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Shopping Unionmade’s Archive Sale

  • Kempt Staff


Perhaps the folks at San Francisco’s menswear mecca Unionmade are feeling a bit generous after yet another Giants World Series win, because they’ve just quietly put hundreds of items on sale at up to 90% off this morning.

They’re calling it “The Archive” and there’s a lot to get through—and as you can imagine, it’s going fast—so we dug through it all to bring you the best bets from the sale.»

The Best of #LCM

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0618Kempt-London-Collections-Men-SS15 London Collections: Men wrapped yesterday, and while you (or the people you follow on Instagram) head south to Florence for Pitti, we’ve put together a recap of the very best Insta-moments from this year’s SS15 collections.

Think scantily clad salsa dancers and giant foam fingers that look like they were ripped off that creepy pale dude in Pan’s Labyrinth...»

Considering the Unlined Blazer

  • Najib Benouar

Unlined Blazer

The trick to spring-summer dressing is pretty much the opposite of fall-winter: the less layers, the better.

And one way to remove a layer while still pulling off a tailored look is to opt for an unlined blazer—preferably in the airiest weave you can find.

The giveaway of a good unlined blazer is the taped seams (our bearded friend here is doing a good job of demonstrating this, by showing the neon-taped interior of his blazer). Most blazers don’t have finished seams because they’ll never see the light of day once the lining has been sewn in. It’s a neat trick—the taped seams—but mostly a good sign of what you should be looking for in a lightweight blazer.

And we have taken the liberty of rounding up the eight finest unlined blazers on the market right now.»

Superdenim's New Year's Haul


In case you came away from the holidays with a few nagging desires, Superdenim is having a late December blowout with more than a few objects of desire. And as always, anyone ordering from outside the UK will be paying the tax-free price.

Our favorite finds so far: a classic Shetland jumper, an LVC sweatshirt, Margaret Howell pants, a Nigel Cabourn fair isle sweater and a French sailing shirt.

If you're good with on-the-spot sizing, you might even find a few belated gifts in there.

The Spring Jumper


Just because it’s getting warmer is no reason to give up on sweaters entirely.

The trick is finding one that manages to be just as cozy and layerable without being quite so warm. This one comes from Margaret Howell (who, by the way, has a pretty amazing house), and it pulls off the trick by weaving linen stripes into the usual wool—resulting in a thick-but-breathable blend that should be wearable well into May.

June, if you roll the sleeves up.

She’s So Heavy


Now that you can find pinwale slacks just about anywhere, it’s hard to get too excited about corduroy pants—unless you go with something a bit heavier than what you can find in the other shops.

This wide-wale cord from Margaret Howell is a prime example. It’s the kind of warm and cozy pant that the fall calls for…but thicker and heavier than most of the stuff you know as corduroy.

Here’s our only caveat: unlike the rest of the heavy pants in your closet, this isn’t workwear, so you’ll want to coddle it a little more than normal. In fact, maybe don’t get out of the armchair.