel—legendary for their buttery-soft polo shirts and tees—are knocking 20% off everything striped. Discount: B Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For the Tennessean: Nashville shop Imogene + Willie is slashing up to 50% off some flannels and work shirts. Discount: A Sizes Available: A Selection: C

For the Traveler: Makr’s signature slimmed-down wallets, cordovan leather gadget sleeves and other travel gear are all 20% off through Sunday. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: N/A Selection: A+

For the Rugged: The purveyors of hard-to-find craftsmanship-driven menswear at Bench & Loom are knocking 20% off jackets, coats and sweaters with the code SPRING20. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

The Skinny on How Slim Your Jeans Should Be

  • Najib Benouar

Here at Kempt HQ, we often receive letters from readers. (Most of it fan mail.) But every so often we get a question from an inquiring mind that we feel the need to address—and put our Ann Landers hat on to come up with the best advice we can give. (It’s a bucket hat if you were wondering).

This week, we received an email from a reader whose wife seemed to be encouraging him to wear “skinny jeans.” Which begs the question: can an adult man ever get away with wearing hip-huggers?

Wherein we extol some wisdom on fit, growing older and never using the word “skinny” again...»

Willie’s Wash

With washed denim decidedly back in style—and the backyard jean shops that specialized in rawness gradually switching sides—we’re seeing some pretty interesting shades of blue.

Our favorite so far comes from Imogene & Willie, a cottage industry out of Nashville. This is their latest Plus Wash, hand-sanded in their store and washed in their own backyard into a light, natural wear. And for this season, they’ve beefed up their fabric from a 12oz to a 13.3 oz weight—so even though it looks like that pair of Levi’s you had as a teenager, it’ll feel like you’re wearing raw denim.

It might sound like a small thing, but for anyone with a closet full of APC, it’s a good reason to try a new style.