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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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Everyone Dresses Like They're in Portlandia Now

February 12, 2019

Everyone Dresses Like They’re In Portlandia Now

Portlandia is ostensibly just about Portland, Oregon, but it’s really about the kind of microcommuties that make-up (largely) white, liberal cities….

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The Last of Good Scottish Cashmere: William Lockie

January 16, 2019

The Last Of Good Scottish Cashmere: William Lockie

For over a hundred years, workers in Hawick have traced their fortunes to the cashmere industry. This town, like others…

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The Joy of Old Clothes

January 9, 2019

The Joy Of Old Clothes

At his sprawling Double RL ranch a couple of months ago, Ralph Lauren sat down with Jane Pauley of CBS…

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Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

October 31, 2018

Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

Eighty years ago, it was possible for a man to buy the right wardrobe and be assured that he’d remain…

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The Paradox of Bigger Wardrobes

October 1, 2018

The Paradox Of Bigger Wardrobes

In his introduction to “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less,” UC Berkeley professor Barry Schwartz recalls going to…

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I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the New York Times Style Section

September 6, 2018

I Am Part Of The Resistance Inside The New York Times Style Section

Put This On today is taking the rare step of publishing a completely satirical and anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have…

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Everything in Men's Style Right Now is About Seinfeld

July 25, 2018

Everything In Men’s Style Right Now Is About Seinfeld

Men’s style has come a long way in the last fifteen years. There was a time when almost everyone was…

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What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

June 28, 2018

What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

It’s often hard to separate the artist from their art, and why should we? A lot of the art we…

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Five Wardrobe Essentials You’ll Research for Eighteen Months, Then Wear for One

April 16, 2018

Five Wardrobe Essentials You’ll Research For Eighteen Months, Then Wear For One

It’s time to refresh your wardrobe! Unfortunately, with so many styles to choose from, and such expensive prices, it’s important…

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The Best White T-Shirts For Any Budget, From $1,000 to $10,000

March 21, 2018

The Best White T-Shirts For Any Budget, From $1,000 To $10,000

Spring is officially here, and you know what that means. It’s almost time for white tees. A good white t-shirt…

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