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A Menswear Game Changer Opens Up in Miami

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0827KMT - Cottage UrbanDaddy Miami has tipped us off to the opening of Cottage, a first-of-its-kind menswear shop in the heart of Sunset Harbor. Meaning a triumphant win for all of our sartorially minded followers hailing from the Magic City.

Until now, the Miami style scene has relied heavily on department stores and e-commerce imports. The mastermind behind this new brick-and-mortar, Ariel Burman, seeks to change all that, aiming to bring the beachy-yet-dapper awareness of Nantucket, Malibu and Biarritz to his hometown.

He’s curated the place much like he would his own closet, resulting in a healthy mix of American and European designers all playing nicely under one laid-back (and canoe-lined) roof.

It’s fixing to be your new go-to stop for everything from washed trousers to all-weather knits to grooming basics and all manner of suiting/accessorizing in between, tapping brands like A.P.C., Band of Outsiders, Saturdays Surf NYC, Michael Bastian and Todd Snyder, along with a slew of other gentlemanly powerhouses.

Check out the sun-kissed game changer after the jump.»

Supply & Advise Pops Up in Miami

  • Najib Benouar

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Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but ever since we visited Miami during our Style Shifters campaign, it’s become quite the hotbed of menswear activity.

But we can’t take all the credit, because it’s really shops like this new pop-up in Wynwood, Supply & Advise, that are bearing the torch for the non–Don Johnson end of the Miami style spectrum. A tip of the hat to our friends at UrbanDaddy Miami, who got the scoop on the latest bastion of new-age Americana that stocks the likes of Gitman Vintage shirts sitting beside Filson bags and Randolph Engineering aviators (all on top of an Army-issue mule vehicle, front and center). It’s handsome stuff, and we’d be remiss not to alert you to it, should you be taking your talents to South Beach anytime soon.

And if not, don’t worry, we got a peek inside and it’s equally as good-looking as it sounds.»

Kate Upton Won’t Stop Until She’s On A Wheaties Box

  • Najib Benouar

via Vogue Spain

Old News: Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom got off to a familiar start last night--here are fourteen of Sorkin’s most noticeable recycled bits. [Vulture]

Foreverland: There’s no better way to honor the memory of Michael Jackson than hearing R. Kelly tell the story. [People]

On the Beachfront: Hypebeast hips us to some spectacular photography of the iconic lifeguard houses of Miami beaches. [Hypebeast]

Mad Hat: Cool Hunting finds the finest specimens of the “hat of the hour,” the five-panel cap. [Cool Hunting]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Fabrizio Rollo

Our cardinal rule of style is to dress for the occasion. And when you’re a Vogue Brazil editor on assignment in Art Basel, that means bringing your A-game.

Fortunately, when presented with said challenge, Fabrizio Rollo knocked it out of the park.

The sockless loafers speak for themselves, as does the just-weird-enough chambray tuxedo shirt—so we’ll start with those pants. We haven’t seen double pleats on a fashionista in quite a while, much less wool pants rolled above the ankle, but if you’re dressing for a cold season in a warm climate (like Miami in December or Rio in July) it’s a pretty smart move.

Throw in a summer scarf tied over both the collar and the shirt, and you’re in hall of fame territory. Take notes, gentlemen.

Vlada Roslyakova is Unhappy with her Sheets

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Alarm Clocks: Either that, or she’s mentally composing an ode to the dawn. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Seersucker: All you really need to know is that it’s awesome—particularly if you are a lawyer, but not a big city lawyer. [Valet]

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Drug Haunts of 80s Era Miami: Break out your coke-white Don Johnson blazer. It’s nostalgia time. [Gridskipper]

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Canoe: Vintage canoe pics close out Tuesday afternoon. Bring a wide-brimmed hat and a paddle. [Archival Clothing]

Ball of Flowers

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There are many theories on the correct way to dress for an art show party, but Takashi Murakami clearly subscribes to the “batshit crazy” school. Try to imagine Damien Hirst doing this, and you’ll know why we prefer Takashi.

This photo comes from the Art Basel show currently happening in Miami beach, so he doesn’t have all that much to lose. Nobody begrudges a crazy artist or two, and after taking a look at their balance sheets, we bet a bit of cartoonish glee was just what they needed.

Feminine Mystique, Brand Spankin' New Video, And Still More Eva

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Mad Women: The female stars of AMC’s *Mad Men* are not as marginalized as you may think. [LA Times]

Spanked!: *Penthouse* writer Rachel Kramer Bussel got herself in quite a bit of trouble for publishing this spanking video on Youtube to promote her new book. If anyone deserves a bottom-slapping, it's her. [Jossip]

Calvin's Magic Touch: From Marky Mark to Eva Mendes, Mr. Klein just has a way of getting them down to their skivvies. What a talent. What a magical, magical talent. [Socialite Life]

Busty Beauties: Pictures from Miami’s Spring ’09 swimsuit showcase. [Men.Style]

Fashionable (almost) Nude: Soon enough, you’ll be able to emanate fashionista even when your outer layers come off. [Refinery29]

Reach the Beach

  • Jared Paul Stern

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We've never been overly fond of Miami Beach—the “badly-dressed epicenter of the Northern Hemisphere”, as we once put it—a place where even the normally natty seems to lose their sartorial senses.

We're seriously reconsidering that position however since the advent of a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week offshoot dedicated to swimwear, which wrapped up yesterday. In New York there'd be the usual parade of starving waifs stumbling down the runway, but this being Miami the catwalk was packed with stacked stunners eye-popping enough for us to ignore how hideous most of the designs were.

Never mind that GQ recently declared that fake tits are as outré in the current economic climate as gas-guzzling SUVs.

The news apparently never reached Miami, and therein lies its charm.

Vuitton’s Camo, Bilson’s Jeans and Mr. T

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Portland Cares: Mr. T-related art is found to be more valuable than non-Mr. T-related art. [Boing Boing]

LVMHTMMJ: Louis Vuitton’s new print will be a camo-inspired collab with Marc Jacobs and Takashi Murakami. Somewhere in Los Angeles, Kanye cries tears of joy. [Fashion Week Daily]

The O.G.: Rachel Bilson expands her expertise to include designing jeans. [My Fashion Life]

Bubble Pit: Sony fills a Miami street with foam for no apparent reason. [Josh Spear]

Our #2 Export: The possibilities of polluting the world with lameness. [PSFK]