world of men's style / fashion / grooming

An UrbanDaddy Publication

Menswearabouts: Surveying the Menswear Landscape of 2016

  • Kempt Staff
Menswearabouts: Surveying the Menswear Landscape of 2016

The end of 2015 saw some big shake-ups in menswear—from Ralph Lauren stepping down as CEO of his namesake label to Aaron Levine ditching Club Monaco for Abercrombie & Fitch—so we thought we’d start off the new year by taking stock of who’s here, who’s there and who’s not.

We plan on checking in periodically as the menswear carousel continues to spin, but for now let’s start with what we know so far...

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff


We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Southern Gent: Billy Reid is knocking 25% off all of his rusticated dapperness with the code SPRING25. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A+

For the Prepster: Take 25% off select styles of Ralph Lauren’s preppy goodness with the code RLGIVING13. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A-

For American Basics: Stock up on classic spring and summer gear with Lands’ End’s “Buttondowns & Beyond” event, with 25% off and free shipping. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale after the jump.»

The Perfect Winter Glove

Ladies and gentlemen, the perfect winter glove.

Normally, we’d dress this up by talking about the glove-based considerations in play, and how you’ll need different gloves for different occasions—but this is basically it. Leather on the outside, cashmere on the inside: that’s pretty much everything.

And since you timed it with a sale, you can pick them up for under $50.

Annabella Barber Might Be a Farmer

Please Protect Me From What I Want: Text artist Jenny Holzer gets into the sneaker business. The result is pretty awesome. [Fast Company]

I Picked the Wrong Day to Quit Sniffing Glue: Airplane! turns 30 years old. Everyone involved seems astonished at how well it’s aged. [NYTimes]

On Your Mark…: The gents at Choosy Beggar nabbed an early invite to a 30% off sale at Land’s End Canvas online. If you were waiting to check them out, now’s the time. [The Choosy Beggar]

Still Splendid After All These Years: A comic-based look at Doug Rushkoff and Harvey Pekar’s grouchy eccentricities. [Smith]

The Green Oxford


While the chaps in Florence are working magic with bold colors, we couldn’t help but notice a more understated version happening closer to home.

Skimming through the latest batch of Land’s End Canvas gear, we came across this green button-down and heather hoodie combination. It’s practically the opposite pole of the menswear spectrum, but it’s the same effect as the colorful belts you see circulating at Pitti Uomo.

Just a reminder: you don’t have to be an Italian dandy to pull off a pop of color.

McCain Gets Kempt, Sexy Land's End and More


Straight Talk Express: Noted fashion critic, Sen. John McCain, may support the Geneva Convention, but isn't above a little style torture. [AP]

Pop That Collar: An much-needed analysis of the "Douchebag Shirt". [DatingDish]

Mail Order Brides: "The Erotic Appeal of the Land's End Catalog." [Nerve]

End Run: We love menswear. We're ok with the Giants. Hell, we're even fine with Tiki Barber despite his snooze-inducing in-booth demeanor. But even our TiVo didn't want to watch Project Runway last night. Thank God for Jeff. [TelevisionWithoutPity]