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Six Lessons in Style from Season 1 of Masters of Sex


Last night, Showtime’s acclaimed new drama, Masters of Sex, concluded its inaugural season.

Yes, the first run definitely had its fair share of, ahem, less-than-clothed moments.

But when the characters were fully clad, it was an undeniably dapper production, providing a thorough tutorial in bow ties, Eisenhower-era business casual and gentlemanly accoutrements. And it’s worth some further examination, minus the distraction of bare breasts. (Spoiler alert.)

So, without further ado, six lessons in style from this season of Masters of Sex, after the jump...»

Dusting Off: The Condescending Nickname

  • Najib Benouar

Here at Kempt, we always endorse abiding by the due prescriptions of social courtesy and politeness.

But sometimes you need to take someone down a peg. You’re not trying to be disrespectful or mean outright—just to give a subtle reminder that you’ve got their number. After all, there’s a difference between a slight dig and fighting words.

Since in a few months Jay Gatsby will return to screens everywhere to give a master class on the subject, old sports, we decided it was high time to dust off the practice (and give you a few ideas on where to start).

So, eyes up front, champ—this is the Kempt guide to the condescending nickname.»