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Velvet Draped the Oscars

March 7, 2018

Velvet Draped The Oscars

Trends in formalwear move at a glacial pace, as there’s only so much one can do with traditional black tie,…

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L.L. Bean Area Man Dissatisfied

February 14, 2018

L.L. Bean Area Man Dissatisfied

If you thought people returning yard sale finds to L.L. Bean were bad, some are taking the Freeport company to…

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LL Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Guarantee

February 9, 2018

LL Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Guarantee

LL Bean has a legendary guarantee. It’s not a 30-day guarantee or even a guarantee against defects. It’s a lifetime satisfaction…

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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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How Seriously Daniel Day Lewis Embraced His Role in Phantom Thread

January 17, 2018

How Seriously Daniel Day Lewis Embraced His Role In Phantom Thread

Vanity Fair has a nice article this week on how Daniel Day Lewis trained for his role in the new film…

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When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay on Appearance and Credibility for Women

January 4, 2018

When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay On Appearance And Credibility For Women

At Put This On, most of what we write about falls into two basic categories: dressing to make the right…

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More American Textile Plant Closures Ahead

December 4, 2017

More American Textile Plant Closures Ahead

It’s been a tough year for American textile companies, especially those with operations in North Carolina. Earlier this year, Cone…

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How A Swastika Shirt From a Skate Label Ended Up In Discount Stores

November 21, 2017

How A Swastika Shirt From A Skate Label Ended Up In Discount Stores

Business of Fashion has a fascinating read on how a shirt made by skate company Airwalk ended up in a…

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Bloomberg on What’s Causing the Retail Apocalypse

November 15, 2017

Bloomberg On What’s Causing The Retail Apocalypse

Over at Bloomberg, there’s an interesting article on what’s driving the retail apocalypse. If you haven’t heard, brick-and-mortar stores across…

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Ivy Style Guys are Bummed About Diversity

November 8, 2017

Ivy Style Guys Are Bummed About Diversity

Christian at Ivy Style reports this week that LL Bean is trying to reach out to a more diverse demographic….

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Andre 3000 Interview in GQ

October 30, 2017

Andre 3000 Interview In GQ

While I must admit that any time I read an interview with Andre 3000, I find myself consumed with jealousy…

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Jeff Goldblum on the Style of Director Taika Waititi

October 27, 2017

Jeff Goldblum On The Style Of Director Taika Waititi

Some say the best compliments a man can get on his style aren’t directly on clothes at all–you’d rather your…

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Jesse Thorn on Blamo!

October 23, 2017

Jesse Thorn On Blamo!

If you don’t already follow Blamo!, you should. It’s the best menswear podcast around, with host Jermey Kirkland having great,…

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More News About Cone Mills’ Closure

October 19, 2017

More News About Cone Mills’ Closure

We normally don’t publish two posts in quick succession about the same topic, but the closure of Cone Mills –…

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Last Selvedge Denim Mill in the US to Close

October 18, 2017

Last Selvedge Denim Mill In The US To Close

Some surprising news from our friends at Heddels. Cone Mills’ parent company, International Textile Group, announced today that they’ll be…

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