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The Six Quilted Blazers to Consider

  • Kempt Staff

021814_Blazers_HED There’s something that’s been missing from your winter layering routine: a quilted blazer.

It’s a secret weapon that adds a few extra degrees of warmth between your indoor getup and your overcoat without sacrificing handsomeness (because really, those Stay Puft down jackets were meant for the ski slopes, not the office). And since it would seem that winter has no plans of letting up anytime soon, you’ve still got a chance to pick up one of these and get some good mileage out of it...

The six quilted blazers to consider this season.»

Talking Shop: Unionmade’s Todd Barket

  • Najib Benouar


San Francisco’s menswear emporium Unionmade has been stocking some of the finest menswear this side of, well, anywhere for a while now—and as if that wasn’t already impressive enough, in the past few years they’ve been collaborating with some of their favorite labels to spectacular effect. With the third installment of their Indigo series hitting shelves this month and a new line of coats with Golden Bear launched on Monday, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all of the handsomeness they’re turning out. Luckily, we got to sit down with the mastermind behind it all, founder Todd Barket, to hear all about it.

Talking shop with Unionmade’s Todd Barket about their new exclusives, a few labels you probably haven’t heard of yet and more, after the jump.»

This Fall: Double the Handsomeness from Coach

  • Kempt Staff


We’ve got a weakness for anything structured, rugged and finished in a buttery-soft leather. And just about everything else Coach does.

So consider this double whammy: they’ve just launched a fall 2013 collection inspired by NYC, plus their new design partnership with Billy Reid.

Yep. Coach isn’t just making achingly beautiful wallets and handbags anymore—though they’re still doing a bang-up job on that front. They’re applying their 72 years of luxury know-how to a slick mélange of autumnal handsomeness in their fall 2013 collection, replete with tailored coats, cashmere sweaters, leather boots and bags—and whatever else you need to look better than everyone ever.

(Pro tip: to hear some New York Stories from some of Coach’s handpicked fashion influencers like British gent-about-town Will Chalker, and inspiration behind the collection, follow #CoachNewYorkStories wherever hashtags are accepted.)

And feel free to expect everything in the new fall collection to be just as ruggedly handsome as their bags have always been.

With even more emphasis on the “handsome” part.

Fall Report: Colors, Materials, Patterns

  • Kempt Staff

BG-4KPB_mzFall is so close, we can taste it (very spiced-cider-y this year). So, in anticipation of the monumental shift in your wardrobe, leisure activities and general state-of-mind, we’re dedicating this week to preparing you for all of your upcoming autumnal endeavors...

We continue our coverage with a look ahead to the colors, materials and patterns you can expect to see on the racks (and in your closet).»