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On Paper: Put This On gives the co-eds of today a firm talking-to when it comes to their on-campus attire. [PTO]

In Practice: Ivy Style comes up with a similarly timed pictorial on fall campus style (or rather, post-prep dropout style). Good stuff. [Ivy Style]

Spray-Tan-Gate: BuzzFeed digs deep on the issue of whether or not Romney has been keeping his bronze visage by spray-tanning. You might not like what they find. [BuzzFeed]

Hay Now: A series of pictures of the candidates making speeches near hay. [Daily Intel]

The Longest Winning Streak in College Sports Has Ended

Yale Squash

The Yale men’s squash team defeated Trinity College Wednesday night, ending Trinity’s streak of 262 consecutive victories, the longest in intercollegiate sports history.

Behind every extraordinary college winning streak is an extraordinary college coach: John Wooden led the UCLA men’s basketball team to 88 straight victories over 12 years and was named Coach of the Year six times. Penn State’s women’s volleyball coach Russ Rose won 109 games in a row thanks to what The New York Times described as “an office of shelves, lined with binders, filled with decades of handwritten scribbles and diarylike entries” detailing every play of every game he ever coached.

This particular story happens to involve two extraordinary coaches: Trinity’s Paul Assaiante and Yale’s Dave Talbott, both legends in a relatively unknown sport who have spent a combined 40 years coaching their respective teams.

Wednesday night, they made history...»

The True Meaning of Prep


For all the queasiness surrounding the idea of preppiness, it’s nice to know there are still a few gentlemen of style who can knock it out of the park. In this case, it’s Street Etiquette, reimagining the Ivy League’s past as a post-racial paradise of toggled sweaters and tweed. It’s befuddling to some—just look at the comments section—but for our money it’s the most important preppy document we’ve seen all year. Here’s why…

Fair warning: this might get deep»

Gisele Gets Wet (Kinda) and Men Go to Sex in the City (Maybe)


Gisele Wears Naught But CGI Water: Damn you, Photoshop! [Popcrunch]

Sonia Rykiel Closes Men's Line: And we're not going to stop her. [VogueUK]

Blue-Blood Style: 2108 Vintage releases sweaters for those Ivy League shits who've been making your life miserable (not that we're bitter for being waitlisted). [AnimalNY]

Blue-Collar Style: Way on the other side of the economic spectrum, our boy at ACL revels in 1940's workwear. [A Continuous Lean]

"Why Are Straight Men Seeing Sex and the City": They are? Really? Are you sure? [Gawker]

Cannonball!: Finally, some good advice on swim trunks. [Hint]

Deal Alert: Get down to Opening Ceremony and Acne you dirty, dirty hipster. [Racked]

Take Twelve


A Continuous Lean clued us in to this early instance of Sartorialist-style fashion photography. Photographer T. Hayashida took a tour of the Ivy League circa 1968, snapping pictures for posterity. Given that preppy style of that era is a touchstone for everyone from J. Crew to Shipley & Halmos, there’s more than a few pointers to pick up if you’re watching closely.

More pics from the bygone era»