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Everything’s Coming Up Seinfeld

  • Kempt Staff

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Well, would you look at that...

First it was 25 style lessons from Seinfeld. Then it was Kramer taking a modeling turn for Calvin Klein. And now, today, we bring you news that Jerry Seinfeld himself has become a fashion model—this snap comes from Rag & Bone’s newly released S/S 2015 lookbook, with Jerry joining the fashion ranks of Carmelo Anthony, Camille Rowe and the One They Call the Style Guy.

Get a closer look, after the jump.»

25 Style Lessons from Seinfeld, 25 Years Later

  • Najib Benouar

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It’s been 25 years since the very first episode of Seinfeld aired, and 16 since its grand finale, yet it’s still as relevant as ever.

In fact, you could even say the show is suddenly experiencing style renaissance—look no further than the stonewashed rallying cries of #normcore. But it wasn’t all just white sneakers and dad jeans. The show was woven with a rich tapestry of personal styles, from George Costanza to J. Peterman himself, and we’ve tracked down the clips of some of our favorite sartorial moments to see if we’ve learned anything from a show about nothing.

And now: 25 style lessons from Seinfeld, 25 years later...»

The 58 Greatest Hawaiian Shirts of All Time

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Fact: it takes quite the set of cojones to pull off wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

Also fact: most men don’t have ’em.

That being said, there are some real pros out there who do. And right now, we’d like to honor these brave souls who’ve unwaveringly taken up the charge. Through painstaking research—no scene left unexamined, no paparazzi shot ignored—we’ve uncovered the best and boldest examples of tropical-print artistry. A testament to confidence, these men are standards to aspire to. (At least when it comes to visually making a statement.)

So without further ado, and in no particular order, we present to you the 58 greatest Hawaiian shirts, ever.»

Seinfeld Style, Slick Jeans and Wes Anderson

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Urban Sombrero: Four Pins recounts the rich sartorial history of Seinfeld by recapping the show’s greatest fashion moments.

Salve-aged Denim: A high-tech clothing solution for a problem that we can’t be sure really exists: leg-moisturizing jeans.

Middle Man: The story of one savvy programmer who managed to outsource his own six-figure job for pennies on the dollar.

How Grand: The Hollywood Reporter, er, reports that filming for Wes Anderson’s next twee opus, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is under way.

Miranda Kerr Is the Wizard of Bras

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Kilt It: The Style Guy finally delivers the verdict on the leather skirt that Kanye’s been wearing. (Spoiler alert: it’s a no-go.) [GQ]

A Twitter Feed About Nothing: If the Seinfeld crew were still around, would Elaine write nasty Yelp reviews? Could Jerry make #soupnazi trend? One Twitter seeks the answers. [WSJ]

Socialites and Lions: A photographer shoots the daughters of Mexico’s super-rich. It’s like an MTV reality show produced by Siegfried and Roy. [Slate]

No-Fly Zone: The Internet announces the arrival of “meggings” in Manhattan. We’re not sure what’s worse: the trend or the gratuitous portmanteau. [Business Insider]

Dusting Off: The Sitcom Theme Song

Ah, those were the days. Archie and Edith agreeing in song, “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great.”

We realize it’s a little odd to be waxing nostalgic about the Bunkers waxing nostalgic, but this much is certain: The All in the Family theme song—she wailing, he demonizing “the welfare state,” they embraced in the end over thunderous, authentic applause—had as much to do with setting the voice and tone of the working-class show as Meathead, George Jefferson and anti-Semitism. That’s because sitcom theme songs used to matter.

And that’s why we're dusting them off...»

Great Moments in Sitcom History: A Eulogy – Part 4

Part One: “We Gather Together” -- The Cosby Show 
Part Two: “The 20 Year Callback” -- The Newhart Finale 
Part Three: “Delightful Accidents and Fortuitous Blunders” – Friends, The Jack Benny Program, Seinfeld “THE HAMS” Lucy, Gervais, Silvers, AbFab, SCTV, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ensemble

In a pretty bleak scene at the top of Moneyball, Billy Beane looks on as the stadium crew dismantles a trio of 10-story-high banners featuring Jason Giambi, Jason Isringhausen, and Johnny Damon: the team’s marquee players who’d fled Oakland for more money and more wins in more exciting markets. Once the final banner falls to the ground, Beane is left staring at a nondescript, cement façade -- fractured and ordinary.

At about the same time, the sitcom genre was losing three of its own banners...»

Great Moments in Sitcom History: A Eulogy—Part 3

Part One: “We Gather Together”—The Cosby Show Part Two: “The 20 Year Callback”—The Newhart Finale

“Delightful Accidents and Fortuitous Blunders" Friends, The Jack Benny Show, Seinfeld

On a cold morning in 1930, Ruth Graves Wakefield, the innkeeper/chef at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, was preparing her famous Butter Drop Do chocolate cookies when she realized she was fresh out of baker’s chocolate. Improvising, she found a semi-sweet chocolate bar (that had been given to her by Andrew Nestle) and cut it into little pieces, expecting the pieces to liquefy and absorb into the dough.

To Ruth’s chagrin, though, the tray she (carefully) removed from the oven did not contain Butter Drop Do chocolate cookies. It did, however, contain butter cookies stuffed with slightly softened chocolate chunks. And so began America’s braying waddle toward childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The point is, like chocolate chip cookies, several of the most iconic moments in sitcom history were the result of delightful accidents and fortuitous blunders...»

Eva Green Has Just Eaten an Extremely Spicy Taco

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The Word “Sultry” Is Used: We can never see too many profiles of Eva Green. [Details]

The Jeans Remain Untouched: A detailed history of Seinfeld’s Nike collecton. We’ll come out and say it: not a stylish man. [Complex]

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion: Ray Davies of the Kinks was once shot while chasing a purse snatcher in New Orleans. Now you know. [Vulture]

Going Green: Here’s an enormous pile of fake money. Use it in good health. [Better Living Through Design]

Zoe Saldana is Having Trouble Focusing

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Blue Women’s Group: As a former ballerina and Na’avi, we have to say she’s earned it. [Wonderland]

National Exposure: The National’s new album will be streaming on the New York Times all day tomorrow, which should give you a pretty good excuse to learn about derivatives regulation. [World’s Best Ever]

Well, I Called the Jerk Store…: George Costanza may be the style icon for our era. Try not to think too hard about that one. [Start-Finish]

Combat Rock: Noel Murray digs up a gem from Robert Altman’s early TV career. Not surprisingly, it’s awesome. [A.V. Club]

Obama’s Jeans, the Dying Croc, and the Many Uses of Mini Coopers

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Dressing Down: The Gray Lady dissects Obama’s casual style…and somehow comes away with Jerry Seinfeld. [NYTimes]

Language Arts: A quick tour of Bond’s best sex puns. Plenty O’Toole, sadly, is absent. [Gawker]

High Occupancy Lane: A guide to having sex in small cars. Ah, to be seventeen again. [Treehugger]

Croc Hunter: It took a worldwide recession and the collapse of half a dozen major financial institutions, but crocs are finally over. It was worth it. [Reuters]