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Jon Caramanica recently stopped by Madison Avenue's Kent & Curwen, a British menswear brand that has found itself in flux while trying to revamp its stodgy look with a new designer. "Gentlemen of sport may be confused" upon entering the store, Caramanica writes. "Right there in the middle of the main room is a rack of leather coats in shrieking loud colors and unlikely designs. They are, all at once, beautifully executed and perplexing...The display bulges like flexed biceps in what had previously been a no-flex zone." [NYT]