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An Unscientific Ranking of the Many Gitman Collaborations

  • Eric Twardzik
An Unscientific Ranking of the Many Gitman Collaborations

Peak Gitman.

We may be witnessing it at this very moment, thanks to the label’s new collaboration with J.Crew.

But Gitman, renowned for pushing unabashedly bold patterns and for being one of America’s last-standing shirtmakers, is no stranger to teamwork. Over the years they’ve partnered with everyone from Jack Spade to Opening Ceremony.

Which makes an unscientific ranking of Gitman collaborations a pretty natural thing to do right now.

Ranking: The Guy She Was Supposed to Marry

  • Kempt Staff
Ranking: The Guy She Was Supposed to Marry

True love is hard to find. Sometimes you’ve got to fight for it. (And sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego...) And in any worthwhile Hollywood romance, there’s going to be the Guy She Was Supposed to Marry and the Guy She Was Destined to Marry through his courageous acts of love—and possibly stemming from an overly romanticized youthful fling. You know, Mr. Perfect on Paper but Lacking Passion, like James Marsden in The Notebook. Or James Marsden in every movie. The parents think he’s the right guy, but they just don’t get it. Basically any guy in a ’90s rom-com that got screwed over when the Matthew McConaughey–type swooped in and got the girl. He might only be on screen for a total of 90 seconds to establish his “perfectness” or what have you (maybe he’s just rich, Billy Zane in Titanic), but damnit, he’s a person, too.

So today we’re giving the Guy She Was Supposed to Marry their due, in this very scientific ranking.

Ranking the Best Dictatorial Coiffures of All Time

  • Najib Benouar


The latest grooming news sweeping the world: Kim Jong-un has required all male students in North Korea to wear the exact same haircut as his.

The coiffure in question could best be described as the unholy union of a crew cut and a bowl cut—shorn to the scalp on the sides yet long enough on top for a middle part. On a good day, it’s reminiscent of something out of a Color Me Badd music video. But really, having a signature hairdo is classic totalitarian dictator stuff. They all had a “look” that they adhered to—and some were better than others.

Which is why we’ve gone ahead and ranked the best dictatorial coiffures of all time.»

The 64 Greatest Pajamas of All Time

  • Kempt Staff


What you wear to bed can often feel like an afterthought...

But not today.

Because today we’re giving sleepwear, in all of its glorious forms (including Marilyn Monroe’s lack thereof), its proper due. And after a painstakingly thorough search—no movie set, red carpet or private boudoir went unturned—we managed to assemble a definitive list of the 64 greatest moments in pajama-dom. That’s right, we found every last one of them.

So, without further ado: let us count down the 64 greatest pajamas, ever.»

A Very Scientific Style Ranking of All 23 James Bonds

  • Najib Benouar

Bond fever is at an all-time high—due to the anticipation of Skyfall hitting theaters tomorrow.

Well, we’re feeling feverish, too. And the only prescription is: more Bond. So we went back and looked at all 23 James Bond films, spent countless hours polling hundreds of menswear scientists, former secret agents and Kempt editors to finally get down to the bottom of where each and every iteration of James Bond stands—that’s right, we even pitted Dr. No Sean Connery against Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery. And as a caveat, we decided to bar any tuxedo business—it’s a foregone conclusion that every last one of them looks impeccable in a tux—so we could really dig deep into the sartorial psyche of each. Without further ado, we bring you this:

The definitive ranking of all 23 James Bonds in terms of style, panache, tie width, turtleneck and sometimes even choice of companion...>>