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The Horror of Guylashes

Guylashes

While the British remain vigilant in their refusal to hop on the mid-20th-century orthodontia bandwagon, they appear to be way, way out in front when it comes to volumizing men’s eyelashes. Earlier this month, Eylure, a UK-based makeup company, launched a series of false lashes for men, claiming they help to “recreate that Hollywood gaze.” You won’t get any argument from us there.

It’s too early to tell whether guylashes will catch on. Though it seems they have the best chance to do so in England, where 3 million men admitted to wearing makeup regularly, according to the Daily Mail.

God save the queen.

Loose Threads: Makeup Edition

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It looks like guyliner was only the beginning.

Jean-Paul Gaultier unleashed a line of men’s makeup yesterday called Monsieur, including concealer, eyeliner, brow grooming gel, two bronzers and a self-tanner. The ad materials encourage the makeup as a way to unleash your “inner monsieur,” which creeps us out more than anything we’ve heard in a while.

It isn’t the first time this idea has been tried, but until now, the market hasn’t shown much interest in the powdered dandy look.

Let’s hope our luck keeps up.

Mind the Gap, Vice Squad and The Assembly Line

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Precious Metals: Bask in the gleam of these new Kris Van Assche kicks. [High Snobiety]

Falling Hard: Racked cops to renewing their Middle-School crush. [ Racked]

Seoul Patrol: Hint has words with Korean futurist J. Juun. [Hint]

Precision Cuts: The Moment's Hitler hairdo is making us feel ill. [The Moment]

International Rag Trade: Given the current exchange rate, vintage may be your best bet when shopping in London. [Time Out]

What a Difference a Year Makes: PSFK does some side-by-side comparison of Vice's annual trend report. [PSFK]

Dirty Dita, Cavemen and Comme des Garçons Goes to The Mall

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Bathing Beauty: Get out your water wings and take a dive with Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin. [Men's Vogue]

Rock-A-Fellas: It's shaping up to be a banner week for ex-label mates and eternal hustlers Damon Dash and Jay-Z. [NME]

On The Trail: Will this campaign season ever end? [Guardian UK]

Ol' Blighty: Meanwhile the sceptred isle has its own sartorial issues. [Daily Mail UK]

Style Points: This seasonal scorecard of surviving menswear designers is probably the best digest of critiques we've seen all year... except our own, of course. [NYTimes]

Shock Teese: Our favorite burlesque star, Frau Dita Von Teese, once - surprise, surprise - filmed some kinky girl-on-girl porn, some of it hot, some of (particularly the bit with the shoes) not so much. Not to worry, we still file her under "classy broad." [Fleshbot, soooo NSFW]

Budget Kawakubo: H+M will borrow the outré edge of Comme des Garçons for a limited line this November. [Vogue UK]

Spelunking: Share your mancave with the world. [CNN iReport]

Guy Liner: Pete Wentz creates a make-up line for men, you know, because buying women's make up is kinda gay. [Styledash]

Deal Alert: Get your Hicky's. [Racked]