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The Gentleman’s Beach Bag

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

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The latest from Beach Week, our effort to send you to the shore in style this summer.

As your toolkit for the shore will make or break your trip to the shore—we’ve curated the essential carry for winning any beach weekend. We call it the Gentleman’s Beach Bag, and it’s got everything from the lotion for your nose to the seat for your bottom, and all manner of shenanigans for the in-between.

Herewith, everything you need for seaside domination...»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

1115SalesHeaderWe’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For Dapper Leftovers: Quality-meets-price purveyors Suitsupply steeply discount “last season’s last pieces” in their new online outlet, which you can check out with the code EARLYACCESS. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For a Strong Footing: Peter Nappi is offering up to 50% off a selection of their mind-numbingly handsome leather boots for what we can neither confirm nor deny is the first time. Discount: A Sizes Available: B Selection: B+

For Further Layering: As the temperature dips even lower, Wittmore is taking 25% off all sweaters and sweatshirts when you use the code SWEATERS25 at checkout. Discount: B Sizes Available: A- Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Hugh & Crye, Ovadia & Sons and others, after the jump.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Urban Essentials: Jack Spade is celebrating Halloween through the weekend with an extra 25% off sale items using the code SALE25. Discount: A Sizes Available: B+ Selection: A

For the Rugger: Gant has gone even deeper on the discounts in their final sale, now down to 60% off select items. Discount: A Sizes Available: B Selection: B+

For the Wreaths: Get 25% off everything from Fred Perry’s Laurel Wreath collection at Wittmore this weekend. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like C’H’C’M’, Uniqlo and others, after the jump.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Bold Move: The Corner is bidding final adieu to their spring/summer collections with up to 70% off the likes of Acne, Neil Barrett, Umit Benan and more. Discount: A Sizes Available: B- Selection: A

For the Endless Summer: The gents of Wittmore are taking 50% off trunks, tanks and tees, along with a host of other beach-ready garb. Discount: A Sizes Available: A Selection: B-

For the Bottom Half : Levi’s wants to see you strut, so they’re offering up to 70% off select denim and trousers during the semiannual event. Discount: A Sizes Available: B Selection: A-

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Gant, Rooney and others, after the jump.»

Measuring Up Your Swimwear Options

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The beach prep’s almost complete.

You’ve already determined your stance on tank tops, bought a beach blanket and assessed what it takes to don a Hawaiian shirt. And that’s all a great start. But the true be-all and end-all of summer readiness is deciding exactly how much pre-knee skin you’re willing to show. It’s a choice that’s left many a man blushing and befuddled, and that’s where we come in.

Now, you’ve probably seen the articles on swimwear selection that lump suits into classes like “the European,” “the confident man” and “the grandfather.” But we don’t believe in that sort of unnecessary categorization. Instead, we’d like to put on display the whole host of diverse beachwear selection. And show you that with a little strut in your step, any length will do just fine.

Accompany us after the jump, where we’ve organized all of your finest choices in swimsuiting by length of inseam—from boardshort to banana-hammock...»

The 14 Best Patterned Shorts for Summer

  • Najib Benouar

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When it comes to shorts, we’ve always been of the mind that if you’re going for it, you have permission to get loud. (With the caveat: not at the office.)

And until recently, your only options were of the plaid or embroidered-critter variety meant for rebellious trads. But this season has seen more new patterned shorts on the market than perhaps ever. Stripes, ikat, paisley, liberty and batik prints. There are a lot more ways to get tastefully loud these days (which means you’ll want to outfit the rest of your body in a solid-color oxford cloth button-down, pocket tee or polo shirt—for the sake of everyone’s retinas, keep it to one pattern). So we rounded up our favorites of the bunch, to get you ready for the season.

Herewith, the 14 best patterned shorts out there right now.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend, …

For That Movie Release Party: Just in time, Brooks Brothers is offering 25% off all merchandise—including their entire Gatsby-inspired collection—with the code FNFBB6. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: A

For a Little Style and Substance: Save 20% on all regularly-priced merchandise at Chicago-based menswear purveyor Haberdash, with the code MAY20. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A-

For a Last Minute Mother’s Day: Enter the code SPEEDYDELIVERY at steven alan by 4:59PM today, and get free messenger service in Manhattan for purchases over $150. Trust us, Mom will appreciate it. Discount: A Sizes Available: N/A Selection: N/A

More of the good stuff on sale after the jump.»

Introducing... The Sale Scorecard

  • Kempt Staff

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In this new weekly series, we filter through all of the online-sale noise and grade your best options for some weekend shopping...

For Your Spring Head Start: Brooks Brothers is getting you in on their spring action a day early online—before it lands in shops—and they’re knocking off up to $200 on your final tally. Discount: C Sizes Available: A Selection: A

If You’re Looking for Luggage: Billy Kirk has knocked 60% off a decent number of their well-made bags—and one very tempting navy trilby. Discount: A Styles Available: B Selection: B+

Some More Spring-Forward Incentive: For three days only, Club Monaco is knocking 20% off all of their new spring gear with the code “SPRING20.” Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A

A Good Chance to Stock Up on Spring Basics: Gap is also getting in the spring spirit early with 25% off everything in shop with the code “GAP25”—but act fast, because it ends tomorrow. Discount: A- Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

For Those Thinking Very, Very Far Ahead: Wittmore has finally slashed the rest of their winter sale down to 60% off. You won’t be able to wear most of it till it gets wintry again, but some good finds with a decent selection of sizes are still left here. Discount: A Sizes Available: B+ Selection: A-