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The 10 Most Stylish Moments of 2014

  • Kempt Staff


As we bring 2014 to a close, we would be remiss not to take stock of all the stylish moments we witnessed over the past 12 months...

There were flashes of brilliance in Cannes, Brazil, Venice, wherever it was that Joe Biden stopped in for that epically stylish cone of ice cream and more...

And we narrowed it down to these 10 most stylish moments of 2014, in no particular order...»

A Pop-Culture History of Men and Bags

  • Kempt Staff


Utter the term “murse” anywhere and it’s instantly recognizable: the portmanteau of “man” and “purse” describing a compact bag or satchel meant for hauling things around town. It’s become patient zero of emasculating menswear—now we have “meggings” and “mewelry” to name a few of the more egregious.

But how did we, as a society, get here?

It’s a good question. One worth exploring. And as menswear anthropologists, in our quest to understand the inextricable link between manhood and baggage choice, we present to you:

A complete history of men and their bags in popular culture.»

Back in the Saddle

  • Najib Benouar

From the looks of the first episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld is up to his old “show about nothing” antics again.

This time around, he’s really pared it to near-absolute-nothing-ness: 12-minute episodes edited down from an afternoon spent chatting with a well-known funnyman. It’s all very Seinfeldian, but what’s most intriguing is the glimpse into the lives of off-duty celebrities—without any scripts or handlers or, most importantly, stylists. From what we’ve gathered from the promo and first episode, comedians are a schlubby bunch (save for Alec Baldwin). It’s a sad state: visible undershirts, white sneakers, Larry David playing Octogenarian Neo in the Boca Raton Seniors Community Theater adaptation of The Matrix.

But there were still some interesting items of note, especially Jerry’s watches. In this episode he’s wearing a Jo Siffert Heuer that we’ve gushed over before, which reveals some real watch aficionado/race car enthusiast cred. We also spotted a Breitling Navitimer in the promo (but will have to confirm once that episode “airs”), and Larry David’s only saving grace is that he’s found his way to an Oliver Peoples shop. It’s a good laugh any way you slice it.

If anything, watch the episode for the spectacular blogger-blue VW and keep an eye on further developments.

Scarlett Johansson Would Like Some Aspirin, Please

Scarlett Johanssonvia GQ

In the Shade: Warby Parker gets in on the sunglass game. [All the Rage]

Car Safety: How a gentleman saved his vintage Porsche from flooding by placing it on an enormous balloon. [Jalopnik]

Charleston Style: Sitting down with Social Primer’s K. Cooper Ray (a former MOTH). The money quote: “The fashion crowd usually sees somebody in a blue blazer and a bow tie and thinks you are raising money for the GOP.” [Gilt]

And Just Because It’s Friday: A rolling compendium of every joke Jerry Seinfeld has ever told. [Jerry Seinfeld]

Kristen Stewart has an Interesting Chemistry with her Photographer


Like a Bird: We’re guessing it was something he said. [Fashion Copious]

Needs More Logo: A look at Takashi Murakami’s latest show. [The Moment]

I’m Tired of Your Selvedge Demands: A talk with the denim guru behind Self Edge. [Complex]

Together Again: Mr. Seinfeld chats nervously about the Curb-based reunion. Also, what’s the deal with those Corona ads? [Vulture]