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The New International Men’s Shops to Know

  • Kempt Staff

062414_Shops-jcrew-hong-kong-4In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve scoured the globe for the newest openings in your regular haunts—you know, Singapore, Milan, the usual. Because you never know when you’re going to need a new chambray shirt while in Hong Kong.

Here are the latest updates to your already-dapper international rolodex of men’s shops...»

Brooklyn Decker Is Finishing Her Crunches

  • Najib Benouar

Marinet Mattheevia GQ

Remembering America's Oldest Teenager: In a sea of tributes for late great TV man Dick Clark, this montage of his tenure hosting the game show 25,000 Pyramid ranks high. [Huffington Post]

This Snozzberry Beer Tastes Like Snozzberries: In the event you'd like your beer to taste like beer--but infused with another flavor, the mad scientist-brewers at Dogfish Head have something they'd like to show you. [GearPatrol]

If You're In The Market: In his first post on Hodinkee, John Mayer (yes, the one you're thinking of) gives some solid advice to budding Rolex collectors on the five best buys under eight grand. We're impressed. [Hodinkee]

Lapo Being Lapo: Driven reports on the latest of Mr. Elkann's dapper antics: partnering with retro appliance brand Smeg to produce denim fridges. No joke. [DRIVEN]

Playing with My Wind Machine, No Big Deal

Wind Machinevia YHBTI

Right on Track: Michael Williams visits California’s Santa Anita Derby. Great photography ensues. [A Continuous Lean]

A Man, His Suits, His Cars: More photos of Lapo Elkann than you’ve ever wanted to see. [Men of Habit]

Look Close: Derek Guy breaks down the details that separate a well-made shirt from a cheap one. Look close, and you’ll know what you’re getting. [Put This On]

The Latest from Japan: Beams unveils their spring/summer lookbook, including vintage caps and innovative scarf knots. Take notes. [Selectism]

This Is Lapo Elkann’s Shoe

This is the bottom of Lapo Elkann’s shoe.

The pic comes from Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin, who nabbed Elkann’s tuxedo slippers for the label’s holiday lookbook shoot. The inscription reads, “Dedicated to my friend Lapo Elkann,” in case you were wondering. Naturally, when you’re the heir to the Fiat fortune, you make a lot of friends.

It’s something to keep in mind the next time you’re talking shop with a world-class shoemaker. We’re guessing they charge extra for cursive.

Paulina Has Taken Over Your Couch

via Fashion Gone Rogue

Top Hat: An updated guide to the style of Fred Astaire, if he’d lived in modern times. Apparently, he would have developed quite a taste for Italian shoes. [Esquire]

The Scissormen: A 20-minute film about an old-school barbershop in North Carolina. Seems they’ve got a pretty good house band. [Open Culture]

The Geometry of the Southwest: The history of the Navajo print—it has more to do with the Pueblo tribe than the Navajo. [Wax Wane]

Mr. Elkann Strikes Back: Oh, and here’s some pictures of Lapo Elkann pulling off an incredibly flashy suit, surrounded by Ferraris. [Driven]

Please, Borrow My Shirt

Men's Shirtvia YHBTI

Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On: Lapo Elkann has a baby blue double-breasted suit to match his baby blue Fiat 500. The question is, which came first? [T Magazine]

The Cloon: If you start a fast-fashion line using George Clooney’s name, he will sue you. Good to know. [Thread NY]

On Watch: Ladies and gentlemen, the watch of the future. [Gizmodo]

Print Lives: Reasons to be excited about 3D printing. Your next cufflink is going to look very, very interesting. [Epicenter]

Snow Blindness


These Persol-ish shades come from an unlikely source: Fiat heir and occasional Kempt icon Lapo Elkann. His Italia Independent marque tends to the “millionaire playboy” look—we can’t imagine why—but if you’re looking for something to get you through ski season, this may be the perfect item.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Andrew Saffir

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Cinema Society swell Andrew Saffir makes his second MOTH appearance here at the screening of 9/11 flick *August* at the Soho Grand the other night.

Once again the natty social butterfly donned a dapper hacking-style jacket from downtown dandy depot Lord Willy's, which is quietly clothing some of the best dressed men in town. This number is summer-weight navy blue cotton with subtle grosgrain trim, a ticket pocket, contrast stitching on the buttonholes and a turquoise lining.

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Lapo Gets Stoned

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Sharon Stoned, we mean—as far as we know foppish Fiat heir Lapo Elkann has steered clear of the hard stuff since that unfortunate incident with the transvestite hooker in Turin.

In fact, our boy Lapo is now such a testament to recovery he was hobnobbing with the actress at an event honoring his appointment as ambassador to some kind of newfangled medical center.

More on our esteemed Mr. Elkann»

Agnelli Family Values

  • Jared Paul Stern

Gianni Agnelli

A new must-see exhibit for any serious sartorial scholar just opened in Rome celebrating the lush life and times of the late, great Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, one of the most stylish men who ever walked the Earth. Titled “Gianni Agnelli: An Extraordinary Life,” it features over 250 photos, some of them never seen before, plus rare film footage and a documentary. It's at the Vittoriano Complex until the 30th, after which it travels to Turin and Milan.

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