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Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat?

October 13, 2011

Q And Answer: What Makes A Quality Men’s Hat?

Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find…

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A Visit to Don Ville

September 28, 2011

A Visit To Don Ville

Plenty of readers probably remember our friend Raul Ojeda from our episode about shoes. When we shot the piece, Raul…

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A Basic Cashmere Wardrobe for Men

September 27, 2011

A Basic Cashmere Wardrobe For Men

It doesn’t get much more versatile than a simple v-neck sweater in a basic, solid color. It doesn’t get much…

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Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don't Look Dumb

September 12, 2011

Twenty-Five Pieces Of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb

When I’m interviewed about men’s style and Put This On, I’m almost invariably asked “what are the fashion mistakes you…

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The T-Shirt Outfit

September 5, 2011

The T-Shirt Outfit

When it comes to casual clothing, I’m a big advocate of simplification. When it’s Sunday and I’m not getting dressed…

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Three Basic Points of Fit: Waist, Shoulder & Length

August 26, 2011

Three Basic Points Of Fit: Waist, Shoulder & Length

I want to highlight a few fit mistakes I see all too often on men in the street – and…

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The Real Value of Classic Men's Style

August 17, 2011

The Real Value Of Classic Men’s Style

Marisa Zupan recently expressed concern that men are losing touch with the real reason they should be getting dressed up:…

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How to Thrift for Menswear

August 10, 2011

How To Thrift For Menswear

Part One: Thrifting Philosophies Thrifting has been a lifelong habit for me. When I was a kid, my mom worked…

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How to Detect Bullshit

August 3, 2011

How To Detect Bullshit

I’m almost always disappointed by the salespeople I meet when I go shopping. Most of them have been poorly trained,…

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On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

July 29, 2011

On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

When we visited Gay Talese, Adam, Ben and I admired his home. It’s a beautiful multi-story townhouse in Manhattan. Mr….

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Q and Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

July 19, 2011

Q And Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

Mario writes us to ask: When you’re hunting for used quality clothing, you’re bound to come across pieces that are…

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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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Q and Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

June 15, 2011

Q And Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

Nik writes: On the menswear blogs I follow, I always see the blue Oxford button-down as the go-to shirt for…

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Plan Ahead

June 15, 2011

Plan Ahead

Almost every week, I get an email that goes something like this: “I’ve got a (job interview / wedding /…

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What Is Traditional American Style?

May 12, 2011

What Is Traditional American Style?

Our most recent video, Tradition, features a conversation with Jay Walter, a true-blue American style traditionalist. The American aesthetic is…

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