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A Few More Condescending Nicknames...

  • Najib Benouar

Earlier this week, we made the case for dusting off the slightly condescending nickname, and we’ve been inundated with an outpouring of support for the idea ever since. We’d also like to thank everyone who (non-condescendingly) pointed out some very glaring oversights. (You can’t win ’em all, toots.) As it turns out, there’s such a wealth of lesser-known noms des condescension out there that we felt obligated to make an addendum.

So, hotshot, here’s every condescending nickname we left out last time. We think.»

Dusting Off: The Condescending Nickname

  • Najib Benouar

Here at Kempt, we always endorse abiding by the due prescriptions of social courtesy and politeness.

But sometimes you need to take someone down a peg. You’re not trying to be disrespectful or mean outright—just to give a subtle reminder that you’ve got their number. After all, there’s a difference between a slight dig and fighting words.

Since in a few months Jay Gatsby will return to screens everywhere to give a master class on the subject, old sports, we decided it was high time to dust off the practice (and give you a few ideas on where to start).

So, eyes up front, champ—this is the Kempt guide to the condescending nickname.»

This Friday, Celebrate T.Hanks-giving

  • Najib Benouar

The holidays are full of traditions, but the Friday after Thanksgiving doesn’t have much going for it, aside from the mayhem of discount shopping.

And with everyone back in town for the weekend, it’s a great time to take a break from the family stuff and reconnect with old pals.

Our humble suggestion: something we like to call T.Hanks-giving.

It’s a celebration of friendship, holiday spirit and the filmic oeuvre of a national treasure. Allow us to explain...»