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The Shy Pleat

February 15, 2016

The Shy Pleat

Pete had a good post last week about high-waisted, pleated trousers. I’ve been wearing them for a few years, and…

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Why Street Style Is Interesting

February 4, 2016

Why Street Style Is Interesting

Street style photography–that is, capturing interesting personal styles outside of professional, controlled, and styled photoshoot environments–has had an interesting few…

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When You Arrange, You Fail: Style and the Art of Fairfield Porter

January 14, 2016

When You Arrange, You Fail: Style And The Art Of Fairfield Porter

If that seems like the start of an interminable essay, don’t worry; I mostly want to post some of Mr….

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New Year’s Sprezza-lutions

January 1, 2016

New Year’s Sprezza-lutions

It’s 2016–I’m not going to bore you with a rehashed definition of sprezzatura. OK, maybe I will. Sprezzatura has come…

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A Tailor’s Masterpiece: Himself

December 23, 2015

A Tailor’s Masterpiece: Himself

Charles Homans in The New York Times writes about Georges de Paris, an enigmatic tailor in Washington, D.C. who counted…

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The Problem with Some Subscription Services

August 3, 2015

The Problem With Some Subscription Services

I get a lot of press releases. In 2014, a lot of them were for new selvedge denim lines. This…

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Colors in Men’s Clothing, Ranked

July 24, 2015

Colors In Men’s Clothing, Ranked

Objectively correct rankings for 2015. 1. Indigo blue–The king. Flattering on everyone. Deep heritage across many cultures. The color of…

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The True Cost of Fashion

June 4, 2015

The True Cost Of Fashion

There’s been a lot of buzz lately over “The True Cost,” a new documentary about the environmental and social impacts of…

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What Happened to Prep?

May 14, 2015

What Happened To Prep?

In the mid-2000s, prep seemed ascendant. J. Crew sales were booming – critter shorts and tiny-collared OCBDs abounded. Grosgrain enthusiast Thom…

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It’s Worth the Price, If You Believe It Is

April 22, 2015

It’s Worth The Price, If You Believe It Is

We’re all chasing a little experienced pleasantness. That’s not just an abstract concept, researchers can measure activity in a particular…

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The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

April 16, 2015

The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

Since most traditional men’s clothing comes from England, so do most of its rules. A commonly cited one is, “no brown…

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Your Style Conscience

April 2, 2015

Your Style Conscience

This is potentially the creepiest/nerdiest post I’ve ever written, so let’s get that out of the way up front. A…

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Could Anything Justify $400 for a Sweatshirt?

February 14, 2015

Could Anything Justify $400 For A Sweatshirt?

In the years I’ve been working on Put This On, I’ve learned to take a gentler stance towards clothing prices….

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Kudos to This Guy (Really)

November 15, 2014

Kudos To This Guy (Really)

Earlier this week, we posted about this guy, a British scientist named Matt Taylor. Why? Well, it’s probably pretty obvious….

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Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

September 10, 2014

Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

When we think of knockoffs in fashion, we typically think of the cheap imitations of luxury brands such as Chanel…

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