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Isabeli Fontana is Not Making Breakfast

The British Invasion: Our new favorite anorak, courtesy of Mr. Williams. [A Continuous Lean]

The First Step is Hiding Your Valuables: Explaining the internet to a Dickensian street urchin is more difficult than you might think. [Fast Company]

Late Period: Michael Stipe has a question mark tattooed on his hand, is endlessly fascinating. Also, doing art stuff with Levi’s. [Cool Hunting]

The Big Drop: Just because it’s Tuesday, here’s a 1200-pound pumpkin dropping onto an old Pontiac. [Gizmodo]

Fight Club

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Though we find his self-consciously under-designed collections a bit precious at times, we're all for Rogan Gregory's new collaboration with two-time MOTH Michael Stipe.

Last seen rocking some Freeman's Sporting Club chalkstripes, the R.E.M. frontman is apparently a Rogan fan to boot. He's also something of a frustrated artist, judging by his installation, entitled *Relics*, at Rogan's new Bouwerie Lane Theatre digs.

This snap is from opening night, where Jeff Koons and Coldplay's Chris Martin also made the scene. The show runs through July 27 so you can judge for yourself.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Michael Stipe

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, last seen layering it on like a motherfucker, has always been distinctively dressed, but we've never seen him looking quite as natty as he did at the Food Bank for New York City's anniversary awards gala at the Chelsea Piers the other night (where we also spotted a stylin' Isaac Mizrahi).

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Do the Right Thing

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Dear Spike:

We love the chunky tortoiseshell specs—they bring out the auteur in you. The rat fur epaulettes, not so much. The diamond earring—your call, brother. But seriously, what's up with the rodent pelt? If PETA sees you in that thing it'll really be *Mo' Better Blues*, and you know how they like to hang around outside movie premieres with their little paint cans.

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