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The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff


We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Galoshes: Swedish label Tretorn is taking 30% off footwear through the weekend. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For the Basics: J.Crew Factory is slashing 50% off everything in stock, even new arrivals. Discount: A Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For the Preppy Warmth: Take 30% off blazers and outerwear at Tommy Hilfiger with the code THFALL30. Discount: B Sizes Available: B Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Todd Snyder, Gant and others after the jump.»

The Longhairs

On the heels of Fashion Week, Daily Intel has spotted an interesting trend: models with shoulder-length hair, even at shows for otherwise classic brands like Steven Alan and Tommy Hilfiger.

Intel’s got a bunch of theories, including the down economy and the decline of the clean-cut banker—and Don Draper types—but we know Italian style when we see it, and we’re going to call this as one more example of Continental Drift.

Allow us to explain…»

Days of Fondue


If we had to guess the year this gentleman was striding boldly into, we'd probably place it somewhere in the hazy era of the late 70s. Something about the feathery hair, the billowing pocket square and the cableknit-corduroy combo makes it seem like he's probably humming an Abba song.

But as it turns out, it's all coming back to the present tense. (That includes Abba.) In fact, this gentleman is part of Tommy HIlfiger's Fall/Winter offering for 2010, red pants and all. It's a pretty striking wardrobe, and we're excited to see if this takes off—if only because our years spent stockpiling blazers might finally pay some dividends. We're not sure about the turtleneck sweaters...but you can't have everything.

Grate Shoes, Great Retail & Bar Refaeli


Raising The Bar: Bar Refaeli taps Tommy Hilfiger to launch a new television project. Funny, we can’t even notice him in half the photos. [InStyle]

The High Low: Our pal Mordechai Rubinstein finds one of NYC’s most tred-upon icons resting gently on the toe of luxury. [Men’s Vogue]

Draper’s Exclusive Club: As if we need another excuse to plug Mad Men, the crazy cats at Canadian Club (a fellow publication astutely points out this Don Draper fave) ring in their 150th birthday with a special vintage. [Men.Style]

Rogue Agent: The saga continues with an expanded collection, retails space and inspiration for Maine’s main men’s attraction, Rogues Gallery [Time]

Kemptress: Bar Refaeli

  • Jared Paul Stern


What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven't? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he's been keeping company with for the past couple years.

Considering the stilettos she's stepping into here - Leo's ex is if course The Gisele - Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*'s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.

The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she'll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger's *Iconic America* TV special.

We'll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Moby

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We've never been huge fans of Moby's music, but we have to admit we like his style. For a little bald guy with glasses he does himself pretty well. Sartorially he may not be much to write home about, but he manages to exude the right kind of insouciant electro-rock star cool in a way that's essentially inimitable: just you try walking around like this and see how far you get if you don't believe us.

More on the rock»

Vertical Horizons, Blonde Bilson and Russian To The Alter


The Great Pants War: Two competing revolutionaries, Bonobos and Cordarounds, square off against the "Soviet Bloc" of vertical corduroy with the introduction a horizontal variation on the classic fabric. Watch out for the crossfire. []

The Long Haul: Back off you vultures. Giorgio Armani ain't going nowhere. [WWD, 2nd item]

Russian Male-Order Bride: Iron-fisted autocrat beloved legally elected Federation President Vladimir Putin tries his best to emulate Nicolas Sarkozy's recent marital success. Fails. [Gawker]

Wigging Out: Unofficial Kempt mascot Rachel Bilson plays blonde for a day. [Egotastic]

Loop de Loop: Harajuku t-shirt maker does it oldschool. [PSFK]

More Celebrity Stink: James Franco, who we actually like, will be the face for Gucci's latest scent. [Luxist]

Boob Tube: Because he hasn't reached complete market saturation, Tommy Hilfiger will soon have his own TV channel. [DNRNews]

Madras Explosion: Ahh! Our eyes! Our eyes! [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Liz teams with Donna, Tommy vs. Diesel and BronBron nets Gisele


LeBron Shoots: King James takes his career—and Tom Brady's girl—in his hands by posing next to Gisele "Game Killer" Bundchen on the cover of Vogue. [NYMag]

Land War: Join the fight as Diesel and Tommy Hilfiger battle for control of Manhattan in a Fifth Avenue cage match to the death. [Antara and DNRNews]

Girls Dressing Boys: Liz Claiborne and Donna Karen International are teaming up on a new DKNY line. Neither Donna or Liz will be involved as they are retired and dead - respectively of course. [Reuters]

Fashion Capital: The fashion industry is already chasing after New York's awesomely non-disgraced new Governor. [DNRNews]

Spank Rock: An Irish "Sperm for Tickets" scheme gets way out of hand. Sorry about that. [NME via Radar]

Paris, je t'aime: Next time you're strolling by the Seine, pop into the stunning April 77 store. [Refinery 29]

Narciso Dumps Men, Tommy Dumps Stock and Tony Dumps Jess


"Help Us, George": If A-list Hollywood can't end your 40-year civil war, no one can. [AP]

FutureSex: It may never amount to love, but at least a robot won't ask you to shave your stubble. [Sun Herald]

Bull Market: No fool he, Tommy Hilfiger holds back on his IPO due to the falling Dow. We, meanwhile, watch Apple tumble. [Bloomberg]

Red Carpet Disaster: Ok, we _totally_ didn't know this "Cojo" guy was a dude. [Forbes]

Unmanned: Narciso Rodriguez, who's had a strong showing for the guys over the last few seasons, pulls his upcoming men's collection without comment. [FWD]

The Square Mile: London's men keep it sharp. [Vogue UK]

Kiki's Capsule: Kirsten Dunst trains her little, blue sights on a signature fashion line. [The First Post]

Highway Fascist: Roll like Il Duce for around $2,000,000. [BBC]

Deep In The Heart of Texas: The Daily News writes, "Tony Romo punts Jessica Simpson." Given his position, we would have called it, "intentional grounding." [NYDN]

IPOs, Wide Loads and Heath Hearts Gemma

Gemma Ward

You Look Like $4,257: A complete price breakdown of MOTH Patrick Dempsey's Versace ad wardrobe. [FWD]

Public Affairs: Hilfiger to lead parade of fashion IPOs this year. [WWD]

Man of The Moment: On what is quickly becoming our (second) favorite blog, Adam Kimmel takes over T's Pitti Uomo coverage. [The Moment]

Billionaire Bling Club: Pharrell teams up with Louis Vuitton for jewelry line. Be afraid/excited. [Now Public]

Name Dropping: "Yeah, aren't you the guy who's not getting through my security checkpoint?" [StyleDash]

Slimboy Fat: Clooney rocks the wide look, perhaps hastening the eclipse of the skinny tie. She Knows Best [Magnificent Bastard]

Aussie Love: Heath Ledger squires model Gemma Ward. Not bad for a balding single dad. [Nimoy]

Tommy Under Fire, Getting Skinny and Getting Fat

Hilfiger & Beyonce

Slim Down: Italian lines adopt the skinny tie. [DNRnews]

Branded: Gun-tracing tattooers shoot selves. [Dvorak Unleashed]

Heading South: Loden Dager takes over the Times fashion blog and runs it down to Georgia. [The Moment]

The Perils of Plumber Crack: Watch you temper and your waistline. Slacking on both could wind you up in the pokey. [Styledash]

Fashioning Fatties: Is fashion making you manorexic or turning you into a big fat fattie? [Scotland on Sunday]

Hitting Reset: The British press gets you ready for 2008. [London Times]

Pity Tommy: Hilfiger still dodging racism accusations and crazies. [NY Observer]