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Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

July 5, 2017

Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

London’s Harrod’s has a reputation for selling almost absurd–OK just absurd–luxury goods to the richiest of the rich, and for…

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The NYT’s Guide on How to Speak Fashion

June 23, 2017

The NYT’s Guide On How To Speak Fashion

Ever get confused reading a fashion article? I do too, and I write about the stuff for a living. To…

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J. Crew’s CEO Mickey Drexler Steps Down

June 5, 2017

J. Crew’s CEO Mickey Drexler Steps Down

Along with Jenna Lyons and Frank Muytjens, you can now count Mickey Drexler as among the people who are leaving…

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Decline of J. Crew and Branded Fashion

May 12, 2017

Decline Of J. Crew And Branded Fashion

Two weeks ago, Pete linked to Joshua Rothman’s New Yorker article about the decline of J. Crew. This morning, Rothman…

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Why Don’t People Want to Wear J. Crew Anymore?

May 4, 2017

Why Don’t People Want To Wear J. Crew Anymore?

It’s no secret that at Put This On, we like J. Crew. Broadly available and not a huge reach, price-wise,…

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Frank Muytjens Exiting J. Crew

April 25, 2017

Frank Muytjens Exiting J. Crew

Business of Fashion reports that J. Crew cut 250 jobs today. Incredibly, one of the people exiting is their head…

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Patagonia Goes Online with Recycling

April 21, 2017

Patagonia Goes Online With Recycling

Here’s something awesome. Patagonia just put up a website for their in-house recycling program, called Worn Wear. The program itself…

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LL Bean May Drop Satisfaction Guarantee

February 11, 2017

LL Bean May Drop Satisfaction Guarantee

It’s always a few ding dongs that ruin it for everyone. Since their founding, LL Bean has had a 100%…

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In the Future, Robots Will Make Your Clothes

January 30, 2017

In The Future, Robots Will Make Your Clothes

There’s a lot of talk these days about handmade clothes, but the truth is, almost everything you see today was…

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L.L. Bean Gets Caught in Trump Controversy

January 12, 2017

L.L. Bean Gets Caught In Trump Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk recently about boycotting L.L. Bean after Linda Bean – granddaughter of L.L. Bean founder Leon…

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Show Your Safety Pin & Protect The Vulnerable

November 14, 2016

Show Your Safety Pin & Protect The Vulnerable

We want you to help us raise $2,500 for the ACLU. In the last few months, and particularly since the…

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The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

November 8, 2016

The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

If you step outside today, or even open an internet browser, you’re likely to see an “I Voted” sticker. The tradition…

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J. Crew Struggles to Become Relevant Again

October 19, 2016

J. Crew Struggles To Become Relevant Again

What happened to J. Crew? Six years ago, they were the darling of every menswear blog, but now hardly anyone…

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What’s Up with Donald Trump’s Suits?

October 12, 2016

What’s Up With Donald Trump’s Suits?

Donald Trump has been an unusual politician, not just in terms of his politics and ability to survive controversies, but…

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“Bespoke”: Semantically Adrift

August 9, 2016

“Bespoke”: Semantically Adrift

For The New York Times, Jim Farber explores the watering down of one of menswear’s favorite words: For much of…

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