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Lena Could Use a Thumbtack

  • Kempt Staff

Link Up: An introduction to the newest online haberdashery, Linkson Jack (and some spectacular ties). [Die, Workwear!]

Hov’s House: The Times gives Jay-Z more long-form love. True to form, he manages to fit in the obligatory Memphis Bleek cameo. [NY Times]

Waris Code: Some timely advice on Fashion Week etiquette from man about town Waris Ahluwalia. [Style]

Cleared for Takeoff: Understanding the shifting supply and demand of front-row seats at runway shows. [Wall Street Journal]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Waris Ahluwalia


Khakis and a button-up are about as attainable as style gets—but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Case in point: this week’s MOTH pulls off the colonial cotton look about as well as possible. Waris…well played.

For starters, that means a perfect pair of slim-fit chinos in navy, making them just a touch more formal than the average slack. Add in a tucked shirt with just the right amount of billow at the waist and a surprisingly unobjectionable pair of sandals, and you’re in MOTH territory. (Standing next to Devon Aoki doesn’t hurt either.) This is the rare look that you can pull off without anything that isn’t already in your closet. Go forth, gentlemen of style…

Le Sikh, C'est Chic

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Ask, and ye shall receive: an extra helping of MOTH star Waris Ahluwalia for your viewing pleasure, that is. Our favorite beturbaned member of the *bon ton* is pictured here with gal-about-town Jessica Joffe at a Theory party for artist David Ellis the other night.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Waris Ahluwalia

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Waris Ahluwalia is much more than just the cool Indian guy in the Wes Anderson movies; he's also a jewelry designer and one of the best-dressed men in town, though people tend to focus on the turban and not his threads.

The other night a Purple magazine Fashion Week party at Paul Sevigny's crypto-swank Beatrice Inn, his favorite haunt, Waris bowled us over in a bespoke brown, green and burgundy flecked herringbone wool tweed suit with a forest green wool waistcoat and a crimson knitted wool tie: a perfectly balanced and seasonal palette that's as warming to look upon as it must be to wear.

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