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The Few Times It’s Okay to Wear Hiking Boots with a Suit

  • Najib Benouar

"Listen Up Philip" Premiere - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Take a close look at this snap just in from the Listen Up Philip premiere at Sundance.

You’ll notice that Jason Schwartzman is wearing hiking boots with his otherwise normal-looking suit and tie instead of a pair of hard bottoms. It’s an advanced move that we’ve seen pop up a few times over the years—and like most sartorial affectations, it looks better on the Internet. But we do see a few rare situations in which a stylish gentleman might find it appropriate to wear his hiking boots with a suit. And yes, premiering at Sundance is one of them.

We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of the rest of the situations, after the jump.»

A Cinematic Guide to Grand Gestures

Say Anything

Every once in a while, you find yourself needing to do some wooing (perhaps even on some evening next week). Sure, you’re great at gift giving and a pro at the art of the love letter.

But sometimes, the situation calls for something bigger—a little more intricate, Cary Grant–level wooing. And where does any self-respecting gentleman worth his weight in rose petals get a little inspiration? Why, the cinema, of course.

So to help you out, the Kempt Guide to Cinematic Grand Gestures—ranked by degree of difficulty.»

Roman Coppola On The return of Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray's Style, And 70's Jack Nicholson

Director Roman Coppola

Yesterday, we sat down with writer and director Roman Coppola to talk about his new film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. This morning, he was nominated for an Oscar as a writer for the screenplay of Moonrise Kingdom, one of his many collaborations with Wes Anderson. Coincidence?

He shared his thoughts on everything from his musical inspirations and his favorite of the Godfather films to whatever the hell is going on with Jason Schwartzman's hair.»

Agata Danilova Is Waiting for a Chair Delivery

Water, Fall: Sometimes drinking from a water bottle is too hard. These women have chosen to simply pour it in the direction of their faces. [The Hairpin]

The Musings of Max Fischer: Jason Schwartzman enjoys Tom Waits, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Wallace Berman. Also, he’s broken a lot of watches. [GQ UK]

#23 Has Landed: Some details on Daniel Craig’s third Bond film—including Javier Bardem as the villain and Naomie Harris as at least one of the girls. [Entertainment Weekly]

Friends Forever: Playing the Kevin Bacon game with buddy comedies, Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Surprisingly enough, it works. [Vulture]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Jason Schwartzman

In honor of Scott Pilgrim—which is awesome, by the way—we dug up this snap of Jason Schwartzman at the premiere a couple weeks back for this week’s MOTH. And the mustache is just part of it…

Schwartzman’s so tied to Band of Outsiders (and for good reason) that it can be surprising to see him in a jacket that reaches past his wrists, but he pulls this one off just about perfectly, from the busily striped shirt to the pitch-perfect red-brown shoes.

It’s a casual way to wear a black suit—which is a harder trick than it seems.

Anne Combaz Knows Her Way Around a Focus Dial


A Woman and a Camera: Also, a hairbrush. [FashionIndie]

Yeah, Me Neither: Aziz Ansari interviews Jason Schwarzman, admits he hasn’t seen The Darjeeling Limited. [Interview]

Who Moved My Cheese?: Apparently the recession is cutting into the demand for cheese, except of the government variety. [Grub Street]

The Kempt Guarantee: We will heartily endorse any detective movie with Michael Shannon in it. Your move, Hollywood. [Vulture]

Madness on 7th, Molto Giorgio, Playing With The Band

Armory Madness: Plum Sykes will be wearing a body-hugging, flesh-toned dress to 7th on Sale so she can avoid the dressing rooms. Try this with Lycra bike shorts and we don't know you. [NYSun]

Giorgio's Way: "No matter how hard I try, I will never persuade Sam Jackson to appear without a hat!" That and 20 somewhat more useful of rules for style appear in The London Times. Geez, that guy is everywhere these days.

Slacker Synergy: Mope/goof Jason Schwartzman is modeling for prep/punk Band of Outsiders. Seems right. [WWD 2nd Item]