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Interview: David Hart

  • Kempt Staff
Interview: David Hart

Amazon launched the third season of The Fashion Fund today. The show follows the nominees for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which awards its winning designer $400,000 and a mentorship.

David Hart, in addition to being one of our favorite up-and-coming menswear designers, was a nominee. After taking a sewing class in high school to meet girls, he headed to FIT, went on to work at Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and in 2009 launched his own line of men’s neckties. Now, he’s got a full line and he’s trying to get the label to a point where we can all get our hands on it.

To that end, Amazon also just released some of his SS ’16 collection this morning, including the greatest tuxedo jacket you’ll see in the next five years.

Fresh off his NYFW:M presentation, David sat down with us to talk about the show, his business and Sputnik. Check it out...

Interview: Loris Diran

  • Geoff Rynex
Interview: Loris Diran

During the recent New York Fashion Week: Men’s, we saw a more refined continuation of the trend toward athleisure. With a willingness to mix modish suiting with materials like neoprene (the wetsuit stuff), Loris Diran is seemingly at the forefront of that trend. So we caught up with him to talk about his recently shown SS16 collection. And the vast universe.

The results follow...

A Sit-Down with Max Scherzer

  • Jeff Dufour
A Sit-Down with Max Scherzer

In his first four months as a National, $210 million man Max Scherzer has already thrown a no-hitter and is vying for the Cy Young Award. Now, he wants to challenge you at fantasy football. On August 22, donors to his new charity, Big League Impact DC, will face off against Scherzer, Bryce Harper and other Nats in a live fantasy draft. We caught up with the team’s ace to talk football, chocolate syrup and how one celebrates a no-no.

Read the entire interview here.

Interview: Thaddeus O’Neil

  • Geoff Rynex
Interview: Thaddeus O’Neil

Fresh off a strong showing (complete with beach bum zombies) at NYFWM, Thaddeus O’Neil and his textured, windswept surf fashion are what you’d call in-demand right now.

Recently, we gave our designer questionnaire to the rhapsodic O’Neil, who spoke on his many inspirations, his past as a Native American with a Galahad complex and the existential implications of trendiness.

A completely out-of-context snippet: “Lone Ranger and Tonto and the Attack of the Killer Pineapples in the Tropical Gardens of Henri Rousseau.”

So, yes, you should read it.

Interview: Nish de Gruiter of Suitsupply

  • Najib Benouar
Interview: Nish de Gruiter of Suitsupply

Between shows last week at NYFW: Men’s, we carved out some time to sit down with a few insiders (like Todd Snyder and Jessy Heuvelink, whose interviews we’ve run the past couple days).

Today, we run back the chat we had with Nish de Gruiter, VP of Suitsupply—who’ve nearly single-handedly revolutionized the menswear game since landing on American soil—about their current season, his most coveted item from his days at Cucinelli, what Suitsupply will never make and more.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we.

Interview: Jessy Heuvelink of J. Lindeberg

  • Najib Benouar
Interview: Jessy Heuvelink of J. Lindeberg

Amidst all of the hullabaloo of NYFW: Men’s last week, J. Lindeberg’s head of design, Jessy Heuvelink, was surprisingly calm and collected. He was even gracious enough to sit down for a chat with us the day before unveiling his latest J. Lindberg collection in a presentation at Spring Studios.

Naturally, we asked him the tough questions about design, mandal allergies and life on other planets...