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Chokers for Men, Surviving a Red-Eye and John Malkovich’s New Menswear Line

Chokers for Men, Surviving a Red-Eye and John Malkovich’s New Menswear Line

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Square Necklines: The A.V. Club has the first look at John Malkovich’s new menswear line for the discerning John Malkovich.

Choke Job: Today Show’s Matt Lauer has inexplicably jumped on the trend of chokers for men.

Well Red: GQ has put together this handy guide to looking fresh after taking a red-eye flight.

Nick Of Time: Two very well-adjusted guys at UrbanDaddy try to make sense of the premiere of the most anticipated season of The Bachelor yet.

Picture This: Valet talks to a professional smartphone photographer to get some tips on how to take better photos in the new year.

Political Streetwear, Vest Couples and Shopping Ethically

Political Streetwear, Vest Couples and Shopping Ethically

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Street Activism: Highsnobiety looks at how streetwear is rediscovering its political roots.

Vested Interest: Racked extols the joy and horror of the Vest Couple.

Good Taste: Fashionista has put together this handy guide to shopping ethically.

’Tisn’t the Season: Viewfinder gets a rare look inside the secret lives of mall Santas.

Feeling Sheepish: Bloomberg has the scoop on why Zegna is getting into the sheep farm business.

The Best Christmas Movie, 26 Japanese Brands to Know and Supreme’s Secret Sauce

The Best Christmas Movie, 26 Japanese Brands to Know and Supreme’s Secret Sauce

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Supremely Disappointed: Racked explains how cult-favorite streetwear brand Supreme’s secret sauce is collective grief.

National Treasure: HuffPo pens an ode to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as the best holiday movie ever made.

Brand Recognition: Highsnobiety names the 26 Japanese brands to know right now.

Yankee Swap: FiveThirtyEight has put together the ultimate guide to winning your white elephant gift exchange using game theory.

Pajama Party: The Washington Post warns against the troubling new trend of fashion labels trying to get you to wear pajamas on the street.

Fifth Avenue Flagships, the Uberization of Retail and Pantone’s Color of 2017

Fifth Avenue Flagships, the Uberization of Retail and Pantone’s Color of 2017

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Fifth Element: Glossy explains why the Fifth Avenue flagship hasn’t died yet.

Green Is Good: The New York Times has the scoop on Pantone’s announcement of their color of the year for 2017.

Talking Shop: Forbes names the seven industry trends to watch for in the new year, including the Uberization of retail.

Following Suit: The Fashion Law counts down the year’s top 10 fashion lawsuits.

Fastest Fashion: The Wall Street Journal tracks how a Zara coat went from design to on the rack in just 25 days.

Tom Ford, Self-Lacing Shoes and the Return of the Love Advent Calendar

Tom Ford, Self-Lacing Shoes and the Return of the Love Advent Calendar

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Making Spirits Bright: Love magazine is back at it again with their model-studded advent calendar for 2016.

James Addiction: Vulture makes the case that James Marsden has quietly become one of the best actors of his time.

Ford the River: GQ catches up with Tom Ford to talk sex, death and penetration, among other things.

Soak It Up: Amusing Planet dives deep into the fascinating history of Greek sponge diving.

Tie Again: The Cut wants you to know that Nike’s new self-lacing sneakers aren’t just a gimmick.

Wes Anderson x H&M, Authentic Bootlegs and Grenson Turns 150

Wes Anderson x H&M, Authentic Bootlegs and Grenson Turns 150

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Wes World: H&M just released their latest ad, directed by Wes Anderson, and it might already be the frontrunner for best holiday movie of the year.

Real Fake: Fashionista explains why bootleg Gucci, to some, is more authentic than the real thing.

On Parr: The NY Times gets a look at Grenson’s 150 year old footwear factory through the lens of Martin Parr.

Haute Tech: Hypebeast wonders aloud, whether wearable tech will ever be fashionable.

Stadium Events: ESPN Magazine tells the curious tale of how a mediocre Nintendo game from 1987 has become the most coveted cartridge ever.

Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Against Jeans, Pale Dogwood and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Recessive Jeans: Racked makes an impassioned case against jeans.

Millennial Pink: The Ringer explains why suddenly you’re seeing a lot of pale dogwood.

House and Homme: WWD catches up with Valentino’s unconventional couturier Pierpaolo Piccioli to talk creative freedom and the next steps for the house.

Fake Out: Highsnobiety hits the streets of Bangkok to shop for fake streetwear.

Star Power: Dime Magazine charts the rise of the Starter jacket as a 90s style staple.

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Duck-Rabbit, David Coggins and Buying 150 Tons of Cashmere In Cash

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Second Look: Nautilus uses the phenomenon of the duck-rabbit to explain how in a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want to see.

