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What the Internet Is Saying About Mark McNairy

  • Kempt Staff

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The latest in our seasonal series on New York Fashion Week.

Mark McNairy’s cheekiness and deft grasp of next-level menswear were both on display today, as his runway show opened with a fog machine, had at least one expletive-riddled homage to an unsuspecting fashion editor and finished with legendary Harlem rapper Cam’ron traipsing through in a cape...

We could go on, but it’s such a better story when the Internet tells it...»

Scene and Heard: Mark McNairy New Amsterdam SS14 Runway

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Scene: Eyebeam in NYC; fashion editors sipping on Heineken and Cheerwine, Nick Wooster catwalking a cobalt jacket with zebra shorts, a few rubber duckies and lots of camo.

Heard: A very appropriate hip-hop remix of “Stayin’ Alive” keeping pace for the models, and at least two people realizing “That’s Pusha T!” during the final look.

See more photos from the collection after the jump.»

The Stat Sheet: Mark McNairy for Club Monaco Tassel Loafers

  • Najib Benouar

9493510251_5f05e6505a You can count on Mark McNairy for at least two things:

A no-nonsense attitude. And some damn handsome footwear.

Which is why Club Monaco tapped McNairy as their latest collaborator in their ongoing “Makers and Muses” campaign. There are plenty of winners in the exclusive line of the shoes, but the real standouts are these pebble-grain tassel loafers. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Club Monaco continues its #menswear crusade by tapping Mark McNairy, heralded as a footwear luminary in certain circles (for good reason). They make beautiful shoes together (exclusively available at seven Club Monaco stores and online). Your feet get handsomer.

Who to Channel: A young tailor making his mark at Pitti Uomo; an aging Tom Buchanan (these shoes weren’t popularized in America till the late 1940s); a tassel-wielding-expert burlesque dancer.

When to Wear Them: These are good year-round, with rolled chinos or gray flannel trousers. Just add socks.

Degree of Difficulty: Medium. The tassels add a dandy-ish flair to an already preppy shoe, so you’ll want to keep it in the oxford cloth and tweed zone—unless you’re bold enough to go full-on Luca Rubinacci...

And if you are, here’s a look at what you’re going for:»

The Sports-Menswear Collaborations We’d Like to See Next

  • Najib Benouar

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It’s been a big week for collaborations.

While yesterday’s unveiling of the Kanye x A.P.C. collection has been getting most of the #menswear attention, we found ourselves more interested in another transatlantic collaboration that came through on the wire: Brooks Brothers announcing their new partnership with Italian soccer club Inter Milan.

It had us wondering why such an American brand would have to go overseas to outfit a sports team—especially with dapperness in locker rooms and postgame press conferences on the rise in the US. It would be a natural progression for, say, the Knicks to step off their team bus all kitted out in Michael Bastian—as opposed to the Detroit Lions, who seem more like Mark McNairy New Amsterdam kind of guys.

And since we’re the sort of menswear journalists who answer “Why?” with “Why not?” we’ve gone ahead and dreamed up a few style collaborations we’d like to see happen in American sports, based on who’d work best together.»

Event Recap: Details x CFDA Weekender Collection Launch

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

Details x CFDA

Continuing their week of revelry, last night the CFDA partied penthouse-style alongside Details for the launch of their second collaboration, the Weekender Collection.

Fashion folk took to the rooftop of the Mondrian SoHo, imbibing spirits from Japan’s Suntory whiskey distillery to celebrate the event. For their second project together (following last fall’s pocket square capsule), they tapped talent from 20 top menswear designers, asking each to reimagine the classic weekender duffel bag. And reimagine they did.

A hand-painted portrait of a WWII pinup girl donning Gilded Age’s bodice, leather handles and gold-pointed studs lining the straps of Simon Spurr’s, and a lesson in schizophrenic splatter painting by way of Yigal Azrouël, to name a few.

They’re each one of a kind, and will be up for grabs on eBay starting June 10 through 17.

Check out close-ups of some of our favorites after the jump.»