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Woman of the Hour: Karlie Kloss

  • Kempt Staff


Ladies and gentlemen, we present our first WOTH...

Karlie Kloss, take a bow.

We’ve had a long and proud tradition of naming Men of the Hour—from Billy Reid to Tyson Chandler to Richard Gere—in their moments of menswear triumph. But when this snap of Ms. Kloss dominating the red carpet at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show landed in our inbox, we had no choice but to create an entirely new category for the fairer sex. We don’t claim to be experts on women’s fashion, but we know expert tailoring when we see it.

And it’s definitely worth a few closer looks, after the jump.»

Lindsay Ellingson is in an Exotic Locale


Protect Your Necker: The Victoria’s Secret swimwear catalog brings a pack of models to scenic Necker Island. We would have liked a few more “girl with sloth” pics. [Jaunted]

El Presidente: Jay-Z saves rap, quotes Rakim, is awesome. [Interview]

Double Secret Probation: The invite-only Gilt Groupe adds a second layer of invite-only-ness. We’re pretty sure we saw a Monty Python skit about this. [Racked]

Very Bad Things: A critic’s poll of the worst movies of 2009. Megan Fox is well-represented. [Vulture]

Angels, Aussies, and Lots and Lots of Steak


Every Time a Bell Rings: A sneak peek at the latest Victoria’s Secret Angel. [People]

Down Under: This casual Aussie line is understandably confused about exactly what “Fall/Winter” means. Damn Southern Hemisphere! [Hypebeast]

The Steaks are High: A handy guide to Esquire’s exhaustive steak coverage. Don’t miss the 10,000 word Worstershire sauce profile. [NYM]

Yesterday’s Car of Tomorrow: A gallery of short-lived concept cars, all of which are more attractive than the Edsel. [Wired]

Behind the Curtain, LOVA Boys, and Nike Enlists


All Access Pass: Here's your VIP badge for to the backstage loveliness at Victoria's Secret. [Horny Oyster]

Holy C+ Batman!: A complete ranking of Batman's best and worst gadgets—and you thought Bond liked his toys. [Wired]

Marching Orders: Nike teams up with the Army to create the fastest soldiers on earth. [PSFK]

The Shoe Hound's Dog House: A brief profile of Leffot. [The Moment]

Let The Games Begin: Every one of these Olympic hotties deserves a medal. [Gawker]

Hot LOVA: A little bit "Mad Men," a little bit Revenge of the Nerds—all good. [The Pipeline]

Check That: Real Mad Men wear plaid. [A Continuous Lean]

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»

Kenneth Cole, Topcoats, and Victoria’s Twinkie


Bitterness in Print: The Times tears into *Victoria’s Secret*’s Herald Square outpost. Apparently one of the perfumes “smells like an alcoholic twinkie.” [NYT]

Tartan Life: Pondering the subtle charms of the plaid topcoat. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Arms Race: Kenneth Cole prefers tattoos to guns. [Racked]

Sounds Familiar: Our favorite sunglasses get a little more recognition. [Refinery29]

Bespoken: The national press catches on to the LES tailoring boom. Even if they do call it “Mark Andrews Bespoke.”[DNR]

Great Dane

  • Jared Paul Stern


This is shaping up to be a banner year for one of our favorite women in the world: Danish model/artist/actress/director Rie Rasmussen. The likes of *GQ* can keep their Jennifer Anistons and Jessica Biels; here at Kempt we go for brainy, over-achieving beauties in the Carla Bruni mold rather than the mindless meat puppets of prime time (but we digress).

Rie first made her mark as a Victoria's Secret siren in 2001 »

Kempt Man of the Hour: Adrian Grenier

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

In our never-ending quest to improve the entertainment industry's sartorial standards, we're glad to see that somewhat scruffy *Entourage* star Adrian Grenier is stepping up his style. At a charity ball he hosted to raise money for building wells in Africa the other night, Grenier looked quite dashing in a bespoke Duncan Quinn creation.

More on today's MOTH, including a full size picture »