Book Smarts: Five O’Clock catches up with man of style and recently minted author on the subject, David Coggins, to talk about, well, men and style.

Cashmere Rules: Fast Company tells the story of the founder of cashmere company Naadam, who began by heading to the Gobi Desert with $3 million in cash to buy 150 tons of cashmere.

Old School: Fader has your guide on how to wear 90s streetwear.

Rolling Out: The New York Times charts the rise of the rise of the Rolling Stones as fashion icons.

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Herringbone, Campaign Merch and Ralph Lauren’s Fall ‘16 Collection in Cocktail Form

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Cocktail Attire: RL Magazine takes us through the new Fall ’16 collection of cocktails being served up at the Polo Bar.

Merch Ado: Considering you might be wearing some today, Racked has put together this brief history of presidential campaign merch.

Bone To Pick: Bloomberg looks to vintage Hollywood for inspiration on wearing the recently resurgent herringbone sport coat.

Pot Luck: Vulture gets to the bottom of how Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart ever became friends in the first place.

AYPWIP: The New York Times pens a letter of recommendation for ’90s cartoon-within-a-cartoon Pinky and the Brain.

The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

The Lie of Free Shipping, the Ballad of Clippy and Your Most Swagless Homie

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Reads Four Pins Once: Racked spends some time considering your most swagless homie.

Sinking Ship: Fast Company explains why free shipping is a lie.

Fast Clip: New York mag reconsiders the legacy of Clippy, who didn’t just annoy you—he changed the world.

Raw Deal: Cnet discovers a pair of raw denim jeans so thick, they can stand on their own.

Rom-Non: The Atlantic takes a long hard look at how rom-coms have ruined romance.

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Russian Sneaker Culture, Skinny Ties and Do The Right Thing's Street Style

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Street Savvy: The Daily Beast makes the case that Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing ignited street style.

Russian Intel: Highsnobiety gets the lowdown on Russia’s burgeoning sneaker culture.

Counting Digits: Glossy reports that digital is not to blame for the recent woes of Burberry and Ralph Lauren.

Tie Loss: Bloomberg rings the death knells of the skinny tie.

Bumper Crop: Kering mag has a look at Bumper Bunka, Japan’s premier fashion school.

Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

  • Kempt Staff
Anthony Bourdain, the NBA’s Most Valuable Sneakers and the State of Japan's Menswear Scene

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Meanwhile In Japan: Highsnobiety has your update on everything you missed on the Japanese menswear front this month.

Slow Motion: Racked makes the case for making your fast fashion last.

Fancy Footwork: With the return of the NBA, Sports Illustrated tries to name the player with the best shoe game.

Hall Pass: Vogue catches up with Anthony Bourdain to talk authenticity, expectations and opening the country’s most ambitious food hall.

Starting Line: The Cut gets to the bottom of what you actually need to start a fashion company.

Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

  • Kempt Staff
Raf Simons, Ikea Economics and Silicon Valley Fashion Week

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Life Raf: Raf Simons has just announced he’ll be showing at NYFW:Men’s and Racked thinks his shoulders are just big enough to carry the whole week.

Swede Deal: The number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight dig into the weird economics of Ikea.

Fashion Tech: WWD explains why Silicon Valley Fashion Week is no joke.

Uni Watch: Crain’s New York gets a look behind the scenes of the uniform maker who makes the brand.

Juiced Up: The New Yorks Times takes a peek at the charmed life of the Malibu juice magnate Khalil Rafati.

Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

  • Kempt Staff
Brooklyn Tailors, Bob Dylan and the Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

Surplus Goods: Art of Manliness charts the rise and fall of the army surplus store.

Where Brooklyn At: Lean Luxe catches up with Brooklyn Tailors to talk growth, scaling and the luxury of being small.

Nobel Cause: The Daily Beast makes the case that Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize for style too.

On Watch: The Guardian dives headlong into the improbable survival f the luxury watch business in the digital age.

Good Eye: Forbes chats with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal on building an eyewear unicorn.

Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

  • Kempt Staff
Shopping With Ryan Lochte, Supreme A-Z and Stutterheim’s New Line

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.

New Stutter: Vogue gets the scoop on Alexander Stutterheim’s new line, that goes beyond the raincoat to keep you warm.

Jeah Rule: Daily Intel tags along on a shopping trip with Ryan Lochte, who just got his first credit card.

Supreme Team: i-D spells out the ABCs of legendary streetwear brand Supreme.

Pencil Pushers: NPR traces the remarkable history of the humble pencil.

Bring It Home: Bloomberg brings word that the limit on bringing home cigars and rum from Cuba has just been lifted by the US Government.