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Eight Beach-Ready Chinos to Consider

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0611Kempt-Tailored-Trunks-Brooks-Brothers-Oxford-Swim-TrunkWith summer Fridays, sojourns and sunshine abounding, we’re thinking up the best ways to get out of dodge and into a body of water, with minimal planning.

As such, we present the beach-ready chino. Those sharp, tailored iterations of the bathing costumes of yesteryear.

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you’ll slink past coworkers under the guise of smartly fitted flat-fronts, ready to whip off your madras popover at the faintest whiff of ocean mist.

Go from zero to poolside, after the jump.»

The Gentleman’s Beach Bag

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


The latest from Beach Week, our effort to send you to the shore in style this summer.

As your toolkit for the shore will make or break your trip to the shore—we’ve curated the essential carry for winning any beach weekend. We call it the Gentleman’s Beach Bag, and it’s got everything from the lotion for your nose to the seat for your bottom, and all manner of shenanigans for the in-between.

Herewith, everything you need for seaside domination...»

Capsule Show New York, by the Numbers

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


Twice a year, in six cities, menswear designers, buyers, editorialists and enthusiasts flock to the tailored temple of Capsule Show. Yesterday, the leather-bound steamer trunks and garment bags arrived in droves at New York’s South Street, chock-full of new collections for SS14.

Naturally, Team Kempt hit the pavement (or, you know, carpeted warehouse) of Pier 36 in the name of trend spotting and lesson learning. With over 250 brands in attendance, we thought it best to provide a bit of a highlight reel for our loyal followers.

As such, a scientific breakdown of the scene after the jump.»

The New Beach Shoe

ONIA’s already a go-to brand for high-end swim trunks, but they just put all that quick-dry fabric to a new use: shoes.

The result is a low-key beach lace-up they’re calling the Montrose, which lands somewhere between a flip-flop and an espadrille. Of course, we might have preferred a rope sole to the foam version they’ve got, but in the “shoes to wear into the ocean” category, these are near the top. They’re both light enough to swim in and thick enough to ward off any sharp shells.

Now all you need is a ticket to a tropical island. And possibly a swimsuit.