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Tom Ford Launches E-Commerce

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent more time than you’re willing to admit trying to track down that pair of alligator-leather cap toe boots. Or a solid gold cowgirl money clip. Or tiger velvet jacquard evening slippers.

Maybe that last one’s just us.

Anyway, the hunt is over. Because Tom Ford just rolled out the first phase of his e-commerce site launch—for now it’s limited to shoes and accessories, but the whole lot of handsome is soon to come.

Take a look at some of the fantastic up for grabs right now...»

Sunglasses for Your Summer Plans

  • Najib Benouar

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Next weekend marks the unofficial start to summer—which means it’s time to kick your summer preparations into high gear right now.

And above all else, you’re going to need to pick up the right pair of shades for wherever it is you plan on summering—because the sun in Cannes requires a different UV protection than the sun you’ll encounter on the music festival circuit. So we put together a handy guide for your summer’s eyewear-related needs.

Choosing your sunglasses according to your summer plans.»

Beyond the Tux: Evaluating the Tuxedo Slipper

  • Najib Benouar

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With the triumphant return of black tie to red carpets everywhere over the past few awards seasons, we’re especially looking forward to the upcoming Oscars. But with the parades of grosgrain on each red carpet ever-growing, it begs the question: what makes one tuxedo different from—or better than—another? So this week we’ll be dissecting the few subtle nuances to keep an eye out for on Sunday—and to consider incorporating into your own formalwear routine.

First up: the tuxedo slipper. It’s the traditional footwear of the black-tie trads, and if you’re adventurous enough to forgo the ubiquitous patent leather lace-ups, we’ve got a few ideas for you:

Evaluating the many forms of the tuxedo slipper.»

Teen Jeopardy, Badassery and Duckie Brown’s Style Advice

  • Kempt Staff

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Sold in Bundles: Valet uncovers the ingenious Japanese retail tradition of furoshiki—and how Hickoree’s Hard Goods is employing it to fantastic effect with their pocket squares and bandanas.

I’ll Take YOLO for $18,000, Alex: Grantland recounts the story of the greatest contestant of Teen Jeopardy—nay, of all Jeopardy history: a gutsy olive-shirted wunderkind named Leonard Cooper.

Getting Personal: BuzzFeed catches up with the gents behind Duckie Brown to break down the four things every guy should know about personal style.

Tie Optional: Just in case Justin Timberlake has yet to make it totally clear that he’s definitely on his “suit and tie shit,” Esquire has the final cut of his with-artistic-director-Tom-Ford video.