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Steven Alan Bundles Up

Steven Alan unveiled his fall/winter crop this morning, full of high-buttoning blazers, shackets and chunky sweaters. You can see the goods here, but there’s plenty to learn just from eyeing the lookbook.

This snap in particular nails down the quadruple layer just about perfectly. (We assume there’s a tee under there.) The big shift is that Alan’s feeling for the shawl-collared v-neck sweater along with the crew necks this year, thanks to some chunky new knits from Relwen. Otherwise, this is as close to timeless as it gets.

If you needed a playbook for tweedy fall style, you just got one.

Fear & Loathing in Menswear

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Kempt compatriot and American hero Michael Williams (better known as the man behind A Continuous Lean) is out in Vegas for the Project trade show. Things got a bit weird, but he managed to file the following dispatch for Kempt. Godspeed, Michael!

Being in the apparel business, coming to Las Vegas trade shows are a necessary evil. The adventure begins at the airport when you see twenty people you know load in to what is endearingly referred to as the "garmento express," a plane where you can't walk to the bathroom without hearing someone say "feel this quality." Once you arrive and get yourself settled in, the ping pinging of the slot machines gives way to the soft embrace of convention center fluorescent lights.

More info and photos from the western front»