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The NBA East-West Style All-Stars

  • Kempt Staff
The NBA East-West Style All-Stars

The NBA’s stylish uptick over the past few years has been well documented, but with Fashion Week and the NBA All-Star festivities sharing New York City this weekend, the NBA-Fashion relationship will be on display more than ever.

In fact, the two events will overlap for the hour when LeBron James hosts a fashion show featuring ballplayers competing on the runway. Which got us asking ourselves the question:

What if the NBA All-Star teams were chosen entirely on the players’ personal styles instead of their skills or fan votes?

This Is Only the Beginning of Menswear Baby Talk

  • Kempt Staff


Something curious we noticed while covering fashion week was the sudden widespread use of the term “puppytooth” to describe micro-houndstooth checks.

It was a little off-putting at first. But then it got us thinking about what would happen if we started giving diminutives to other fabrics and patterns that could be shrunk. And it opened a Pandora’s box of menswear baby talk, but a few ideas actually stuck...

In fact, don’t be surprised next season, when you hear designers breaking into the following menswear baby talk...»

What the Internet Is Saying About Mark McNairy

  • Kempt Staff


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...»

What the Internet Is Saying About Ovadia & Sons

  • Kempt Staff


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

Yesterday, we hopped over to Eyebeam Studios to check out the first-ever runway show from the brothers Ovadia. It was a mix of old and new with their standby green wool suit making an appearance alongside a leopard-print pony hair jacket. Overall it was “punk sounds into a collection of classic soul” (by way of Google Translate via GQ Spain).

Here’s the rest of what the Internet had to say, after the jump.»