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The “Fit” and Proportions of a Your Tie

August 31, 2011

The “Fit” And Proportions Of A Your Tie

The fit of your tie is just as important as your other garments, and this is made up of the…

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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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How to Thrift for Menswear

August 12, 2011

How To Thrift For Menswear

Part Three: Getting the Good Stuff So: you’ve got your locations scouted and you’re repeating our thrifting philosophies in your…

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How to Thrift for Menswear - Part Two: How to Find the Best Thrift Stores

August 11, 2011

How To Thrift For Menswear – Part Two: How To Find The Best Thrift Stores

Thrifting is an immensely rewarding hobby, and a great way to find great clothes on a budget, but it only…

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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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Collar Gaps & Shoulder Divots: An Explanation

July 4, 2011

Collar Gaps & Shoulder Divots: An Explanation

There seems to have been some confusion about this post, in which our pal GW criticized some catalog photos for…

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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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The Importance of Gray Pants

February 4, 2011

The Importance Of Gray Pants

There are two essential casual pants: blue jeans and chinos. For every other situation that doesn’t call for a suit,…

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Q and Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

January 5, 2011

Q And Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

Trevor asks: Can you outline what kind of watches are appropriate for what occasions?  Surely everything comes down to preference…

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Q and Answer: Converting European Sizes to American Sizes for Jackets and Pants

December 23, 2010

Q And Answer: Converting European Sizes To American Sizes For Jackets And Pants

Ryan asks: Why in the hell are US sizes always exactly 10 under the Euro size. Is that totally arbitrary?…

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How to Dress for TV

October 6, 2010

How To Dress For TV

I’ve been doing some TV work lately, and I dress myself for camera, so I’ve had to familiarize myself with…

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Q and Answer: Choosing an Engagement Ring

August 17, 2010

Q And Answer: Choosing An Engagement Ring

A reader (whose name will not be disclosed for obvious reasons) writes: I understand that Put This On is primarily…

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The Essential Man’s Wardrobe

June 18, 2010

The Essential Man’s Wardrobe

Perhaps the most frequent question we get at Put This On is: “what are the essential elements of a man’s…

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How to Really Clean A Shirt

March 11, 2010

How To Really Clean A Shirt

From our friends over at StyleForum, a five-step system for getting rid of stubborn stains in shirts using vinegar and…

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Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

November 30, 2009

Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

(me and my mom, 1981) My mom’s current (modest) salary, as a Junior College professor, is the most she’s made…

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