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The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Dapper Champs: Todd Snyder is knocking 20% off his Champion capsule collection with the code CHAMPION1. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A+

For the Outdoorsmen: Swansonian outfitters Orvis are slashing another 20% off items already on sale, including some Barbour. Discount: A Sizes Available: B+ Selection: B+

For the Shinola: Take 20% off everything at Bloomingdale’s, including some handsome Shinola watches, with the code Friend1. Discount: B Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Gitman Vintage, Allen Edmonds and others, after the jump.»

Yard Workwear

  • Najib Benouar

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Now that your spring awakening should be in full swing, you’re going to want the proper attire for all the spring cleaning you’ll be doing this weekend (especially if you’re dusting off the push reel mower).

Sure, an old retired pair of jeans will do in a pinch, but there comes a point in the life of any piece of clothing when it’s been run too ragged to be of service (but hey, now you’ve got something authentically broken-in to wear fashionably).

The answer: something tougher than the workwear-inspired stuff that’s been floating around the Internet for the past few years now. We’re talking about real workwear. Stuff you don’t have to worry about beating up, because it was made for it—and because the price didn’t have the overseas shipping from a small artisan workshop in Japan built into it. We’re not guaranteeing all of this stuff will fit the same way, but you’ll be happy to have that extra give in your pants’ rise when kneeling down to change the spool in your edger.

Herewith, your head-to-toe yard workwear kit.»

Not That, This: In Defense of Low-Tech

  • Najib Benouar

Clothing has seen a lot of great technological advancement in the past century—new-age nylon, moisture-wicking fleece, genetically modified gloves that work on touchscreens—more often than not, sacrificing some handsomeness in the process.

But last week’s post on tweed trumping tech in the blazer game reminded us that sometimes the choice between high-tech and high-handsome doesn’t have to be made—because the best-looking option also happens to work just as well as any newfangled technology.

So, herewith, your high-handsome alternatives to today’s high-tech jackets, sweaters and more.»

Robert McGinnis is the Normal Rockwell of Pulp

Bringing the Heat: A slow-motion look at Tim Lincecum’s fastball. Pretty spectacular stuff. [The Atlantic]

The Cream of the Parka Crop: A lightweight parka roundup for a drizzly day. [Complex]

Time for Rehabuzzitation: A few startup buzzwords to casually sprinkle into your next conversation. Attempt at your own peril. [Fast Company]

The Last Straw: Orvis’s latest creation may have crossed the line from “Fuck You” pants to “I Dare You To Stop Talking To Me” pants. [Selectism]

Marta has the Beach to Herself

Only PBR, Please: Apparently Orvis makes a wool beer coozie. Sometimes, that’s all you need to know. [10engines]

After Paper: Esquire makes a pretty handsome iPad, as it turns out. [Mashable]

A Girl and a Gun: From the department of answered prayers: Al Pacino will be starring in a Phil Spector biopic for HBO, penned by David Mamet. We can’t wait. [NYTimes]

Water Free: Some day soon, we will all be using drip-free umbrellas. [Yanko Design]

Climbing Hills

  • Najib Benouar

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Orvis is upping the Americana ante this Fall with its new capsule collection, US Patent. The venerable outfitter for the casually rugged outdoorsman is throwing its hat into the heritage ring with a curation of 50 or so pieces—ranging from flight jackets, to fishing rods, to cowboy hats. The full line will be available come mid-August, but this handsome Hill Climber Jacket has already hit the market as a collab with the newly minted Brooklyn-based operation, Taylor Supply. It’s got the transition-between-seasons functionality of waxwear, but with unique enough details—a shawl collar and button-up front—to not look too Barbour-y (read, British). We’re searching for our hunting cap and briarwood pipe as we speak.