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The Roots of Labor Day

September 4, 2017

The Roots Of Labor Day

For Americans, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer–we celebrate by taking a load off and savoring the season…

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This Looks So Terrible

August 28, 2017

This Looks So Terrible

A reader sent in this photo of a recent Lands’ End catalog. The caption reads: Skip the Jacket. You don’t…

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American Apparel Asks if You Want to Pay More for the Same Thing

August 10, 2017

American Apparel Asks If You Want To Pay More For The Same Thing

Would you pay more for the same thing? American Apparel is asking that question with their new “made in USA” capsule…

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Why Do Men Want So Badly to Wear Shorts to Work?

June 29, 2017

Why Do Men Want So Badly To Wear Shorts To Work?

Every summer we have the same debates: should men wear shorts? At all? If so, why can’t they wear them…

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Our Musical Taste Is Firmly Established in Our Teens–What about Our Taste in Clothing?

June 8, 2017

Our Musical Taste Is Firmly Established In Our Teens–What About Our Taste In Clothing?

The music you like at age 14 is music you will probably like for the rest of your life. For…

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The Death of Social Club Clothing

June 5, 2017

The Death Of Social Club Clothing

A lot has been written about how clothes have become disassociated from our social identities. A generation ago, you could…

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Stop Wearing Tan Shoes with Dark Suits

May 10, 2017

Stop Wearing Tan Shoes With Dark Suits

We try to be fair-minded here at Put This On, but style is subjective and sometimes a style blog needs…

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How to Beat the Endowment Effect

May 8, 2017

How To Beat The Endowment Effect

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a bunch of clothes in the closet that you love, but rarely…

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Ten Things I’m Excited About This Spring

April 12, 2017

Ten Things I’m Excited About This Spring

It’s easy to get down on spring clothes. They don’t have the natural appeal of fall/ winter wardrobes – no…

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Why J. Crew is Special

April 5, 2017

Why J. Crew Is Special

J. Crew has been going through some rough and tumble times in recent years. For those who missed it, the…

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J. Crew Color or Brooklyn Bar Menu Item?

March 27, 2017

J. Crew Color Or Brooklyn Bar Menu Item?

Below are twenty items. Ten are actual names for colors you’ll find on J. Crew’s website, which they used to…

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Should I Buy Some Boat Shoes? 2017 Edition

March 22, 2017

Should I Buy Some Boat Shoes? 2017 Edition

Short answer: probably not.

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What Ikea’s Billy Bookcase Can Tell Us about Personal Style

March 8, 2017

What Ikea’s Billy Bookcase Can Tell Us About Personal Style

If you’re reading this, you probably own (or at least owned) one of the most common pieces of furniture in…

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The Biggest Problem with Suits Today

February 20, 2017

The Biggest Problem With Suits Today

I’m not much of a late night show guy, but I’ve been really enjoying The Late Show with Stephen Colbert….

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The Lure of Affordable Custom Tailoring

January 26, 2017

The Lure Of Affordable Custom Tailoring

A reader emailed me the other day with a question. He’s getting married this June and wanted a custom suit…

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