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Dancing Elvis, Vintage Menswear and Roberto Cavalli’s Monkey

Elvis Presley on his birthday

All in the Hips: Elvis Presley would’ve turned 78 years old yesterday. In his honor, BuzzFeed has compiled a dozen GIFs of his best moves.

Bob and Weave: Alexander Grant takes us on a photo safari deep into the heart of the vintage menswear bastion known as Bobby from Boston.

Midlife Dapperness: NPR uncovers a telling statistic about menswear spending: it peaks in your 50s, then drastically drops off.

Roberto Says: Fashionista digs through a Harper’s Bazaar piece on Roberto Cavalli, revealing fascinating nuggets on meeting a cannibal tribe, owning an ornery monkey and how signing papers daily is what makes a man important.

Cavalli's Coke, Refinery's Voyage, and Science!

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Geek Porn: Boing Boing gets back to basics. Which means large hi-res pictures of science. (It’s a hadron collider, for the curious.) [Boing Boing]

Cavalli’s Cans: Roberto Cavalli for Coca-Cola apparently means leopard-print soda bottles. And no, that’s not a joke. [Fashion Tribes]

Stop and Start: The best non-pornographic stop-motion animation the internet has to offer. [PSFK]

Mars Lives: NASA confirms there’s water ice on mars. Martian ice cubes can’t be far off. [DVICE]

Miss Saigon: Refinery29 ventures to the Orient…Ho Chi Minh city, to be specific. [Ref29]

Kemptress: Isabeli Fontana

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*Here at Kempt, we may fly the flag of the stylish man, but we can't help ourselves when it comes to a beautiful woman. We're sure you've noticed the healthy helping of enticing ladies on our site, but it's high time they had a corner of Kempt to call their own. Thus we give you the Kemptress—a glimpse into the lives of the women we love. After all, MOTH's get lonely...*

It's no easy task to fill the formidable stilettos of Claudia Cardinale, one of the most beautiful silver screen sirens of the Sixties. But we think Brazilian bombshell Isabeli Fontana has the chops.

Click here for more on today's Kemptress»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Terry Richardson

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

In our first five months of MOTHs we've witnessed some significant sartorial transformations—see Hanks, Tom—but none so dramatic as today's honoree, Terry Richardson, the photographer who's pioneered a sort of *nouveau*-perv aesthetic. Richardson, son of famed fashion photographer Bob Richardson, lensed fellow MOTH Tom Ford's controversial new ad campaign. Richardson has long favored a uniform of grungey plaid flannel shirts, thermal underwear and well-worn tees.

But the Natural History Museum's Ball saw another side of Mr. Richardson»

IPOs, Wide Loads and Heath Hearts Gemma

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You Look Like $4,257: A complete price breakdown of MOTH Patrick Dempsey's Versace ad wardrobe. [FWD]

Public Affairs: Hilfiger to lead parade of fashion IPOs this year. [WWD]

Man of The Moment: On what is quickly becoming our (second) favorite blog, Adam Kimmel takes over T's Pitti Uomo coverage. [The Moment]

Billionaire Bling Club: Pharrell teams up with Louis Vuitton for jewelry line. Be afraid/excited. [Now Public]

Name Dropping: "Yeah, aren't you the guy who's not getting through my security checkpoint?" [StyleDash]

Slimboy Fat: Clooney rocks the wide look, perhaps hastening the eclipse of the skinny tie. She Knows Best [Magnificent Bastard]

Aussie Love: Heath Ledger squires model Gemma Ward. Not bad for a balding single dad. [Nimoy]

Lagerfeld Shoots Homme, Harvey Shoots Halston and More

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Name Game: Glam-obsessed Roberto Cavalli hires French rock and roll band… um… Rock & Roll to star in his ad campaigns. "Rock & Roll"? Really inventive there, garçons. [FWD]

Join the Hunt: _Field and Stream_ magazine expands its licensing hoping to tap into that juicy casual game hunter/rampaging Vice President market. [DNRNews]

The Oracle of Omaha: Is master capitalist Warren Buffett giving Ralph Lauren his Midas touch? [Seeking Alpha, #11]

New Republic: Simon Kneen, one of the many creative directors and designers responsible for Brooks Brothers recent renaissance, takes over the helm at Gap's Banana Republic. [AP via Fox Business]

Inside Hollywood: Jude Law, who has starred in several Miramax films, will star in the Weinstein-produced biopic of Halston—a line now owned by… yes, Harvey Weinstein. [Men.Style]

Homme Coming: New ad campaign, shot by Monsieur Lagerfeld, gives us a closer look at Kris Van Assche's Spring Dior Homme line. [Eye4style]

Box Set: Addicted to Polos? This $5,000 commemorative collector's trunk should cure that—forever. [Rock Box]