In this new weekly series, we peer into your summer weekend agenda and offer a few essential sundries to help you make the most of your upcoming escapade. This weekend, you’ve been invited to a friend’s summer home.
The vacation home. It is a sacred thing come summer, when escaping the city’s summer heat for an easygoing bucolic weekend is your only hope for keeping sane during the dog days. If you don’t have a place of your own, it’s likely you’ve got a friend who does. So, when you get the invite, you’ll need to be prepared (aside from the usual necessities) with a few extras that’ll make you the perfect houseguest in every way.
If you can’t quite put your finger on why things are feeling more summery on Kempt this morning, we’d like to direct your attention to the left column (you might want to scroll down a bit). We’ve got a fresh crop of seasonal must-haves at the ready for your impending summer adventures. Some can be ordered online (see: Sid Mashburn’s Favorite Shorts), while others will require a little creativity and stylishness (see: A Beach Companion). But most of all, they should serve as inspiration for the warmer months to come. Happy summering.
If you direct your attention to the column on the left (and maybe down a little bit), you might notice a brand new set of must-haves dropped in for fall, with this Italian Army boot from Grenson leading the charge.
Sadly, the shop where we found it has already sold out of the boots, but after a little digging, we’ve found a place where you can preorder from the next batch. Anyone who’s curious can place a special order with Black Dog Showroom by email or at 212-956-1425. It should be worth the trouble.
As you may have noticed, there’s something different on Kempt this morning. (Yes, we got a haircut, but that’s not it.) Direct your attention to the column on the left and you’ll find a fresh set of must-haves, our take on the most intriguing items of the season. For this summer, that means chambray trunks, a Polaroid/Holga mashup and the colorful suede baseballs above, among others. Enjoy.
We’ve updated our must-haves—that’s the line of well-chosen items on your left—to bring in a new fall feeling and a helping hand for those of you scrambling for a good pipe. Add in some stomping boots, a classic holiday sweater and this rag & bone overcoat, and you should have enough swag to last you through the winter.
They’re best known for colorful leather duffels, but leatherwork is leatherwork, so the decision to produce an office chair may not be such a strange one. The color scheme is the same as their bags, ranging from the subdued to the eye-catching, so the chair won’t be too foreign for devotees of the brand. Most interestingly, they’ll be selling it exclusively in men’s clothing stores, so you’ll finally be able to see if it matches your pants.
As a bonus for the MG folks, we’ve tossed their Leather Overnighter onto our newly updated must-haves. So if you’re looking for a few fresh needs, just direct your eyes to the left.