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Style Icons with Sweet Rides

Steve McQueen

Stylish men have always had a special relationship with beautiful cars.

Probably because, if you think about it, they’re kind of the perfect accessory. Big, shiny, powerful—a little automotive affirmation can go a long way to securing your position in the Court of Cool. (We’re sure the King would agree.) But it’s not only those men defined by their cars who drive cool ones. And we’ve got the photo evidence to prove it.

Thus we present to you: Style Icons with Sweet Rides. To check out the high-speed handsomeness, follow us after the jump...»

Icon: Peter O’Toole

Peter O'Toole

Peter O’Toole deserves that drink.

He’s ridden camels. Tilted at windmills. Been king. Tutored an unruly child-emperor. Played an elderly Casanova. The list goes on and on.

All while maintaining a haphazardly dapper visage.

The star of Lawrence of Arabia (and about 70 other movies in the exactly 50 years since), O’Toole’s has had a career that most actors would kill for. And he’s won some awards along the way. But infuriatingly, despite his best efforts, never an Oscar.

So, both as a consolation and because it’s well overdue, we’re bestowing upon him our highest honor: Kempt Icon. Here’s why...»

Anna Speckhart is Such A Treat

  • Kempt Staff

Anna Speckhartvia WBE

O’Toole Cool: In light of Peter O’Toole stepping away from the game, Selectism rounds up his five most stylish onscreen looks. One oversight: he nailed the Panama hat and three-speed in The Last Emperor. [Selectism]

No Relation: Rolling Stone presents the playlist from the Rolling Stones’ very first show, to mark their 50th anniversary. [RS]

Dropped Call: You might want to sit down for this: Carly Rae Jepsen has never actually given her phone number to a guy, the AP reports. [Vulture]

Cover Charge: The Quarterly is already halfway through a pretty spectacular year of cover girls. Let’s take a moment to reflect. [GQ]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Jonathan Rhys Meyers

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

He creeped us out in *Match Point* and modeled for Versace and Hugo Boss before embarking on his latest role—a kind of priapic, po-mo Henry VIII in *The Tudors*—but Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has always won full marks for his stylish attire.

At the *Tudors* premiere the other night, he sported an ensemble that had an almost Rockabilly look to it: a midnight blue dress suit with satin piping on the lapels—custom-tailored by John Galliano—and a superskinny leather tie by Camilla Staerk.

More on Mr. Rhys Meyers»


  • Jared Paul Stern

Moss Lipow

Sooner or later it had to happen: the rest of the world is discovering Moss Lipow, the brilliant, eccentric eyewear designer/historian who's been a closely-guarded secret of the cognoscenti for years. The New York-based, self-taught fashionista (he attended film school at NYU) is a darling of high-end design aficionados for his one-of-a-kind creations, such as the sci-fi-style metal specs pictured here, made for a *Vogue China* shoot. He also produced the most expensive sunglasses ever, crafted of alligator and ostrich skin with a $3,800 pricetag.

But it's his more down-to-earth men's designs, with their impressive layers of sophisticated stylistic references, that appeal to us »