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How Much Should You Spend on Dress Shoes?

March 27, 2014

How Much Should You Spend On Dress Shoes?

One of the questions I frequently get in my inbox is: “I’m looking to buy a better pair of dress…

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The Easy and Hard Part of Classic Dress

March 20, 2014

The Easy And Hard Part Of Classic Dress

Every once in a while, you’ll see a new member on StyleForum say that he’s just become interested in classic,…

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What Is Selvedge Denim? Why Does A Selvedge Matter?

March 13, 2014

What Is Selvedge Denim? Why Does A Selvedge Matter?

I grew up in a fabric-obsessed house. My mom dedicated a whole bedroom to an enormous pedal loom, and when…

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Our Editorial Policies - Elaborated.

March 1, 2014

Our Editorial Policies – Elaborated.

The Basics Given Derek’s excellent post about conflicts of interest in the fashion media industry, I thought I’d elaborate on…

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On The Ways We Judge Fashion and Taste

February 3, 2014

On The Ways We Judge Fashion And Taste

After Saturday’s post on the coming 1930s fashion exhibit, I spent some time re-watching clips from our second season. I’m…

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Alternative Markets

January 25, 2014

Alternative Markets

If you purchase your clothes online (and you probably do), you’re aware that the online marketplace for clothing–sure, for everything–has…

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Put This On's Holiday Gift Guide 2013

December 9, 2013

Put This On’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Every year we hear from the brothers, parents, wives, girlfriends and best pals of fashionable gentlemen. They ask us: what…

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The US Government on Suits

December 5, 2013

The US Government On Suits

StyleForum member CrimsonSox recently found this fascinating guide on how to buy a suit, surprisingly published in 1949 by the…

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“Does It Fit?” Checklist

November 27, 2013

“Does It Fit?” Checklist

A friend of mine recently had to get a new suit for a wedding (not his), and asked for my…

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Shopping Japan

November 19, 2013

Shopping Japan

Although, technically, legal trade between the United States and Japan has been going on since the 1850s, and Americans and…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part One)

October 23, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part One)

Far and away, the most common question I get in my inbox is: “Where should I go to buy a…

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Ramon Puig: La Casa de las Guayaberas

September 24, 2013

Ramon Puig: La Casa De Las Guayaberas

I was in Miami last week, and rather than visit South Beach, I thought I’d take my half-day of free…

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What A Clown Taught Me About Dressing

September 23, 2013

What A Clown Taught Me About Dressing

Or: How Not To Be A Lonely Nerd In A Fedora I’ll admit it here and now: I went to…

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The Point of Distinction

September 20, 2013

The Point Of Distinction

Here at Put This On, we’re all about encouraging a simple, classic aesthetic. You won’t find Ed Hardy t-shirts or…

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More Military Surplus: Leathers

September 13, 2013

More Military Surplus: Leathers

Last week’s field jacket roundup addressed primarily cotton field jackets, omitting some other massively influential categories of military outerwear–today we’ll…

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