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A Taxonomy of Spring Jackets

  • Kempt Staff
A Taxonomy of Spring Jackets

We live in uncertain times.

One minute it’s all sunshine and chirping birds, the next minute the clouds roll in. We speak, of course, of the transition to spring. And since your shelter from the elements should be experiencing an evolution, we put together this very scientific taxonomy of spring jackets.

Study up.

The Six Finest Deodorants for Spring

  • Kempt Staff

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The good news: the weather is only getting warmer from here on out.

The bad news: it’s going to get muggy out there soon. In fact, you might already be feeling a bit hot under the collar on your morning commute. Which is why it’s a smart idea to invest in a stick of the good stuff—with hints of citrus, mint or, perhaps, ginger—instead of smelling like every other guy in the drugstore aisle.

So we’ve compiled the six finest fancy deodorants to consider for spring...»

What Your Spring Scent Says About You

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The birds are chirping. The trees are in bloom. The sun’s still up when you leave the office... most of the time.

Ah, isn’t spring glorious?

Now that the better weather’s here to stay, it’s about time to swap out your deep, smoky winter fragrance for more a seasonally appropriate option—that is, something light, fresh and probably with a hint of citrus. But, of course, not just any eau will do.

So behold, our practical guide to what your spring scent says about you...»

Now Open: The OB Archive from Orlebar Brown

  • Najib Benouar

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Perfectly timed for any spring break getaways you might have planned, Orlebar Brown has just launched the OB Archive.

And while there’s plenty of good stuff from seasons past in there, we’re most interested in the limited-edition print swimsuits. It’s your chance to pick up a design that probably won’t see the light of the beach ever again (or anytime soon, at least) and for 20% off with the code ARCHIVE20 at checkout.

Here are the five swimsuits to consider.»

The Six Pocket Squares to Consider for Spring

  • Kempt Staff

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We like to think of it as the first step in the impending seasonal wardrobe shift into a life of gauzy cottons, chambray and linens: the spring pocket square.

Call it wishful thinking for the sunnier times ahead, but there’s something comforting about a little burst of color on a particularly gray day. And since a handsome new crop of bright and airy pocket squares has begun springing up in shops all over, we thought we’d round up your best options:

The six pocket squares to consider for spring...»

The 10 Most Stylish Golfers of All Time

  • Najib Benouar

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There’s a special place in our heart for the most stylish trophy in sports: the Masters Tournament green jacket.

But when the players take to the course for the championship rounds this weekend, don’t expect an entirely dapper affair. Nowadays you’ll see more neon tech fabrics, white belts and oversize logos than slim-cut polos and pressed slacks. Which is a shame.

So we’re taking a longing look back at the 10 most stylish golfers of all time...»

The 10 Baseball Jackets to Consider

  • Najib Benouar

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With opening day just around the corner and the spring gear still trickling into shops, we’ve been feeling for baseball jackets.

And ever since we named them a spring must-have, we’ve been seeing more and more of them pop up. The classic sporting goods store version is made of a blousy satin with raglan sleeves and ribbed cuffs and collar, but with the modern advancements in today’s menswear, we’ve seen a wide array of handsome upcycles in chambrays, linens and lightweight cottons—resulting in spring’s answer to the leather bomber. So we thought we’d round up our favorites:

The 10 baseball jackets to consider this spring.»

A Foolproof Guide to Spring Shoe Care

  • Najib Benouar

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This weekend is about the time you’ll want to relegate the heavy footwear to the back of the closet in search of your snuffed suede and cotton.

But before you just toss them into a dark corner for the next six months, you should give them a good once-over. And same goes for the shoes you’re pulling out—things have probably gotten a little musty since last September.

Luckily we’ve got your foolproof guide to spring shoe care, right here...»

Five Things You Need from Band of Outsiders’ New Webshop

  • Najib Benouar

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Word has just come through the grapevine that Band of Outsiders has just launched e-comm.

Which means you’ll finally be able to find all of Scott Sternberg’s sun-baked preppiness in one place. And just in time for the release of BOO’s latest batch of spring/summer gear—including some new exclusives. Our early favorites include a penny loafer collaboration with Rancourt & Co. that alternates red and blue stitching over the beef rolls. There’s also a quintessentially BOO pair of go-to-hell chinos that replace the typical embroidery of anchors or lobsters with Space Invaders icons. And there’s plenty more good stuff where that came from...

So we rounded up the five things you need from Band of Outsiders’ new webshop.»

All of the Best New Printed Shirts for Spring

  • Najib Benouar

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You really get the feeling that spring has nearly sprung when the vibrantly printed shirts begin popping up everywhere online—including our newly minted must-haves.

And this year, our favorite shirtmakers have been getting even more adventurous with the prints: florals in every magnification, historical vignettes, newspaper comics... things are getting pretty far out there. So, naturally, we rounded up the finest specimens for your consideration.

Take a look at all of the best new printed shirts for spring...»

These Are Your Spring Must-Haves

  • Kempt Staff

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Spring is nigh.

Really, it’s closer than you might think. Which is why we’d like to direct your attention to our leftmost column—where we’ve refreshed our seasonal crop of must-haves. We’ve conjured a spring fever dream of outdoorsiness, March Madness and handsomeness that doesn’t have a hint of winter in it.

Allow us to show you the way...»

Shipping Soon: Get First Dibs on Spring’s Newest Menswear

  • Najib Benouar

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The pioneer spirit is what built this great country, so it’s only natural to want to get your hands on something first.

And the best way to get ahead of the curve: preordering gear that isn’t even on the market yet. Which is why we’ve rounded up a handsome lot of first runs that you can order now to arrive at your door this spring—before anyone else even gets to lay their eyes on it.

From new suiting to high-tech rain gear, here’s everything to add to your cart now to ensure you’re the first to get it.»