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The Five Most #Normcore Norms of All Time

  • Kempt Staff


Just when you thought the passing Internet-fashion sensation #normcore had been left for dead six weeks ago, the New York Times goes and kicks some life back into it.

And after reading yesterday’s trend piece/preemptive eulogy, we couldn’t help but think about how the good name of normal, hardworking Normans everywhere was being dragged through the mud all over again. So we’d like to take a moment to salute the most #normcore of them all:

The five most #normcore Normans of all time...»

The August Issues: GQ, Esquire and Details

August Issues

Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Bryan Cranston, Porsche 911s, Aubrey Plaza, fathers-in-law, biceps, porn star names, overcoats, Jon Voight, holograms, absinthe summer cocktails and words of wisdom from Richard Simmons—is after the jump.

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

Sideboobs and Double Monks: Five Tumblrs You Should Be Following

  • Najib Benouar

Fictional girlfriends aside, there are a lot of great things to be said about the fantastical escapism provided by the Internet.

And there’s no faster escape route than Tumblr. So since it’s Friday and we’ve got a long weekend ahead of us, we thought we’d help guide you on the pictorial menswear journey you’ll inevitably find yourself lost on, sometime in the next 72 hours. Whether you’re in the mood for super-sprezzatura, American nostalgia or just cool pictures of the extremely fashionable people traipsing around Europe—we’ve got you covered.

Herewith, the five #menswear Tumblrs you should be perusing this afternoon.»

Samantha Gradoville Is in Need of Cufflinks

  • Kempt Staff

via The Libertine

Ladies in Tuxedos: A historical look at the way menswear has shaped women’s fashion in 15 iconic moments. [Bullett]

Boardwalking the Walk: A treatise on how Boardwalk Empire has finally become the show it’s been trying to be, three seasons in. [Grantland]

Internet Speak, Circa 1917: On the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birthday, we also learn that he played a role in the first ever usage of “O.M.G.” [Page Views]

UnDEAD: Mining the zombie apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead for some surprisingly stylish gear—including “life or death” suspenders. [A Headlong Dive]

Anna Speckhart is Such A Treat

  • Kempt Staff

Anna Speckhartvia WBE

O’Toole Cool: In light of Peter O’Toole stepping away from the game, Selectism rounds up his five most stylish onscreen looks. One oversight: he nailed the Panama hat and three-speed in The Last Emperor. [Selectism]

No Relation: Rolling Stone presents the playlist from the Rolling Stones’ very first show, to mark their 50th anniversary. [RS]

Dropped Call: You might want to sit down for this: Carly Rae Jepsen has never actually given her phone number to a guy, the AP reports. [Vulture]

Cover Charge: The Quarterly is already halfway through a pretty spectacular year of cover girls. Let’s take a moment to reflect. [GQ]