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Follicle Chronicle: Tom Hanks on Screen

  • Kempt Staff

091114_Tom-hanks-forrest-gump To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tom Hanks’s tour de force, Forrest Gump, select theaters are rescreening the movie this weekend.

And the impeccable high-and-tight Hanks sports throughout most of the film—save for a cross-country jog or two—got us thinking about the many wonderful grooming journeys his roles have taken him on...

From his boyish mop of curls to something that can only be described as Colonel Sanders–esque, this is the Follicle Chronicle of Tom Hanks on screen.»

Style Icons Throwing Out the First Pitch

  • Najib Benouar

First Pitch

Baseball is finally back.

As you might recall, we spent last week counting down to MLB’s opening day with a how-to on catching a foul ball, an homage to Satchel Paige, considering the meaning of baseball caps and reminiscing over The Sandlot...

And now we’d like to celebrate our favorite baseball tradition of them all: throwing out the first pitch. Naturally, over the years, more than a few style icons—from JFK to Eddie Vedder—have taken the mound for the inaugural heave, and we’ve rounded up some of the most stylish non-belly-itchers of all time. So, without further ado:

Style icons throwing out the first pitch.»

This Friday, Celebrate T.Hanks-giving

  • Najib Benouar

The holidays are full of traditions, but the Friday after Thanksgiving doesn’t have much going for it, aside from the mayhem of discount shopping.

And with everyone back in town for the weekend, it’s a great time to take a break from the family stuff and reconnect with old pals.

Our humble suggestion: something we like to call T.Hanks-giving.

It’s a celebration of friendship, holiday spirit and the filmic oeuvre of a national treasure. Allow us to explain...»

Five Statements from Last Night’s Tuxedo Games

In many ways, we were glad for the lightly humdrum proceedings last night because it gave us a chance to concentrate on what’s truly important: the tuxedos. The competition was fierce, between Plummer’s playful velvet and Clooney’s usual impeccable kit, but we were able to pick out five getups that rose above the crowd to make a statement. In case you missed it, here are the five takeaways...

Five statements from last night’s red-carpet revue»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Bruce Willis

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Following in the footsteps of Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova, aging action hero Bruce Willis has been stepping out lately with a much younger model, sometime Victoria's Secret siren Emma Hemming.

Willis isn't really known for his sartorial savoir faire, but he does have the sense to realize that a new look is necessary to pull off a *poule de luxe*.

More on today's MOTH»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Tom Hanks

  • Jared Paul Stern


Welcome to the MOTH makeover edition. Rather than an award for a single outfit, this one goes to Tom Hanks for his recent transformation from Tinseltown schlub to one of Hollywood's best-dressed men.

Up until the past few months, it was strictly sack suits and Today's Man looks for the hapless Hanks, when he could even be bothered to wear a tie. When Hanks started turning out extra nattily, we quickly detected the hand of Machiavellian style master (and MOTH mainstay) Tom Ford, whose new ad campaign is causing such a ruckus. Ford prescribed well-cut suits and elegant ties with bespoke details in classic monochromatic palettes worthy of Cary Grant.

More on Hanks' latest transformation»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Tom Ford

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

While he may have dressed multiple MOTHs (four to date) as well as James Bond, every so often we're reminded that Tom Ford is really his own best model. In the same sort of way that a restaurant with an absentee owner never seems quite right, Ford's clothes come across so well precisely because they've been road tested and perfected by the man himself, who just happens to be one of the most stylish men on the planet.

The other night at the opening of a new wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art»