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Store Visits: Wellema Hat Shop in Altadena, California

January 9, 2017

Store Visits: Wellema Hat Shop In Altadena, California

I met Cody Wellema for the first time a few months ago, as he stood in his particularly well-groomed space…

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Store Visit: Museo in Los Angeles

December 20, 2016

Store Visit: Museo In Los Angeles

A few years ago, I bought a coat on eBay from a seller whose stuff I’d perused a thousand times….

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Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 and Richard’s Fabulous Finds

December 8, 2016

Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 And Richard’s Fabulous Finds

My brief trip to Chicago afforded me just a smidge of time for vintage shopping, so I asked around and…

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Store Visit: Optimo Hats Chicago

December 6, 2016

Store Visit: Optimo Hats Chicago

There are precious few true hatters (and true hat shops) in America. Even most specialty hat stores sell cheap (or…

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Store Report: Independence Chicago

December 4, 2016

Store Report: Independence Chicago

I visited Chicago last month, and while my time was limited, I took some time to visit a few of…

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Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

October 10, 2016

Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

If you had $300 to spend on a pair of well-made shoes, you’d do a lot better in 2016 than…

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London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

October 3, 2016

London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

I couldn’t visit London without visiting the retail outlet of my favorite British designer, Nigel Cabourn. Cabourn makes clothes inspired…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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Vintage Menswear in London: Levison’s

September 30, 2016

Vintage Menswear In London: Levison’s

I just got home from two weeks on tour with the Judge John Hodgman podcast. We went from Maine to…

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New StyleForum Shopping Maps

September 12, 2016

New StyleForum Shopping Maps

Two kinds of questions will forever live on men’s clothing forums: “What should I wear to my wedding?” and “What stores should…

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Bindle & Keep: Suits without the Gender Baggage of Traditional Men’s Tailoring

June 17, 2016

Bindle & Keep: Suits Without The Gender Baggage Of Traditional Men’s Tailoring

We talk a lot about the finer points of tailoring on Put This On—what fabrics are out there, how a suit…

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Reviewing Worcestershire Leather Company’s Belts

April 14, 2016

Reviewing Worcestershire Leather Company’s Belts

If you’re looking for a good, casual belt that’ll last nearly forever, you could do worse than by going with…

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The New Jack Erwin: $195 for Goodyear Welted Shoes

February 17, 2016

The New Jack Erwin: $195 For Goodyear Welted Shoes

It’s been a few years since we wrote about Jack Erwin – an American company making high-value shoes for budget-minded…

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A More Affordable Upgrade: Aaron Cheung’s Gloves

December 17, 2015

A More Affordable Upgrade: Aaron Cheung’s Gloves

There are few better ways to accessorize in the wintertime than with a smart pair of gloves. They not only…

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Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

December 9, 2015

Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

Few bespoke tailors specialize in casualwear – and for good reasons. Casualwear is a lot more forgiving in terms of…

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