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The 10 Commandments of Summer Weddings

  • Kempt Staff


Ah, we can feel the love in the air. And the heat. ’Tis the season.

Summer wedding season, that is. Which means you’ve probably got a few RSVPs to attend to, stat. Next order of business: what to wear. It’s a tricky situation, balancing the unrelenting summer heat with the level of decorum required of a wedding. But that’s why we’re here to help, with:

The 10 Commandments of Dressing for a Summer Wedding...»

The June Issues

  • Kempt Staff

GQ James Franco

Memorial Day might have marked the unofficial start of summer, but since the real deal doesn’t start till later this month, there’s still plenty of time to get prepared.

And these newly minted June issues won’t let you forget it for a second.

Likewise, in our grand tradition of surveying the broader field of menswear journalism, we’ve thumbed through this month’s crop of printed swimwear, whites, lightweight fabrics and otherwise uncategorized eye candy, just for you. You know, in anticipation.

Without further ado, we’d like to present to you our findings...»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Justin Timberlake

  • Najib Benouar

Pictures of the Timberlake-Biel nuptials that went down in Italy about a week ago hit the newsstands today, and we’ve got to hand it to the guy—he cleans up well and married a very attractive lady. (That’s Kempt Man of the Hour material.)

The key was his tuxedo (a custom job from Tom Ford). It was a peak lapel, tipped in grosgrain and cut with a trim fit with some wiggle room that we’ll assume had the dance floor in mind, not the mid-photo-shoot jumping. He also went the extra mile with the studded shirt buttons, which is always a classy touch.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a long weekend in Italy.

Miranda Kerr Uses Her Ponytail for Balance

  • Kempt Staff

via FGR

Rope It In: A treatise on the roped shoulder (and how we might have gone too far with the unstructured-ness). [Wax Wane]

Loose Ties: Esquire profiles Massimo Piombo and also offers four ways to wear his suiting—three of which require a large scarf draped loosely around your neck. [Esquire]

Off-White Wedding: As wedding season continues, here’s a handy infographic on knowing whether you’re at a “hipster wedding.” Beware. [Refinery29]

Dread Not the PR Girls: The Paris Review imagines how authors of yore might have reported Fashion Week shows. Virginia Woolf seems nonplussed. [Paris Review]

Fanny Francois Has Spilled Chocolate Syrup on her Arm

Milan Calling: Salivating over the latest dispatch from LBM 1911. [Sartorially Inclined]

A Firm Brow: Esquire’s encyclopedic grooming guide. Warning: Anti-eye-cream prejudice rears its ugly head. [Esquire]

Ad Rock Eats Ramen: Das Racist’s fateful run-in with a Beastie Boy. Legends in the making. [Vulture]

There’s Even a Fire Barrel: If you’ve ever wondered what a hobo-themed wedding would look like… [Etsy]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Jamie Hince


Any day that sees you marrying Kate Moss is bound to be a good day.

But this past Friday, the Kills’ Jamie Hince took it one step further by joining the crowded pantheon of well-dressed rock ‘n’ roll grooms.

Instead of a tux, he opted for a powder blue double-breaster from YSL, the middle ground between Parisian chic and 80s prom. It’s sharp, but just skuzzy enough to leave his punk cred untouched—like something Mick Jagger would have worn. Throw on aviators for extra swagger, and he’s managed the impossible: getting married without settling down.

Naturally, the flower girls were impressed.

Frieda Pinto has Found the Warmest Place in Your Apartment

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Really, Don’t: Gentlemen of America, do not wear eye shadow to your wedding. We’re not sure why we’re even talking about this. [Good Men Project]

It Builds Character: Stephen Toblowsky on the existential victory of the character actor. [NYTimes]

Perhaps I’ve Said Too Much: A guide to never giving too much information. A related skill: holding your liquor. [Mien Magazine]

Fela Returns: The new set of Fela Kuti reissues looks pretty awesome, if you’re into awesome things. [Boing Boing]