Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Bryan Cranston, Porsche 911s, Aubrey Plaza, fathers-in-law, biceps, porn star names, overcoats, Jon Voight, holograms, absinthe summer cocktails and words of wisdom from Richard Simmons—is after the jump.
This note arrived in the Kempt inbox this morning, concerning the state of the black suit:
I was after some advice with a black suit. I want to wear it for numerous parties over Christmas period but I want it to be versatile to wear out and about. To be honest I can’t tell what makes a great black suit from a bad one.
This is a tricky one, as the black suit is the subject of much debate. Here’s our advice.
Not So Fast: Okay, so maybe Hedi Silmane isn't teaming up with Diesel - but you can't blame us for being excited. [WWD, 2nd item]
At Home With The Style Guy: This is how Glenn O'Brien rolls. [NYTimes]
Power Hour: Seems ACL has a "Woman of the Hour" to complement our "Man of the Hour"—personally, we think Chan Marshall goes with anything. [A Continuous Lean]
Stripes on Demand: Inside the bespoke team visit to Paul Smith's Soho store. [NYMag]
Babystrangles: In this video, hipster model Irina Lazareanu chokes and stomps walking heroin depot (and sometime singer) Pete Doherty to death with her high heels, fulfilling several of our darkest, unspoken fantasies. [NYMag]