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Smell Test: Jimmy Choo Man

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


Pineapple leaf: apparently sweeter than actual pineapple.

At least that’s what the perfumers over at Jimmy Choo are thinking, ’cause that’s what’s at the heart of their first-ever men’s fragrance, bookended by lavender top notes and a patchouli base.

Seems... worth investigating.

As such, the ever-critical noses here at Kempt HQ took a whiff, then another—to bring you the official Smell Test™ of Jimmy Choo Man...»

The Six Driving Shoes to Consider

  • Kempt Staff


It wouldn’t be Road Trip Week if we didn’t talk about the most important part of your road-worthy wardrobe: the driving shoe.

They come in many forms—some are more loafer-like, some are more moccasin-y—but they’re all united by two things: a buttery-soft leather construction and gummy rubber bottom (marked by a telltale matrix of nubs embedded in a double-thick leather sole).

They’re especially handy on a breezy weekend jaunt, because they’re handsome enough to wear to cocktail hour yet soft enough to loaf around indoors, once you’ve woken up the next morning at your destination. Meaning they’re the only pair of shoes you’ll need to pack if you’re not planning on anything too formal or a round of golf.

Naturally, we’ve rounded up your six best options on the market right now.»

Words Fail


Sometimes, you see something so horrible it makes you want to swear off retail entirely—something so foul, it calls into question the entire endeavor of making, buying and wearing new clothes. And frequently, the name Jimmy Choo is somehow involved.

The brand-that-must-not-be-named is getting its start in mens footwear, and the resulting haul includes high-tops made of cashmere, a faux-crocodile galosh with a pronounced heel and not a single thing we would consider putting on our feet.

We don’t want to make broad generalizations about menswear and womenswear, so we’ll just say that the problem here goes beyond the basic wrong-headedness of making a high-heeled galosh. (To wearers: tread carefully.) Jimmy Choo stands for everything you shouldn’t want in a winter boot: empty branding and aggressively anti-functional design.

If you need us, we’ll be drinking to forget.