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Style Icons and Their Mothers

  • Kempt Staff

Mother's Day

Here’s your last reminder that Sunday is Mother’s Day, gentlemen.

And to kick off the weekend of maternal appreciation right, we turn to some of our favorite style icons for some dapper inspiration on how to get into the spirit of filial gratitude...

With this handsome montage of style icons hanging out with their mothers.»

Master of the Indies

It was a record-breaking weekend for The Master, P.T. Anderson’s latest starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. The film brought in $728,745, which didn’t strike us as much of a big deal either, until we learned that it was only playing in five theaters this weekend.

As such, it set a new record for per-screen earnings: $145,949.

Alison Brie is Tired of Pillbox Hats

The Good Old Days: The charms of adolescence in the bygone days of scrambled porn on cable. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s universally available. [Gizmodo]

It was all a Dream!: Joaquin Phoenix was faking, and not crazy at all. Well, maybe a little. [NYTimes]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Corduroy: The gents at Valet provide a wale-based education, and tip us off to a good supplier for suede elbow patches. [Valet]

Sometimes People Suck: Sketchy happenings in the modeling industry, as related by Sara Ziff. We’d like to take this opportunity to scapegoat the French. [Gawker]

Lili is Stretching

Hitting the Books: In honor of collegiate weather, the RL chaps take a tour through the newly renovated New York Public Library in Bryant Park. [Rugby Blog]

The Car Makes the Man: On Friday, Sotheby’s is auctioning off James Bond’s Goldfinger-era Aston Martin, tire-destroying hubcaps and all. It’s poised to become the most expensive film vehicle ever sold at auction...but don’t let that stop you. [Word of Mouth]

Good and Evil in New Orleans: The true story of Banksy and his nemesis, the Gray Ghost, in a struggle to control the empty walls of New Orleans. [Web Urbanist]

The Modern Fairy Tale: I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how Werner Herzog saved Joaquin Phoenix’s life by pulling him from a gasoline-soaked car wreck. [Movieline]

Bright Lights, Bewildered Expression


Joaquin Phoenix is finally getting his close-up. The bad news? He seems to have lost his comb.

This is the one-sheet for Casey Affleck’s I’m Still Here, the Pennebaker-style document of Phoenix’s public meltdown we were promised from the very beginning. As images go, it’s a pretty good one—selling the glare of stardom and the mumbled, incoherent response at the same time, and wiping away any suspicion that this was all an inside joke. And while we wouldn’t try it at home, this particular beardo look is well on its way to being one of the more iconic faces of the decade.

Then again, it might just be the shades.