From Mean Girls to Les Mis to Lovelace (hitting theaters this weekend), Amanda Seyfried has got range.
If you haven’t caught the trailer for American Hustle yet, it’s a fever dream of ’70s excess—with giant floppy collars, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams wearing a lot of fur and a very-tightly-curled-coifed Bradley Cooper. In one scene, he’s even shown donning pink rollers (possibly borrowed from Dock Ellis’s locker) to achieve the look.
That’s right, Coop gets the Jheri curl treatment. Which reminded us of that fateful hairdo and all of the misguided souls who fell victim to the allure of glossy curls in the past. Justin Timberlake, A.C. Slater, Lionel Richie, Darryl Jenks. The list goes on and on.
Tumblr. It’s a vast and mythical land of handsome #menswear, impossibly cool gentlemen and achingly beautiful photography.
The problem is, so much good stuff in one place can get overwhelming—which is why we, in our infinite wisdom, took it upon ourselves to travel the seemingly endless expanse of reblogs, product drops and street style photography to bring you a succinct recap of the last month in Tumblr-dom.
Spending six decades in the public eye is not an easy thing—especially when you’re as outspoken as Harry Belafonte.
The man is 86 years old and still ruffling feathers when speaking his mind. This week he’s beefing with Jay (no hyphen) Z. Last week, he was protesting “stand your ground” laws in Florida.
He’s going on six decades of this sort of brashly wise righteousness. And, might we add, he’s been doing so while managing to look quite dapper in the process.
Belafonte shot to stardom in the era when just being a famous African-American was seen as a political statement—let alone his insistence on being at the forefront of the civil rights movement (Martin Luther King famously planned a few legendary marches while holed up in Harry’s apartment). Over the years, he went from the open-shirted calypso crooner to the slim-tie-and-sharp-suited activist to the dapper old man in turtlenecks and gun-check blazers we all aspire to be one day. It’s been quite the run. And he shows no sign of letting up.
July, we hardly knew ya. And while it might have felt like the month just flew by in a tropical-drink-fueled, red-white-and-blue blur, we’d like to take a moment to remember some of the more handsome moments. So we’re firing up the Kempt DeLorean and taking a quick drive down recent-memory lane in this month-ending recap we like to call…
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.
Founder of Elite modeling agency, father of Julian and lover of Stephanie Seymour, a former Miss Denmark and many, many others has passed away.
Photography. You’ve dabbled. Perhaps fancy yourself a modern-day Helmut Newton. Your social life: a graphic compendium of Kemptresses/muses.
Yes, generally speaking, your life imitates art. In the spirit of keeping things beautiful both behind and in front of the lens, we’ve compiled the must-have upgrades for your photographic endeavors. Your camera will thank us.
“Cool” is an elusive thing.
It’s all but impossible to explain—but when you see it, you know it.
And John Belushi was it. Sure, he was uproariously funny and magnetic on film, but it was that inexplicable air of cool surrounding him and everything he did that made him more than just another schlubby comic. While his dress did err toward the prototypically disheveled funnyman, he still managed to make an untucked shirt and loose tie look good (on him). He had a propensity for stubby brims that predated his era (and the following one that ruined them) and seemed to have a genuine sense of personal style. And for that we’d like to applaud him.
The Tour de France kicked off this week, and it got us thinking about the wonderfully colorful and international sport of cycling… and how it’s gone from a sport filled with gritty playboys to its current state of revolving doping scandals and performance-enhancing spandex. Perhaps this is an indictment on the current state of sports in general, but it seemed like people were enjoying it more back then (both the athletes and fans). Now all the juicing and the decisions have managed to take a lot of the fun out of it.
In fact, we couldn’t have said it any better than this picture does.
June was a good month here on Kempt, and while it might have felt like it just flew by in an heirloom-y, Wimbledon-white blur, we’d like to take a moment to remember some of the more handsome moments. So we’re firing up the Kempt DeLorean and taking a quick drive down recent-memory lane in this new month-ending recap we like to call…
There’s a special place in our hearts for when sartorial tradition finds its way into sport.
And with Wimbledon kicking off today, we have to mention our favorite: Wimbledon’s requirement to wear white. (A close second: the Masters’ green jacket.)
The rule has been in effect for as long as anyone can remember, but it was codified in the ’60s with a few extra guidelines requiring “almost entirely white” with exceptions for “a preference to pastel” and other minute deviations. For the most part, players are following the guidelines to this day—it’s up to the match referee to make the final call on decorum. And it’s made for quite the handsome array of on-court style over the years.
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