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Remembering What's Special About Brick-and-Mortars

July 9, 2020

Remembering What’s Special About Brick-and-Mortars

Occasionally I lament the passing of Daffy’s, the discount store specializing in European fashions of questionable taste. Of course, there…

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"I Can't Believe They're Going Out of Business," Says A Man Who Never Pays Full Price

July 8, 2020

“I Can’t Believe They’re Going Out Of Business,” Says A Man Who Never Pays Full Price

CHICAGO, IL — Following the news Wednesday morning that Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy, Brian Frazier, 28, says he can’t…

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Clothes That Will Last a Lifetime Because They're So Expensive You're Now Afraid to Wear Them

May 25, 2020

Clothes That Will Last A Lifetime Because They’re So Expensive You’re Now Afraid To Wear Them

If there’s one thing we’ve always said, it’s that people should buy less, but buy better. If you invest in…

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Is Joe Exotic The Secret Designer Behind Kapital?

April 3, 2020

Is Joe Exotic The Secret Designer Behind Kapital?

Although Put This On is only but a humble menswear blog, we believe in responsible journalism. It’s important to us…

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The Importance of Small Businesses in Menswear

March 25, 2020

The Importance Of Small Businesses In Menswear

As the United States enters its second week of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an estimated 100 million Americans…

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I'm A Single-Issue Voter And This Is My Issue

February 26, 2020

I’m A Single-Issue Voter And This Is My Issue

With seven candidates on the stage tonight in South Carolina, the tenth Democratic presidential debate often felt like it devolved…

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4 Fleece Jackets That Will Make You Look Like A Sexy Little Cauliflower

December 6, 2019

4 Fleece Jackets That Will Make You Look Like A Sexy Little Cauliflower

Fleece has become the cold-weather staple for employees at Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, along with fashion influencers, curators, and Shia…

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4 Oversized Coats That Will Just End Up Covering All The Expensive Clothes You Bought

October 21, 2019

4 Oversized Coats That Will Just End Up Covering All The Expensive Clothes You Bought

It took a while to get here, but the air is finally a little crisper and temperatures a little cooler….

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How Forecasters Predict Fashion Trends

June 17, 2019

How Forecasters Predict Fashion Trends

The other week, I got an email from Suitsupply, hepping me to their new “mint” collection of blazers, sweaters, and…

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Prep's Perps: A Look at Prep's Issues With Authenticity

June 14, 2019

Prep’s Perps: A Look At Prep’s Issues With Authenticity

Authenticity, the holy grail of today’s marketing departments, is a slippery concept in menswear. Sometimes it refers to a brand’s…

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Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

April 12, 2019

Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

Ladies, if you’re cold, might I offer you a light jacket? Every year in Washington, DC, spring arrives with an…

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Dress for a Role: Style Lessons from a Costume Designer

April 2, 2019

Dress For A Role: Style Lessons From A Costume Designer

Most people need years to build a good wardrobe. Keri Langerman does it in a matter of hours. On a…

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A Suggestion for Your First Good Pair of Shoes

March 18, 2019

A Suggestion For Your First Good Pair Of Shoes

On the subreddit Male Fashion Advice, which is dedicated to helping men dress better, newer members will occasionally come up…

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The Very Serious Business of Fashion

March 1, 2019

The Very Serious Business Of Fashion

According to Bojack Horseman, Netflix’s horse headed misanthropist, “Time’s arrow neither stands still nor reverses. It merely marches forward.” Whether…

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Straight Copying: How Gay Fashion Goes Mainstream

February 27, 2019

Straight Copying: How Gay Fashion Goes Mainstream

When J. Crew debuted their Liquor Store ten years ago, they transformed an after-hours watering hole into a menswear-only boutique…

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