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IRL: Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet

  • Ilana Dadras
IRL: Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet

If there’s one thing you took away from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, it was probably the profound importance of the perfect aloha shirt. As a young Leonardo led his gang around Verona Beach, it was pretty impossible not to think, “I’d rock the shit out of that perfect aloha shirt. And those very blue blue jeans. And I should probably acquire a friend with a pink buzz cut.” That in mind, we went ahead and assembled you a guide to his whole ensemble.

Soft! What light! It’s you, looking like a very ’90s Leo.

Breaking: Here’s the New The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer

  • Najib Benouar


With the announcement of a hard release date of Christmas Day 2013 for Wolf of Wall Street, the powers that be have also unveiled an all-new theatrical trailer today. Apparently, the original mid-November date caught a minor snag when Scorsese turned in a reel pushing three hours—and the NC-17 envelope—but what remains looks just as exciting: a fever dream of pinstripes, fun shirts, dad jeans, power ties, money bikinis and just about everything else great about ’90s excess.

Just take a moment to drink it all in, after the jump...»

Kempt Digs: The 1974 Robert Redford Great Gatsby


You may have heard of an upcoming Gatsby film from a guy named Baz “shiny things everywhere” Luhrmann. Perhaps here. Or here, even.

With all the hullabaloo around a bow-tied Leonardo DiCaprio, we thought it worth remembering that this is not the only pass made at turning TGG into a movie.

In fact, Robert Redford gave a master class in Jazz Age chic way back in 1974—the year young Leo was born.

Here are five reasons that film’s worth revisiting.»

If Kempt Ran the Oscars...

  • Najib Benouar

Aaron Taylor Johnson

We couldn’t help ourselves. With the Oscars only days away and awards season coming to a head, we felt honor-bound to weigh in on the subject of style, cinema and the intersection of the two.

So we collected our memories of the past year’s worth of handsomeness on film and tried to nail down exactly what made each film stylish—much like the actual Oscars, we’re breaking down the movie by individual garment performance, not just handing out awards willy-nilly.

So without further ado, the Oscar for Best Cardigan in a Supporting Role goes to...»

Your Latest Dose of Gatsby

  • Kempt Staff

We’ve said it before, but Hollywood’s been coming up handsome these days.

And even though we originally thought we’d get to see Baz Luhrmann’s neo-Gatsby this weekend, it’s been pushed back to next summer. So instead, we’ll have to settle for these recently released film posters—more evidence of all the literary good-looking-ness to come. We couldn’t be more excited. (A three-piece tweed suit can do that to us...) And don’t worry, you’ll still get your fill of rakish Leonardo DiCaprio this Christmas.

See the rest of the cast of well-heeled dandies and flappers after the jump.»

The September Issues

  • Najib Benouar

September is a big month in the print world of menswear. It sets the tone for the following season (and, effectively, the remainder of the year).

It also means the page counts are at their bulkiest—so many woolen things, so little time. And in our continued dedication to sussing it all out, we’ve thumbed through the 1,000-plus pages (we’ve thrown in the bonus round of Vanity Fair since they’ve weighed in on the year’s best-dressed men) just for you.

Let’s dig into the September issues, shall we...»

The D-B Suit, Circa 1990

  • Najib Benouar

It’s damn near impossible to put Leonardo DiCaprio in a suit and make him look bad. But from the looks of this photo, snapped on the set of Scorsese’s upcoming financial industry takedown, The Wolf of Wall Street, Marty has managed it somehow. It’s hard to tell what’s worse: the button placement, that power tie or the unbridled excess of material—but it’s all another reminder of how good we’ve got it in the double-breasted department nowadays. Keep it tight, gentlemen.

Django Unveiled

  • Najib Benouar

The latest in our ongoing coverage of the return of cinematic stylishness, we bring you the Django Unchained trailer. As you might remember, it was the leaked screenshot of DiCaprio’s red ascot in this movie that tipped us off to the rising tide of on-screen dapperness. But now that the trailer has arrived, we’re predicting Jamie Foxx’s Django will be the sartorial star. He goes from a rough-and-tumble shearling coat to a ruggedly refined green (what looks to be moleskin) suit, and then shows up late in the trailer in a cravat’d blue velvet leisure suit that might have been lifted from the Spy Who Shagged Me wardrobe department. Mr. Tarantino, first you had our curiosity, now you have our attention.

The Man in the Red Ascot

  • Najib Benouar

The first stills from Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated Django Unchained have hit the interwebs, and this shot of Leonardo DiCaprio playing the villainous plantation owner is a study in devilish handsomeness. The gist of the movie is “Spaghetti Western set in the Deep South during slavery,” so we can safely assume that the customary black hat has been swapped out for a red ascot. Add to that the hammer-wielding, the velvet lapels and the silk waistcoat, and you’ve got one sinister-looking rake.

Though we would have rather seen the ring on his pinkie.