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The Booze Companies Getting into Menswear

  • Kempt Staff


Lately, we’ve been noticing an interesting new trend developing: a few of our favorite tipple-makers have been teaming up with some menswear labels to handsome results.

It all started when we heard Johnnie Walker was teaming up with Harris Tweed Hebrides to make scotch-infused tweed. Then they launched a pair of Blake-stitched brogues. Then Cutty Sark commissioned a pair of minimalist leather sneakers. Then Boodles Gin unveiled a handsome new line of extra-fine merino scarves... and suddenly a new trend was born.

Let’s take a look at how these new booze-to-menswear collaborations stack up.»

Fall Report: Colors, Materials, Patterns

  • Kempt Staff

BG-4KPB_mzFall is so close, we can taste it (very spiced-cider-y this year). So, in anticipation of the monumental shift in your wardrobe, leisure activities and general state-of-mind, we’re dedicating this week to preparing you for all of your upcoming autumnal endeavors...

We continue our coverage with a look ahead to the colors, materials and patterns you can expect to see on the racks (and in your closet).»

Icon: Peter O’Toole

Peter O'Toole

Peter O’Toole deserves that drink.

He’s ridden camels. Tilted at windmills. Been king. Tutored an unruly child-emperor. Played an elderly Casanova. The list goes on and on.

All while maintaining a haphazardly dapper visage.

The star of Lawrence of Arabia (and about 70 other movies in the exactly 50 years since), O’Toole’s has had a career that most actors would kill for. And he’s won some awards along the way. But infuriatingly, despite his best efforts, never an Oscar.

So, both as a consolation and because it’s well overdue, we’re bestowing upon him our highest honor: Kempt Icon. Here’s why...»

Celebrating Tweed Day the Only Way We Know How: Handsomeness

  • Najib Benouar

Tweed Day

Breaking news: today is, apparently, Tweed Day.

Now, we’ve taken a pretty hard-line stance against bullshit holidays in the past. We even spent the requisite paperwork and fees to name a “No Bullshit Holidays Day” (get excited for May 10, gentlemen).

But we’ve also been known to bend the rules every so often, because... tequila. And today, we’re revising our stance once more to include the glorious celebration of a fabric that we rely on so dearly during the fall and winter months but won’t see much of for the next six or so. Like most of these holidays, the founding is dubious at best—but ultimately, it feels like a good enough reason to give the rugged wools a proper farewell until we meet again.

So, we present to you: a photographic ode to the handsomeness of tweed.»

Menswear in Europe and Karaoke in Portland

  • Kempt Staff

Overseas Steez: Gant Rugger unveils their latest editorial featuring “Team Americano”—a roving band of menswear bloggers in Europe.

Today in Bizarre Fashion Collaborations: Adam Levine, Nicki Minaj and Kmart are teaming up for a capsule collection. (Now that’s news you cannot use.)

Country Feedback: The playlist from one man’s journey into the heart of karaoke darkness—which, apparently, is Portland, Oregon.

Supply and Demand: GQ gets an exclusive sneak peek at Suitsupply’s fall offerings. Dapper double-breasted tweediness abounds.

Princess Leia, Savile Row and How to Know Your Tweed

  • Kempt Staff

Leia to Rest: Carrie Fisher pens a not-terribly-tearful farewell letter to the character who brought her fame—and to that “foolish, focus-pulling hairstyle.”

Misplaced Nostalgia: Fresh off their stint at Pitti Uomo, Fashionista begins to question the use of the word “heritage.” Or, rather, its overuse.

One for the Kippers: A tale of two tailors—on Savile Row—as told by Bruce Boyer.

Tweed Is Good: A useful, and timely, primer on how to choose your tweed blazer wisely, courtesy of Vanity Fair.