Kempt

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Anja Rubik is Kicking Over Sand Castles

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The Wild One: Antenna sits down with Schott’s Greg Chapman to go over a few of his prized possessions. [Antenna]

Men Like Beasts: The Beastie Boys’ sequel to the “Fight for your Right” video finally sees the light of day. Required viewing. [Vulture]

In the Dust: Some solid washed denim from Timo Weiland. A reminder: the world doesn’t begin and end with untouched indigo. [The Bengal Stripe]

Sometimes the World is Like That: Here’s an enormous head being built in a lake in Austria. [Kuriositas]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Timo Weiland

Fashion week can tempt even the most staid gentlemen into costuminess, so it’s worth a nod when someone (a designer, no less) manages to pull off something interesting and stay within the bounds of normal human decorum. And if there’s a double-breasted blazer involved, all the better.

The gentleman designer in question is Timo Weiland—on his second trip into MOTHhood—and the jacket is a heathered 80s-inspired wonder teetering between notch and peak lapels. What stops him from teetering into Gecko territory is that casual extra-large check he’s wearing underneath. It’s the basic principle of pattern mixing, pushed to extremes: the largest pattern in the book, worn underneath the smallest.

And while leaving it unbuttoned isn’t strictly by the book, pulling off that kind of pattern makes him above the law.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Timo Weiland

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There’s a fine line between advanced layering and looking like a homeless person.

Timo Weiland is walking that line.

On a pure design level, the scarf-and-overcoat is the same thing you see on bankers and senators once December rolls around, but on Timo it seems a little more…adventurous. The semi-floral pattern pushes everything off kilter, into strange haute -formal territory where only fashion designers dare to tread. Depending on the lighting, the look changes from businessman to bag lady—exactly the kind of edge most designers are happy to adopt.

And of course, the shaggy beard and bewildered expression only help to sell it all. Anyone who can stay that aloof on a red carpet can wear whatever they want.

Sailors, Silhouettes and Humanitarian Crises

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It's The Perfect Time For... April77's Spring/Summer collection. [Hypebeast]

Dress to Suppress: Amidst what appears to be a total collapse of democracy, journalistic independence and human rights, some intrepid fashion writer actually managed to file this story on style and the derailed Zimbabwean presidential campaign. Who needs freedom of the press anyway? [All Africa]

Bulletproof Bonnet: Perhaps a more useful mode of dress for scared Zimbabweans, this cutting-edge, street-thug tech hoodie can stop a 9mm round. [BBC]

Ships Ahoy: A naval salute to Chambray. [A Continuous Lean]

Get Fit: A little primer on silhouette theory. [Permanent Style]

Go Green:Take a peek at Timo Weiland's bio-friendly billfolds. [Refinery29]

Off The Cuff: Pop quiz, hotshot. Your brand-new slacks haven't been to the tailor yet and you've got 15 minutes to meet your people at the bar. What do you do? What do you do? [Esquire]