Every Wednesday, we’re giving you a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick. We call it: The Kempt Five.
We know you’ve felt it—but probably couldn’t quite put your finger on why the state of social media has been feeling increasingly handsome recently.
We’d hazard a guess that it happened right about when Kempt joined Twitter.
And then again when the factory of expertly filtered dapperness and lifestyle-y-ness popped up in the form of UrbanDaddy’s Instagram. (Our friend Jack here does a pretty good job of encapsulating both.) If you haven’t already hit “follow” on both feeds, we’d advise you to do it immediately. It’s all right, we’ll wait. Go on. Okay, good. You’ll thank us later.
Preferably in under 140 characters.
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.
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.
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:
As tech trends go, Twitter is unusually ripe for conceptual art—in fact, is @barbarakruger taken yet? This one is dubbed Murmur Study #1 (via NotCot), and it plants 20 receipt-style twitter tickers at the top of a wall, letting the tweets pile up on a bench below. By the end of the day, gallery-goers should be facing quite a pile…especially if anything happens to Jeff Goldblum.
LinksUrbanDaddy DRIVEN A Continuous Lean A Headlong Dive A Suitable Wardrobe Archival Clothing Art of Manliness Blackbird Blog BULLETT The Choosy Beggar Coolhunting Cool Material DETAILS Die, Workwear! FashionBeans Four Pins GQ Hypebeast The Impossible Cool Jake Davis The Midwestyle Mister Mort The Moment Put This On Racked The Sartorialist The Selby Selectism Valet Vanity Fair Daily Vulture Wax Wane What I Saw Today Well Spent