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Sprucing Up Your Bedroom, Debating Shorts and the Titanic 2

  • Kempt Staff

Bedroom Upgrade

Carefully Curated Mess: GQ makes the case for making your bedroom just as well-appointed as the rest of your place.

Short Stuff: In anticipation of the inevitable, Monocle begins the debate on the appropriateness of wearing shorts around town (and to work).

Second Time’s the Charm: An Australian mining tycoon has unveiled plans to build the Titanic 2 with the promise of more lifeboats.

Twitter Winner: Thanks to a team of researchers who spent 15 months monitoring over half a million tweets, you can finally know the secret to getting more followers—aside from being a celebrity. (Which reminds us, you should follow Kempt now.)

10 #Menswear Twitter Feeds to Follow

  • Najib Benouar


So we went and got ourselves a Twitter feed. (Follow us here: @GetKempt.) And then spent the weekend spiraling down a #menswear rabbit hole.

Always eager to share what we’ve learned, we found that there are a dozen or so menswear feeds you should be sure to have bookmarked, and we’ve laid them out below. Is it a comprehensive list? No, but it’s a good start.

And now, the 10 #menswear Twitter feeds you should be following. Let us know which ones we missed (you know, via Twitter).»

Tweetti Uomo

  • Najib Benouar

Pitti Uomo. Surely you’ve heard the commotion—half a world away, buyers and editors swathed in a spectrum of Italian linen and ceruleans wading through the pools of street style photogs snapping away—but the real action wasn’t in Florence, or the blogs. It was all happening in real time, on Twitter. So we culled the list of fashion folk who made the transatlantic voyage, and compiled their various twitpics and Instagrams to get a good look at what to expect for spring 2013.

Herewith, all the pants, sweaters and shoes fit to twitpic...»

The Gospel According to Kanye

Kanye West turns 35 today, which, if our math is correct, makes him two years smarter and cooler than Jesus Christ. (Case in point: JC’s sandals never sold for $90,000 on eBay.) Yeezy’s ability to break down the complexity of life into revelatory rhymes and 140-character musings is undeniably Christ-like. Or at least Bueller-like: “If you have the opportunity to play this game of life, you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.”

Sure, Ferris said it better. And quicker. And, well, first. But he didn’t say, “Never do coke with an intern ... they may not be 21.” Which, we suppose, is as close to a point as we’re going to come to on a Friday afternoon. To that end, we leave you this week with:

The Gospel According to Kanye...»

Eve Meyer Has Covered Her Bed in Pink

Eve Meyervia WBE

Masterful: A guide to the style and the magic of Masters Week. Beautiful stuff. [Dreams of Perfection]

What Is #Beef?: The proper etiquette of the Twitter feud, as explained by the world’s greatest expert, Keith Olbermann. [Politicker]

Branded for Life: The plight of the modern magazine editor, in the age of multipronged branding initiatives. It involves selling blenders. [WWD]

Would Not a Taco, by Any Other Name...: After a fiercely competitive bracket, we’ve determined the best name of 2012. You’ll have to click through to find out. [Name of the Year]

Elisa Sednaoui Is Tired of Spelling Her Name For You

Puff Piece: A historically minded look at the quilted Skyliner jacket, quickly becoming the outerwear piece of the season. [Valet]

Tweetness Follows: A longform look at the business of Twitter, and the hard choices ahead of them. [NYMag]

The Lookbook that Broke the Internet: Ovadia & Sons' handsome lookbook (as shot by Justin Chung and styled by Lawrence Schlossman), together with a few words from the designers. [Grungy Gentleman]

Still Foxy After All These Years: Pam Grier talks shop, as the Jackie Brown Blu-Ray makes it to shelves. [GQ]

Janet Agren Prefers a One-Piece

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Happy Birthday To You: A short essay celebrating Twitter’s birthday as ambivalently as possible. [Gizmodo]

The Tortoise and the Flair: An ode to the tortoise-shell Wayfarer shade. [Men’s Flair]

A Whole New Ballgame: A week and a half before Opening Day, Valet rounds up the best in baseball jackets. [Valet]

In the latest Chanel spot, Keira Knightley tears through London on a Ducati bike, before moving on to more exciting pursuits. Not a bad way to spend three minutes. [All the Rage]

Violante Placido Has No Use for Chairs

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Happy Holidays: Kanye made this Christmas song for you because he wants your respect. What has Taylor Swift done for you lately? [Vulture]

Welcome to the Internet: Mark McNairy enters the world of e-commerce with a flood of suede longwings. [Free/Man]

The Funniest People on Twitter: A round-table talk with four guiding lights of 140-character comedy. [Splitsider]

Strapping: The first iPod Nano watchstraps we can even think about endorsing. [Design Boom]

Olivia Munn Is Not Pandering to Jezebel

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Balloon Animals: Takashi Murakami hits the big time, getting “Kaikai” and “Kiki” balloons into the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Expect it to be the most frightening parade yet. [Josh Spear]

The Bearded Man: Journalism at its finest: Julia Felsenthal tracks down a bearded gentleman from the J.Crew catalog. It turns out he does IT consulting and has feelings just like anyone else. [Browbeat]

The Rebirth of the Shoe: A pair of beaten-up loafers gets a new lease on life, thanks to Alden’s in-house restoration team. [Red Clay Soul]

You Can’t Be Right All the Time: A tech guru revisits his first take on “twttr” circa 2006. Not surprisingly, he didn’t think it would catch on. [TechCrunch]

Our New Hobby


Hawkeye: is the best thing in the history of the internet. [Erotic Falconry, via WBE]

Well Played: The Neiman Marcus Group’s Nick Wooster is an incredibly well-dressed man. Also, a big fan of the tie bar. [Sartorially Inclined]

This Can’t be Twitter, Because There is No True Twitter: Appparently, tweeting feels like love from a hormonal perspective. Which explains why Andy Rooney doesn’t like it. [TechCrunch]

Golden Years: Are we in a cultural golden age? This one’s worth it just for the pic. [AV Club]