Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to Synthetic Fibers

November 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide To Synthetic Fibers

In menswear, few things are hated as much as synthetics. Every time the topic comes up, someone always says how…

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North Korea’s Miracle Fabric Made from Stone

January 18, 2018

North Korea’s Miracle Fabric Made From Stone

This might stretch the boundaries of what we talk about here at Put This On, but Reuters has one of…

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What’s a Slub, Anyway?

November 21, 2016

What’s A Slub, Anyway?

Perfection has never been cool. Classical sculpture used contrapposto poses to imply a casualness (a coolness?) that rigid symmetry cannot…

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Proof: Your Choices for Rain Gear

September 3, 2015

Proof: Your Choices For Rain Gear

Summer showers are soon to turn into chill autumn rains. Savor the smell of wet leaves and wool: it’s Barbour…

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Boro: The Beauty of Thrift

September 1, 2014

Boro: The Beauty Of Thrift

I’ve become really interested in other forms of textiles lately. Lots of stuff such as Middle Eastern rugs, Navajo weavings,…

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How Did This Fabric Get into My Shirt?

April 8, 2014

How Did This Fabric Get Into My Shirt?

Although certain shirting fabrics and tweeds get a lot of attention, we often focus on the way a shirt or…

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Mordechai Rubinstein visits the beach house of Doug Bihlmaier

June 14, 2013

Mordechai Rubinstein Visits The Beach House Of Doug Bihlmaier

Mordechai Rubinstein of Mister Mort recently visited the beach house of Doug Bihlmaier, who works in vintage for Ralph Lauren…

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a short guide to the different types of Japenese textiles

June 5, 2013

A Short Guide To The Different Types Of Japenese Textiles

Jonathan at the Bandanna Almanac has a short guide to the different types of Japenese textiles to help you differentiate…

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Vintage Madras Archive

May 23, 2013

Vintage Madras Archive

Emma McGinn has some beautiful photographs from her visit to the Handicraft and Handloom Export Corporation’s fabric library in India….

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Learning Basic Patterns and Weaves

January 2, 2013

Learning Basic Patterns And Weaves

If you’re interested in familiarizing yourself with some basic patterns and weaves, StyleForum member Apropos has a nice guide you…

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Wear Heavier Fabrics

December 13, 2012

Wear Heavier Fabrics

One of the things I really like about winter is the ability to wear heavier cloths. Heavy fabrics tend to…

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Is it bad that I’m already thinking about Fall?

August 2, 2012

Is It Bad That I’m Already Thinking About Fall?

Some beautiful photographs of Holland and Sherry tweeds here and here.

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Cut, Make, Trim

May 17, 2012

Cut, Make, Trim

If you enjoyed our series on custom shirts, and are now thinking about having some made, consider supplying a tailor…

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Q and Answer: What is the meaning of numbered fabrics?

June 22, 2011

Q And Answer: What Is The Meaning Of Numbered Fabrics?

An anonymous reader asks: Would you briefly explain the meaning of numbered fabrics (like super 150’s, 120’s, etc)? I’ve never seen…

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